Doomsday Clock #6
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Doomsday Clock #6

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 25, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 34 User Reviews: 48
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The critically acclaimed super star team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue this groundbreaking event as the Mime and the Marionette take center stage in DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6.  

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Jul 26, 2018

    A great issue with a great backstory to characters that I think are instant classics. We are now at the halfway point for the series and it has been nothing short of fantastic so far. I am really excited for what this series will still bring us. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Batmanaruto Jul 25, 2018

    Overall another really solid issue with phenomenal art. Every time I read an issue of this series I cannot wait for the next issue to be released and hints at new potential dangers for the DC Universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 25, 2018

    As always, the supplemental material adds layers to the main story. This issue was especially interesting as it played into a major character. Between the villain origin and killer art, Doomsday Clock #6 was another terrific issue. Hopefully the book can get back on a regular schedule to maintain this momentum. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Jul 25, 2018

    I know people hate this new schedule, but I say let them take their time because it has sold at least 146,000 units each release month. Obviously Geoff Johns and Gary Frank know how to tell a story, so let them tell their story their way because we all seem to be enjoying it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Jul 25, 2018

    Though I'm truly an impatient soul, the wait between issues of Doomsday Clock can be viewed as exquisite torture. If Messrs Johns, Frank and Anderson keep gifting us gems this polished, then I see my future impatience as a virtue. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Superbromovies - Marcos Melendez Jul 25, 2018

    This isn't a story for kids and I love how the creative team is embracing it in a meaningful way. Nothing is left untouched but you never get the feeling they're going overboard. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 25, 2018

    A strong character focused story that'll hit you in the feels. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Austin Braun Aug 6, 2018

    Once Again Geoff Johns and Gary Frank continue to break new grounds with such amazing story work. Just like their work on Batman: Earth One you can tell every piece of this story is carefully placed so the reader has only just enough information. This is the works of an incredible story and an instant classic that will hopefully keep it up on the back half as we near the stories gigantic blue conflict. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Jul 25, 2018

    This issue somehow manages to be very slow and haunting, and yet one of the most action-packed of the series. We're halfway in, and there are still a lot of mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Jul 31, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #6 has a strong focus on the new characters, reveal hidden layers to them and their backstory that make them more than just copies of other well-known DC villains. Though Johns continues his slow burn, things do heat up a bit through the action and the few answers we do get to the big mystery the heroes are trying to solve. Frank and Anderson's artwork is alone worth the story thanks to their great artwork. Hopefully we'll see a bigger role for characters like Superman in the latter half of the series, butDoomsday Clockis still well worth the read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jul 29, 2018

    ix issues in and Doomsday Clock continues to arguably be the best comic published by DC Comics. Each installment leaves readers wanting more and the wait between issues (every two months) is almost excruciating. When it finally arrives, though, it's almost always worth the wait. There is so much effort, detail, thought and heart being put into this comic by basically industry all-stars that it shouldn't come as a surprise how good this issue and the rest of the mini-series is, but it still finds a way to do just that.. and that makes all difference. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Jul 26, 2018

    We're halfway through the series, and while we're nowhere near close to confronting Doctor Manhattan, we are definitely seeing references to other outside story elements illuminating the entropic path the DCU has set itself upon. There are references to Sanctuary, and potentially to events that spin out of HEROES IN CRISIS. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Jul 25, 2018

    This issue has something that I always love and that's a story that focuses on the villains of the DCU and while we do get some backstory and a small amount of progression to our overall arc, this issue was just what I needed to get me back into Doomsday Clock after such a long wait.   Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Jul 29, 2018

    All in all, I would recommend that readers do not purchase Doomsday Clock in floppy format. If a writer is not interested in writing a comic with a monthly floppy format in mind then readers should not bother spending $5 every month for that comic. Instead, wait until Doomsday Clock #6 comes out in trade format. Buy it then. After all, trade format is what Johns is writing this story for anyway. Read Full Review

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

    Perhaps the more diehard readers will get more out of it than I since I still mostly deal with fringe DC titles, but the enthusiasm seemingly dwindles more with each issue and that makes me a bit sad. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Jul 28, 2018

    A solid issue, but the whole series drags it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jul 25, 2018

    That being said, the issue is still enjoyable. More character study then story progression, at least in the big scheme of things. But as I've stated before, this book really aims to be larger than the sum of its parts. At the halfway point, there's still a lot that we can look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Jul 30, 2018

    A villain-centric character study, with bloody violence strewn throughout, that may leave readers scratching their heads over what's to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Jul 25, 2018

    Pacing is a bit clunky, in part because so much is crammed into the issue, but the art by Gary Frank and Brad Anderson is gorgeous and the character work from Geoff Johns is impeccable. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 26, 2018

    Not as great as the original of course and I wish Johns were writing his own original material instead of fan fiction nobody asked for" but this book is not bad. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 29, 2018

