The SuperHeroHype Forums  

Go Back   The SuperHeroHype Forums > Comic Books > DC Comics

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-17-2012, 12:06 AM   #251
Dr. Manhattan
New User - Level 0
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 1
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Rorschach #1 is a great read. It's the only BW I have got a chance to read so far.

Dr. Manhattan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #252
JTStarkiller
Now scan, alien!
 
JTStarkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,790
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Not a whole lot going on in this thread, but Minutemen #4 was absolutely superb. Silhouette has become such a fascinating character.

__________________
yenaled: It would be nice if a Director that could make a decent film was attached to Superman.
HighFivingMF: Yeah. Instead we got a guy that's made a few.

"I'm an avid reader of message boards because I like to know how people with poor grammar really feel." - Mike Birbiglia
JTStarkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-21-2012, 09:20 AM   #253
JJJ's Ulcer
Old, cigar chompin' grump
 
JJJ's Ulcer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The pit of J Jonah Jameson's stomach.
Posts: 10,951
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I have to say, Minutemen is the only series that I feel absolutely deserves a place in the Watchmen canon. It's fantastic and the only series that feels like something I'll remember in a few years and want to read and re-read again. The other series are varying degrees of okay or good (except Comedian which I think is just bad), but nothing quite worthy of the Watchmen brand. Minutemen is the only one so good it feels like it could have been written by Moore himself. Cooke has done an excellent job of fleshing out all the characters, but he made Silhouette his own. My favorite new comic this year. It'll be a shame if the boycotters miss it. Okay, I'll stop gushing, but this book is seriously good and not getting the press it deserves.


Last edited by JJJ's Ulcer; 10-21-2012 at 09:25 AM.
JJJ's Ulcer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-23-2012, 02:46 PM   #254
Mystirious
Immortal Lesbian
 
Mystirious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 25,351
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Minutemen has definitely been the best thing about the Before Watchmen comic books

__________________
In the year one million and a half

Humankind is enslaved by giraffe
Mystirious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 01:04 PM   #255
Tvar10
I aim to misbehave...
 
Tvar10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oxford, CT
Posts: 664
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Minutemen is by far the best. I'd probably order it minutemen, ozymandius, Roarschach, night owl, silk specter, comedian, then dr manhattan.

Tvar10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 01:21 PM   #256
JTStarkiller
Now scan, alien!
 
JTStarkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 4,790
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I'm actually liking Nite Owl quite a bit, but I am a little biased towards the character. The art is probably my favorite of the bunch. The ones I thought I'd like the least are two of my favorites as well, Manhattan and Ozymandias. To be honest, I'm throughly enjoying every series. It's not really mind-blowing, but they're all great reads.

__________________
yenaled: It would be nice if a Director that could make a decent film was attached to Superman.
HighFivingMF: Yeah. Instead we got a guy that's made a few.

"I'm an avid reader of message boards because I like to know how people with poor grammar really feel." - Mike Birbiglia
JTStarkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 02:15 PM   #257
Tvar10
I aim to misbehave...
 
Tvar10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oxford, CT
Posts: 664
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

They're all good. I'm impressed with what we've got. All solid reads. Nite owl is good. It'll be interesting to see how they tie it up next issue

Tvar10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-24-2012, 05:26 PM   #258
3rdstone
In a room full of mirrors
 
3rdstone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Third Stone From The Sun
Posts: 1,897
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Yeah, I must say I also really enjoyed all the ones I've read this far. I was one of those sceptical to the whole idea, but I'm glad I checked this out.

__________________
- Borg? That sounds Swedish.
- They don't look Swedish to me!
..............................................
- If you don't eat your meat you can't have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat!?

3rdstone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 08:17 AM   #259
JJJ's Ulcer
Old, cigar chompin' grump
 
JJJ's Ulcer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The pit of J Jonah Jameson's stomach.
Posts: 10,951
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

My rankings:

Minutemen A+
Silk Spectre A-
Dr Manhattan A-
Rorschach B+ (but rating could rise or drop depending on future issues)
Ozymandias B
Nite Owl B- (enjoyable, but the heavy focus on Rorschach overcrowds the narrative a bit)
Comedian D+ (sorry, not a fan. Pacing is just terribly handled. Things rush around so much there's no time for emotional investment. Don't care for how Comedian is written in this too. Friend of JFK? Crapping on the sidewalk? Okay then...)

JJJ's Ulcer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-25-2012, 09:08 AM   #260
Mystirious
Immortal Lesbian
 
Mystirious's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 25,351
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I can't stand Comedian or Rorschach so those two series i just havent bothered with

I'm liking Nite Owl because i like the funky dominatrix lady in it she's cool

Ozymandias has been good too I've been digging that one

__________________
In the year one million and a half

Humankind is enslaved by giraffe
Mystirious is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2012, 08:12 AM   #261
Tvar10
I aim to misbehave...
 
Tvar10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Oxford, CT
Posts: 664
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Are these being delayed? The last one I picked up was minutemen last week. I don't think my store sells out. There's always some on the shelf

Tvar10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2012, 12:14 PM   #262
Cobblepot
Giant-Size Man-Thing
 
Cobblepot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Rotterdam
Posts: 9,959
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I thought we would get a new 6 issues mini-series, but we get 6 issues around each character?
Hmpff...I was gonna trade wait.

