I put off reviewing the December cover issues of the Before Watchmen event because two of the five issues never arrived. After waiting a few days, I decided to get a hold of DC and found out they had been delayed for some reason or another. Fans of the "Watchmen" prequels were no doubt disappointed to find that the latest entries in both the Silk Spectre and Comedian books weren't hitting shelves as scheduled. However, we did get the next chapters in Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, and the Minutemen's adventures.
Before Watchmen: Minutemen continues the prequel series with the same high-standards in story and artwork we've come to expect from the different creators involved. Every month, this specific title from the Before Watchmen event takes us deeper into the history of the costumed crime fighters. Whether fans of the original graphic novel want to admit it or not, Darwyn Cooke has successfully expanded the universe of Watchmen.
The second issues of Before Watchmen are hitting stores now. Many naysayers will be waiting to see if DC Comics can keep up the momentum they achieved with the first issues of the controversial event. Before Watchmen: Minutemen Issue #2 shows this miniseries moving forward in a positive direction.