WARNING: This article contains potential SPOILERS for Watchmen & Doomsday Clock

DC’s Doomsday Clock comic may be a sequel to the original Watchmen, but early clues make it an origin story for The Joker – and how Ozymandias became the Clown Prince of Crime. It’s a bold, shocking suggestion on its own, and on the surface may seem like the worst case scenario many Watchmen purists warned of when Doomsday Clock was first announced. Geoff Johns has emphasized his respect and investment in the original series from the start…but there’s no denying that the early hints of Ozymandias finally “getting the joke” will ruffle feathers (and blow some minds).

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