Doomsday Clock #11

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 30 User Reviews: 62
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The critically acclaimed series by the renowned team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank marches toward its conclusion. In this penultimate issue, the truth behind "Rebirth" is revealed as Batman searches for the one person he believes can help him save the world...Rorschach!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Sep 12, 2019

    I anxiously await the final issue, but it will be bittersweet knowing that it most likely ends the direction for DC that I have enjoyed the most in over 35 years of reading them. If the series ends as powerfully as the rest of the series has been, then this will be as memorable a series as The Dark Knight Returns, Crisis on Infinite Earths and the original Watchmen. Read Full Review

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    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 4, 2019

    If anyone survives to tell the tale, that is… Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comic Watch - Cody White Sep 7, 2019

    The penultimate chapter ofthe most important comics series of the century is here as Doomsday Clock #11(Johns, Frank, Anderson, Leigh) begins to gather all the various story threads to prepare for the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 4, 2019

    It's hard to get fully swept away in this issue knowing that payoff could be several months away, but once it's all assembled Doomsday Clock is going to be fondly remembered despite the horrendous delays. Issue 11 sets the stage for a big epic finale with some key revelations and the build-up for the most cataclysmic showdown in the history of the DCU. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    The overall craft in storytelling here is stunning, and the amount of story packed into one issue is impressive. I can't believe there's only one issue left. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Gary Frank delivers some beautiful art in this issue. Everything has a perfect mixture of darkness and detail. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Sep 7, 2019

    Doomsday Clock #11 is another excellent read. Geoff Johns and Gary Frank deliver another intelligent read that immerses the reader into this world that celebrates the details of DC's continuity. The shipping schedule remains the only weakness of this title. I would definitely recommend buying Doomsday Clock when it comes out in trade format. It is absolutely worth the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Jeremy Carr Sep 8, 2019

    Geoff Johns really amazed me with this issue, bringing so much of the story to a head and building up to what I hope is a finale for the ages. I really enjoyed this issue and highly suggest it to anyone, who has read up to this point. Its Ozmandias reveals are worth every penny. Im giving this issue 4.5 stars and will continue to look forward to the ending of a pretty great series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Sep 12, 2019

    If you've been in this for the long haul, this, like the others, is a must read. While someone off the street would overlook this, #11 is the top of the hill, right before the epic down slope to finish. Read Full Review

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    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Sep 5, 2019

    After a long delay, Doomsday Clock is back…on time? I know, that's horrible, but like the only time I'll ever be able to make that joke. If you've stuck around this long, I think we're in for a well-deserved finale. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 7, 2019

    It builds nicely and finally gives us the confrontation we've been waiting for since this series began - and I'm certainly anxious to see where the story goes from here. But it feels like a step backward for the company - back into the "grim and gritty" days of yore. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 4, 2019

    The penultimate issue of Doomsday Clock has plenty of beautiful action and exposition, for better or for worse. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Matt Fischer Sep 8, 2019

    Superman finally gets up and puts his costume on. He flies to Washington to stop the super-villains that Wonder Woman has been valiantly trying to fight off and of course stops everyone in their tracks. As much as Batman scares people, Superman has the power to instill over-whelming terror into super villains. The issue ends as Dr. Manhattan and Superman stare at each other Which wasnt what I thought was going to happen. I really thought wed end the issue on Manhattans vision of Superman running at him. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 4, 2019

    Doomsday Clock #11 is a messy but still thrilling issue that sets up an epic final chapter. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Kenneth Laster Sep 9, 2019

    "Doomsday Clock" #11 ticks ever closer to the conclusion with strong plotting, momentum, and art but gets lost in its own importance within the context of a universe that's long moved past this story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 4, 2019

    Doomsday Clock is consistently interesting, with new things to talk about and discover with each passing issue. Thankfully, this is a consistently good book as well. Johns veers a little close to derivation in the way he portrays Ozymandias, but the strength of his writing makes him side-step any sense of direct imitation. As always, the art is absolutely gorgeous, from Gary Frank's incredible pencils to Brad Anderson's stunning colors to Rob Leigh's strong and creative lettering. Here's hoping that, as we approach the end, this book manages to cement itself as a worthy follow-up to Watchmen and a bold new chapter in the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 4, 2019

