DC Comics made it official at New York Comic Con, revealing that Geoff Johns' Doomsday Clock series is indeed a full on sequel to Watchmen and that'll it see some of its characters crossover with Superman, Batman, The Flash, and other icons from the DC Universe. This is what fans have been waiting for since the prologue DC Universe: Rebirth launched last summer and it's all made with the gorgeous and unique art of Gary Frank in the same nine-panel style as the Watchmen.
DC has been super secretive about what exactly Doomsday Clock would be about up until NYCC 2017, but after DC Rebirth #1 and The Button (the 4-part Batman/Flash crossover), it was only a matter of time before Johns picked up the threads these stories and the original masterpiece Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons established and added to it in big way.
Related: Geoff Johns' Doomsday Clock Trailer
Yesterday we spent some time with Geoff Johns at a private Doomsday Clock event where we were given an ashcan edition of the first six pages of Doomsday Clock #1 to read before he walked us through every page of the first book, offering deeper context on its characters and what we can expect from issue #2. Tonight, he shared those pages at the DC DOOMSDAY CLOCK panel which was moderated by TIME magazine's Lev Grossman (The Magicians) and so we're finally allowed to share these sent to us by DC Entertainment:
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We bet you have questions, starting with, what's up with this Rorschach? What's happened since the Watchmen? How does this connect to the main DCU? Who are these other characters? What do I need to read to understand Doomsday Clock? Stay tuned and we'll explore all of this on Screen Rant shortly!
About Doomsday Clock's Author, Geoff Johns
GEOFF JOHNS is one of the most prolific contemporary comic book writers of our time. As a world-renowned and award-winning writer, Johns has written many of the comic book industry’s most prevalent stories starring Superman, Green Lantern, Teen Titans, and the Justice League. Johns is the author of New York Times best-selling graphic novels Batman: Earth One, Green Lantern: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Blackest Night, and many more.
As President and Chief Creative Officer of DC Entertainment, Johns leads all creative initiatives to the expansion of Super Hero culture into the mainstream. Besides comics, Johns talent has also extended to writing for Television, including highly-regarded episodes of The CW’s Arrow and The Flash.
About Doomsday Clock's Artist, Gary Frank
GARY FRANK is one of the most influential artists in the comic book industry today. The New York Times award-winning artist’s work can be seen across the pages of some of the most well-known comic book stories including Batman: Earth One, Midnight Nation and Supreme Power.
Once hearing about Geoff Johns’ concept for Doomsday Clock, Frank was immediately intrigued by this ambitious new project. Johns, a longtime collaborate of Frank’s, has called his rendition of Superman, “the best of this generation.” Frank and Johns have worked on several projects in the past including DC Universe: Rebirth, Superman: Secret Origin, Shazam, and the aforementioned Batman: Earth One graphic novel series, creating thrilling and exciting new storylines with dynamic art to match.
Frank is a native of Bristol, England, beginning his career in comics working on various titles for Marvel UK before entering the American comics scene as the penciller on Marvel’s Incredible Hulk. Frank then came to DC where he was the original artist on Birds Of Prey and penciled the adventures of Supergirl.
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017.
Source: DC Entertainment