This isn’t nearly as magnificent a release as the eventual unveiling of the Comic Con footage will be, but until the few minutes of great clips shown in Hall H can stream on your screen, take comfort from the four new Watchmen images Empire has as exclusives. And if you’re mentally stuck in the comic shops of the ’90s, the mag’s pair of variant covers should pique some interest as well. (Check out all the pics here.)

Warner Brothers might have learned something from the Iron Man campaign, though I’d guess they’ll be starting the flow of material earlier than Paramount and Marvel did. The image is going to go on for the next seven months as the film’s release approaches. Expect all manner of outlets to have their own special stills, until you could probably assemble your own version of the comic from all the shots.

But hey, doesn’t Rorschach’s mask just look fantastic?