Before Wolverine: Origin! The missing period Wolverine spent in the womb at last revealed.
Before Breaking Bad! Walter White: chemistry teacher.
Before Lost! The stories of their lives before arriving on the island can finally be told.
Before The Big Bang Theory! A 52 issue weekly comic of blank pages.
Before Alan Moore’s Rantings Against DC! J. Michael Straczynski writes what he imagines Alan Moore was like as a teenager.
Before Nineteen Eighty-Four! 1983. Duh.
Before Star Wars! Wait…
Before Moby Dick! Now that you mention it, what shenanigans was that whale getting in to?