This summer, DC Entertainment will publish BEFORE WATCHMEN, seven all-new prequel mini-series building on the foundation of the bestselling graphic novel of all time – and at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2) this weekend, fans will have access to creator panels, signings and the NEW FRONTIERSMAN promotional newspaper – available for the very first time at the event.
This week marks the launch of the NEW FRONTIERSMAN online experience at www.newfrontiersman.net, chronicling the cultural shift that saw vigilantism outlawed in the world of WATCHMEN. Simulating the tabloid featured in the stories themselves, the online newspaper will feature interactive components, exclusive BEFORE WATCHMEN asset reveals and clues to the story elements that won’t be seen until the miniseries begin their roll-out in June. C2E2 attendees will have the opportunity to pick up a copy of the NEW FRONTIERSMAN newspaper at the DCE Entertainment booth.
Among the iconoclastic BEFORE WATCHMEN creators attending C2E2 will be Brian Azzarello (writer – RORSCHACH, COMEDIAN), Lee Bermejo (artist – RORSCHACH), Amanda Conner (artist – SILK SPECTRE), Adam Hughes (artist – DR. MANHATTAN), J. Michael Straczynski (writer – DR. MANHATTAN, NITE OWL) and Len Wein (original series editor, writer – OZYMANDIAS, CURSE OF THE CRIMSON CORSAIR). DC Entertainment Co-Publisher Dan DiDio and BEFORE WATCHMEN editors Will Dennis and Mark Chiarello will also be on-hand to discuss their respective roles in putting together the highly anticipated mini-series.
C2E2 will take place from April 13-15 in the North Building at McCormick Place in Chicago.