Long before DC actually announced their plans for Doomsday Clock —in fact, long before Doctor Manhattan was revealed at the end of DC Rebirth, back in the wild days of 2012, the prophet known only as “Chip Zdarsky” made a bold proclamation about Watchmen 2.
DC Rebirth #1 is the first in DC’s new massive Rebirth relaunch, which Geoff Johns has said is supposed to restore “legacy” to the DC Universe. It’s being released on Midnight, May 25, but almost the entire thing has now been leaked onto the internet...and whoo boy, apparently, this thing delivers.
Previously, the Silver Age ended with the complete overhaul of the Comics Code Authority. This allowed for darker and more mature themes. It also allowed Marv Wolfman to use actual wolfmen (the Comics Code prohibited the use of “werewolves” in comics, leading to a funny story where DC gave credit to Marv Wolfman as a…
Truth be told, using comic books in the classroom is by no means as unusual or risqué as it might have once been. Nowadays, comics are considered a legitimate teaching tool for any subject. Here are some I've used in class.
Wow. Even going into that knowing most of the intricate plot details from the internet buzz back when the movie came out, Watchmen surprised me. What an utterly fantastic story. Absolutely worthy of every bit of praise it gets. Just... Fantastic.
My only hang up was with the pirate bits. They just felt like they were…