blogging by Andrew Wickliffe

Before Watchmen: Rorschach 4 (April 2013)

900416So Rorschach really became Rorschach after the serial killer went after his girlfriend. While this event occurs–which Bermejo shows from the serial killer’s perspective, because he’s apparently supposed to be someone recognizable–the other bad guys are torturing Rorschach. He gets away because of a coincidence.

The one interesting thing Azzarello does is rip off “Kraven’s Last Hunt.” The main bad guy takes the Rorschach mask and fights crime during a blackout.

Not sure how there’d be a blackout with a lot of crime with Nite Owl, the Comedian and Dr. Manhattan around… but, like I’ve been saying, it doesn’t appear Azzarello’s read Watchmen.

Even with all the violence and action, it’s a very boring issue. It’s just too dumb for anything to redeem it.

And, again, whatever editor okayed the story arc as a life changing thing for Rorschach? He or she proves DC’s editors are ironically incompetent.


Writer, Brian Azzarello; artist, Lee Bermejo; colorist, Barbara Ciardo; letterer, Rob Leigh; editors, Mark Doyle, Camilla Zhang and Will Dennis; publisher, DC Comics.

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