A review by sammi_k
Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre, by Darwyn Cooke


This is the first ten issues of the Before Watchmen series. If you haven't read the original [b:Watchmen|472331|Watchmen|Alan Moore|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1442239711l/472331._SY75_.jpg|4358649] by Alan Moore, I would not recommend reading these prequels. This contained easter eggs and references to the Watchmen plot.

I am a huge fan of Alan Moore's Watchmen. Though the Minutemen and Silk Spectre origin stories by Darwyn Cooke aren't terrible, they seem to be missing the thoughtfulness and complexities that made Watchmen great. I do appreciate that there was more attention given to how the Minutemen are heroes that should not be idolized.

Spoiler I really liked Silhouette's story, but it wasn't as enjoyable once she was gone. Laurie's LSD trip was pretty entertaining, but also slightly meaningless (in my opinion).
The problems faced by the Minutemen/Watchmen in these issues were nicely depicted but still somewhat bland.