DC Comics releases what I consider to be the best of the controversial prequels to one of the most celebrated graphic novels of all time with Before Watchmen: Ozymandias /Crimson Corsair Deluxe Edition. The hardcover collection contains issues 1 through 6 of Before Watchmen: Ozymandias, the entire run of Crimson Corsair stories, and the Dollar Bill one-shot. The Crimson Corsair storyline spread out across several of the different Before Watchmen titles.
It's hard to write an entire review for every Before Watchmen title coming out once a week. To some it may seem ridiculous. How can someone not keep up with one comic book a week? That's the problem. I keep up with several titles and review movies as well. As much as I would love to devote an article to every title in the prequel series, I just don't have enough hours in the day.
Of all the characters in the Watchmen universe, Ozymandias was the most uninteresting to me. I found him boring as a character and rather shallow. He didn't seem as fleshed out as the other characters in the original book. Before Watchmen: Ozymandias changed all that. His book is my favorite out of all of them so far.
Of all the different characters in the Watchmen universe, Adrian Alexander Veidt interested me the least. I put off reading Before Watchmen: Ozymandias Issue #1 for that very reason. As I've admitted several hundreds of times in the past about other things, I was wrong to do so. What I found inside the glossy cover of this first chapter in the six-part series was the life of this eccentric and troubled "superhero" fleshed out in both words and illustrations.