I felt that we were going to get something more profound about Superhero comics as a whole. Watchmen pushed the boundaries to show what comics are capable of when you push the Superhero genre to the boundaries. I thought we were going to get that with Doomsday Clock because they were building up to pushing the boundaries again to see what makes the current comics the way that they are. I was hoping for the deconstruction of current superhero tropes.
Instead, we get the affirmation of those tropes already set on by Watchmen 12. Watchmen 12 is the ending, the moving forward, the finding of brightness in the superhero genre while also acknowledging the past. Doomsday Clock just reaffirms this again. I was looking for something more. I mean, I can easily watch the Watchmen TV series for that. But still...I wanted to see comics tackle the deconstruction of current superhero tropes rather than just reaffirming what we know of old superhero tropes.
What I do enjoy is that we do have the reconstruction of the DCU timeline, with Superman as Superboy who is inspired by the JSA and who later inspires the Legion. And because this is happening in the Prime Earth, we have a reconstruction of Earth 2 as the traditional Earth Two. That was a surprise, even though I still like Earth 2.
In a weird sense, it showed to us that Superman in the obe factor that not even Manhatten could ver fully account for!