So far, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, have delivered something once thought impossible: Something close in greatness to the original Watchmen comic in Doomsday Clock (and we’re only halfway done). I won’t insult the massive amount of people whom believe that Watchmen walks on water, but at the same time, the duo which given us such classics in Action Comics, Batman: Earth One, and more, are delivering something that is wholly unique, and combining two universes which have no right to be together. You know, like, me and Scotch on a lonely Friday night.
Here Are Three Reasons That Doomsday Clock Might Be One Of The Greatest Comics Ever At DC (Minor Spoilers Ahead For 1-6)
1) Johns Have Created Two Of The Most Interesting Characters In The Last Couple Of Decades
2) The Intricate Plotting
3) The Artwork Really Enhances The Message
“But what have you tried to make this world a better place?” This was the question that Ozy asked Batman when fell from a distance from Ozy’s airplane. But what is the message of Doomsday Clock? Is that it? That the DC Comics’ heroes should be doing more, or is it a bit more complicated than that. I’ll admit, I have not read this book as many times as I should, and this question perplexes me to that point of, well, being very angry with myself.
Johns is doing a ton of things, with interconnecting plots that are flat-out brilliant. One could assume quite a bit about what the message of this books truly is, but in doing so, could mean missing out on something else that would be a detriment to John’s story. So, for the sake of answering of the question, and also, having the question be so interesting to start with, one believes it’s about doing what you can to the best of your abilities. Be that saving that world, or just trying to find a good dentist, but making sure you’re the one pulling your own strings.
Just wait: Doomsday Clock will become one of the greatest animated movies ever by DC Comics. If you doubt that DC won’t cash in on this story, then I’d love to hear the reason why! Snyder’s Watchmen did well in theaters, and this comic book includes Batman, The Joker, Superman and who knows who else yet? This story is mesmerizing to the point which can easily become obsessed by everything going on, or hypnotized by Frank’s artwork. After 6 issues, the reasons why this has become one of DC’s greats are quite simple: There’s nothing else like it ever; except the original story….Maybe?
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