Welcome back! Today we will be reviewing Doomsday Clock #12 which is written by Geoff Johns and features art by Gary Frank.
It is here. The final issue in Geoff Johns lengthy epic featuring the Watchmen universe colliding in the main DC world. The story is beautiful as usual, Gary Frank is an amazing artist and I love everything that he draws. I also really enjoy reading Johns’ work because he does such a great job at bringing these characters to life and keeping their essence. I think that he has done an amazing job writing these dark and unexplored characters, while also matching them with a more serious DC world. So how was the ending?
To warn you all, there are slight spoilers in this post and you should click away after reading this or jump down to the bottom to see our score.
I thought that ti was wonderful. I know that it took a long time for this story to wrap up and I am upset as well, but I do believe that it was worth it in the end. I would even go as far as saying that we got a perfect comic. The art fit the story and was smooth throughout the whole book. On par was the writing which kept the story moving at a readable pace while keeping the integral themes of Alan Moore’s Watchmen and styles. Now to spoilers, I found that the ending was perfect. I think that subverting our exceptions like Johns did was perfect and it fit the story better than just having two guys fight at the end. And I think that Johns made a bold and interesting decision when he constructed this ending because Alan Moore fans are very particular and don’t like anyone messing with the source material. However, I can’t help but respect the route that Johns took as he used Superman to humanize Dr. Manhattan and bring back John Osterman. I was also elated to see the return of the Legion of Superheroes and the JSA. I think that ti was worked in beautifully, if not a few months late. I am also very curious to see if they are just leaving the Watchmen universe after this because Johns left it open for a potential sequel or a continuation in that world. No matter what happens I think that this story was bold and that it was both masterfully written and tastefully poetic as it made references to current politics much like Alan Moore’s original. Heck it might be my favorite graphic novel that I own this year.
Overall, this is an example of a perfect graphic novel.
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(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