Last week we shared a preview of Darwyn Cooke‘s Minutemen, the first series released in the Before Watchmen line. The artwork looked great but it wasn’t until I read the book did I realize how good that prequel story is going to be. Honestly, the first issue of Minutemen is worth it for The Silhouette’s short vignette alone. It’s so good I have to wonder why isn’t she getting her own comic?
For the next series released in Before Watchmen it’s Cooke’s turn to shine again, but not with his artwork. Cooke’s behind the story of Silk Spectre #1, dropping tomorrow, and it features the stunning artwork of Amanda Connor. Probably best known for drawing a Power Girl who was both busty and badass, Connor is a great choice to re-imagine the Silk Spectre. Just like Cooke’s retro, pulp style suits the Minutemen, Connor completely understands how to portray Silk Spectre as sexy but not overtly. (Consider it the antithesis to that recent Catwoman cover.)
Check out the five page preview below and let us know what you thought of Minutemen #1 and if you’re planning to snag Silk Spectre #1, too!
Source: L.A. Times’ Hero Complex