Dr Manhattan In The DCU

With Doomsday Clock in full swing, questions are being asked about where Dr Manhattan is hiding in the DCU. The possibility’s been raised that he might be masquerading as someone, perhaps a hero, but if so, then who?

Captain Atom is the obvious – perhaps too obvious – choice as he was the character Manhattan was based upon in the original Watchmen series.

Superman or Dr Fate are possibilities – one’s super strong, the other could be masquerading Manhattan’s reality altering abilities as magic.

Maybe he’s Zatanna – he could easily swap his gender if he wanted to hide in plain sight.

Or maybe . . . maybe he’s not a person at all . . . maybe he’s a thing . . . an object . . . carefully placed to listen in on superhero conversations . . .

Can we get a close up on that mug the Atom’s using?

Oh my God! He’s here, everybody – Dr Manhattan’s here!

Masquerading as a coffee mug!

I, for one, did not see that coming.


Scan from JLA #77, March 2003. And if Doomsday Clock references this mug, you read it here first, folks.


New Hawkman Series

For a while now, the number of DC titles I’ve been getting has slowly been decreasing.

Yesterday, though, I mentioned the new Plastic Man mini-series that will be arriving soon, and now there’s news of a new Hawkman ongoing written by Robert Venditti whose writingI’ve enjoyed for a while now.

Good work, DC – that’s another series I’ll be picking up from you.

New Plastic Man Series

First, I’m intrigued by the news of a new Plastic Man series – while I’ve never been a massive fan of the character, I like Gail Simone’s writing and will definitely be picking this up.

Second, as I came across this yesterday, I couldn’t resist re-purposing this old ad and dropping in the new series art:

Plastic Man, folks . . . not as wet as Aquaman.