#331 - Comedian/Nite Owl
Finally we get some DC Minimates again!
Secretly the vigilante known as The Comedian, Edward Blake continued to work for the government after his crimefighting career, performing various classified and unpleasant tasks. When the highly dangerous killer is himself killed, his old colleagues Nite Owl and Rorschach are driven to investigate.
Comedian's movie costume came straight from the books: a black leather tactical suit with patriotic shoulder pads - one blue with a star, the other red with a stripe. The pads are molded as part of his web gear, but you know what's not? What the single most iconic thing related to Watchmen as a concept is? His button. He doesn't even get the yellow circle Mattel made. There isn't even a flat spot on his gear that you could paint yellow yourself. Not cool! Of course, this one is already superior to Mattel's by virtue of having pistols and working holsters, so maybe that's a sacrifice worth making? He doesn't have a shotgun or a flamethrower, which we're fine with, but why no alternate heads? The one we get is good, with a big grin and stubble and gray hair on his temples, but why no version painted with his scar? At least if you got the Pulp Fiction sets, you can give him the Gimp's mask. And you can steal a shotgun from that set as well!