Minutemen #4...

More "Hidden Years" bullshit, unnecessarily connecting all of Watchmen's disparate dots. New revelation that Hollis Nite Owl and Mothman were once a team like Drieberg Nite Owl and Rorschach were a team. Sally dons some biker boots and brass knuckles to beat the crap out of the villain who killed Silhouette and her lady-friend, then berates Captain Metropolis and Hooded Justice for being "hypocritical" (you know what Cooke is talking about). While Sally is mourning at Silhouette's grave, Blake arrives to also pay his respects and... yeah, guess what event that leads to.

Blake tells Sally a story from his being deployed into the Pacific theater of WWII (another new development) which flips the script on his gross mistreatment and murder of the Vietnamese woman. Some generic crotchety (and heretofore unknown) Marine captain is apparently to blame for Blake's personality disorder. Rework of the popular "Kilroy Was Here" grafitti into a Comedian symbol.

The art was no worse than usual from Cooke. Page layouts were extremely erratic, though, employing the 3x3 grid occasionally and falling away from it when Cooke can't make the pacing fit. At least there doesn't seem to be any anachronisms this time.

Alt cover by Steve Rude (strangely, Mothman is the lone figure on Cooke's cover, but is obscured by the logo and cut off at the top of the page on Rude's). I felt like Rude must not be too bright in the way he conducted his "Rude Dude Productions" business, a feeling that was amplified when he was arrested for fighting with his neighbor. Now I know he's dirt stupid.
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