Comic Book Haiku

A Breaking Down of The Doomsday Clock

Prologue — DC Universe: Rebirth

Pandora dies calling off panel Doctor Manhattan a monster.
Batman holding the button from Alan Moore’s Watchmen.
Batman holding the button from Alan Moore’s Watchmen.

Doomsday Clock #1

Third panel of Doomsday Clock #1, New Rorschach’s journal. “Deplorable” referrence. MAGA referrence. It’s 1992.
Third panel of Doomsday Clock #1, New Rorschach’s journal. “Deplorable” referrence. MAGA referrence. It’s 1992.
Flashback of Dr. Manhattan: “I’m leaving for a less complicated universe.” Ozymandias: “Ok. Let’s go there.”
Flashback of Dr. Manhattan: “I’m leaving for a less complicated universe.” Ozymandias: “Ok. Let’s go there.”
Joker promo for Doomsday Clock.
Joker promo for Doomsday Clock.

Doomsday Clock #2

Pastiche of panels of Doctor Manhattan staring at Marionette’s breasts. Supposed to be her womb, I know, but still!
Pastiche of panels of Doctor Manhattan staring at Marionette’s breasts. Supposed to be her womb, I know, but still!
Batman: You ate my Pancakes. Rorscharch: Yeah. I did.
Batman: You ate my Pancakes. Rorscharch: Yeah. I did.

Doomsday Clock #3

Comedian  is plucked form time and space by Doctor Manhattan…somehow?
Comedian  is plucked form time and space by Doctor Manhattan…somehow?

Doomsday Clock #4

Reggie reads Walter Kocacs’ journal.
Reggie reads Walter Kocacs’ journal.

Doomsday Clock #5

Firestorm says “Bullshit” and “Asshole.”
Firestorm says “Bullshit” and “Asshole.”
Firestorm says “Bullshit” and “Asshole.”
Firestorm says “Bullshit” and “Asshole.”

Doomsday Clock #6

The Marionette’s future costume was designed for a marionette made by her father. Fun fact?
The Marionette’s future costume was designed for a marionette made by her father. Fun fact?
Typhoon gets his head blown off. Because guns always win in comics written in modern day America.
Typhoon gets his head blown off. Because guns always win in comics written in modern day America.

Doomsday Clock #7

Ozymandias summons Doctor Manhattan. Instantly shows creepy Gary Frank drawn face.
Ozymandias summons Doctor Manhattan. Instantly shows creepy Gary Frank drawn face.
Dr. Manhattan asks the question “Does Superman destroy me, or do I destroy everything?” over and over and over…
Dr. Manhattan asks the question “Does Superman destroy me, or do I destroy everything?” over and over and over…

Doomsday Clock #8

Putin assembles superhero teams. Subtle.
Putin assembles superhero teams. Subtle.
Superman throws a Russian tank that was firing into a crowd. Now he’s hated! Yay?
Superman throws a Russian tank that was firing into a crowd. Now he’s hated! Yay?

Doomsday Clock #9

Donald Trump being told to bring in Superman. “Huge” reference. “Huge!”
Donald Trump being told to bring in Superman. “Huge” reference. “Huge!”
Tachyons bug Doctor Manhattan a lot.
Tachyons bug Doctor Manhattan a lot.

Doomsday Clock #10

Dr. Manhattan: “I don’t understand this universe”
Dr. Manhattan: “I don’t understand this universe”
Dr. Manhattan ponders how the DC Universe is all connected to Superman.
Dr. Manhattan ponders how the DC Universe is all connected to Superman.
New 52 Superman Leaves Earth.
New 52 Superman Leaves Earth.
Dr. Manhattan: “I have become the villain.”
Dr. Manhattan: “I have become the villain.”
Socrates quote from Doomsday Clock. Because Watchmen.
Socrates quote from Doomsday Clock. Because Watchmen.

Doomsday Clock #11

Wonder Woman does something. For the first time.
Wonder Woman does something. For the first time.
Saturn Girl wiped out mid story. See link for details.
Saturn Girl wiped out mid story. See link for details.
New Bubastis the mutant lynx helps Vedit carry out all plans with Manhattan like powers.
New Bubastis the mutant lynx helps Vedit carry out all plans with Manhattan like powers.

Doomsday Clock #12

Reggie ponders his overly positive father.
Reggie ponders his overly positive father.
Superman convincing Doctor Manhattan it’s doesn’t have to be destroy or be destroyed.
Superman convincing Doctor Manhattan it’s doesn’t have to be destroy or be destroyed.
Alex Ross: “When Marvelman kills that young boy to save the world…Superman is the greater hero…He’ll find a different way.”
Alex Ross: “When Marvelman kills that young boy to save the world…Superman is the greater hero…He’ll find a different way.”
From Ross’ Comic Book Artist Interview.
Dr. Manhattan changes history to bring back all the heroes from before. That oughta work!
Dr. Manhattan changes history to bring back all the heroes from before. That oughta work!
Word baloon talking about Wonder Woman helping to form new superteam. The only other thing she’s done, and it’s off panel!
Word baloon talking about Wonder Woman helping to form new superteam. The only other thing she’s done, and it’s off panel!
Dr. Manhattan: “Hope is the North Star of the metaverse.” Group shot of heroes running and/or flying.
Dr. Manhattan: “Hope is the North Star of the metaverse.” Group shot of heroes running and/or flying.

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