“For fans of "Watchmen," this and the other four volumes that collect a run of comic mini-series are a must. This volume includes both tales of the Crimson Corsair and Ozymandias as well as a short piece for Dollar Bill. As a result, readers get a good look at what made the various characters in the original work who they are.
I must admit that I haven't really liked Ozymandias at all. It was nice getting to see where he came from and why he is so cold and distant. In some ways, he comes across as a bit of a Vulcan, and I got a really good sense as to why he made the decisions he made as he did the things in the original work. The story was also pretty well told.
The Crimson Corsair tale was a bit predictable, but it, too, added a lot to the story that ran in the background of the original work. I enjoyed it quite a bit.
Dollar Bill's tale was fun and tragic, though probably the closest to any regular superhero tale I am used to. I actually wish we had gotten to see him as an active character in the original because I liked him. With that said, he would have really been out of place in a world full of so much darkness and violence.
Like the original, the writers and illustrators don't hold back as they tell the story. Sex and violence are quite present, though not out of place for the story. I really enjoyed this a lot and am looking forward to reading the other 4 volumes.”