Doomsday Clock: Everything We Know About DC's Watchmen Crossover

Alan Moore's opus finally collides with the DCU.

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The Doomsday Clock is ticking, and when it reaches midnight the DC Universe will never be the same again.

That's one of the bold promises legendary writer Geoff Johns has made about his upcoming Watchmen crossover, which is set to bring characters from Alan Moore's seminal work over to the mainstream DCU.

The seeds were sown at the end of the Rebirth event, when Doctor Manhattan showed up to pull at the strings of reality, and in Doomsday Clock they'll blossom into a fully-fledged DC-Watchmen crossover.

Featuring artwork by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson, the standalone series will run for 12 issues and won't spill over into other titles or one-shots. So put that pen down - you don't need to draw up an expansive reading list this time.

Watchmen's collision with the mainstream DCU is obviously a huge deal, not least because Moore's original series put dark, gritty superheroism on the map.

It's a project with history behind it, with DC having attempted to tell more Watchmen stories since the mid-1980s, managing to do so for the first time in 2012 when the Before Watchmen prequels launched with original artist Dave Gibbons's blessing.

But Doctor Manhattan and Superman's joint outing looks set to be a game-changer for both of their universes when it arrives this November.


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