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.
With the hubbub of DC Universe: Rebirth, and the controversy around the apparent inclusion of a hallowed group of characters, I thought it was time to revisit a critique I did of Dan Didio's statements on Before Watchmen. This was posted four years ago, to the date, on my personal blog, before I started writing for this web site. I know that Geoff Johns is the creative force behind Rebirth, but when someone has been as obvious as Didio in orchestrating large events for DC Comics, and he (or she) is in charge, the critique falls equally on his (or her) head.
Because everyone loves Top 10 lists, I'm going to run down my list of my Top 10 limited series of all time. The rules are simple, when published, the series had to have a stated finite number of issues. One-shots are not eligible. I had to have read them, which means this is just my opinion. Everyone clear on the rules?
THE MULTIVERSITY: PAX AMERICANA #1 Written by GRANT MORRISON Art and cover by FRANK QUITELY 1:10 B&W Variant cover by FRANK QUITELY 1:25 Variant cover by RYAN SOOK 1:50 Variant cover by PATRICK GLEASON 1:100 Variant cover by GRANT MORRISON On sale NOVEMBER 19 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T SOLICITATION: Brace
Square Enix sent out new photos of their upcoming Play Arts Kai Watchmen Rorschach. the new photos show the accessories, articulation and alternate masks for the figure. The figure is due out in September and will retail for $95 USD.
WATCHMEN #1 September 1986 Watchmen is considered to be one of, if not the best comics of all time. However, it gets seen in today's light as a complete story. A new or casual reader of comics could forget very easily that Watchmen was published in twelve, monthly installments. Since I started reviewing old comics, I've wanted to review some of the stories that are traditionally viewed as the best of the genre. So far, the best comics I've reviewed never show up in lists of the best comics ever. Watchmen has remained in print, much to the spite of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, who will regain the rights if DC ever decides to stop publishing it. At this point, I don't know that if they did ever gain the rights, they'd be inclined to do anything with it. Nevertheless, Watchmen remains in the zeitgeist, so I'm going to look at the first issue from a fresh perspective, much like my friends in the ninth grade did when it first came out. I remember my friends Kevin, Todd and Andre pouring over Watchmen, realizing that it was something special. Unfortunately, after that summer, I moved away and didn't pick up Watchmen again until years later, when I bought it in TPB form, a copy I still have today, a first printing that is well read, stained and dog-eared.