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New York Comic Con 2017: Watch the DC Doomsday Clock Panel With Geoff Johns Moderated by Lev Grossman

Yesterday at New York Comic ConLev Grossman, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Magicians trilogy and former Time Magazine book critic, lead a discussion with Geoff Johns on his ambitious new comic book series Doomsday Clock. Johns revealed the first six pages of issue #1 and provided fans with new details about the series where the Watchmen and DC universes will meet for the first time ever.

Those who attended also got an ashcan of the comic which you can check out online.

Geoff Johns Shares More Doomsday Clock Details

As the countdown to Doomsday Clock continues, writer Geoff Johns spills even more details on the creative process behind the upcoming Doomsday Clock comic, including a closer look at Gary Frank’s impressive artwork.

Johns also reveals that he’ll be sharing new details and artwork on the Doomsday Clock panel at New York Comic Con and that fans in the panel room will receive an exclusive item that is not available anywhere else! The panel will be moderated by celebrated author Lev Grossman (The Magicians) on Friday at 6pm ET on the Main Stage. For fans that won’t be at the show don’t worry, you can livestream the panel on the DC Facebook page.

Doomsday Clock #1 hits stores November 22, 2017. The forthcoming twelve issue series will meld together the celebrated characters from the Watchmen and DC universes, including Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, Dr. Manhattan, among others, into an unforgettable and thought-provoking adventure.

Geoff Johns Talks Doomsday Clock in a New Video

Get a sneak peek at the most anticipated series of the year, with this new trailer debuting the road to Doomsday Clock! From The New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, the forthcoming twelve issue series brings together iconic characters from both the Watchmen and DC universes.

Join Johns as he speaks candidly about this thought-provoking new series. From the hints left in DC Universe: Rebirth, to his collaboration with Gary Frank, this first look digs into the origin of the series and provides more insight on how Doomsday Clock is truly a story of our time.

Doomsday Clock #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017.

Doomsday Clock and Geoff Johns are Front and Center for New York Comic Con

This November, The New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank will deliver one of the most talked-about new series, Doomsday Clock. The book promises to bring together iconic characters from both the Watchmen and DC universes. Rest assured, fans counting down to the release will not have to wait long for new details about the series. Mark your calendars for the Doomsday Clock panel on the New York Comic Con main stage Friday, October 6, at 6:00 pm ET.

During the panel, Johns will reveal the first pages of issue #1 and lead an in-depth discussion on how it all began, starting with his acclaimed DC Universe: Rebirth one-shot and leading to Doomsday Clock this November. In addition, the audience will receive a limited-edition Doomsday Clock item available only at the panel.

This is a first look you won’t want to miss. Doomsday Clock #1 hits shelves November 22, 2017.

DC Reveals the Doomsday Clock #1 Lenticular Cover

This morning, writer and DC President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns revealed the final cover for Doomsday Clock #1! The lenticular cover features prior existing Watchmen art by Dave Gibbons, and is the final version to what was revealed last week, along with the main cover and variant from artist Gary Frank. Doomsday Clock #1 will hit shelves November 22, with more details on the way in the coming months!

Doomsday Clock is a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.

At San Diego Comic-Con Geoff Johns Proclaims “The End is Here”

Geoff Johns at SDCC revealed new details about his highly anticipated Doomsday Clock series. During the hour-long Spotlight conversation, Johns debuted six interior panels, beautifully illustrated by Gary Frank with colors by Brad Anderson, including confirmation of Dr. Manhattan’s involvement in Doomsday Clock.

Doomsday Clock is a story for our time that brings the greatest heroes and villains from the DC Universe together with the mysterious forces from the Watchmen Universe. As Johns discussed the sophistication of the story and its real-world influence, his words paired beautifully with the panels, which are highly detailed and evoke layers of emotion.

During the panel, Johns announced that the series would be Superman centric and it will start one year in the future from current DC continuity. The timelines will link up at the conclusion of the series where readers will see characters that have been affected by the events in Doomsday Clock.

The first issue will hit shelves on Wednesday, November 22, just prior to the Thanksgiving 2017 holiday, a time of year that has a special meaning in Johns’ life. Each year, he would return home from school with the latest comic books to read and discuss with his friends. The monthly series will run 12 issues with planned breaks in March and August.

Around the Tubes

It’s new comic book day! What’s everyone getting? What are you excited for? Sound off and let us know! While you wait for shops to open, here’s some comic news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Kotaku – Injustice 2 Pro Proves The Game’s Lightly-Regarded Joker Actually Is A Threat – Who’s playing the game? Have you been enjoying it?

Korea Times – Comic books inform children and their parents about rare diseases – Graphic medicine is becoming a big thing!