    The story delivers an unnecessary origin for two characters, though a hero finally makes his presence known to the DC villains. We're halfway through this series and it seems to be progressing at a snail's pace. The visuals are top notch at least, so this journey is at least one to enjoy looking at. The story needs to pick it up and quit with the origin stories. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Jessica Nilo Alves Jul 25, 2018

    Filled with bizarre imagery and ultra-violence. Making a parallel between past and future, this issue moves the plot forward only a slim slice. Focused on the characters, it makes for a delightful read of the Joker, and gives a deep insight into the Mime and Marionette. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Jul 25, 2018

    DOOMSDAY CLOCK #6 doesn't pack the punch its predecessor had, though it presents enough essential backstory to render The Marionette an engaging character. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jul 31, 2018

    I dont know if Gary Frank likes gore but there is a lot in his work. It is a regular feature of many postmodern comics. Its still chocking. His strength is depicting emotions with eyes. This is important in the overall narrative as it seems that Johns is the one pushing the story. Examples such as Franks handling of emotion shows he is as invested in the work. Its just that his contribution is not a easy to recognize. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Jul 26, 2018

    Far and away the most emotionally involving issue yet, this installment of Doomsday Clock is almost a great comic. The flashbacks to Marionette and Mime's youths makes their characters much more sympathetic, and I was engrossed in pretty much every scene involving the two of them. The middle portions of the book don't work as well as they could have, with a big meeting between a bunch of villains that looks better than it plays it. Bolstered by a final act turnaround that's as exciting as it is involving, and with fantastic art as always from Gary Frank and Brad Anderson, Doomsday Clock #6 is a really good comic that falls just short of being great. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Jul 26, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #6 is the most impactful and stable comic of this maxiseries. Its fun, decently paced, and even emotionally effecting in spots. The artwork continues to be a joy, and the overall comic earns a recommendation. Feel free to give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Daniel Mills Jul 26, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #6is great and an in-depth look at some mysterious characters, but it's a generally uneventful issue of a supposedly importanteventcomic. Atsome point, these characters are finally going to get to the bottom of Dr. Manhattan's presence in the DC Universe. But, when exactly is that going to happen? Every issue seems to hint at a new clue only to reveal a new mystery. Of course, any mystery by the likes of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank is worth a ride, but it's time to get on with the story! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Aug 1, 2018

    The series will continues to drudge along through this next year, as readers finally reach the halfway point. Issue seven is solicited to have huge revelations about Doctor Manhattan and his involvement with the DC Universe, but, between the last six months of very little happening and having to wait yet another two months until September, reader anticipation has began to wear thin as the Doomsday Clock inches ever so slowly toward midnight. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Jul 25, 2018

    All in all, a fun, albeit slow issue and as we are only at issue 6 of 12, I'm hoping that Geoff and co pick up the pace a little more… like where is the Justice Society of America and the Legion of Superheroes? Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Sequential Planet - Josh O'Farrell Jul 27, 2018

    More buildup for this story, hopefully the plot progresses soon Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Jul 25, 2018

    The Doomsday Clock world is more fleshed out but feels as if it's forgetting why we're here in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 30, 2018

    Though given some sizzle thanks to its killer worldbuilding and a truly fun Joker, Doomsday Clock #6 feels like this series’ first major swing and a miss. While Geoff Johns’ story doesn’t quite connect here, artists Gary Frank and Brad Anderson deliver some strong work, despite the more intimate and low-key nature of the issue. After five strong issues, it’s perhaps not a surprise to see Doomsday Clock’s luck finally run out — and since we’re at the halfway point of the series, let’s hope this is as bad as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 29, 2018

    Oppressively, relentlessly dark, with convoluted plotting that undermines the drama of the back story reveals (which are themselves watered-down versions of Rorschach's story from the original 'Watchmen.') Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 26, 2018

    It's an ultimately hollow reading experience that turns disappointing when taking the delays which have already affected the series into account, as it's going to be a while before they're able to work on something more intriguing. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jul 25, 2018

    Here's the thing: the issue itself was great and this was definitely one of the greatest origin story I've probably ever read. It was done so well that you start wishing for a series starring these two characters. But when a book comes out once in a blue moon, I definitely understand people being angry about this, as the story did not move much. Probably a tie-in issue in between the main issues would've been a better way to release this origin story, but I don't mind - I just want a good story that's worth my money, and this issue is just what I need.

  • 9.5
    Nihilist Jul 25, 2018

    I've said, while reviewing one, or maybe more of the previous issues, that Marionette and Mime deserve a spin-off comic, and I guess for now, that's the closest thing we'll get. And it's absolutely amazing, from the very first to the very last page. I absolutely love Erika's development throughout this comic, and can understand her, and her motivations better.

    Aside from her arc, we can see more smaller plot lines interconnecting - we get to know more about the shady actions of Department of Metahuman Affairs, we have an insight into Gotham's criminal underground wondering whether or not they should accept Black Adam's offer to come to his contry, of course there's more Joker as well.

