The release of DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 was celebrated with a series of midnight events at over 1,000 comic book stores across the United States and United Kingdom. We have the New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank to thank for that.
Due to the incredible demand for the series that promises to bring the WATCHMEN characters and the DC Universe together for the first time, DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 has already gone back to the printer.
Doomsday Clock #1 Second Printing will be on Final Order Cut-off on November 27 with an on-sale date of December 27, the same date as Doomsday Clock #2.
The new printing will feature a black and white version of the original main cover by Gary Frank.
This is what Geoff Johns had to say:
DOOMSDAY CLOCK is unlike anything that we have ever done before, and both Gary and I are incredibly overwhelmed by the support that the fans have shown leading up to the release,The day before Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning for me – it was when I would buy boxes of comic books before heading home for the holiday. Once there, I would eagerly read through them and discuss every little detail with my friends. My hope is that fans will have that same experience with the first issue of DOOMSDAY CLOCK.
Comic book retailers opened their doors just before midnight. That also happens to be the time displayed on the cover of DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1.
Fans at Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles in Toronto were treated with a release party and signing with Geoff Johns himself.
The twelve-issue series was inspired by current worldwide events and Johns and Frank have set out to tell what is sure to be the story of our time.
We know the bar is set high for fans of WATCHMEN, and we aren’t going into it thinking we can match the best comic of all time. But, we are confident that we have something pretty special and we are anxious for fans to finally have the first issue in hand and see where we are taking this story.
DOOMSDAY CLOCK #1 is out so go visit your local comic book shop.