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Before Watchmen: Comedian is a 6 issue comic of the series Before Watchmen written by Brian Azzarello and art by J.G. Jones.

The story follows The Comedian's history with the Kennedy family and serves as a prequel to the events in Watchmen.

Issue #1 Edit

Synopsis

What happens when you find out the whole world is a joke? You become the Comedian. Writer Brian Azzarello teams with artist J.G. Jones to explore the mad mind of one of WATCHMEN's darkest characters.

Plot

"Smile"

Backup comic

"The Curse of the Crimson Corsair: The Devil in the Deep...! Part Three"

Issue #2 Edit

Synopsis

Eddie finds himself as an American "advisor" in the early days of the Vietnam War. But he's more interested in stirring the pot than standing on the sidelines.

Plot

"I Get Around"

Backup comic

"The Curse of the Crimson Corsair: The Devil in the Deep...! Part Eight"

Issue #3 Edit

Synopsis

The Comedian is just back from his first adventure in Vietnam and finds himself in the midst of the L.A. Watts riots. He handles the situation with his usual "subtle" approach in this sure-to-be controversial issue.

Plot

"Play With Fire"

Backup comic

"The Curse of the Crimson Corsair: The Evil That Men Do...!, Part Five"

Issue #4 Edit

Synopsis

Having survived the craziness of the L.A. Watts riots, The Comedian does the only thing that makes sense to him...returns to fight in the jungles of Vietnam.

Plot

"Conquistador"

Backup comic

"The Curse of the Crimson Corsair: Wide Were His Dragon Wings Part Six"

Issue #5 Edit

Synopsis

Eddie Blake crawls out of the bloody jungles of Vietnam only to get caught in the more deadly crossfire of Washington politics in the pulse-pounding penultimate issue of this controversial series.

Plot

"Kicks"

Issue #6 Edit

Synopsis

If there's one thing the Comedian is an expert at, it's violence--but the question remains: "Why?" Steal a peek at the inner workings of a psychopath during one of the most chaotic and godforsaken moments in history.

Plot

"Eighties"

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