Comic Review: Before Watchmen Minutemen/Silk Spectre
A collection of DC’s Before Watchmen including Minutemen, the group that started it all and Silk Spectre who is stepping out from under her mother’s shadow. Both series are written by Darwyn Cooke (The Spirit, Superman Confidential) and illustrated by Amanda Conner (Power Girl, Wednesday Comics).
In the Minutemen, the original Nite Owl, Hollis Mason, recounts his time with the Minutemen. Starting from how they all met, secrets the pubic never knew and the disappearance of one of their members. In Silk Spectre we take a look at growing up with a super hero for a mother. During her teenage years she was taught how to fight and defend herself. Soon at odds with her mother she runs away from home to the city of San Francisco.
The Minutemen had to be my favorite of all the Before Watchmen tales. There were so many things that were talked about the Minutemen in Watchmen that were never answered. In this series all of those questions are answered. Besides Rorschach,of course, it’s the darkest series. The Silk Spectre is the opposite as it is all about growing up and trying to figure out who you are. You get to see her first foray into crime fighting. Very rich with color and optimism is a good way to describe this series.