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Doomsday Clock: The Final Evisceration

January 1, 2020 // 2 Comments

So I really didn’t want to do this. But somebody told me what happens in Doomsday Clock #12, and it pissed me off so much that I had to go back and finish reading the damn thing. Just so I could hate it intelligently. And, holy crap. HOLY CRAP. It’s even worse than I expected. But before the knives come back out, let’s make this all official and such… Doomsday Clock 9-12 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank  I covered the first eight issues of this travesty in earlier columns, [...]

Compelling, Yet Unreadable: Doomsday Clock, Part One

December 11, 2018 // 3 Comments

So this weekend – on a dare, mind you – I sat down and read Doomsday Clock. I didn’t PAY for it, understand. My objections to this book are due to business ethics even more than for artistic reasons, and I absolutely refuse to directly contribute to its success. But I did read someone else’s copies. Why? Because it was pointed out to me that I shouldn’t go around badmouthing the book if I haven’t actually read it. Which is fair enough. I DID read the ashcan preview [...]

Geoff Johns and the Ashcan of DOOM!

October 10, 2017 // 6 Comments

So at this weekend’s New York Comic Con, DC Comics released an ashcan printing the first six pages of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s Doomsday Clock, the upcoming Watchmen sequel that promises to give us the spectacle of Superman vs Dr. Manhattan. My response to this, of course, can be best summed up by Mr. Charlton Heston. Sigh. I’ve gone into my feelings before about how DC Comics snookered Alan Moore on the Watchmen rights, sticking to the letter of their agreement while [...]