DC Comics Rebirth & Doomsday Clock #1 Spoilers & Review: The Watchmen Expanded, Dying As Superman Is Scared?

DC Comics Rebirth and Doomsday Clock #1 Spoilers and Review follow.

Doomsday Clock #1 opens with Rorschach attempting to free Marionette from prison. She wants proof of who he is because she’s afraid of the original Rorschach. He tells her the original one died and he’s different. He proves it by taking a glove off and revealing he’s a black man.

Rorschach needs her for a mission and he uses the whereabouts of her son as a recruiting tool; she’s pissed, but will naturally help him.

She wants her husband Mime to be freed from prison too; Rorschach is reluctant, but agrees.

They free Mime who needs his weapons before they leave prison…

…his imaginary weapons?

Rorschach is working from Ozymandias who is using the Watchmen Nite-Owl’s old base.

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Turns out Ozymandias is dying from cancer and…

…we get what appears to be a flashback to the last time he talked to Doctor Manhattan; he was leaving their galaxy for another one. This is presumably the catalyst for the DC Rebirth.

We end with Superman, presumably in the main DC Rebirth “galaxy” waking up from his first ever nightmare.

So…

A multi-layered story by writer Geoff Johns with gorgeous pencils by Gary Frank. Doomsday Clock #1 feels new yet authentic in terms of the Watchmen world. Curious as to how the alignment between the Watchmen lore and DC Rebirth lore would work. I had hoped for more action in issue #1, but this was definitely an entertaining issue. 9 out 10.

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