Doomsday Clock

Ryder Edwards
Ryder Edwards

Welp, the first issue is rapidly approaching and it's pretty clear that Johns completely lacks the talent required to do this story. What are some of your predictions for this series? Starting with some obvious ones,
completely misses the entire point of Watchmen and shits all over it's ending
forgets that the Dark Knight Rises was equally as influential as Watchmen, and ignores why the Dark Age actually came about
endless Alan Moore bashing
all this while shamelessly aping the style of Watchmen
'muh Drumph' is already confirmed

Jackson Perry
Jackson Perry

I've only seen the film, and that was bloody years ago. But I predict not-Trump will have been helped into office by the KGB, though the Soviet Union will be portrayed as modern Russia and no longer "true to the spirit of Socialism", thanks to a new not-putin leader who lead a successful anti-Perestroika coup.
Rorshach will be like the current year Shadow. He will almost certainly beat up a neo-Nazi (wearing a badge of not-Trump) while lecturing him about how he's a scared little boy who can't handle seeing brown faces around him and women in positions above him.
The one who is the big CEO will be Elon Jobs, will have somehow bought a smartphone to market in 1992 (SJW's can't fathom a world with no twitter), will be the owner of a hyperloop network and seen to be preparing a Mars mission. If he didn't die in the book, anyway.

Alexander Reyes
Alexander Reyes

Rorshach lecturing about brown people.
Isn't he an Objectivist who beats the shit out of criminals and lets them die? Why would he give two shits about race? Shit his landlady accused him of being a neo nazi. He shits on his liberal pyschologist in the original comic.

From what I remember in that DC thread where this comic came out. The reporter was William F Buckley Jr. so wasn't he a conservative figure in the 80's and not the 90's. For the 90's I thought it would've been Pat Buchanan.

Samuel Baker
Samuel Baker

Rorshach is officially a version of the Question, but if you dig deep into it you will find that Alan Moore really based the character on another Steve Ditko creation Mr. A. Mr. A was a comic hero created by Ditko, and published outside of the big two to promote his own Objectivist political views.
So to answer your question, it would be a complete divorce from the character to make Rorshach as current year, but I wouldn't put it past anyone. Probably say he had a "change of heart" or some shit.

Christian Sanders
Christian Sanders

And do you really expect Geoff-motherfucking-Jons to be that conscientious of the source material? You know, in leu of doing whatever he wants to make his story as edgy and violent as possible?

Zachary Adams
Zachary Adams

Dark Knight Rises
Not Dark Knight Returns

Holla Forumsmrade…

Christian Jones
Christian Jones

But the Dark Knight Rises did bring about the Dank Age of Baneposting

Jace Myers
Jace Myers

Whoops, I guess I had Bane on the brain. That's what I get for posting at nearly 2 in the morning.

David Jackson
David Jackson

Given what I've seen in print so far:
Rorschach has turned from an Objectivist or maybe an uncompromising right-wing degeneracy/crime annihilator (depending on your view of him) with a "hard life" background, to some guy angry at people who were quite a lot closer to his preferences displayed up until now, and seemingly having a feel for Ozy of all fucking people
speaking of which why is he not disorganized atomic matter right now
(CURRENT YEAR) politics…in 199X
SPECULATION
Manhattan will give a shit about this situation for no apparent reason, probably something something Silk Spectre muh ex-wife
Laurie won't use guns because of all the poor people who get shot in mass shootings despite ending of previous book where she starts implementing Comedian traits
ultimately some kind of transition for the Watchmen into the DCU (oh lord)

This more or less is going to be a complete shit show. Pretty much everyone I know who has or had some comic interests at any point before 2010 is disgusted but not surprised about this.

Samuel Wilson
Samuel Wilson

Doesn't storytime the full preview

Don't be a fag, man.

Joseph James
Joseph James

How the fuck can anyone stand Gary Frank's art?

Joseph Rogers
Joseph Rogers

Some extra shit.

Aaron Evans
Aaron Evans

There's really nothing worse than a sequel that has no reason to be.

I can't think of a single person that really wanted to see the ramifications of publishing Rorscach's journal. The suggestion of it alone was good enough.

You can add "Johns turns the Watchmen characters into 2D caricatures" into your speculation. I really can't decide which will be worse, making Rorschach a comic book hero, or changing Veidt into a mustache twirling villain.

Camden Gomez
Camden Gomez

I really can't decide which will be worse, making Rorschach a comic book hero
Well he did throw someone jacking off in public down an elevator well, it's a little aggressive but his heart is in the right place. I don't expect anything like that going forward though. Well, maybe he'll toss people who insult his landlady's son off a roof, who knows.

changing Veidt into a mustache twirling villain
Veidt's power as an antagonist more or less rested on him having everything well in hand and being 5 steps ahead of everyone else. That works nicely in a world separated from the rest of DC. In one that's not? You have the fucking Batman for petes sake, Mr. "I've prepared 20 years for this exact contingency". And that's just a muscled normie, you have a range of very powerful supers on top of that who he will be hard pressed to defeat unless he has Manhattan with him. And beyond all these technical issues, you know he'll also be poorly written to cap it off.

Ryan Howard
Ryan Howard

(CURRENT YEAR) politics…in 199X
Speaking of which, who the fuck is supposed to be the President in the Watchmen universe right now? There's no way in hell Nixon's on his 6th term, and if they're trying to imply that it's Trump with the whole-in-one "joke", wouldn't he have been in the running with a completely different platform because it's 25 years early with a completely different political climate? Maybe it's Robert Redford.

Nicholas Clark
Nicholas Clark

they turned motherfucking RORSCHACH into a whiny leftist

Logan Morgan
Logan Morgan

Food for thought: who says that's actually Rorschach, since he's supposed to be fucking vaporized. Strikes me as the kind of easy twist moment that Johns would write. Really though, Doomsday Clock would probably be more interesting and not as intellectually insulting if was just another Crisis instead of a straightforward "sequel" to Watchmen that commits the holy sin of diminishing its predecesor's conclusion with comic book logic.

Jaxon Perry
Jaxon Perry

all that shit
”In other news, two score sheep and a dozen virgins were sacrificed in Britain today as Alan Moore prepares a mighty curse for Geoff Johns, DC Comics, and the Time Warner media group.”

Lucas Stewart
Lucas Stewart

Really though, Doomsday Clock would probably be more interesting and not as intellectually insulting if was just another Crisis instead of a straightforward "sequel" to Watchmen that commits the holy sin of diminishing its predecesor's conclusion with comic book logic.
I was expecting it to be basically Infinite Crisis 2 before the ashcan came out. Now I'm just sad and mildly disgusted.

Alexander Lopez
Alexander Lopez

Food for thought: who says that's actually Rorschach, since he's supposed to be fucking vaporized. Strikes me as the kind of easy twist moment that Johns would write.
Rorschach copycats are a logical development but this doesn't feel like it will go down that route. Also that they would not feed ideologically into Walter Kovacs' preferences is too much of a stretch.

William F. Buckley Jr.
I thought Robert Redford's supposed to be Prez here.

Cooper Cruz
Cooper Cruz

Alan Mores druidic revenge plot would be fucking amazing to read about as a comic.

Henry Reyes
Henry Reyes

I thought Robert Redford's supposed to be Prez here.
He said he's speaking on behalf of the president.

Henry Edwards
Henry Edwards

bump

Bentley Williams
Bentley Williams

Thanks user

Colton Lee
Colton Lee

But isn't Robert Redford a liberal? How would the current year politics work against him?

Samuel Reyes
Samuel Reyes

Liberal canibalization.

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