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In Feb 2012, DC Comics announced a set of seven new mini-series of comics called "Before ___", all based on characters introduced in a highly influential and critically acclaimed graphic novel that came out in 1986-87. All these stories will be prequels and detail the lives of these characters.

Predictably, many fans of the original don't like this, and the original author has spoken out against the need for such spin-offs.

So which novel are these based on?

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This day last year: Q.154

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