    A lot of reveals this issue with Ozymandias and Lex Luthor, but ultimately not everything hit as hard as I would have liked and there's still a lot to cover for the final installment of this series.  Still a lot of fun though and some big moments depicted with some amazing art.  I just wish it would have wowed me the way the previous couple of issues have. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    Sequential Planet - Alex Marks Sep 4, 2019

    The end is nigh for both the DC Universe and for the Doomsday Clock series. With this second to last issue, you would expect some more story elements to be resolved, but ultimately, we're still left with more questions than answers in this congested issue. Whereas Johns excels with the writing of characters, it's unclear what bis endgame is for the overall story. Gary Frank's art and his storytelling through his panel work and transitions are definitely the highlights of this issue. Let's hope things wrap up nicely and this series wasn't all for naught. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 9, 2019

    If you like long-winded, overstuffed exposition, then you'll love this! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Sep 5, 2019

    After nearly two years and eleven issues, Superman and Dr. Manhattan finally come face to face, only for the chapter to immediately closeout. Stating previously that he didnt think he would even go through with the title, the seams begin to tear. While Geoff Johns appears to have gotten way over his head. This chapter, while finally fast-paced and tying together plot threads from nearly two years ago, feels to not have enough time for everything Johns wants to cover. As a result, coming off as rushed and as if aspects of the story were changed due to the numerous delays and DC not waiting to bring back the JSA and Legion of Superheroes before this series closed off. While exciting, on the whole, this chapter feels as though changes were made late into the game. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 5, 2019

    DOOMSDAY CLOCK should have been something. But too many competing events, with no impact on the DC Universe in general, isn't so much a slam on the book as it is on DC Comics' editorial, who don't seem to be exercising any control. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Sep 6, 2019

    This clock is running late and its battery is overheating. While running to reach the conclusion of way too many storylines that have been left hanging for way too long, the storytellers seem to have lost their footing. If it wasnt for the safety net (also known as Watchmen and its structured graphic storytelling) this issue would be lost to the deathtrap of a way-too-high, way-too-risky balancing act. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Kat Calamia Sep 6, 2019

    The finale is almost here, and the clock is about to hit midnight " but I just don't know if the series has enough time to stick the landing. Read Full Review

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    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 4, 2019

    The issue packs a lot in and in doing so feels unfocused. The issue is supposed to be chaos and Ozymandias watch it from his base of order. There's something there in the concept but in the end it feels like we've seen this before and there's just a bit too much thrown in. Some focus and this could have been a winner. Read Full Review

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    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 4, 2019

    And so, it looks like Doomsday Clock is going to die how it lived - explaining its reasons for existing. That may sound harsh, but it might be the best one can get for a comic that is largely, somehow, both recap of itself and exposition. It is almost a feat itself. But that doesn't make Doomsday Clock #11 any less of a bummer. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Sep 4, 2019

    I was so looking forward to this series. Unfortunately, DC has dropped the ball too many times. The already pedestrian pacing has suffered with the infamous delays that this series has suffered. Throw in the excellent, high quality House and Powers of X from Marvel and you get to see how this books should have been produced and received. As it is, Doomsday Clock feels over long, over tired and over played. Can the final issue both rescue and validate this whole series? Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 5, 2019

    The Penultimate issue finally hits the stands and lands with more exposition than anything substantial. If this was the second last chapter in a trade it would flow nicely with the book, but as a single issue, and one with massive delays on either end, it is harder to enjoy. Doomsday Clock will be a worthwhile story someday. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Russ Burlingame Sep 4, 2019

    Doomsday Clock continues to be one of the best-looking books on the market, with gorgeous art and a perfect color palette to "modernize" the look of Watchmen without losing what made it visually distinct from the superhero comics it was sending up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 10, 2019

