COMIC TITLE: Doomsday Clock #5 (2018)
Gary Frank– Artist
May 30, 2018
It’s another late night for yours truly which means that tonight’s entry still counts and I am still in the race as long as it doesn’t strike midnight. This past week’s NCBD, I realized that I needed to catch up on some of my comic books when I saw that a new issue of Doomsday Clock was out. Doomsday Clock is the story that is written by Geoff Johns and illustrated by Gary Frank and combines the two worlds of DC Comics like Batman and Superman with The Watchmen. Here is what we have learned leading up to issue five, the dimension that contains The Watchmen is dying due to Nuclear War and tensions between the US and Russia. Ozymandias realizes that he made a grave mistake and the key is to find Dr. Manhattan and to bring some help, but Batman ends up sticking Rorschach II in Arkham Asylum while the Marionette and the Mime are loose in Gotham City. Ozymandias ends up discovering that the Comedian lives in this universe and ends up getting put in the hospital for “attempting to murder” Lex Luthor while Rorschach II ends up escaping Arkham Asylum. In this issue, Batman confronts Ozymandias while Rorschach II tries to find Johnny Thunder while Lois Lane and Superman deal with the Meta-human crisis.
I think I was a little less impressed with this issue of Doomsday Clock only because all of the story lines ended up blending into each other too much. What I mean is that you’re following one story line and then all of sudden they are on a different one and I get why they did it, but I was confused at times of where I was at. Other than that, I really liked the comic because it had it’s moments when it shined. One of those moments was with Ozymandias and Batman as the two had a pissing contest with each other over who is ruining whose world worse. It’s a truly great moment because it’s one of those where Batman believes what he is doing is right and at the same time Ozymandias thought the same thing back in his dimension. It’s that is this really the end for Batman moment in the comic book and I enjoyed it a lot. I’m excited to see what happens with The Joker in the future issues because we get left on a pretty good cliffhanger if you ask me. I loved the artwork as usual as we see our favorite DC heroes in a more Watchmen style. I can’t wait to read issue six, but for now check out my grades below:
Character Representation: A
Entertainment Value: A-