JMS to write for Watchmen Prequel

 Posted on 2/1/2012 by Jan in News

From the Hollywood Reporter:

In what will surely be a controversial move, DC Entertainment is returning to the universe of Watchmen, the acclaimed 1986 graphic novel by writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons.

This summer, the company will publish seven prequel comic book mini-series called Before Watchmen, each week unleashing a new title focusing on the characters' lives and adventures in the years before the original story.

JMS will be writing two of the minis:

 DR. MANHATTAN (4 issues) - Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artist: Adam Hughes
 NITE OWL (4 issues) - Writer: J. Michael Straczynski. Artists: Andy and Joe Kubert