    As much as I wanted to be enthused by the potential of this series from the start and to see something come together for it, it's been a slog. The small moments of brilliance have kept me reading but the weight of it is just felt at the start here where it can't hold up against what the central event is going to be. It's just so cluttered and chaotic through much of it that it became unreadable to me, which made me glad for some of the storylines that were given a bit of space to deal with what's going on there. But at the same time so much of those stories come across as pretty pointless or fillerish now as the gaze turns as it does toward Superman finally face Doctor Manhattan. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Sep 4, 2019

    This is a sometimes confusing and forced penultimate issue. The identity of the book seems lost as it spirals down into the inevitable confrontation we were all expecting from the start. I think we're all just hoping for some great Superman and Dr. Manhattan interactions at this point so we can call it a day on this misbegotten, overstuffed epic that has lost its way. I'm giving this book a 4.5 out of 10, mostly because it's overwritten, unnecessary if you've read this far, and skippable by casual readers.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nihilist Sep 4, 2019

    For 10 issues straight, we've been asking many questions about the series, its plot, potential endgoal and impact on DC Comics. How is it all connected, what motivate the main cast? There's still left to wonder, but let me tell you - #11 answers a lot. More than expected, in fact, showing us how intricate, detailed and interconnected its story is, really. It's not just a prelude to the finale, it's a facinating sequence of revelations, as exciting, as difficult to follow. And unless you read Doomsday Clock only because of its outstanding art, it's something you definitely should read more than once, because there's simply too much info smashing you right in the face, to be comprehended at once. In a way, it reminds me of Johns' previous big more

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  • 9.0
    Linkush Sep 4, 2019

    I just hope I'm going to be alive when the next issue comes.

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    Danny Sep 2, 2019

    A detailed and SPOILER-FREE Review

    The issue debates the forces of faith and disbelief. I haven't seen a world brimmed with so much darkness since Moore's Watchmen. This isn't what DC stands for BUT that's what Johns WANTS us to see. His thesis in this issue is that superheroes are there to breathe through that darkness, that is, to inspire; and it's up to us whether to have faith in them OR to have disbelief. The events that transpire throughout the issue begs one to question the understanding of what it means to have superheroes in the world, and if they are efficient--and worthwhile--truths for us to better comprehend the world and each other. Johns writes these characters with such human stark and grace that you'll find yours more

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  • 9.0
    SONOFBATMANN Sep 4, 2019

    Well, fuck. (Spoilers)

    Even at its crescendo, Doomsday Clock leaves us yet again with more questions than answers.

    This chapter brings together all loose threads and plot lines in the series, while simultaneously acting as a mirror to Watchmen's own penultimate issue. Adrian reveals his master plan to Saturn Girl like he previously id to Rorschach and Night-Owl, but instead of a 35 minute twist we get a time-paradox/thanos-snap moment. I could have done without the Trump-bashing early on (but I guess that's a given in media these days) though I understand its purpose in providing a stark contrast to Black Adam's fascist-liberator archetype. The Lex + Lois scenes were probably my favorite parts, with the return of Super more

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  • 9.0
    ohhaimark Sep 7, 2019


    -Gary Frank is such a wonderful artist. I need some of these panels hanging in my room.

    -I really like the storytelling here. It can feel a bit staccato at once, especially with the dialogue voiceovers constantly changing, but it keeps an otherwise boring issue interesting.

    -Lex Luthor was perfectly written here.

    -The Carver Colman photographs were a nice touch.

    -Mime and Marionette are such wonderful characters.

    -Poor Saturn Girl.

    -I can't wait to see how it all ends. Too bad it'll be another three months. Just kidding. I actually appreciate Geoff Johns taking the time to make sure his story is well-done. And it is.

    THE BAD:

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  • 8.5
    egon244 Sep 4, 2019

    "Item #12"

    Today's World is a terrible place to live in. We've got hurricanes, greedy politicians, neonazis and people generally being d*cks to each other.
    But among this wide river of s*it, there has been one bright spot for some time now, one consistently good thing: Doomsday Clock. And the penultimate issue is no different.

