The upcoming DC Comics event Doomsday Clock, which puts the heroes (and villains) of the DCU against the characters of Watchmen is slowly approaching, and the first 6 pages of the book have been released, showing a very dark story unraveling before our eyes. And yet, at New York Comic Con, writer Geoff Johns stated that there is going to be humor in the book:
“People think if something is gritty, serious and dark, it’s realistic,” Johns said. “I think people laugh every day. Humor is necessary, and it’s a part of life. That’s realistic. The stakes are high, obviously, but there is a humor, a quirkiness and an oddness throughout the whole series.”
This is very interesting, especially given the elements of both the Watchmen series and the state that the DCU is in with the Metal even (though it should be noted that Doomsday Clock takes place a year after Metal). We’ll see how much humor there actually is in the book when it releases November 22nd.