…your interest in Watchmen does not have to end!
That’s right! The characters Alan Moore debuted in his seminal 1986-87 works, have traveled several different paths since their groundbreaking debut. Leading that charge is Geoff Johns creator of DC Comic’s Doomsday Clock. Having just completed his part at the helm of comic’s greatest achievement, Dr. Manhattan and Ozymandius are back in the news for the foreseeable future.
Lucky for you, the library’s collection has all things Watchmen. Compare the characters’ paths in all phases (Alan Moore’s Watchmen, Zack Snyder’s Watchmen movie, HBO’S Watchmen, Geoff Johns’ Doomsday Clock, and Azzarello & Straczyinkis’ Before Watchmen.
If you’ve never read Alan Moore’s Watchmen, save your money, and check out our hardcover or our online copy. Unfortunately, Moore’s relationship with DC Comics (owners of the Watchmen copyright), ended in 1988 in a bitter dispute that exists to this day. As a result, Moore never entertained a sequel or expand the universe he created. His career-defining work is now in the hands of a new generation of comic artists.
In 2012, DC finally releases the Before Watchmen comic series. Characters like Ozymadias, the Comedian, Silk Spectre, Dr. Manhattan, and others were given richer backstories with titles devoted exclusively to each character. Respected comic authors Brian Azzarello, J. Michael Straczyinkis, and Len Wein would lead these series. Click the links to read the Before Watchmen titles.
As a result of Before Watchmen’s success, DC Comics greenlights and releases Doomsday Clock. Doomsday Clock is a limited comic run written by Geoff Johns from 2017-2019. This series is unlike any other in that it merges the world of DC Comic Superheros with the Watchmen characters. Superman meets Dr. Manhattan in this mashup that recently ended in December of last year. Click the links to read this series in order. (Doomsday Clock Part 2 will be released in the graphic novel format on May 12, 2020).