Geoff Johns Breaks Down Doomsday Clock Teasers In New Video


Despite blowing us away with one event that’s already kicked off in the form of Dark Nights: Metal, DC is more than ready to knock our socks off with yet another limited series, the ominously titled Doomsday Clock. Set to put characters from the DC Universe proper on a collision course with those from Watchmen, it’ll no doubt finally pay off the greater mysteries of the Rebirth era that have been tugging at our minds.

Since the book was announced back in May, the publisher has been somewhat mum regarding it, but a few more details were thankfully brought to light at San Diego Comic-Con back in July. Basically, DC head honcho Geoff Johns reaffirmed that a confrontation involving Superman and Doctor Manhattan is coming, which may very well be the comic book battle of the century. Furthermore, we learned the series has ballooned from four issues to twelve, no doubt recapturing the vast scope of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ immortal classic.

More recently, Gary Frank’s covers for the first issue found their way online, but what we’re going to do today is circle back to that first round of teasers because Johns himself has decided to elaborate on them in a new video that can be viewed at the top. Basically, he states that the end that was “nigh” in Watchmen is now imminent, something that becomes apparent from his commentary on Frank’s panels.

But if you require more, rest assured that additional information is on the way, as Johns promises new details will be revealed this Thursday night at New York Comic Con. To date, whenever he and Frank get together, they create magic, as evidenced by their past work in Batman: Earth One and Superman: Secret Origin. Thus, we expect this effort to be no different.

Doomsday Clock #1 arrives in comic shops this November.