Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Doomsday Clock #8 by Geoff Johns - Comic Book Review

From the publisher: The critical and commercial hit series by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continues following the shocking revelations of last issue. As the truth behind Dr. Manhattan’s actions against the DC Universe are revealed, Ozymandias turns to the only being who can stop him: Superman.

Upon finishing reading Doomsday Clock #8 by Geoff Johns, I'll say that again the issue summary is misleading. There is no mention of Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandias barely appears in this issue. Rather, the story focuses on Firestorm and Superman. Firestorm goes to Russia in a fit of anger, and a tragedy ensues. Superman, ever the peacemaker and representative of the world, tries to help resolve the problem. But sometimes things do go as planned...

Johns continues to spool out the huge story he is telling in Doomsday Clock. At this point, he is doing an excellent job of juggling the various characters and storylines. To me, it's hard to develop characters much with a story this large, so in my opinion, not much is being revealed about the various characters. On the other hand, this is turning out to be a truly world changing series, with the world on the edge of a massive war and metahuman heroes and villains facing persecution and death.

According to the issue blurbs, Johns is revealing more and more of Dr. Manhattan's plans, but at this point I have no idea what the endgame is, and multiple issue summaries have been flat out wrong. However, I will trust Johns to tell a good, complete story. With only four more issues, there is a lot that needs to be resolved. I'm anxious to see how everything is going to turn out. To that effect, I recommend Doomsday Clock #8 by Geoff Johns.

I received a preview copy of this book from DC Comics in exchange for an honest review.

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