‘Doomsday Clock’ To Reveal The Watchmen’s Connections to the DC Universe

by Eric Lee
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DC Entertainment is releasing a new comic by Geoff Johns that will finally answer how the The Watchmen connects to the rest of the DC universe.

Fans have been clamoring for answers of how the Watchmen changed the DC universe since it was first teased in DC Universe Rebirth #1. The current Flash and Batman crossover event “The Button” provided some clues, but it is clear that the storyline is build-up to a big showdown between the characters from The Watchmen and the heroes of DC universe.

Now, DC is announcing Doomsday Clock to definitively clear up any mysteries. DC Universe Rebirth writer Johns will be joined by Gary Frank (Action Comics) and Brad Anderson (Justice League) for the event comic.

Johns has already begun dropping hints of story elements for Doomsday Clock. However, the biggest one is the promise that we will see Dr. Manhattan again soon. Was he responsible for the universe’s continuity being repurposed? Will we see a showdown of Dr. Manhattan and Superman? Will there be appearances from any other Watchmen characters? Check the press release below.

Official Press Release
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 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,” explains writer Geoff Johns. “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.”
“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,” says Frank. “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.” 
 Images and information courtesy of DC Entertainment

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