Doomsday Clock #3

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 24, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 35 User Reviews: 75
8.5Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The story takes a turn in the third chapter of this 12-issue series you never thought you'd see, from writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - steven conroy Jan 25, 2018

    Once again Geoff Johns and Gary Frank have delivered a first class book. It both pays homage to and moves the story on from the original Watchmen. This issue does contain more set up for future events than the past two issues did and did feel a little to heavy in places. However despite that this book is outstanding. The amazing visuals of Gary Frank coupled with what is quickly becoming Geoff Johns best story ever makes this book a must read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jan 24, 2018

    Johns and Frank have put enough out there now to really let the theories loose. Thats making Doomsday Clock a different kind of read as the speculation is part of the fun. Its also what makes the wait for the next installment seem longer than most books. As soon as I finished, I was ready for my next fix. Cmon guys, the clock is ticking. Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Jan 27, 2018

    With every issue being better than the last, this being by far the most dense and interesting one, Johns shows that hes a true Master when it comes to storytelling. Being able to jump from scene to scene intermittently with an ensemble cast while still staying true and carrying the Watchmen legacy forward is something only Geoff Johns is suited for. Doomsday Clock issue four cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jan 24, 2018

    This is the third excellent issue in a row, and this series is absolutely living up to its promise so far. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jan 25, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #3 was another excellent read. Johns and Frank are operating like a finely tuned machine with each of them complimenting each other perfectly. Doomsday Clock #3 offers a story that has the depth and texture that practically no other title from Marvel or DC can offer. If you enjoy stories that are dense reads that require multiple readings and are chock full of fine details then you absolutely need to pick up a copy of Doomsday #3. The re-readability and the amount of content in this issue makes Doomsday Clock #3 well worth your hard earned money. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jan 27, 2018

    Geoff Johns is really ramping up this series and once again it was filled with some great twists and surprises that I did not see coming. The dialogue is strong, the meeting of two worlds is entertaining and the art of Gary Frank is pure bliss as he helps bring this story to life and I for one can't wait to see where it will lead! Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    On Comics Ground - Scott Shuken Jan 24, 2018

    The Comedian and Ozymandias have their long awaited rematch as Mime and Marionette explore Gotham and Rorschach tells Batman everything he knows! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Michael Adams Jan 26, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #3 is a great issue in what is turning out to be a fantastic series. I just hope Johns and Frank are able to stick the landing in the end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Heroic Hollywood - Nick Kazden Jan 24, 2018

    If you're only going to read one comic series this year, make itDoomsday Clockbecause both Johns and Frank are pulling out all the stops and turning in some of the best work of their careers. Just like the originalWatchmen,Doomsday Clockis a slow-burning look at why we value superheroes, and if they deserve the blindadmiration they so often get. It's clear that this book is more than just a cash grab or way to keep theWatchmencharacters in the public eye. Johns is crafting a dark, engaging story packed full of obscure DC history that has a lot to say about how the world perceives heroes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 24, 2018

    Excellent comic storytelling. The real deal! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Jan 31, 2018

    Once again Geoff Johns, Gary Frank and the rest of this incredible creative team create a story that once fully told may stand up to the quality of its predecessor. As long as Geoff Johns can bring this story out of setup and into the full swing of things I see Doomsday Clock becoming a story that gets passed down as the rightful sequel and continuation of the legacy that the story of Watchmen brings with it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jan 24, 2018

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  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jan 25, 2018

    I am really enjoying this title so far and I not only wait anxiously for the next issue, but I dread the end with only 9 issues left. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 27, 2018

    The heroes are fantastic, but the villains are meh in this continuing slow burn of a story. This is readable, but is definitely taking its time in delivering revelations, focusing instead on having the characters grow, with Rorschach being the focus in this issue. The visuals are flawless; every panel is beautiful. Enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jan 25, 2018

    Geoff Johns has overcome some very slight hiccups in the first two installments to deliver a gripping, highly entertaining read. With a compelling plot that has a surprising amount of humor and some outright gorgeous visuals, Doomsday Clock is beginning to make a case for itself. It may not be a completely necessary sequel to a seminal classic, but it is a great comic in its own right, and that's what matters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jan 24, 2018

    The strength of this issue in particular is the interactions between all the characters. The voices are in character and further expand the current universe that Johns is creating. The regular shift between characters, keeps the issue feeling fresh and interesting. Johns and Frank are really crafting an interesting story, that I can’t wait to continue to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Jan 24, 2018

    With some new layers and new characters presented, Geoff Johns and Gary Frank are finding their balance on the edge of the plot becoming overcrowded. Yet, with a genuinely well conducted plot and continuously brilliant storytelling, they manage to guide the reader through the twists and turns of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Outright Geekery - Brian A. Madrid Feb 2, 2018

    A good pace of storyline as well as very well drawn panels that starves an unquenchable curiosity. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jan 24, 2018

    Between the methodical pacing and the fact that the series is falling behind schedule, it's hard to blame anyone who chooses to wait for the trade. But slow or not, this series is managing to tell a very gripping story that faithfully carries the torch for the original Watchmen. And everything else being equal, it's worth reading the series simply to marvel at Gary Frank's precise, dynamic artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jan 24, 2018

