Doomsday Clock Series by Geoff Johns
Geoff Johns - SDCC 2018 Exclusive Interview
The standalone DC-published miniseries written by Chief Creative Officer Johns, with artist Gary Frank , will continue the narrative that began last year with his Rebirth Special 1 , and more recently unfolded in a four-part arc in Batman 21, and concludes this Wednesday with The Flash Based on our exclusive reveal of the teaser image for Doomsday Clock below , the story behind Watchmen 's entrance into the DC Universe aims to be, well, super. It is an understatement to say that seeing the Superman shield in the top slot of the clock from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work raises questions. Intrigue is further piqued by the title itself, its "D. Based on what Johns told me, there is a lot I mean, a lot that will unfold in this title about forces from Watchmen who have been meddling with our DCU heroes' timelines and history. And as the timer begins ticking down for Doomsday Clock this November, here are 12 things about the comic book you can set your watch to. It is Watchmen colliding with the DC Universe.
A rumor has the capacity to change the world in an instant — whether it's true or not. Doomsday Clock is no different, seizing on this phenomenon to move away from its source material and become a product of a new time. Inspired by the legacy of Watchmen, in the context of the DC Universe, the fifth issue of the series plays with a dangerous hypothesis: The Superman Theory, which claims costumed metahumans were created by the United States government as superhuman soldiers. And maybe he's right, maybe he's not right, but the fact that he has the power to do that, and the way that it travels, and it's interpreted however it wants to be interpreted. It's very powerful. Doomsday Clock artist Gary Frank agrees. That was not a thing.
The last week of has brought DC Comics' Doomsday Clock 2 into the world, and the latest chapter in Geoff Johns and Gary Frank's part story is the first to deliver on the controversial premise of the series: characters from the DC Universe interacting with characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen for the first time. In the issue, Ozymandias, the new Rorschach whose identity has yet to be revealed and recently introduced duo Mime and Marionette land in the DC Universe. Ozymandias encounters Lex Luthor, and Rorschach breaks into the Batcave and eats Batman's pancakes that Alfred left for him.
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As DC Comics has transmogrified over the last 20 years, Geoff Johns has been at the very center of—or, at least, extremely close to—the engines of change. In particular, he talks about writing an emotional mystery built around the Joker, the appeal of the Shazam mythos, and what he wants to do with the Stargirl TV show. Was there anything about your time as a CCO that made you want to get back into writing? Geoff Johns: Yeah, I mean, a lot of it. I loved working with the creative people, you know?