The Minuteman prequel was the one I looked forward to the least to be honest. It wasn't that it looked bad it just didn't really grab my attention. But I gotta tell you it was pretty solid. Darwyn Cooke goes a long way in just one issue to adding a great deal of depth to Watchmen's background characters in this. And his artwork is beautiful and perfectly suited for this type of story.
The reaction from Moore fans to the mere announcement of this project was insane. You would think you went into a Mosque with some doodles and scratching in a notebook and announced you had 'a new chapter for their little magic book'. People got fucking pissed like I couldn't believe. And to me that's the funny thing, they got all worked up over a book that as of its first issue is pretty good and takes away nothing from the original.