Doomsday Clock, Geoff Johns' Watchmen sequel that brings back the Justice Society and Legion of Super-Heroes has finished after numerous delays. As Gerald Ford put it, "Our long, national nightmare is over."
Doomsday Clock was reportedly going to signal the return of the JSA and the Legion of Super-Heroes. Both those teams returned elsewhere this month. That means the purpose of the series now remains to explain how the DC Universe was altered by Dr. Manhattan and essentially be a sequel for Watchmen.
I've been reading Doomsday Clock primarily because I feel like I have to, for this web site. With Before Watchmen, I felt like it was an unnecessary cash grab from DC Comics. There were some fine creators that tried to the best that they can with it. However, I'm unclear on the reasons for Doomsday Clock except to fix problems from DC's biggest marketing scheme of the past decade, the New 52. Watchmen is being rolled into it for some indiscernible reason.
In DC Universe Rebirth, there is a meta subtext to the entire story that reads as Geoff Johns' apology to fans. Please keep in mind that there are spoilers in here, so don't go any further if you haven't read DC Universe Rebirth yet and don't want to know key plot elements for not only this comic but for a plethora of new series.
This summer, The Man Of Steel gets an all-new creative team. Prolific scribe Geoff Johns has been knocking it out of the park with JUSTICE LEAGUE and FOREVER EVIL. Now, Johns, whose previous work on Superman includes ACTION COMICS and SUPERMAN: Secret Origin, is poised to pen the monthly comic book series SUPERMAN. Joining Johns