CBR – Wonder Woman 2: Jenkins & Johns Already Writing Treatment – This isn’t surprising.

ICv2 – ‘Ghosts’ Wins McDuffie Award for Kids Comics – Congrats!

Publishers Weekly – Layoffs at Papercutz – Wishing the best for those impacted.

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Newsarama – Crosswind #1

Comic Attack – Harrow County #24

Talking Comics – Jimmy’s Bastards #1

Geoff Johns Gives the Scoop on Watchmen, Superman, and Doomsday Clock

With the finale chapter of “The Button” hitting shelves this Wednesday, writer Geoff Johns is lifting the veil as to what’s next for the DC Universe and Watchmen. It all comes full circle this November with Doomsday Clock.

The standalone miniseries will be written by Johns with art by Gary Frank and continues the mystery that began in DC Universe Rebirth Special #1.

As we can see with the teaser it blends together Superman, the classic Watchmen clock (without the blood) and Superman’s nemesis Doomsday is invoked in the title. That character appeared in the first Rebirth arc of Action Comics. At the end of that arc, the mysterious Oz had captured Doomsday and the Oz seems to be tied into Watchmen somehow. Interestingly, the story doesn’t involve Doomsday though.

Johns says this is “Watchmen colliding with the DC Universe” and sets up a Doctor Manhattan/Superman story exploring a character who has lost his humanity and an alien who embodies humanity.

The story is focused on the miniseries without tie-ins or crossovers, but it will impact the entire DC Universe and “affect everything moving forward and everything that has come before.”

Johns had been working on the story for some time but was influenced by the recent US Presidential election, but it’s more than about that. Johns will explore the attitude of people and the extremes that seem to be everywhere as well as the anger and frustration. Rebirth brought back hope to the DC Universe and the concept is whether Watchmen’s grime can infect it.

How far can Superman fall? We’re going to find out in Doomsday Clock.

Wednesday Graphic Novel Review: Green Lanterns Vol. 1 and Nightwing Vol. 1

Four weeks into the new year and three weeks of new comic days! We’ve got two more first volumes to two DC Comics “Rebirth” trade paperbacks!

Green Lanterns Vol. 1: Rage Planet collecting issues #1-6 and Rebirth by Sam Humphries, Robson Rocha, Geoff Johns, Ethan Van Sciver, Ed Benes, and Tom Derenick.

Nightwing Vol. 1: Better Than Batman collecting issues #1-4, #7-8, and Rebirth by Tom Seeley, Javier Fernandez, and Chris Sotomayor.

Find out what each trade has in store and whether you should grab yourself a copy. You can find both in comic stores January 25 and bookstores January 31.

Get your copies now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

Green Lanterns Vol. 1 Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

Nightwing Vol. 1 Amazon/Kindle/comiXology or TFAW

 

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No, Geoff Johns Did Not Say He’s Writing Watchmen, But Did Hint at More #DCTV

rumorsWe’re not even a full day into 2017 and already the bullshit and clickbait is flowing on other comic sites. Numerous sites are reporting that Geoff Johns “said” he will be writing a Watchmen comic in 2017, or teased that he would. The only problem is that he did no such thing.

Here’s the series of Tweets of things he’s looking forward to in 2017 that led to the Clickbait storm.

That final tweet with the picture of Doctor Manhattan was interpreted by many to mean Johns will be writing a new Watchmen comic series, except in reality it probably means no such thing.

screen_shot_2016-05-26_at_14-19-28_vjuljcThis year DC Comics launched their latest initiative Rebirth which blended old and new in a new focus for the comic line. That initiative was spearheaded by Johns who worked with each creative team to shape their new direction and their role in the overall story arc that’s playing out.

At the end of the DC Universe Rebirth Special we get a few teasers that hint that Alan Moore’s celebrated work and characters have been involved with the “missing time” that is revealed in the one-shot comic. That comic, written by Geoff Johns, featured Batman finding a pin with a smiley face and blood stain on it. The same pin made iconic with the Comedian’s death in the Watchmen comic series. At the end of the comic we also get hints that Doctor Manhattan is keeping watch over the DC Universe and may be involved as he disintegrates two characters just like he did in Watchmen.

So, the characters are involved in the story, but considering Johns’ involvement, wouldn’t the more likely conclusion to that last Tweet be that he’s writing whatever “event” having to do with Rebirth is being released in 2017? And that event will reveal more about the involvement of the Watchmen characters?

A confirmation of Johns writing a new Watchmen comic series, we’d have to rate as “False” at this time, though DC did find mixed success in their Before Watchmen event a few years back.

However, there is news from those Tweets. Johns seems to indicate that we’ll be getting even more DC television with a new series coming!

In 2017 add one resolution to your list, “Say NO to Clickbait.”

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