__________________
Thanks Heath, Alan Grant & Norm Breyfogle!!
You don't get it boy, this isn't a mudhole. It's an operating table. And I'm the surgeon.
Cobblepot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 05:13 PM   #263
squeekness
The mighty squeek!
 
squeekness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Not writing near fast enough
Posts: 67,305
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tvar10 View Post
Are these being delayed? The last one I picked up was minutemen last week. I don't think my store sells out. There's always some on the shelf
I was wondering that myself. The guy at my shop said that the various issues were being timed so that a new one of some kind came out each week, but it seems to me that the last two weeks at least there haven't been any. I am only reading the Rorshach, but I hate to wait like another two months for the next one to come out of they are all being delayed.

__________________
Please read my X-men fanfiction. There's pictures!

Proud Co-founder of Gambitís Royal Flush
squeekness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 08:58 PM   #264
hippie_hunter
The King is Back!
SHH! Global Moderator
 
hippie_hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Titanium Groceries
Posts: 51,551
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I just got a bunch of the issues, so far I've been liking all of them. Particularly Cooke's stuff and Nite-Owl.

__________________
Titanium Groceries!!!
hippie_hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2012, 09:57 PM   #265
hippie_hunter
The King is Back!
SHH! Global Moderator
 
hippie_hunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Titanium Groceries
Posts: 51,551
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Also, it felt good to give a big **** you to Alan Moore.

__________________
Titanium Groceries!!!
hippie_hunter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 05:32 AM   #266
JJJ's Ulcer
Old, cigar chompin' grump
 
JJJ's Ulcer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The pit of J Jonah Jameson's stomach.
Posts: 10,951
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

So what's going on? After a flawless weekly release schedule that held for months we've only gotten one unexpected and (imo) piss-poor Moloch issue in the last month plus. Is this a result of poor planning by DC or is this some weird version of a mid-season break for the books? If the trouble was with one writer or one artist meeting deadlines, then why have all the books been delayed? This is baffling and frustrating. I don't know what DC is thinking here, but having a huge wait like this will really hurt the sales of these books.

JJJ's Ulcer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-25-2012, 12:26 PM   #267
squeekness
The mighty squeek!
 
squeekness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Not writing near fast enough
Posts: 67,305
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I asked my store guy and he said only something about Moore possibly giving DC grief but I don't know if it is even true. Diamond has at least one issue of something coming out next week so maybe it really was just abreak so the artists can catch up. Guess we'll have to wait and see.

__________________
Please read my X-men fanfiction. There's pictures!

Proud Co-founder of Gambitís Royal Flush
squeekness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:28 PM   #268
JJJ's Ulcer
Old, cigar chompin' grump
 
JJJ's Ulcer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The pit of J Jonah Jameson's stomach.
Posts: 10,951
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Another fantastic issue of Minutemen! Even if the other 'Before' minis range from okay to crap (*cough*comedian*cough*) Minutemen single-handedly justifies the existence of the 'Before' line. Maybe my favorite mini of the year and definitely deserves more press.

JJJ's Ulcer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 01:08 AM   #269
Maximus One
Oddball
 
Maximus One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Owensboro KY
Posts: 10,777
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I'm ready for more Manhattan and Rorschach damn it!

Maximus One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #270
JJJ's Ulcer
Old, cigar chompin' grump
 
JJJ's Ulcer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: The pit of J Jonah Jameson's stomach.
Posts: 10,951
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Manhattan and Rorschach are pretty good. Rorschach has a very 'Taxi Driver' feel to it. They are good reads, but they haven't grabbed me like Minutemen yet. Just imo of course.

JJJ's Ulcer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 05:34 AM   #271
Maximus One
Oddball
 
Maximus One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Owensboro KY
Posts: 10,777
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Manhattan is the one that's really grabbed me. I love how science fictiony it all is. The second issue was just awesome

Maximus One is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2012, 09:09 AM   #272
Kane52630
Terminated Glitch User
 
Kane52630's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Skynet
Posts: 66,508
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

I need to start collecting all of them, how many issues did they release so far?

__________________
Isolated System
VIDEO-CLick to Watch!:
Kane52630 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 11:57 PM   #273
Hush
Wee Little Puppet Man
 
Hush's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: The Planet Of OA
Posts: 15,488
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

4-5 for each that goes 6 issues, some are complete already.

Hush is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 11:17 AM   #274
squeekness
The mighty squeek!
 
squeekness's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Not writing near fast enough
Posts: 67,305
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

Rorsharch #3 tomorrow.

__________________
Please read my X-men fanfiction. There's pictures!

Proud Co-founder of Gambitís Royal Flush
squeekness is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2012, 11:59 AM   #275
Maximus One
Oddball
 
Maximus One's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Owensboro KY
Posts: 10,777
Default Re: You know it's true: The Watchmen 2 Thread

And Manhattan #3 as well.

Maximus One is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:12 AM.

monitoring_string = "dee460792f24517621e3ca080805de7e"
Contact Us - Mobile - SuperHeroHype - ComingSoon.net - Shock Till You Drop - Lost Password - Clear Cookies - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Top - AdChoices


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SuperHeroHype.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.