Final orders for Doomsday Clock #1 are due next Monday, October 23rd so if you are interested please make sure to let us know so that we can reserve a copy for you. Doomsday Clock will feature twelve issues releasing over a year-long period beginning on November 22, 2017.
DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers. Doomsday Clock is part of the DC Rebirth line of comics and continues the narrative established with 2016’s one-shot DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1 and 2017’s crossover “The Button”. The miniseries will introduce characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal work Watchmen into the DC Universe. The story will include many DC characters but has particular focus on Superman and Doctor Manhattan. Johns felt like there was interesting story to be told in Rebirth with Doctor Manhattan. He thought there was an interesting dichotomy between Superman—an alien who embodies and is compassionate for humanity—and Doctor Manhattan—a human who has detached himself from humanity. This led to over six months of debates amongst the creative team about whether to intersect the Watchmen universe with the DC Universe. He explained that Doomsday Clock was the “most personal and most epic, utterly mind-bending project” that he had worked on in his career.