Doomsday Clock is coming in November, DC announces.
I’ll make this quick. DC just announced what everyone’s known is coming — but the devil’s in the details: Doomsday Clock, by Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and Brad Anderson is due this fall.
Here’s the full release:
In the most anticipated story of the year, New York Times bestselling writer Geoff Johns confirms Watchmen will make an epic return to the DC Universe this November. As “The Button” crossover comes to a close in FLASH #22 this Wednesday, the four-page epilogue affirms the mystery will continue with DOOMSDAY CLOCK from Johns and legendary artists Gary Frank and Brad Anderson.
“It’s time. Last year, the DC Universe confronted the legacy of Watchmen in Rebirth the way Watchmen confronted the legacy of superhero comics three decades ago,” explains writer Geoff Johns. “Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Dr. Manhattan. If you’re going to have a conflict between optimism and pessimism, a battle between the very forces of hope and despair, you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU. It’s all paying off this November with DOOMSDAY CLOCK.”
“DOOMSDAY CLOCK is a story for fans who love the DC Universe and Watchmen and want to see what a master of this genre creates when he puts them together,” says Frank. “As for my artistic approach to the series, each panel is extremely detailed and I am constantly thinking through the position of every single element.”
Much more to come on this, but there you have it. (By, the way, check out our celebration of the return of Jay Garrick in this week’s aforementioned The Flash #22.
Oh, and check out our 13 QUICK THOUGHTS on why we’re completely cool with all this. Click here.