This opening scene from Doomsday Clock #1, by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, published by DC Comics tonight at 11:57 p.m. in midnight-opening stores, or tomorrow at stores where they like to go to bed.
It's also November 22nd tomorrow, albeit 2017 rather than the 1992 of the opening scene.
There's been some commentary over the day and date of choice, with some pointing that this is the week that the Death Of Superman finale, Superman #75, was published, killed at the hands of Doomsday. And that this is Doomsday Clock. Featuring characters from Watchmen and the DC Universe — and a Dr. Manhattan who has been messing with Superman and Batman's respective fathers, including Jor-El posing as Mister Oz and kidnapping Doomsday.
So, there's stuff.
But one aspect of the November 22nd date hasn't been picked up on until now: November 22nd is also the date in which Dr Manhattan was created, returning to life as the result of a serious nuclear research accident…
It's Doctor Manhattan's birthday tomorrow!
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DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1
(W) Geoff Johns (A/CA) Gary Frank
DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson. You are not prepared for what lies ahead within these pages, good readers.
In Shops: Nov 22, 2017