Comic Book Review: Before Watchmen: Rorschach #1
Guys, it’s the issue we’ve been waiting for! Before Watchmen- Rorschach #1. If you ask any Watchmen lover who there favorite character from the series is, they’d mostly answer Rorschach. There is something about him that makes him interesting. He is an anti-hero, who sets out to absolve all the sins of the world with his fists. Any self-respecting writer, would jump at the opportunity of writing about him.
They have found an awesome author to pen Rorschach’s tale in this failing series- Brian Azzarello. He is the perfect person for the job. We start the story in 1977 where we meet a new serial killer ‘The Bard’. This issue itself starts with him disfiguring his victim. We then see Rorschach, going about his business ok kicking people. It all turns out to be a trap and Rorschach is beaten up badly by a man with a burnt face.
This issue was, in fact this was the only Before Watchmen series that I wanted to write a review for. This issue was wonderfully drawn out. The artist Lee Bermejo has done a wonderful job at depicting Rorschach. The scenes look almost cinematic. Bermejo doesn’t change his styles in between, like he did foe some of his other ones. Here he sticks to the beautiful cinematic feel. The lettering also looked nice. the font for Rorschach was an old school typewriter-ish. This just makes us feel that his takes place in 1977.
On the whole, this was the best Before Watchmen book, can’t wait for the next issue.