“After a lifetime of abuse and violence, Walter Kovacs thought no one could help him. But a mysterious, seemingly psychic visitor reveals something the man known as Rorschach can’t help but believe is true: He’s full of tinier Rorschachs.”
More synopses of the upcoming Watchmen miniseries at The ISS.
Sigh. Of course this is a terrible idea. Of. Course.
I can’t help but get excited seeing Brian Azzarelo, Lee Bermejo (OK, Batman: Noel was fucking stupid, but it was preeeeeeetty), Adam Hughes, Amanda Conner and Darwin Cooke. Seriously, DARWIN MOTHERFUCKING COOKE. Doing a golden age MINUTEMEN story. You know that is as close to a slam dunk as you can get.
The idea itself is probably as close to innocent as you can get with a shameless cash in. Having it be a prequel is CERTAINLY better than simply “continuing” the story.
One thing that gives me pause though? J. Michael Straczynski. I smell high concepts awkwardly forced into narrow continuity. Still, it could be worse. At least he’s not a rock star wrecking ball like Jeph Loeb.