Monday, April 13, 2009

We Gotcher Watchman Rite Here!

Yep, you heard me, these days DC Comics is all Watchmen all the time. So much so that the company has gone so far as to re-issue a number of ground-breaking series with a yellow “Beyond Watchmen” logo bar over them.

While I personally that the re-issuing of these non-Watchmen series(that have nothing at all to do with Watchmen) is completely whorish on the part of the company, the fact that the single-shot comics are being issued for only a buck apiece certainly goes a long way to diminish that feeling. So if you were to see any of these comics in your local shop, I highly recommend that you check them out. You may not like the comics themselves, but you just might encourage DC (and other companies) to continue to offer “sampler” comics at a low price to the public to help stimulate the market.

The three books in question that hve been (thus far) been issued are Transmetropolitan by Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, Swamp Thing by Allan Moore, Stevenph Bissette & John Totleben, and Preacher by Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon. All of these series were ground-breaking in their own right and all deserve to be sampled by today’s audiences.

So if you never caught these series the first time around, I think that you would do youself a favor by checking them out now. At a buck an issue, you certainly can’t beat the buy-in.

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