    Issue #11 might not have much to offer in terms of action, but the way it lays the groundwork for the finale (whenever that might be) is nothing short of brilliant.

    The world is on the edge of the abyss, with just a light push keeping it away from oblivion. Justice League is out, after being pacified by Dr. Manhattan, Batman is being hunted by the government, Putin wants Superman' more

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  • 8.0
    Darkseid24 Sep 4, 2019

    This issue felt a little anticlimatic& basically just explained Ozymandias‘ plan, which is still not fully revealed. Even so Snyder commented on Doomsday Clock a few days ago, it still has no real connection to the canon DC comics. Lex is normal in Doomsday Clock, but changed in Year of The Villains, so even so DDC originally was supposed to take place 1 year later, it has to happen a lot to get to DDC. It still feels like an Elseworld, what would be ok, if DC finally made a statement.
    Since there‘s only 1 issue left& The Superman Dr. Manhatten confrontation is saved up for the final issue, I‘m worried, that the ending will be rushed& hopefully Jon won‘t be wasted.
    The art is great as always.
    Overall DDC is still a m more

  • 7.5
    Spacey Medicine Sep 8, 2019

    I’ll be real, I forgot this comic was happening, and I didn’t miss it.

  • 7.0
    DCMarvelfan Sep 5, 2019

    Not a bad issue but I wanted to see Black Adam fight someone. Black Adams standoff with Superman seemed anticlimactic. The whole issue feels rushed compared to earlier issues.

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    Inknight033 Sep 3, 2019

    It just keeps getting better as it reaches its conclusion.

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    Marvel Overlord Sep 4, 2019

    I love this book. I love book that makes me think. And only DC can give me that

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    Batmanchuria Sep 4, 2019

    The best book DC has to offer keeps its momentum by doing what it does best: juggling multiple plot lines/narratives and looking great while doing so. This series has been an absolute joyride for what will probably end up being two years (!) by the time issue 12 is released. While this issue spends a good amount of time cultivating its massive narrative, it may feel like it's slowing down a tad as it focuses on just about every significant character/device that has popped up since the first issue. Rest assured, however, as by the time we reach the final pages, it becomes clear that this is the calm before the storm (calm being a relative term, in this case).

  • 10
    sebastianorellana95 Sep 4, 2019

    Amazing penultimate chapter, I hope the final issue comes out in November or December.

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    The 20 Issue Ceiling Sep 10, 2019

    Only one more issue, wow.

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    Anotherfan Sep 4, 2019

    Still as incredible as the first 10 issues. I'm just hoping it will stick the landing because i've a lot of expectations about the end.

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    Silver Rocket Sep 8, 2019

    I don't care about the continuity problem. Each comic book should be judged on its own merits.

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    axdn Sep 4, 2019

    I felt it was really dense.

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    Comix4fever Sep 4, 2019

    One minute to midnight...

  • 9.0
    Batman Jones Sep 4, 2019

    Just great. The only problem now is that there's only one issue left. I feel like this series could have been twice as long and would be all the better for it, with the obvious caveat of how long it's taken to get to #11. I'm happy that Johns is involved with DC film and TV but boy do I miss him as a full-time comic book writer. I love a lot of DC's writers over the last 20 years but I probably love Johns most of them all. Especially when he works with a stellar artist like Gary Frank.

  • 9.0
    Another Nerd Sep 4, 2019

    The antagonist monologue issue!

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    Azrael Sep 6, 2019

    This series does a great job to consistently build tension. I don’t know if it is the satisfaction after so many delays but it all seems to be coming together very well. If it finishes in the same quality, the whole Rebirth relaunch will come to a satisfying end. How Batman and Superman will expose Ozy’s smear plan against them is unclear but intriguing which is what comics should build.