    Wonderful issue - there's plenty o more

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  • 9.0
    nickogle Jul 25, 2018

    Dang. This issue proves Doomsday Clock is easily one of the best series on the stands. Not only is Gary Frank's art fricking incredible, but Geoff Johns' script is really, really good. This issue is definitely the grittiest to date and honestly its refreshing. A Watchmen sequel is going to need to be gritty and this issue does it. Not only that but this is one of the most tragic and emotional issues of the series thus far, Mime and Marionette's backstory proving to be deeply dark and sad. Artist Gary Frank captures the emotion of that backstory very well, by the way. And Johns' script, is really, really excellent. The puppet strings metaphor is one of the best monologues I have read in a recent comic book. Not only that, but I think this is more

  • 10
    Samuel Almeida Jul 25, 2018

    This issue is basically an origin story for Marionette and the Mime that is well told. But it also contains an assemble of characters that OH MY GOD was it awasome!
    I cant wait to read Doomsday Clock #7 84 years from now! :)

  • 10
    Steve C Jul 27, 2018

    Freakin' incredible! This series is amazing... Just wish it would come out monthly. :(

  • 9.0
    Linkush Jul 25, 2018

    WOW! what a villain origin.

  • 5.0
    Jon Comics Jul 28, 2018

    This might be a masterpiece in the making and it might make sense when read all together, but right now it’s dreadfully slow and confusing, something which you do not associate with Geoff Johns
    The characters, Mime and the doll girl are not that interesting, and ironically become even less so after this issue recounts their origin, the usually dark and violent story that people associate with depth in comics. Nothing interesting here, though the Comedian makes things lively.
    Anti climactic to say the least. Art is great though.

  • 4.0
    MKW69 Jul 25, 2018

    Origin is good, but we're halfawy thought The series and plot taken an detour.

  • 10
    #DontGiveDivasAChance Jul 26, 2018

    Great issue. Gary Frank is shockingly great at drawing cute younger versions of the characters.

  • 9.5
    Comix4fever Jul 30, 2018

    I was not expecting Mime and Marionette's origin to be so heartbreaking.

  • 9.0
    blackmanta221 Jul 26, 2018

    A fantastic, emotional ride that unlike issue 4, manages to balance a compelling origin story, and moving the plot forward in the present day.

  • 9.0
    Fearless0610 Jul 27, 2018

    Best issue yet! A dark yet emotional origin story with some really good character moments. This series is finally hitting it's stride and I can't wait to see what happens next

  • 9.0
    Ellrick Aug 5, 2018

    Ive not been overly fond of the 2 characters that are the focus of this issue, but their origin story, and their interactions with DC characters, changed all that in a hurry. Hope they stick around, and thus begins another painful 2 month wait :(

  • 8.0
    Bloodraven Jul 26, 2018

    Fantastic origin story. My question is where is this story going? 6 issues in and the overall plot is moving at snails pace. The long wait between issues isn’t helping either.

  • 8.0
    egon244 Jul 26, 2018

    I feel like with every issue the wait is longer. And now another two months for next issue? This sucks.

    Ok, with that out of the way let's dive into the issue 6. This one focuses primarily on Marionette and Mime and their backstory. We learn their real names, Erika and Marcos, and we learn that they are very much products of their environment. One that was cruel, violent and unjust. With this knowledge, it's easier to understand why they are how they are.

    As for the present times, the story doesn't move forward very much. We follow Joker as he, along with Erika and Marcos, go to a super-villain meeting. Some really exciting things happen there. Unfortunately, we don't get to see what happened to Rorschach, Johnny Thun more

  • 8.0
    MyNameIsNotJohn Aug 1, 2018

    The overarching plot of Doomsday Clock continues to move at a snail's pace, but the book itself is so immersive with every panel that it's tough to complain. If there's one series that makes 32 pages feel much longer, it's this one, no doubt due to Johns and Frank's ability to work with the 9 panel grid.

    While I didn't find Mime/Marionette's origin too unique, I thought it gave great insight into why they became the people we find them as in the series. It's easier to understand compared to someone like the Joker who had one bad day topped off with a freak accident; M&M (as I will now forever call them)'s lives, starting as early as childhood, molded them into the wonderful freaks they are. But I have to say, my favorite part of more

  • 5.0
    READ RUMBLE Aug 2, 2018

    Wow...ANOTHER issue devoted to two characters I could care less about and it’s even worse as I get an entire issue of their backstory...yippee. WTF is this series?!? I thought last issue we finally got away from these characters and things actually progressed and then we get this issue. 6 issues in and still no Superman. Why the heck is there a Superman llogo on the Doomsday Clock and why did Johns say this is a Superman story when six issues in he’s literally been in less than 5 panels?!? This looks more like a prelude to Three Jokers than a story tying up Rebirth and why Dr Manhattan did what he did with messing with the timeline, plucking Jor-El from Krypton, taking Robin ‘off the table’ etc....that’s what I want. That’ more

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