One month ahead of the comic's debut, DC has released a full look at the wrap around covers for the upcoming Rorschach comic series. The Hollywood Reporter has the reveal of the first three issues which show the full front and back images of the covers, and perhaps offer a tease of what readers can expect from the issues. Series artist Jorge Fornés provided the covers for the series which seem to hint at what the issues hold, with the second featuring an image of what looks like The Question (the character that inspired Rorschach) and the third teasing the domino-masked sniper character shown in the first issue's preview. Check them out below!
Series writer Tom King also opened up with the outlet about the comic, teasing that he won't be sticking to the "Watchmen" motifs that many readers may have come to know he loves from his previous works.
"I really didn't want to do a Watchmen cover song, because to me, what Watchmen is about is, it broke down so many storytelling walls by telling a story in a different way, right?" King said. "This is the kind of story you've never seen before. So if you just tell a story in the same way Watchmen did, you're kind of, you're throwing away the one thing it did, which is creativity. If you just repeat what it did, then you're actually not repeating what it did. It's like a contradiction."
He continued, "You know me, I f***ing love a nine-panel grid, but I was like, 'Alright, we're not doing nine-panel grids. We're not doing the quote at the beginning.'...So we throw out all that stuff. Even the back matter. We're not going to do any of this stuff. We're gonna try to do something new, like he did something new. So we're going to copy him in that way instead of the way you would think we'd probably copy him."
Rorschach #1 will debut on October 20, 2020.
RORSCHACH #1 Solicitation
written by TOM KING
art and cover by JORGE FORNéS
variant cover by JAE LEE
blank variant cover
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