Comic Review: Doomsday Clock #3 (DC Comics)

The Marionette and the Mime are out on the loose!! Meanwhile, Ozymandias is confronted by his past as a familiar face has followed him to Gotham to deliver a rude […]

The Marionette and the Mime are out on the loose!! Meanwhile, Ozymandias is confronted by his past as a familiar face has followed him to Gotham to deliver a rude awakening.

Batman and Rorschach investigate the mystery of Dr. Manhattan’s whereabouts. Why did Dr. Manhattan disappear to the DC Universe? Is there a possible connection to the Superman Theory that’s plaguing the DCU and Dr. Manhattan’s presence? What will Batman and Rorschach discover?

I enjoyed this issue. Although I do have some odd reservations about the book mostly in regards to The Comedian’s presence within the book. I was left wondering whether he truly is the real genuine article or a recreated copy of the real Comedian? There are some great moments within the issue such as Batman and Rorschach exchanging their 2 cents about one another and their peculiar methods of investigation and approaches to crime fighting. There are bits and pieces of hints and clues that give some insight to the man posing as Rorschach. Some of the best parts are actually with the Marionette and her husband.

Gary Frank does a superb job making those pages with the Marionette creative and fun despite being limited to the 9 grid panel at times. Overall the book is fantastic, there are some good moments that will have people talking upon release. It’s interesting that the issue feels at times in the voice of Moore but it’s more or less sounding more like Geoff John’s voice is becoming a little more dominant in this issue than it was in issue 1. Nonetheless, it is a solid issue, but it leaves readers with some twists and questions that may reflect on the entirety of this event.

Given everything that happens in this issue, readers will be left to wonder where the story may go and what it will do to the rest of the current DCU as the story goes on.

This event is definitely is shaping to be an interesting event that will make the ramifications of each character and their choices to be felt within the major fabric of the DC Universe. Definitely, pick this issue up and see for yourself. It’s worth it.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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