A New York Times Best Seller! Discover what happened before Watchmen. The team of legendary writer Len Wein and acclaimed artist Jae Lee - in his first DC Comics' work in nearly a decade - delve into the mind of the smartest man in the world: Ozymandias. How does one go from the son of immigrant parents to becoming the world's smartest man? Adrian Veidt begins his journey, both spiritual and physical, that will one day make him one of the most pivotal players in the world-changing events of Watchmen. It collects Before Watchmen: Ozymandias numbered 1-6, and the "Curse of the Crimson Corsair."