On January 30th, DC will continue to explore the Watchmen universe that Moore and Gibbons built with a one-shot focusing on a fallen hero. Len Wein and Steve Rude's Before Watchmen: Dollar Bill #1 will tell the story of a the late, lamented Bill Brady--athlete, actor, and masked member of the Minutemen as the corporate-sponsored Dollar Bill.
For Wein, the Eisner-winning co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine--this was a chance to explore an unsung character withing the Watchmen canon, a man better known for the tragic, almost ridiculous way he died, as detailed by retired superhero Hollis Mason in the series' book-within-the-book, Under The Hood. "He's never been visited before. Of all the Watchmen, he's the one with the least information given about him over the course of the series," Wein says of the appeal in exploring the life of the character.