The DC superheroes known to most of us, like Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, are not the only heroes of our world. There are far too many who, like in our own reality, were denied a place at the table due to their race, sexuality or gender. Their experiences were forgotten, misplaced or tokenized. The Other History of the DC Universe by John Ridley finally tells their stories, and the first issue of this miniseries is a triumphant debut.
Regardless of this issue’s story problems, it is undoubtedly beautiful. Illustrator Alex Cormack does an excellent job at establishing the horror and disgust of the story being told, all while still managing to make the story look amazing.
Despite Alan Moore’s outspoken hatred for any continuation of his comic, the staunch devotion the book’s fans have for it and the equally vicious scorn they have for any kind of follow-up, "Watchmen" sequels are now a fad and have generally flopped hard. Tom King’s Rorschach #1 comic (so far) has not.