Rorshach. The Comedian. Dr. Manhattan. Silk Spectre. Nite Owl. Ozymandias.
Who watches the Watchmen?
At this point, who doesn’t? It’s sold over a million copies and is the first thing people mention when talking comics–for-adults. It’s the only graphic novel to make Time’s 100 Best Novels list, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Top 50 novels of the past 25 years, and has made fans of everyone from film directors Zack Snyder and Darren Aronofsky to the writers on Lost.
Watchmen takes place in an alternate world where the mere presence of American superheroes changed history: The US won the Vietnam War, Nixon is still president, and the cold war is in full effect. It begins with a murder-mystery before unfolding into a planet-altering conspiracy: When a retired hero is killed, his former teammates must investigate. The conspiracy they uncover will entwine their secret traumas and twisted psychologies, ultimately asking where the fine line is drawn between heroes and villains?
Popularly cited as the point where comics came of age, Watchmen’s sophisticated take on superheroes has been universally acclaimed for its psychological depth and realism. It’s slowly and inevitably become it’s own franchise, spawning a movie, video game, and the Before Watchmen prequel comics.
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The story takes a turn in the third chapter of this 12-issue series you never thought you’d see, from writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.
Geoff Johns Talks Doomsday Clock at NYCC
Some of you might have noticed that we released a second Doomsday Clock clip yesterday. In the video, Geoff Johns shared a...
On The Road to Doomsday Clock with Geoff Johns
The countdown has begun. DOOMSDAY CLOCK from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank debuts on November 22 and the questions that were asked in DC UNIVERSE: REBIRTH will be answered. Or will they? Geoff Johns gives you a glimpse of what you can expect in this exclusive preview.
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DC Comics presents to you a 12-issue maxiseries from the critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns, artist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson.
On The Road to Doomsday Clock with Geoff Johns - Part II
It's the beginning of the end! DOOMSDAY CLOCK, a 12-issue comic book event from Geoff Johns and Gary Frank debuts on November 22 and the DC Universe will never be the same. In this new clip, Geoff Johns discusses the significance of some of the panels we've seen from the series so far and...
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #2
DC and Watchmen characters collide at last!
Unbuttoning "The Button": A Flash of Danger
It’s finally here. The moment we’ve been waiting for since that massive reveal at the end of...