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The first ‘Doomsday Clock’ pages introduce a character as controversial as the event itself

Image: DC entertainment It is no exaggeration to say that Doomsday Clock,  officially unveiled at New York Comic-Con, is the most daring thing DC Comics has ever attempted.  This series will attempt to do what many fans think is impossible — completely connect the regular DC Comics Universe (Superman, Batman et al) with that of Alan Moore’s Watchmen, the most celebrated graphic novel of all time.  SEE ALSO: Looks like Damon Lindelof is full steam ahead on that ‘Watchmen’ show for HBO For years, these two worlds have remained completely separate. Then Batman found the iconic button worn by the Comedian in the first issue of DC Rebirth — the book that relaunched the universe.  This move shocked many. The Watchmen (Doctor Manhattan, Ozymandias et al) always existed in their own reality — one in which Richard Nixon was still president in 1985, and half of New York City was destroyed in a successful attempt to avoid nuclear war.  Comics fans may also love Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman — but separately. Bringing them together with morally grey superheroes from a gritty world of nuclear fears suggests an unworkable clash of storytelling genres.   But Geoff Johns — President and