Before Watchmen

Before Watchmen

Nite Owl/Dr. Manhattan

By J. Michael Straczynski; Adam Hughes (Illustrator); Joe Kubert (Illustrator)

DC Comics, Hardcover, 9781401238940, 288pp.

Publication Date: July 16, 2013


Discover what happened before WATCHMEN as writer J. Michael Straczynski is joined by Andy Kubert and the legendary Joe Kubert to take flight with the gadget-savvy vigilante known as Nite Owl! And then in BEFORE WATCHMEN: DR. MANHATTAN, JMS teams with fan-favorite artist Adam Hughes on the all-powerful super-man Dr. Manhattan. For Dr. Manhattan, past, present, and future are one and the same. But as he observes the events of his life, do they remain the same? Or are they changed? The very fact of his existence may have altered the nature of what will or will not be...


About the Author

Adam Hughes was born in 1982 in Lancaster, Ohio. He is a pastor and poet and has worked as a program director for individuals with cognitive and physical disabilities since 2007. His first chapbook, Pilgrim Poems, was released in 2010 by Pudding House Press and his poems have appeared widely in print and online in journals such as the New York Quarterly, Tipton Poetry Journal, The Foliate Oak, and West Ward Quarterly. He resides in Lancaster with his wife and daughter.

Approaching the middle of his ninth decade, Joe Kubert draws with more vigor than most cartoonists one third his age.

Praise For Before Watchmen

"Signing up two generations' worth of legendary artists [Joe and Andy Kubert] is a wise move for DC Entertainment."—NY Daily News

"J. Michael Straczynski's writing is crisp and keeps the story moving -- he's clearly not trying to "rewrite" the original Moore material, but instead builds off on it."—Mtv Geek