Every week, I’ll be bringing you a comic book cover that I feel eclipses others out there—to the point I might just have to own it!
The BadAss Comic Book Cover for this week is for Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2. Before Watchmen is the controversial move by DC Comics to tell a prequel story of its fantastic graphic novel, Watchmen. Watchmen is one of Time Magazines Top 100 novels of all time. For a comic book series, that is pretty damn cool. Alan Moore, the writer of Watchmen, is not taking part in this venture though, and his lack of enthusiasm for the project is well documented. This leaves some people wanting more from the Watchmen universe while others are as incensed as Moore at its inception.
Why do I love this cover though? Regardless of your feelings, DC Comics has brought together an all-star group of creators to try fill the shoes of Moore and artist Dave Gibbons. Jae Lee, one of my favorite artists of all time, was brought on board—and you can see his talents here. A great straight on angle. The lines of her body against his. The flow of his cape between her legs. Jae Lee always does a lot with less, but this image is 50 Shades of Grey hot in comic books! With his arms around her legs, it makes you wonder, “Does he like this?”
Here is a bit more about Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2:
Written by: Len Wein
Art by: Jae Lee
Backup Art by: John Higgins
Cover by: Jae Lee
Variant Cover by: Phil Noto
Page Count: 32
U.S. Price: 3.99
On Sale Date: Aug 8 2012
The Story: “Why not just kill me now and be done with it?” And don’t miss the latest chapter of the CRIMSON CORSAIR backup epic from writer LEN WEIN and artist JOHN HIGGINS!
Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #2 is in fine comic book stores now!
More next Saturday! In the meantime, go visit your local comic book store…