Geoff Johns Teases “Doomsday Clock”

Geoff Johns has revealed that he will be writing a comic book story that will bring the Watchmen/Rebirth worlds together this November.

Titled “Doomsday Clock”, the stand-alone miniseries will see Johns collaborate once again with artist Gary Frank, picking up from the “Rebirth Special #1” and the more recent “The Button” four-part arc that concludes in this week’s “The Flash #22”.

Blastr.com has more details, having had a chat with Geoff Johns about “Doomsday Clock”, which he reveals is not a “Watchmen” sequel…

“It is something else. It is Watchmen colliding with the DC Universe. It is the most personal and most epic, utterly mind-bending project I have ever worked on in my career.”

“We’re not going to do a story like this unless we one-thousand percent believe in it. It is all about the story; it is only about the story. There are no crossovers. No watered down one-shots or mini-series on top of this one. This is a standalone story. There is only Doomsday Clock. We had no interest in doing a crossover with this. We didn’t want to see Doctor Manhattan facing off against Superman in Action Comics, with all due respect. That is not what this is about. It is about something different … It will have an impact on the entire DC Universe. It will affect everything moving forward and everything that has come before. It will touch the thematic and literal essence of DC.”

“There will be DC characters throughout this, but this focuses in on only a handful. There is a lot of focus on Superman, and Doctor Manhattan. Doctor Manhattan is a huge focus, and his reasons for being here, and doing what he does, ultimately have to do with Superman. And there are many, many more characters to be involved, but it is a bit early to discuss.”

As for the title…

“It takes the iconic elements of both Superman and Watchmen, and the DC Universe. It felt like the perfect title. I like the “DC.” It used to be called “The Doomsday Clock,” but I took “The” off. Obviously people know who Doomsday is, but he’s not a part of the story, but I like the implications of it. People will think the last time they heard Doomsday and Superman, he died, so what is this going to be? What is he going to go through this time? And how will it affect them going forward?”

Read more at Blastr.com.

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supermanofsteel
Member

I LOVE how Geoff Johns describes the overall concept:

“…at the core of it, there’s a being who has lost his humanity, and distanced himself from it, and an alien who embodies humanity more than most humans.”

Hoping the writing lives up to it.

BMoore25
Editor

Knowing Geoff Johns, I think it definitely will

StuB
Member

I am really liking the sound of this. Hopefully it lives up to the billing and gives us at least a good , strong story. Wonderful to see the focus Superman is getting post-Rebirth.

BMoore25
Editor

I agree StuB, I hate to sound like an elitist Superman fan but I truly feel this is how it should always be, he shouldn’t be just a prop tool for the bat. He’s freaking Superman the HSHIC

superhero
Member

i agree with you…though i don’t know what HSHIC means.

liheibao
Member

Head Super Hero In Charge

superhero
Member

thanks! i tried googling it but came up with a bunch of random stuff that didn’t make sense in relation

BMoore25
Editor

Yeah that’s my fault I should’ve clarified that but yeah its what Liheibao said

manofsteel
Member

I’m excited about this one.

liheibao
Member

It’s a trap! Don’t get fooled again!

Kal L
Member

Its funny, I picture you with a giant fish head when I read that…

liheibao
Member

With a guitar I hope.

bhof
Member

I’m really excited for this. Johns has written some of my favorite Superman stories. I’m also glad that it won’t be complicated by tie-ins. Keep it simple!