Doomsday Clock #1 - I’m not a particularly big fan of Watchmen, I don’t really like Geoff Johns, and I think Gary Frank was better in the old days. Thinking about it, I’m probably predisposed to not liking this. But, I really did. It’s a great first issue. Extrapolating on the end of the original work, and by doing so, clearly commenting on the state of the world today. I can’t wait to see what happens when this world clashes with the DCU. It’s always darkest before the dawn.
Detective Comics #969 - the ominously titled “Fall Of The Batmen” starts this issue. Echoing a lot of Doomsday Clock’s themes, funnily enough, this is all set up as the pieces are moved into position for the fireworks to come. Now that he’s back, Tim wastes no time in making his presence felt, having a conversation with Batwoman that marks a pretty big shift in his motives. Be warned, though, @BenObiwomble, this issue also marks the next step in Stephanie’s story with the Victim Syndicate.
Joe Bennett joins the book’s art team this issue, and gives the book a clean and polished superhero look. Unfortunately, it’s quite bland in comparison to the regular work of Barrows and Martinez. Still, that’s a minor concern, all things considered. I love this book so much; I only hope the forthcoming “Fall” doesn’t do irreparable damage to it’s status quo.