Watchmen sequel revives after 30 years

R ecently-released DC Comic series “Doomsday Clock” received praise from longtime Watchmen fans with a promising plotline and as always, superb artwork.

Writer Geoff Johns, most notable for works such as “Blackest Night” and “Stars and S.T.R.I.P.E,” teamed up with pencilist Gary Frank and colorist Brad Anderson on this project. “Doomsday Clock” plans to update every month with thirty to forty pages, starting from Nov. 22.

“Doomsday Clock” is a Watchmen sequel that also includes a DC crossover with Clark Kent. Crucial characters like Rorschach and Ozymandias brazenly return with other minor characters.

Although penciling is credited to Gary Frank instead of Dave Gibbons, the original pencilist, the details and linework do not lack and even has dimension, thanks to the increased amount of hatching and shading. However, the color fell short.

“Watchmen” is known for its bright neons and scattered colors — predominantly purple and yellow. Instead, “Doomsday Clock” strived for a rusty, dull color scheme. Maybe it’s meant to be a metaphor.

Otherwise, the story is filled to the brim with suspense and thrill. The comforting relationship between Clark Kent and his wife in the end also adds a touch of lightheartedness to the overall violent story.

“Doomsday Clock” has already announced to end December of next year with a total of roughly 12 issues. If you loved “Watchmen,” this is a must-read for you.

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