Before Watchmen: Minutemen/Silk Spectre – Darwyn Cooke and Amanda Conner

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There are two stories in this one.

The first, Minutemen, was great. It was like a Justice Society without superpowers, just funny costumes and misguided vigilanteeism. I had real emotions reading this one, if you want to know what they were you’ll have to go read it yourself.

The second, Silk Spectre, was also pretty good. The protagonist was an emerging heroine who runs away from her domineering mother and falls in with the alternative set in San Francisco. In the sixties. Naturally she has to beat some people up and come of age.

This Before Watchmen book was much better than the last one. There’s probably a lesson in that, but I don’t what it would be.

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