It might only be the first issue, but already Doomsday Clock has managed to drop its fair share of bombshells.
The long-awaited follow up to Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' 1986 graphic novel will undoubtedly raise a few eyebrows, not least because it's yet another controversial use of the Watchmen license, but also because it's been held as DC's biggest book of the year. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are the prime architects to pull off any use of Moore's concept however, and - for the most part - the first issue is a testament to that.
It's still early days, but Doomsday Clock already has the world's attention. Issue one does a decent enough job of retaining it too, providing clues and answers to the story's biggest questions in a way that intimates both its salience and the intrigue surround the wider mystery at hand. It very much feels like a DC book confined within the aesthetics of Gibbons’ designs, but for a crossover between those two exact things, it works, particularly when the page layouts themselves allude to the wider concepts Johns and Frank are set to broach.
But what were the biggest things to emerge from the issue? The identity reveals, the world-building, and the details of how the DCU and the Watchmen intersect? Here's what you need to know to stay in the loop.