Doomsday Clock (comics)

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Doomsday Clock
Variant cover for Doomsday Clock #1 (November 2017).
Art by Gary Frank
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
Format Limited series
Genre Superhero
Publication date November 2017 – December 2018
Creative team
Written by Geoff Johns
Penciller(s) Gary Frank
Colorist(s) Brad Anderson

Doomsday Clock is an upcoming superhero comic book limited series published by DC Comics. The series is being written by DC's chief creative officer Geoff Johns with art from penciller Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.[1]


Doomsday Clock is part of the DC Rebirth line of comics and continues the narrative established with 2016's one-shot DC Universe: Rebirth Special #1 and 2017's crossover "The Button". The miniseries will introduce characters from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work Watchmen (1986–1987) into the DC Universe.[2] The series was revealed on May 14, 2017, with a teaser image displaying the Superman logo in the 12 o'clock slot of the clock depicted in Watchmen and the series title in the bold typeface used for Watchmen.[3] Doomsday Clock will feature twelve issues releasing over a year-long period beginning on November 22, 2017.[4]

The story will include many DC characters but has particular focus on Superman and Doctor Manhattan. Johns felt like there was interesting story to be told in Rebirth with Doctor Manhattan, he thought there was an interesting dichotomy between Superman—an alien who embodies and is compassionate for humanity—and Doctor Manhattan—a human who has detached himself from humanity. This led to over six months of debates amongst the creative team about whether to intersect the Watchmen universe with the DC Universe, he explained that Doomsday Clock was the "most personal and most epic, utterly mind-bending project" that he had worked on in his career.[3]


  1. ^ Schedeen, Jesse (May 14, 2017). "Geoff Johns Continues DC Rebirth Saga in 'Doomsday Clock'". IGN. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Mithaiwala, Mansoor (October 5, 2017). "DC Confirms Doomsday Clock is a Watchmen Sequel". Screen Rant. Retrieved October 8, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b Sagers, Aaron (May 14, 2017). "Exclusive: DC Comics' Geoff Johns reveals teaser, details on Watchmen/Rebirth title Doomsday Clock". SyfyWire. Retrieved August 3, 2017. 
  4. ^ Polo, Susana (July 20, 2017). "Doomsday Clock is a countdown to the future of the DC Universe". Polygon. Retrieved August 3, 2017.