Watchmen and 2020 Politics

Hello everyone! Recently, I was invited by John Anthony Dunne to join him on The Two Cities podcast to discuss HBO’s Watchmen series. The podcast is about 48 minutes. We discuss the original Watchmen graphic novel and the politics of the Cold War, the Watchmen TV show’s intersection with our current political climate, and we…

Doomsday Clock and the Triumph of Hope

By Matthew Brake [Beware Spoilers!] In 2016, DC Comics, particularly writer Geoff Johns, made a bold move and tamped with one of the most sacred cows in comic book fandom—Watchmen. After the initial success of the New 52 reboot, which saw DC Comics do away with years of complicated backstory in order to draw in…