Doomsday Clock #7

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Gary Frank Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: September 26, 2018 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 37 User Reviews: 73
8.6Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The critically acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank continue the groundbreaking miniseries bringing the world of WATCHMEN to DC. In this chapter, the truth behind Dr. Manhattan's curiosity with the DC Universe is revealed as the planet teeters on the edge of the Super-War.

  • 10
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 26, 2018

    This is the issue I've been waiting for since Doomsday Clock began, combining the whip-smart writing with the plot advancement I've been waiting for. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Steve J Ray Sep 27, 2018

    I'm looking forward to the future… if there actually IS one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Oct 21, 2018

    Gary Frank may be late on this series, but every issue has been a delight. Although he does not draw like Dave Gibbons, his interpretation is as authoritative. He helps Johns weave many clues that many will miss. I for one, do not perform as close a reading as I could as there is so much hidden in these pages. Frank has the patience to deliver those clues to willing readers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    On Comics Ground - Timothy Quail Sep 27, 2018

    If you are already into Doomsday Clock, you will be satisfied with this issue. If you have been upset with the slow moving nature of the story and long wait between issues, now is the time for catching up. The last page of this comic will make you excited for what is to come. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Cameron Tevis Sep 27, 2018

    This was a very powerful issue, which is understandable since it is now past the halfway point. The reader can expect things to really pick up from here and if this issue is a taste of that, then we have some great issues coming up. I cant recommend this series enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    That's Entertainment - Capt. Nostalgia Sep 26, 2018

    Overall, The Doomsday Clock #7, is a welcome addition to an already fantastic series. It paces itself just like its predecessor and with the addition of Manhattan to the series, Johns welcomes poetry to the narrative. This book is beautiful from start to finish. With art that never leaves your soul to writing that leaves you speechless. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Corps - Pierre Arnette Oct 2, 2018

    Doomsday Clock continues to impress and with seven issues down, no one should expect the quality to take a dip. Johns continues to shine and Frank keeps showing why he's one the best artist in the industry. Gary Frank could ask for three months to draw each issue, and I would still buy this book because the readers can see where the extra time is going. From Dr. Manhattan's appearance to Mime's facial expression when Batman shows up, Frank is putting the extra to some use. I know some would like another artist to work on the book so the book could come out more frequently, but why tinker with greatness? If it ain't broke, don't fix it because Johns and Frank are an all-star team and are delivering an all-star performance. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Jonathan Mullen Sep 26, 2018

    In the end you should be reading this. Its the spine of the current DC Universe and Its beyond amazing. Everything here is on top form and Im already waiting with giddy anticipation for the next issue as its pretty clear where the story is going to end up. Namely with a battle that will shake the universe to its core and provide a personal catharsis for five years of pain and suffering. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Sep 26, 2018

    As the Doomsday Clock ticks toward midnight, readers are left at a loss for words from the beginning to the very end. The inevitable bi-monthly release scheduling adds an even larger importance to the title, making every issue an increased impact to readers. With the revelations of this chapter, readers will be left to speculate for works as the anticipation grows for Novembers issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Batman-News - Jay Yaws Sep 27, 2018

    Far and away the best issue of Doomsday Clock yet, this is a taut, tense installment that moves the story forward in some terrifying ways. Gorgeously illustrated and masterfully lettered as always, the case for bringing the Watchmen to the DC Universe is finally being adequately presented. Johns builds off the arcs in Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work to take the characters in some interesting new directions, while seamlessly working in the new characters alongside them, and in doing so he manages to make them fit in with the rest of the DC Universe. If this series was a slow burn before, it's finally caught fire and has become a full-fledged inferno. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Robert Zadotti Sep 26, 2018

    Doomsday Comics #7 serves as the dynamic transition into the second half of the series that it needed, marrying startling revelations and quiet, important character moments. It will continue to grip established fans of the series and draw back in anyone who feared the tension had yet to truly kick in. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Sep 26, 2018

    So, now we have the big showdown the book has been missing, and we know the stakes are even higher. Doomsday has continued to get better as the story peels back more and more. Hopefully this makes for a hell of a closer now that we're past the half way point of this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Superbromovies - Ernesto Valenzuela Sep 26, 2018

    Overall, Doomsday Clock picks up the series in stakes and story, making it the best entry in the story yet. While some characters like the comedian are sidelined and not utilized well, the issue ends on a cliffhanger that will leave fans excited for the next chapter, but the two month wait will definitely be felt after this issue more than others. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 30, 2018

    I really think it's going to be difficult to judge the success or failure of this series until the finale - the art is great, the writing is sharp, and it manages to evoke the spirit (if not the depth) of the original Watchmen series. But it remains to be seen if the marriage of these two concepts is one that actually works. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Maite Molina Sep 26, 2018

    DOOMSDAY CLOCK #7 moves slow, but its latest, highly-anticipated developments push the story further as we reach the saga's endgame. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Watch - Cody White Oct 3, 2018

    We have finally reached the point in which this series begins to make sense in terms of merging the two sets of characters into a shared universe, for however brief a time that may end up being.Doomsday Clock#7 strives for greatness and delivers on all counts. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    411Mania - John Pumpernickel Oct 4, 2018

    Doomsday Clock keeps the intrigue high and another issue that builds excitement for the conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Deron Generally Sep 25, 2018

    Gary Frank's art is splendid. I loved the flow of the visuals in relation to the story. Everything moved well and all of the details were great. The story is getting more intense and the reveals at the end of this issue only make me want to read more. Great issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 26, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #7 gives the series an adrenaline boost as Doctor Manhattan finally emerges from hiding. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Weird Science - Eric Shea Sep 26, 2018