    The mystery continues to expand as the Watchmen's conflicts begin to affect the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jan 27, 2018

    It's impossible to truly recommend Doomsday Clock #3 as it stands, and only in time will anybody be able to tell if this is the moment where this whole series succeeds or fails. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Deron Generally Jan 23, 2018

    This is another great issue with the mystery getting deeper. The reveals are great and I hope that the threads that are being introduced in this issue are explored in a satisfactory way. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jan 24, 2018

    DOOMSDAY CLOCK #3 features many of its characters enduring painful flashbacks and revelations, but these moments enrich these individuals with life and power. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 24, 2018

    Doomsday Clock is teasing us at this point, which isn't terrible. One hopes that it bears a lot of fruit by the time the heat gets turned up. The intro was particularly strong and gave us some perspective for the stakes involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 25, 2018

    It's a professional product with an impressive level of detail from writer Geoff Johns, and the art by Gary Franks is stunning - but this feels for all the world like fan fiction, not something that's actually taking place in - and having an effect on - DC continuity. It still just feels wrong. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jan 30, 2018

    A lot of what's being seeded in is going to draw attention but it really requires a kind of in-depth knowledge that may be hard to come by. The retirement home material with Johnny Thunder is intriguing but it's really getting me to stretch my mind back to remember much of the character as it's been so long. I'm really digging the news aspects regarding the Superman Theory and how various nations are taking to dealing with it as equipment is coming along to run detections. We've seen this play out elsewhere in other comics universes before and it never ends well and I'm hopeful that there's a better end for it here than what I've seen before, simply because it should have significant ramifications on the DC shared universe as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 28, 2018

    So far, the story is solid, and I enjoy seeing the proto Jokers in the form of Mime and the Marionette. I like the reintroduction of old DC Comics characters like John Law, Libby Lawrence and more in the articles that follow the comic. Gary Frank makes everyone in this comic look good while still drawing from Dave Gibbons lead. I do wonder if he finds it ironic to draw a comic whose theme is similar to Supreme Power from Marvel where the presence of an alien baby on Earth was deemed responsible for the onslaught of meta-humans on that world. This is where Johns story is weakest. He is threading old material that Marvel Comics had already intended for their version of the DC Comics universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jan 24, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #3 is a great issue from Johns, Frank and Anderson. The slow burn nature of the story allows readers to really dive into the story and pour over the details of the story and artwork. Johns has a good handle on the characters and knows when to focus on the story and Frank and Anderson's artwork is great throughout the issue. Given the events that happens here, its going to be a very long wait full of anticipation for the fourth issue in March. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Jan 24, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #3 is a good book, but if it can or cannot be considered a great one is going to hinge on how the mysteries presented within its pages unfold throughout the whole, complete story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jan 24, 2018

    Some of these events are things that have been dangling out there since May 2016 without resolution. At some point, you have to wonder when the foreplay is going to end and some actual gratification take place, some payoff for our months of investment. And just to draw out the tease, DC has announced that DOOMSDAY CLOCK is going to enter a bi-monthly schedule, apparently trying to mirror WATCHMEN so closely that I suspect there will be a six-month publication gap between issues 11 and 12. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Doom Rocket - Kaitlin Beer Jan 25, 2018

    It is safe to assume that this comic will make some people angry, but I'm still in it, if only to have a front row seat to a possible train wreck. Yes, this series creates a considerable number of paradoxes for Watchmen, but does it matter? Maybe. The thing is, this isn't Watchmen. And never forget, Dr. Manhattan is still out there, and he can essentially do anything he wants. Nothing is truly off the table. Read Full Review

  • 6.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jan 24, 2018

    The issue has some important moments to move the story along but overall it feels like 90% of it could be skipped without one being confused going forward. We'll see if that's the case in the future but this is very much a bridge issue whose point is moving the overall story along. Stronger as part of the whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jan 24, 2018

    Nothing is really explained and the story progresses about an inch from where we were previously, but even with that I had some fun in certain sections and look forward to getting the answers I desperately need from this at some point down the line....... I just hope they aren't dragged out completely until the end.  The art in this issue is amazing, but I find that this issue feels like mostly filler, which is a shame for the delays that this book will have coming up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Jan 24, 2018

    To me, this comic is pretty inoffensive when I think of it's relationship to Watchmen. If anything it offends and bends too much of the normal DCU for no other reason than it can. What I can't get over is that with all these marquee moments, it's still incredibly dull. Nothing has been so shocking or amazing that I've been like, "Damn Johns, you still got it!" Instead, it's like, "remember Superboy Prime killing all those Green Lanterns and then later carving the "S" in his chest? That was pretty dope." Though in hindsight he piggybacked on Kurt Busiek's Superman story and killed that as well. Ah, comics, right? Work long enough, and someone will take a shit on your lobby aka story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Jan 27, 2018

    The latest issue of Doomsday Clock wastes every opportunity it gives itself to tell an interesting and compelling story. Just having Watchmen characters and DC characters in the same room together is not good enough. Read Full Review

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