Writer Geoff Johns has unveiled the first six pages of his and artist Gary Frank’s Watchmen/DC Universe crossover, which reveal the unexpected return of one of the graphic novel’s central characters. Spoilers for Watchmen and Doomsday Clock ahead!
DC Comics has unveiled the first six pages of Doomsday Clock, done in the ashcan format (IE: without captions, dialogue, or color), and Johns revealed information about the setting at the New York Comic Con. Set in 1992 of the Watchmen universe, Ozymandias’s grand plan to unite the world comes crashing down when it comes to light that he was behind the infamous attack on New York that killed millions of people, making him the most wanted man of Earth as every government wants to bring him to justice. Russians infiltrate the Antarctic outpost that Ozymandias had as a mansion to discover something interesting: not only has the world’s smartest man disappeared, but he has discovered that there’s a tumor growing in his brain.
The cold war flares back up with a vengeance as a National News Network announces that nuclear war is imminent – only an act of God can save the world. We later cut away to a prison riot, where a criminal is trying to grab some keys from a guard he just dealt with… And as he reaches for the keys, he comes face to face with a very-much alive Rorschach. The prisoner decides to stay put while Rorschach walks off, mulling to himself.
Rorschach dying was the crucial moment in the original Watchmen, as it proved that he was willing to die for his convictions even if it meant that he could never reveal the truth about Ozymandias. Now that truth has come out, and how Rorschach has returned will be one of the many mysteries that Doomsday Clock will answer. The series will be a 12-issue event that will be self-contained does not cross over into other titles, set for release starting this November.
Source: DC Comics
5 Potential Marvel TV Shows To Rival HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
With news breaking that Damon Lindelof, the co-creator of both Lost and The Leftovers, is in talks to develop a Watchmen show for HBO, Marvel needs a new TV hit. Don’t get me wrong, I know Agents of Shield still has a huge following, but I stopped watching the Netflix shows during the second season of Daredevil. And FX’s Legion was just… okay for me. It’s not that I don’t love Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, but it’s not fair to put lower-tier characters like them in competition with a juggernaut like Watchmen.
HBO was clearly taking notes when Netflix started releasing their shows, so this seems like a great moment for Marvel to take some notes on their competition. If DC is going to churn out a Watchmen series, then Marvel needs to dig deep into their libraries to find stories worthy of being brought to the silver screen.
So hit Next to find out about five properties Marvel should consider adapting if they want to match HBO’s Watchmen.