Check out the first 5 pages of Before Watchmen RIGHT NOW

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

The world has grumbled, complained and gotten excited for months—and tomorrow, we finally get to dig into the first issue of Before Watchmen. But if you don't want to wait, you can check out the first five pages right now.

The first issue of Darwyn Cooke's six-issue miniseries Before Watchmen: Minutemen hits comic shops tomorrow, and the first few pages introduce us to a slightly younger Hollis Mason, just kicking off his retirement.

While typing up a draft of his memoir Under The Hood, we see Hollis chat with his dog about how you can't always get the great philosophical ending. Sometimes you just have to be yourself.

Coincidence, or a little meta-nod to all the haters?

Of course, Minutemen is just the first of several pre-Watchmen books, with series focused on Nite Owl, Rorschach, The Comedian, Dr. Manhattan, Ozymandias and Silk Spectre also on the way.

Check out the first five pages of Minutemen below, via USA Today:

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(Via USA Today)