Doomsday Clock: Watchmen + Justice League?

Discussion in 'Comics & Graphic Novels' started by Paul Bellow, Jan 4, 2018.

  1. Paul Bellow

    Paul Bellow Forum Game Master Staff Member LitRPG Author Shop Owner Citizen Aspiring Writer

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    Three decades after Watchmen's release, Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' dark, cerebral graphic novel remains one of most critically celebrated works of the superhero genre. On the commercial side, the comics world of the Justice League (Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, etc.) contains some of the most well-known superhero stories of all time. So last year, when DC Entertainment announced it was going to launch a series that picked up where Watchmen left off andincluded the Justice League, the move was met with no shortage of questions.

    But for series writer (and DC chief) Geoff Johns, it was also necessary. "No one came to us and said, 'Hey, you should do Watchmen in the DC Universe,'" Johns says. "We know the skepticism going in there, and we tried to create a book of the utmost quality and craft beyond what we usually do.

    As the first issue of Johns' series revealed in November, Doomsday Clock takes place seven years after the events of the original, and follows Adrian Veidt—Ozymandias from Watchmen—as he leads a search for Doctor Manhattan in hopes of saving the world from his own plan to save the world. It's a weighty premise, and one that promises a big (or at least compelling) payoff, but the goal wasn't just to shock or awe. Instead, it's a character study of some of the most complex personalities in DC's universe.

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