Dr. Manhattan vs SUPERMAN in a standalone thematically rich clash of the ages.
A story pondered by Geoff Johns for a while after Rebirth special #1. The impetus of which was the results of the US election but this is more an exploration on the state of the world and humanity today.
Told through pitting the Watchmen universe against DC using their two most prominent essence, Dr. Manhattan and Superman. (Apparently Superman is the reason Dr. Manhattan took curiosity in the DC Universe EEEEEEP!!!!)
Geoff Johns calls it DOOMSDAY CLOCK. He says the name has been chosen for the ominous associations it will raise in Comic readers ;) of course with allusions to both Watchmen and Superman history.
You know what, i'll just let you read The Interview.
A DC universe shaking standalone with SUPERMAN at it's heart, the subject matter of which promises to be one of the most IMPORTANT Superman stories ever told!!
This the same month He comes back in the movies to a world collectively inspired, to spread hope for a better tomorrow! (If you have any snarky comments towards this statement, i implore you, just on this thread, keep them to yourself please. Thank you :) Lets try to be like Superman)
And GARY FRANK, possibly my favourite Superman artist!!!
Also, have i mentioned i LOVE Geoff Johns. yeah, I LOOOOOVE HIM!!!!
P.S- Geoff and Gary both affirm this is not a sequel nor will it touch or change anything about Watchmen. They love that book. This is something new. Gary's words according to his twitter, "Doesn't even have to be considered Watchmen Canon." Just incase anyone was on edge.
Personally, The prospect that SUPERMAN is the one who might lead the resigned God Dr.M to have a better world view. Actually the fact that he's the focus of this kind of story at all has me bouncing of the walls!