Doomsday Clock #6 of 12: Capsule Review


Title: Doomsday Clock #6

Publisher: DC Comics

Writer: Geoff Johns

Artist: Gary Frank

Colorist: Brad Anderson

Letterer: Rob Leigh

Cover: Gary Frank

Review: ★★★★☆

It’s just what we needed. Johns gives us a little back story to move Doomsday Clock along. How do we go forward when we are going back? Empathy. The story needs us to care about Mime and The Marionette. Both characters are from the Watchmen universe and it helps to build the legacy that Johns is creating for them. The Joker might have words regarding the situation. The back story is interwoven into the Joker meeting up with a “Legion of Doom” of sorts. This all gets out of sorts when you throw in the Comedian. Our DC villains truly don’t fear a man with a rifle. It down plays the Comedian’s presence, except The Marionette is freaked out by him. In the darkness created by this story we get almost enough Joker and not enough Comedian. We understand the plight that Mime and The Marionette are going through. Keep in mind, Batman is in tow the entire time as well. Gary Frank’s art is top notch. His Joker is creepy and vicious. It’s also nice to see that he is taking his own version of this story and not Brian Bolland’s.  The series continues to be an excellent read, but I don’t think it will fit anywhere into the DC Universe as it is now. It remains to be seen and there is so much more to come from here.

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