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Before Watchmen: Minutemen Issue 2 Cover Prelim 
by Darwyn Cooke. 
 
This Prelim was purchased at Albert Moy’s booth during SDCC 2019.
Thrilled to have this piece by Darwyn. This inked Prelim gets me one step closer to owning a published piece by Darwyn Cooke. He was such an incredible talent who left us too soon.
With projects like Before Watchmen, Cooke took such special care to flesh out two members of the Minutemen, Silhouette and Mothman, that he makes us care about characters that were mere footnotes in the original volume. I was particularly moved by the Mothman pages. That's right... Mothman. Cooke made you care, which is no surprise. Cooke was a master storyteller, and while he uses the designs and some layout cues of Dave Gibbons, make no mistake, this was a Darwyn Cooke comic. His sensibilities and style are ever present, and for that I'm grateful. The book was confident, but not cocky; it's respectful of the source, but never a slave to it.
It was original - just like Darwyn Cooke. 
An epilogue about this piece is that when it was turned over it revealed there was a sketch of the Comedian wearing his WWII costume. An wonderful bonus to a great piece.

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Great piece! I wager this is from his “new” Cooke Watchmen stuff. As someone who’s been checking Cooke pieces regularly for the last few months I’ve never seen this pop up on Moy’s website. Very cool.

If you don’t mind me asking, how much did it cost you?

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18 hours ago, glenbru said:

I bought the Darwyn Cooke complete 11 page story to Phantom Quarterback from Albert a few years back.  This was based on the original 70's DC story, and has dialogue by Stan Lee.

It's a great read and a really fun story!  The word balloons are not on the originals, however.

Here the pages...

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I saw this pop up on your CAF... it’s freaking sweet! So cool!

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On 8/5/2019 at 6:08 AM, ZimmermanTelegram said:

Great piece! I wager this is from his “new” Cooke Watchmen stuff. As someone who’s been checking Cooke pieces regularly for the last few months I’ve never seen this pop up on Moy’s website. Very cool.

If you don’t mind me asking, how much did it cost you?

 :gossip:  The price is listed on the second image

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1 hour ago, MIL0S said:

An incredible talent and a super nice guy. I met him a few times and he signed a couple of books for me and always added a little something extra:

https://www.comicartfans.com/gallerydetailsearch.asp?artist=Darwyn++Cooke+&GCat=17793

Yeah! Super cool guy to talk to. Really wish he was still around. 

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On 8/11/2019 at 10:01 AM, Matthias. said:

Here is some of my Cooke artwork:

DC:The New Frontier # 3 Page 60

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This is just a freaking awesome page :headbang:

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On 8/11/2019 at 10:03 AM, Matthias. said:

DC:The New Frontier # 5 Page 34

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So is this one :) you have the other half of this DPS too, yeah?

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On 8/30/2019 at 2:07 AM, constantb said:

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What a great thread! Thanks for sharing, everyone. Here is a piece I picked up from Albert Moy right around the time New Frontiers ended. 

At the time (before reading NF) I would have said that Batman should have been more prominent.  But now, I just love it! :cloud9:

Is it published? 

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