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Subj: Doomsday Clock #2 - anyone read it?
Posted: Mon Jan 01, 2018 at 10:38:47 pm EST (Viewed 248 times)
Doomsday Clock 002 (of 12) (2018)
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:22:57 No.97818833
Other than it being a tad heavy handed and "muh sacred cow", how is this bad exactly?
Well, it was more notable than #1. Which ain't saying much. Confirmation/Clarity of 2 universes helped a lot. Interesting bonus backup featuring "The Superman Theory" articles.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:23:54 No.97818841
I dunno, I'm having a good time with it. Love the art.
No complaints with art.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:24:19 No.97818850
after only two issues it doesn't feel like it has really gotten started yet
That seems risky, for ensuring sales.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:24:58 No.97818853
I don't think its bad (yet), but I don't understand why Johns felt the need to create 2 new Watchmen characters
Mime and Marionette were pretty cool. Although, it Seems unlikely that they'd be recruited ATM.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:25:47 No.97818866
It's trying way too hard to be better than its source material and Watchmen characters don't mesh well AT ALL with the mainstream DC universe.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:26:42 No.97818877
Does that mime have actual powers? People seemed legit convinced that his invisible gun was real.
Seemed like a psycho kinetic to get out of those cuffs.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:29:04 No.97818908
I really hope his weapons are actually imaginary and that he just uses them as a scare tactic, if some people reading it thinks that mime might have powers, maybe people in-universe thinks that too
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:35:06 No.97818990
I think it's pretty good Gary Frank's art has never been better. There's no nuance like Watchmen to it, it's just another fun event comic
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:39:35 No.97819042
I find it ironic that right before we have Watchmen characters not-Rorschach and Ozymandias getting entangled in DC and specifically the Batman end of the pool....
We have Batman suddenly a married guy, and his collection of "boys" suddenly diluted by the female bat-characters that haven't at all been crashing at his pad.
You can tell me that's coincidental but I probably won't buy into it.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:40:37 No.97819058
Geoff Johns seems to be unable to write with any subtlety
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:42:13 No.97819089
Gary Frank was a nice get.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:42:39 No.97819093
as it stands, it's just a poorly crafted Watchmen knockoff and we already have enough of those
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:42:56 No.97819101
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Oh and the heavy-handed (Johns natch) scene with Ozy admiring Luthor's sudden and inexplicable collection of classical nude male paintings.
It's Johns practically shrieking "LOOK, Ozy is totally the gay one! The billionaire super-athlete-genius with the "boys" folder! Not Bruce and his mansion full of "adopted" men! Nosirree, he's a happily married guy (all the sudden) y-yep!"
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:46:38 No.97819139
I'm willing to wager that well within a year of Doomsday Clock being over, Bruce's preposterous marriage to Selina will have gone the way of death/mindwipe/dead-then-brought-back-mindwiped/Full Retcon.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:47:50 No.97819155
That's some heavy subtext reading bruh.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:48:40 No.97819166
This is a character who had to be raped into having offspring.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:52:04 No.97819204
you're giving Geoff more credit that he is due
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:54:20 No.97819235
No, I'm absolutely not. He's bought in characters from what is specifically a Deconstruction of silver age comics, into the very universe they are intended to be a commentary on.
And he's hurriedly papered over Batman's end of that deconstruction by suddenly transforming him into stable Dad and Husband Guy.
That's totally his usual level of "subtle" writing.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)21:59:20 No.97819297
And since it (sorta) brings together Rorschach and Batman, that's more than enough to light up the sales to the Batfanbase.
They are already gushing that the the two OC are CLEARLY Joker's parents.
Still, it was a decent first interaction with them. Is the anti-Batman protests new to this or crossing over in the Battitles next?
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)22:00:39 No.97819315
Straight people don't ALWAYS want to procreate.
Quote:Anonymous 12/31/17(Sun)22:05:54 No.97819383
Just started reading it. I think its alright so far, hope they don't &^%$ it up
Wonder how that Nathaniel Dusk movie Easter Egg tribute went over with fans of the character?
Quote:Anonymous 01/01/18(Mon)05:23:57 No.97824287
>a tad heavy handed
If Doomsday Clock was a person, they would have anvils for hands.
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