Welcome back, sorry that I have missed a few, but we are back to reviewing comics every day! Today, Seppin is going to be reviewing Doomsday Clock #7 written by Geoff Johns and art by Gary Frank.
Doomsday Clock is turning out to be one of the best graphic novels that DC has ever published. It has hints of the old Watchmen story by Alan Moore, but it is also revolutionizing it and bringing Moore’s storytelling to the DC Universe. Geoff Johns has been able to replicate that storytelling style that everyone loved from Watchmen and use it to tell more modern issues.
This issue has some incredible references towards the Justice Society of America and why they haven’t appeared in the Rebirth continuity. Specifically, the story of Alan Scott is told by Dr. Manhattan. I also want to point out how well Geoff Johns writes Dr. Manhattan. It is almost as if you were reading lines written by Alan Moore. Geoff Johns does a perfect job writing all of the Watchmen characters. We also get an intense meeting between Ozymandias and Dr. Manhattan. This leads to a large number of spoilers, that I will not disclose, but I will say that Rorschach leaves unhappy and ends up beating the Joker up. It is a perfect issue.
Overall, you can tell that I am going to make this one fo the best comics this year.
(How good is the story? Does it stand up to others?)
(Does it tell the story? Does it work well with the character?)
(Does this story need to be told? Is it helping the Character?)
(Is the character represented well? Does the writer understand the character?)
Total: 20 / 20