First major Rebirth event!
DC has finally announced the follow-up to 2016’s DC Universe: Rebirth #1. Titled Doomsday Clock, the miniseries will reunite Geoff Johns with collaborators Gary Frank and Brad Anderson. The miniseries is framed to be Superman vs. Dr. Manhattan, and the conflict between optimism and pessimism.
“It’s time. Last year, the DC Universe confronted the legacy of Watchmen in ‘Rebirth’ the way Watchmen confronted the legacy of superhero comics three decades ago,” said Johns. “Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Dr. Manhattan. If you’re going to have a conflict between optimism and pessimism, a battle between the very forces of hope and despair, you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU. It’s all paying off this November with Doomsday Clock.”
“Doomsday Clock is a story for fans who love the DC Universe and Watchmen and want to see what a master of this genre creates when he puts them together,” says Frank. “As for my artistic approach to the series, each panel is extremely detailed and I am constantly thinking through the position of every single element.”
Doomsday Clock is set to launch this November, but the length of the miniseries is not announced yet. However, a four-page epilogue will be in this week’s The Flash #22 as part of t”The Button” crossover, and it will set the stage of the title.