DC Comics reviews 3/28/17

Doomsday Clock #4

doomsday clock #4

There’s a new man running around in Rorschach’s outfit and writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank explore his unique origin in Doomsday Clock #4.

I love how Johns is really capturing the spirit of Watchmen. It doesn’t feel like a cheap copy and feels very respectful of the source material. But Johns is also expanding the scope of the universe and connecting Doomsday Clock to Watchmen in a very organic and appropriate manner.

Rorschach’s origin actually makes a lot of sense and Johns naturally link his story to the past…in more ways than one. It’s a great tribute to the original story and has me excited about the possibilities of further connections being explored in future issues.

Frank’s artwork is outstanding. I love all the details he packs into every panel and that amazing sense of wonder he instills on each page. Brad Anderson’s colors do such a wonderful job of enhancing the story.

The release schedule of this book has been a little wonky and the every other month change doesn’t make the story progress any faster. Doomsday Clock is a slow burn, but there’s nothing to suggest it won’t be completely worth the wait once the story fully unfolds.

Rating: 10 out of 10

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