It’s official! Comic book fans, the Doomsday Clock storyline has just been announced and its already the most coveted DC Comics event in years.
The Doomsday Clock is a story by Legendary writer Geoff Johns (writer responsible for DC’s “Rebirth”) with artwork by artist Gary Frank. These comics will be a standalone series that promises to reveal Watchmen’s Doctor Manhattan’s hidden objectives. Not much is known about the plot (other than the long awaited confrontation between Superman and Dr. Manhattan), as Johns is being vague about the storyline’s specifics.
First announced by Syfy Wire, Doomsday clock was revealed as the endgame of the current DC rebirth storylines, cultivating events from DC rebirth and the Batman/Flash crossover “The Button.”
“It is the most personal and most epic, utterly mind-bending project I have ever worked on in my career,” Geoff Johns stated in Syfy Wire. “With Rebirth, I opened the door to Manhattan. Part of that was I loved the real-world influence Watchmen has. I put Manhattan out there, and always thought there was a Manhattan/Superman story to be told, but then … it grew. And grew. It took my heart and soul over. Still, at the core of it, there’s a being who has lost his humanity, and distanced himself from it, and an alien who embodies humanity more than most humans. I love the idea that Watchmen influenced DC, but what would that look like in reverse? And it goes well beyond that.”
Collectors – don’t worry. There will be no spinoffs or tie ins with other comics. As stated above it will be a standalone series. This was reaffirmed by Johns statements – “We’re not going to do a story like this unless we one-thousand percent believe in it. It is all about the story; it is only about the story. There are no crossovers. No watered down one-shots or mini-series on top of this one. This is a standalone story. There is only Doomsday Clock. We had no interest in doing a crossover with this. We didn’t want to see Doctor Manhattan facing off against Superman in Action Comics, with all due respect. That is not what this is about. It is about something different … It will have an impact on the entire DC Universe. It will affect everything moving forward and everything that has come before. It will touch the thematic and literal essence of DC.”
Start counting the days….Doomsday clock is scheduled to be released this November 2017.