Saturday, June 1, 2019

Doomsday Clock #10 (of 12)

   This comic has been a bit of a roller coaster ride.

   The highs in Doomsday Clock are easy to spot.

   The art by Gary Frank is terrific, of course. 

   The story by Geoff Johns is thoughtful and complex - clever and challenging.

   It's a bold story, mashing up Watchmen (with special focus this issue on Dr. Manhattan) and the DC Universe - though it's become obvious that this isn't the mainstream DC Universe featured in the company's regular titles.

   The "lows" are a bit trickier to sort out. The series is playing fast and loose with DC continuity - and in fact seems to be unraveling it - or perhaps it's just pointing out the flaws, as though to point out how shallow we are just for following along.

   Maybe I'm reading too much into it - certainly I have a general distaste for "all-powerful" characters, since the only way to defeat them is to trick them into beating themselves.

   This issue is a "high," since it's actually explaining some of the plot points that we've been in the dark about all along.

   There's two issues left, and lots of ground to cover, so we'll see where it all goes from here (and the ultimate impact on DC - if any). 

Grade: A-



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great review. Right on target...