'Before Watchmen' covers unveiled - picture gallery
High profile creators including J Michael Straczynski, Darwyn Cooke and original editor Len Wein are on board, but reaction across the industry and among fans has been mixed.
To spark even more debate over the project, DC has now released cover designs for all seven miniseries ahead of their summer release.
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Move through a gallery of Before Watchmen cover illustrations below:
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