- Title: Before Watchmen: Minutemen #2 (of 6)
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- Writer: Darwyn Cooke
- Artist: Darwyn Cooke
Writer and artist Darwyn Cooke’s look at the early days of the Minutemen continues as Nite Owl auditions for membership in the newly formed group. After a little training and planning the group sets out on their first mission which ends disastrously but with a few lies and the right press spin the story makes a name for the group as national heroes.
Through Hollis Mason’s memories we also see the internal struggles of the group and infighting between the more publicity focused members, those with internal struggles like Hooded Justice, and those like Nite Owl and Silhouette who honestly just want to do some good.
When the others don’t seem interested in helping Silhouette with her cause to end a child trafficking ring (because it’s not the kind of positive prestigious case to help them make a name for themselves) Nite Owl and Mothman agree to help but they’re too late to do anything but stare in horror as to what they find. Worth a look.