Watching The Watchmen Again
♦ Last Saturday at New York Comic Con, DC unveiled more about their Doomsday Clock series with its writer Geoff Johns, moderated by The Magicians’ Lev Grossman, and DC All Access put up the panel in full…
Here’s wikipedia’s information on the series: Doomsday Clock is an upcoming superhero comic book limited series published by DC Comics. The series is being written by DC’s chief creative officer Geoff Johns with art from penciller Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.
Doomsday Clock is part of the DC Rebirth line of comics and continues the narrative established with 2016’s one-shot DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1 and 2017’s crossover “The Button”. The miniseries will introduce characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal work Watchmen (1986–1987) into the DC Universe. The series was revealed on 14 May 2017, with a teaser image displaying the Superman logo in the 12 o’clock slot of the clock depicted in Watchmen and the series title in the bold typeface used for Watchmen. Doomsday Clock will feature twelve issues releasing over a year-long period beginning on 22 November 2017.
The story will include many DC characters but has particular focus on Superman and Doctor Manhattan. Johns felt like there was interesting story to be told in Rebirth with Doctor Manhattan. He thought there was an interesting dichotomy between Superman—an alien who embodies and is compassionate for humanity—and Doctor Manhattan—a human who has detached himself from humanity. This led to over six months of debates amongst the creative team about whether to intersect the Watchmen universe with the DC Universe. He explained that Doomsday Clock was the “most personal and most epic, utterly mind-bending project” that he had worked on in his career.