  • 9.0
    @greenlanternBCN Sep 8, 2019

    Después del maravilloso décimo número nos encontramos aquí con un número menos explosivo que mantiene las incógnitas en lugar de cerrar algunas tramas y sucesos tal y como esperábamos. No es lo que queríamos ver en principio, pero aun así vuelve a ser un muy buen número, complejo y que necesita de varias lecturas, pero que nos da grandísimos momentos, a la par que nos sitúa a muchos personajes. Habrá que esperar al último número para ver el enfrentamiento de ambos superhombres, menudo hype! El único problema que le veo es que en el número 12 tendrá que concluir y explicar muchísimas cosas, además de dejar abierto el regreso de La Legión y la JSA. También tendrá que recomponer la continuidad. Son muchas cosas para un s more

  • 8.0
    allenquanobi Sep 4, 2019

    Good and exciting, but at this point in DC continuity, does it matter? This series started off with such promise and delivered with each issue, but as each issue released, I found myself being less and less invested. The only reason for this were the delays. Delays destroyed all the hype for this series in my opinion, and it shows in the other DC books. Important story arcs in this series such as the Legion of Super-Heroes and the JSA are being skipped over because DC can't afford to wait for this series to finish, so Bendis and Snyder took the reins and pushed those properties forward in their books. This isn't a fault on Johns or Frank at all, their writing and art have never been better, this series has surprised me due to it even b more

  • 8.0
    YourGreenMuse Sep 6, 2019

    This is a solid comic. I think it's great that this issue explains how all the disparate plot lines are connected. I appreciate that very much. I'm not blown away by any of the revelations in this issue though. At least now I understand what this series is trying to be and what it is doing. But maybe the explanation came too late? I mean, for literal years I've been thinking about this series and my ultimate conclusion has always been: "This series is meandering and going nowhere, and I don't like it that much as a whole." And now that I know, I mean, I can't just switch off these feelings I've had. Which goes into this series' biggest problem: The delays. If this had all come out as it was supposed to I wouldn't have had all that time to l more

  • 8.0
    TJ Sep 9, 2019

    Strong issue. The delays do hurt the series but John's and Frank are doing an amazing job. Hope they stick the land ing.

  • 7.5
    EDiakota Sep 5, 2019

    "He was désespérante... Desperate to find DR.Manhattan."

  • 7.5
    Talon1load Sep 8, 2019

    Not a bad issue but not the best either. For a comic that has been habitually late, it still felt rushed. I love Johns but the delays have really hurt this book. I’ll read it as a full run once it’s complete but right now it still doesn’t feel completely connected to the first half. This issue kind of felt like an attempt at a quick explanation to make it connect but it just did t work for me.

  • 7.0
    Rinaldi Sep 6, 2019

    I've loved the series so far but this issue is a disappointment.

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    Superheroes for Hire Sep 7, 2019

    Intriguing for sure, but I don't know what the functional purpose was for having this issue be mostly exposition from Lex and Ozymandias. With all the exposition, we still don't know how the Watchmen reality would be saved by Ozy's plan in the DCU being successful. The most compelling part of the story is seeing how the "real world" is responding to the superhero stuff in real time. I appreciate that Putin is taking advantage of the heroes going to Mars, etc. The art is almost flawless, as usual.

  • 6.5
    AdmiralWhiskers Sep 4, 2019

    The book suffers for being so reliant on momentum and then not being able to deliver. It is a dense work, clearly one with a great deal of thought put into it, and a chapter in a larger story (as a miniseries should be).

    I read Doomsday Clock #11 as a standalone, and it simply was too confusing. It's been a long time since I read issue 10 (released on May 29...just under 100 days ago!), and the threads of this story did not stick with me well. So I have to go back and re-read the series, something I would not have to do had it been on a regular schedule. Seeing as the art is only halfway complete on issue 12, I'm not going to bother as we probably won't see the final chapter until mid-December at the earliest. So this issu more

  • 5.5
    MKW69 Sep 4, 2019

    This book is a mess.

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    JBL Reviews Sep 8, 2019

    How am I supposed to care or take seriously a book I can’t even remember what happened last?

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