Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Doomsday Clock #7 Review

The Doctor Is In

Written By: Geoff Johns
Art By: Gary Frank
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: September 26, 2018

Well, our two months are up and we can finally get back to what should be the biggest story going on at DC Comics right now.  Lousy delays have seriously killed the hype of this book, but thankfully, with the strength of the last issue, this wait in between didn't feel so long and now that we're on the last half of the series I feel that we're finally going to get to the meat and cheese of the book and that's an exciting prospect.  Alright, let's jump into this and see if it was worth the wait.  Let's check it out.

For this issue of Doomsday Clock........ Well, you get so much of what you've been wanting out of this series.  I say "you" because I have to assume that everyone wanted to not only see the DC Universe characters and the Watchman Universe characters mix it up a little more, complete with Batman getting out of his fog from the last issue and actually acting like a badass, but also......... We finally get to see the gold at the end of the rainbow.  The reason that Ozymandias, Rorschach and Mine and Marionette all crossed the Bleed to get here.  That's right......... It's pretty damn satisfying.

Besides for the obvious payoff of seeing and interacting with a certain character in this issue, you also get a lot of back and forth with discovering things you didn't know, uncovering more things about stuff you thought you knew about, while also figuring out lies that that have led certain characters down paths they normally wouldn't go.  What I'm getting at here is......... there's a lot of shit going down in here and while I would love to say that I'm smart enough to know everything there is about what's going on, the stuff I did get was enough to scratch that itch that I've had since this series began, while also allowing enough stuff to remain secret to keep the momentum of the book going.  

All in all, I continue to love the art in this book and had a great time with this issue with all the concepts and secrets that it revealed and I remain intrigued to find out all the stuff that it hasn't shown its hand at yet.  Just a lot of great moments here and while I hope that it all somehow pans out in the end and makes for a story that needed all of it, the thing that I found the least enjoyable is the continued talk of the Supermen Theory and the inclusion of the Carver Coleman movies within this story.  It just felt unneeded here and only seemed to interrupt the excitement, which wasn't needed.  Like I said though, this may be an integral part of the plot in the long run, but as of right now, it's just kind of an annoyance. 

Bits and Pieces:

Well, this second half of our Doomsday Clock story didn't waste any time in fulfilling a lot of my wants and needs when it comes to story, characters, and interactions.  There's a lot of stuff to be excited for here and now that the story finally feels to be going somewhere, I can't wait to see what we get next.


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