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Before Watchmen: Ozymandias

(Before Watchmen: German Editions #5)

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Hardcover, 158 pages
Published 2014 by LiON
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Sven
Dec 08, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: strips
Deze graphic novel viel me op in de bib door zijn felle gele rug. Ik ben niet zo bekend met de verhalen van DC Comics. Iets aan dit boek triggert me toch om deze toch eens nader te bestuderen.
Doordat deze graphic novel door verschillende personen getekend is , is elk verhaal anders qua uitstraling. Het ene bevat veel kleur ,terwijl het andere meer een duistere afwerking krijgt. Zeer goeie verhalen.

Engels
This graphic novel caught my eye in the library because of its bright yellow spine. I am not
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Rogerio Lopes
Aug 21, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hq-mangá, 2021
Chamar essa prequel de Antes de Watchmen talvez não seja exatamente correto já que o que temos aqui acrescido de alguns detalhes que de fato não dizem respeito diretamente a história original, é um reconto sob a ótica de Ozymandias. Ainda assim, desconsiderando-se o tom pomposo, perdoável afinal o narrador não é um homem comum e tem consciência disso, é uma HQ bem construída e agradável de ler. Por mais que o narrador revisite alguns aspectos que já sabemos ele consegue encadeá-los de forma a ca ...more
Rodrigo Alves
De todos da série, provavelmente o melhor. Ainda ordenhando vacas magras para terminar a série, mas este não descaracterizou tanto o personagem.
Marcel Monpatron
It took me 5 years to get to read one of the "Before Watchmen" installments because the risk/benefit ratio was just not worth it. What would it add? What was left to say?

The answer, sadly and predictably, is : not much. Len Wein dutifully pens an origin story and connects the dot to take us right up to Watchmen, not having brought anything substantial in the process. I won't blame him but the concept for this : I doubt he had any leeway to take any risk with the franchise.

So maybe the graphic tr
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FranzisBuchstabensalat
Ein würdiges Prequel zu Watchmen! 40 Jahre Geschichte auf 150 Seiten, eine enorme Dichte an Inhalten mit ordentlich Tempo. Ich war zunächst neugierig, danach skeptisch, nun begeistert. Veidt kennt auf seinem Weg zur Unsterblichkeit keine Skrupel und wandelt sich früh vom Held zum Antiheld. Seine Kindheit und Jugend, seine zweite Existenz, die stets im Geheimen seine erste ist. Es hat mich zeichnerisch und inhaltlich überzeugt! Freue mich auf die anderen Teile!
Andrew
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely stunning from beginning to end.
Sam Nicholson
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-in-order
9/10
Rob
Feb 19, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Sinn
Intelligenz ist ein Schild - aber manche Waffen lassen sich durch ein Schild nicht aufhalten.

Ozymandias ist einer der am Schwierigsten zu verortenden Helden aus dem Universum der Watchmen. Zunächst als Held tätig wundern wir uns über den Wandel des intelligentesten Lebewesens auf unserem Planeten. Genau hier kommt der "Before Watchmen"-Band ins Spiel. Er beleuchtet das Wieso und Warum, entwickelt eine Verbindung sowohl zu anderen Geschichten aus der Reihe, wie auch zum Original von 1986.

Und obwo
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Michael
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Optisch gesehen der sicher außergewöhnlichste BEFORE WATCHMEN Band, mit eigener Panelstruktur. Die erste Hälfte auch eine gute Visualisierung der Vorgeschichte von Adrian Veidt. Aber: warum dieser angeblich klügste Mensch der Welt ein maskierter Abenteurer wird, das wird nicht wirklich plausibel erklärt. Und wenn man die Erklärung kauft dann läßt sich das spätere, gegenüber allen Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern erbarmungslose Verhalten nicht begründen.
Und die über alles, sogar große Opfer gehe
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Jean-Paul Keulen
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comic
This prequel strengthened my conviction that Watchmen - probably my favourite comic/graphic novel ever - should have been left alone. Ozymandias mostly just spells some things out that were already implied sufficiently in the original comic by Alan Moore - and turns the main character into a superhuman, nearly emotionless robot in the process. Nice drawings, though.
Steven
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Better than expected. Particularly enjoyed the backstory going back to childhood, heading to Turkey to train, and Adrian's actions following The Comedian's proclamation that it all doesn't matter if Ozymamdias is the smartest man on a nuked planet. ...more
Annette Jordan
I liked the artwork and storyline of this one
Christoph Segers
Niet elk verhaal van deze bundel is even sterk. Moloch bijvoorbeeld staat als een huis, terwijl het hele piratenverhaal eerder een warrige indruk naliet.
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Len Wein was an American comic book writer and editor best known for co-creating DC Comics' Swamp Thing and Marvel Comics' Wolverine, and for helping revive the Marvel superhero team the X-Men (including the co-creation of Nightcrawler, Storm, and Colossus). Additionally, he was the editor for writer Alan Moore and illustrator Dave Gibbons' influential DC miniseries Watchmen.

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