    Well, this second half of our Doomsday Clock story didn't waste any time in fulfilling a lot of my wants and needs when it comes to story, characters, and interactions.  There's a lot of stuff to be excited for here and now that the story finally feels to be going somewhere, I can't wait to see what we get next. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Sequential Planet - Matt Herman Sep 29, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #7 finally picks up the pace. If we get this level of quality in future issues, they'll be worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Sep 26, 2018

    For those who have been waiting for Doomsday Clock to approach the premise it promised will be happy to see this issues marks what feels like the beginning of the third act. Where the pieces on the board have settled into their places and how the major moves have started. Minus a few missteps, it is still remarkable how well the worlds of DC and Watchmen have morphed into a chaotic singularity. What will be done with that fact is still not fully clear, but watching this series take shape has been a tremendous joy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Sep 26, 2018

    Revelations and fantastic art make this chapter one of the best in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Gustavo S Lodi Sep 28, 2018

    Taking the best elements on the series so far, but elevating it to something more of an homage, with a deep sense of character, art and consequence, "Doomsday Clock" #7 is the best beginning of the end readers could hope for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Sep 26, 2018

    A strong issue that changes the direction of the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Impulse Gamer - Andrew Bistak Sep 26, 2018

    We finally have some concrete answers as to how the DC has been tampered with and how hope has been lost. With Doctor Manhattan's involvement, he has prevented the banding together of the Justice Society of America that has had repercussions on the timeline and one that has been felt by Saturn Girl. Furthermore, Johnny Thunder knows that his friends existed and with four more issues still left, I'm guessing this is the calm before the storm, especially with Ozymandias now knowing something that he shouldn't. All in all, a strong issues by Geoff Johns with some exceptional art by Gary Frank who captures both the characters of this universe well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Critical Blast - RJ Carter Sep 26, 2018

    Having crossed the halfway point of this 12-issue crossover between the DC Universe and the world of the WATCHMEN, we finally get to a place where we get answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Oct 1, 2018

    The Big Blue of Watchmen-Earth has made the scene, and is apparently headed toward some sort of confrontation with our Big Blue, Superman. We don’t know much else, but I at least know that Doomsday Clock #7 is a real shot in the arm for this latest “prestige” event. Geoff Johns kicks it the narrative into gear, getting a real charge out of this installment and the art team. Time will tell if the series capitalizes on this momentum, but a win is still a win for Doomsday Clock #7. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bounding Into Comics - Matt Johnson Sep 27, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #7 is another stellar issue from Johns and Frank. It leaves a lot of questions still left unanswered but we did get some answers this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Batman Universe - Tony Hammack Sep 27, 2018

    In one month, it seems we will have a face-off between Superman and Dr. Manhattan. When Dr. Manhattan appeared in the "Watchmen" universe, it was said of him, "The superman exists and he's American." He is about to go toe-to-toe with a Superman from Kansas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Flickering Myth - Ricky Church Sep 29, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #7reinforces the notion that the series is more of a sequel toWatchmen than it is a crossover between it and the DC universe. While heroes like Batman and Superman should appear more, Johns writes theWatchmencharacters very well in a away that helps it feel like a continuation of the original material. That last fact is again helped by how much Frank and Anderson contribute to making it feel like a natural extension ofWatchmen through their great artwork. Now that we're this far into the series,all the various pieces and stories ofDoomsday Clockseem to be coming together in some very intriguing ways that will surely generate some excitement in its fans. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Sep 26, 2018

    Doomsday Clock #8 is scheduled for next month and with this set up, it could be the most explosive and biggest installment yet. This issue had to do a lot of setting the stage, but the end result should ultimately prove worth it. Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Sep 27, 2018

    A cluttered issue that loses the plot. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 2, 2018

    I'm still in for the whole run, though my level of regret seems to go up a bit as the series goes on. This installment is supposed to be the big and important one and it is because of Doctor Manhattan explaining away things but it feels like a superficial explanation that doesn't get into the nuts and bolts of it. There are too many times where I read something like this where it looks at big picture ideas and scale but only has experience in dealing with it in terms of comic books themselves. There's not enough meat or infrastructure here to support this year and that gives it a very threadbare feeling that doesn't please all that much. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Sep 26, 2018

    The issue is an interesting one as it throws so much out there but with that it feels muddled and a bit too unfocused. It also goes too far in trying to be an homage to the original material which restricts the storytelling. As a piece of a puzzle, it's good. On its own, it's a bit of a mess. We'll see where this all goes but on its own, this one is a a bit of a enigma. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Christian Hoffer Sep 26, 2018

    If you can ignore all the noise involving the Superman theory, and the JSA, and the Legion, this is one of the stronger issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 30, 2018

    I'm done with this series. The visuals are fine, but the story has become slower than molasses.Action scenes could have been shortened or deleted in this issue to further the overall arc, which is what I want. I actually sighed as I purchased this issue, knowing that something in the plot was sure to be revealed, but more than aware it wouldn't bring me the return of two classic DC teams I'm awaiting. I've grown tired with the Watchmen characters. They are too brutal to live and work among the DC characters. This series is diluting the impact of their original twelve issue run. The story is too familiar for what all the characters do and too brutal for what I want my childhood heroes to do. I'm out. Tell me when the Golden Age heroes and the Legion of Super-Heroes returns. Read Full Review

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