Doomsday Clock is the slowest of slow burns. Its biggest mysteries - such as just where Dr Manhattan is in the DC Universe, or how the hell a mime can mime himself a lethal weapon - still remain barely explored, let alone solved. But it's finally started to lift the lid on one of its most intriguing additions: The new person underneath Rorschach's mask.
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The first issue of Doomsday Clock is here, and with it a chance to explore the world Watchmen left behind - and how it will eventually tie into the wider DC Comics cosmos. While in some ways it's unsurprising that this world is even grimmer than we left it, there have still been some major changes since we last saw these characters in the original series
Alan Moore's distaste for DC's ownership of his and Dave Gibbons' work on Watchmen is widely known at this point -- and considering the fact that neither Moore or Gibbons were contacted for the characters' use in Rebirth, that distaste is still very real today. This new comic cover is unlikely to help smooth things over for Moore at least, either.