Writer: Geoff Johns
Artist: Gary Frank
Color: Brad Anderson
Letters: Rob Leigh
The clock is ticking slowly towards midnight. Slowly being the key word, but Doomsday Clock is worth the wait. Geoff Johns is taking his time telling this story and he’s making sure it’s exactly what he wants it to be.
Doomsday Clock #10 is a deep look into the motivations of Dr. Manhattan. I’ve always viewed this series as an intense character study of Manhattan and Superman. Superman is an alien who has found a home among humanity. Dr. Manhattan is a human who has become so detached from humanity that he’s almost an alien. Johns spends this issue walking us through the life of Carver Coleman through the eyes of Dr. Manhattan. Every page takes us to a different period in space and time. We are seeing what Manhattan has been up to in the DC universe and why he’s so focused on Superman. Johns is delivering moments that I never thought I would see in a comic book and I’m enjoying every moment. I highly recommend everyone read the issues leading up to this one. It makes for a very enjoyable reading experience.
Gary Frank and Brad Anderson are a dream team. There are some scenes with Superman and some spoilerific characters that almost brought a tear to my eye. Frank and Anderson have done an amazing job of bringing this book to life. They are recreating some of the most famous scenes in the history of the DC universe and it is an amazing sight to see. Doomsday Clock is a slow burning masterpiece in the making. The writing,art,color, and letters are some of the very best the comic world has to offer. As much as we dislike the wait between issues we should just enjoy the fact that we live in a world where a comic like this exists.