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Doomsday Clock
« on: 14 April, 2019, 01:08:49 pm »
What I hate most about Doomsday Clock is that I like it.  I'll probably never consider it a real sequel to Watchmen - that terrifyingly uncertain ending should never have been followed up - but it has me riveted,  and all Alan Moore's characters are characterised perfectly.

I didn't want to like it, but I do.
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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #1 on: 14 April, 2019, 01:59:01 pm »
Considering how long Geoff Johns has been stripmining Moore's work, you would sort of hope he'd learned to fake it by now.

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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #2 on: 14 April, 2019, 06:03:40 pm »
Never read his stuff before.  I know 2000ad, Hellblazer, Alan Moore , and Grant Morrison's old stuff,  but it kind of stops there.   
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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #3 on: 14 April, 2019, 06:04:32 pm »
I'm collecting it but won't read it until it's complete.

Not expecting too much tbh.

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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #4 on: 15 April, 2019, 12:05:45 am »
Never read his stuff before.  I know 2000ad, Hellblazer, Alan Moore , and Grant Morrison's old stuff,  but it kind of stops there.   

Johns is pretty reliable to tell a good story. His JSA series from the late 90s/early 00s is fantastic and essential reading IMO. He's one of the core architects behind a lot what's gone on at DC for about the last 20 years, and generally a good indicator of a good book. Recently he's been kinda slow on the script writing which is what's leading to these crazy Doomsday Clock delays (not the artist, Gary Frank)

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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #5 on: 15 April, 2019, 07:46:13 pm »
I found myself liking it alot more than I thought I would. It's only recently with sov meg prez cameo and the number of dc heroes making it to the scene my interest has gone down a bit. I liked it more when things were more personal. Still going to hang on to it. See what Johns is up to.

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Re: Doomsday Clock
« Reply #6 on: 16 April, 2019, 03:08:12 pm »
Doomsday Clock - nowhere near as good as Watchmen, but good enough to ensure a 12 issue commitment.