DC Comics has been on a roll since the Rebirth lineup came out. And now, not only are they in the middle of an epic universe-spanning event call Metal, they’re also starting out an epic crossover of sorts between the DC Comics universe and the Watchmen universe via Doomsday Clock. The project is the brainchild of Geoff Johns, who notes in an interview with ComicBookResources.com that he’s very happy with how well the first issue was received and that this is a project that means everything to him.
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:
Arguably the biggest DC Comics event this year (outside of Metal) is the Doomsday Clock, as the beings of the DC universe will meet the legendary characters from Watchmen. Both Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias have been confirmed to be coming to the event. And now, via New York Comic Con, another key character from Watchmen is coming…Rorschach.
Since the beginning of DC Rebirth, there’s been a question, “Where does the Watchmen fit into all of this?” It was teased that Doctor Manhattan was the source of the recent “woes” of DC Comics continuity, and then it slowly started to grow and make sense. Manhattan was messing with things, but for what reason, and where does it all head towards? Well, we’re going to find out when Superman goes up again Doctor Manhattan in the Doomsday Clock.
At San Diego Comic Con, a special panel was held for Geoff Johns, one the most legendary writers and creators at DC Comics today. Johns is set to make an even bigger impact on the comics universe with the upcoming event known as the Doomsday Clock. This book will pit two of the most powerful beings in two universes against each other: Superman, and Doctor Manhattan.