Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Doomsday Clock #6 Review



Who Does Bad Better?


Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Gary Frank
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: July 25, 2018


It's been a tough wait, but the next installment of Doomsday Clock is finally here and with this being the halfway point of the story, I'm expecting.......... Well, hoping that it's a big issue that was well worth the wait.  In our previous issue Batman went and got himself knocked out and Mime and Marionette met up with the Joker.  Those are the elements of the story that we'll be dealing with this issue and right off the bat......... I'm excited.  Let's check it out.

Initially, I was a bit worried about this issue because while there has been so much set up going on in this series between the hunt for Dr. Manhattan and what's going on in our main DC world, with this Supermen theory and whatnot, it didn't seem like we've moved all that much forward in either of these concepts lately and as soon as you start reading this issue you realize that we're going to be focusing heavily on the backstory of the Mime and Marionette.  Thankfully though, this turned out to be just the story that I was looking for from this series.

Really, the big draw of this book is seeing all of the villains of the DCU getting together under the streets of Gotham, having a hidden cabal so that they can figure out what they're supposed to do now that the world has gone crazy with the Supermen theory, not to mention everything that's been going on in the DCU leading up to this like the Sanctuary in the upcoming Heroes in Crisis story.  With that though, you realize why DC Comics has the best villains in comics when you see them all together and trying to come up with a solution, while the Joker makes a mess of everything.  

While we don't see any of our heroes in this issue, besides for a knocked out Batman, we do get a decent amount of characters from the Watchmen Universe that keeps our main story moving forward enough, while also incorporating flashbacks to who Mime and Marionette are and boy is it enjoyable.  Overall, I love the art in this issue and the interactions between the villains of the issue, Johns is a master at dialog here and I find myself liking the Mime and Marionette more than I thought possible...... because I've already been enjoying them a lot.  Definitely a book you're going to want to check out, but after having such a long wait in between issues, I can totally see people trade waiting this one because trying to remember what came before was a bit of a bitch when I first jumped into this issue.

Bits and Pieces:

This issue has something that I always love and that's a story that focuses on the villains of the DCU and while we do get some backstory and a small amount of progression to our overall arc, this issue was just what I needed to get me back into Doomsday Clock after such a long wait.  

8.5/10

5 comments:

Unknown said...

This is probably tied for number one in the series for me alongside issue 3! Loved the dialogue and the art. Though prefer Riddler's rebirth look over this one. With being at the halfway point, I am curious to know when Superman is make another appearance or at least another hero besides Batman

Eric Shea said...

I'm a sucker for the Frank Gorshin Batman '66 look for the Riddler. I love the fact that he looks so ridiculous, but demands respect. I hope we get a lot more of him like this in the future.

Action Jackson said...

Liked the issue, but have lost all hype for this book. I no longer care what happens.
7/10

B. NastY said...

I liked this issue as well but come on let's get on with the story. I thought this was billed as Superman against Dr. Manhattan, along with the return of the JSA and Legion. We're at the halfway point and I'm not sure where this is all going.

Action Jackson said...

I completely agree B., the story doesn't even focus on the parts that matter like Saturn girl and Johnny Thunder, who in my opinion should be the most important part of this book.