Just to correct a few editorial mistakes in that article:
The cover … features angry woman and men, bearing signs that declare “The End Is Near,” echoing the sentiment seen in the
readers of DC comics who are now planning to stop being readers of DC comics.
“Thematically, and metaphorically, there was no better choice than to use Doctor Manhattan,” Johns said. … “you need to have someone who personifies the cynicism that has leaked into our hearts and also has the ability to affect the entire DCU
and I was too busy washing my hair that day."