Comic Review: Before Watchmen Ozymandias/Crimson Corsair
In this volume of Before Watchmen you have the story of Ozymandias, all the back pages of Crimson Corsair collected into one and you get the Dollar Bill single issue. Come enjoy these DC titles written by Len Wein (Batman, The Incredible Hulk), John Higgins (Swamp Thing, 2000 AD) and illustrated by Jae Lee (Inhumans, Wolverine), John Higgins and Steve Rude (Nexus, Dark Horse Presents).
In the Ozymandias we take a look at the life he had before his betrayal. Starting from a humbling childhood, he built an empire out of nothing. In Crimson Corsair we read the tale of the cursed life of Gordon McClachlan and his search for freedom. The Dollar Bill one shot is all about a man simply looking for a job. In time he turned into one of the most well known heroes in the country.
Let me say how great it is to have all the Crimson Corsair’s collected in one place. Very annoying having to read 2 pages of story in the back of each issue. The Ozymandias story is quite impressive especially his younger years. The artwork and story have a very sleek feel to it. Dollar Bill is a nice change of pace from all the other Before Watchmen stories. It’s a lot more heartfelt and thoughtful.