Regarding BEFORE WATCHMEN, DC Comics exec Jim Lee says:

I guarantee you that every single one of these creators that’s working on these books, think they can outdo — match or outdo — what was done in the original.

Uh-huh.

Suuuuure.

They'll totally kick WATCHMEN's ass.

So depressing. I used to respect some of the creators involved in this mess, like Darwyn Cooke. My mistake, obviously. If Darwyn Cooke thinks he can outdo Alan Moore, perhaps he should go out and create his own comic rather than cobbling together a direct sequel to some other guy's story.