Doomsday Clock #1 has finally been released, and it's fair to say it's the most eagerly anticipated comic of the whole year.
Amid much speculation and controversy, the story will be a direct sequel to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal storyline, Watchmen, and sees us return to a dark, broken world that - today at least - feels all too familiar.
More than that though, the world of the Watchmen is set on a collision course with the main DC Universe, with Doctor Manhattan set to go face-to-face with Superman himself.
There are a number of levels of meaning to all sorts of elements of the book, within the context of the story to the very dates of its release. There may even be some which readers have missed, such as errant folders and late night reading material. All of it has a meaning here.
Take a look at just some of the most interesting curiosities to come out of Doomsday Clock #1.
Joe is a comic book writer out of South Wales, writing LGBTQ+ superhero series The Pride and also co-writing Welsh horror comedy series, Stiffs. He's also a comics reporter and reviewer who works with Bleeding Cool and now WhatCulture too. So he makes comics and talks about comics, but there's more to him too. Somewhere.