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 THE 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. 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.”
– Geoff Johns
“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. 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.”
– Gary Frank
The Doomsday Clock will first appear as an epilogue in The Flash #22. The Doomsday Clock marks the countdown to the end game of DC Rebirth, which we were told would be sometime in 2018. Since then a major character to watch has been Superman and with the “S” Shield on the face of the Doomsday Clock in the 12 O’Clock position, it is a safe bet that, that will continue.