The sixth issue of the ongoing limited series Doomsday Clock will be released in late July. In the past, the issue was scheduled for an August released due to production setbacks.
Few series in the DC Comics stable of titles garners as much interest and intrigue as Doomsday Clock, which is currently being written by DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns with Gary Frank sitting in the artist chair. The title is currently following the universe-wide changing events of DC Rebirth #1 and also serves as the continuation of the Watchmen graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons.
Although issue #6 was originally delayed until August, the issue is now slated for release on July 18th, 2018 (during San Diego Comic Con week) after, apparently, the creative team has resolved their production issues. Geoff Johns mentioned how important it was for everybody involved to deliver the book on time and how they were all “working diligently to deliver a thought-provoking and beautifully drawn series that’s unlike anything else on the shelves today.”
Unfortunately, delays have become almost routine with this book as issue #5 has also been delayed and will hit store shelves May 30th. When that issue was delayed, Johns had this to say:
“It’s incredibly important to us to keep up the quality of Doomsday Clock, but also to deliver it on the bimonthly schedule and we intend to keep our word. Issue #5 will begin the countdown for the DC Universe as the worlds of the Watchmen and DC collide full-on. Expect to see characters known and obscure step into the spotlight. And the strangest team-up you’ve ever seen.”
If you haven’t picked up Doomsday Clock yet, you owe it to yourself if you’re a fan of DC. Johns has promised in the past that the DC Universe will never be the same after this series is over. In many ways, the DC Rebirth line is more of a return to form for a lot of characters who experienced monumental changes during the New 52 era.
Our hope here at DCN is that Doomsday Clock delivers what it’s promising but we would also like to see what the payoff is going to be sooner rather than later. At this rate, fans are looking at the completion of the series in early 2019 – almost 3 years after DC Rebirth #1.
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