The wait is over, and the end is here!

The release of Doomsday Clock #1, from the New York Times best-selling writer/artist team of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank, was celebrated with a series of midnight events at more than 1,000 comic book stores across the U.S.  and U.K. And thanks to the incredible demand for the first-time collision between the Watchmen characters and the DC Universe, Doomsday Clock #1 has already gone back to the printer for another run.

Doomsday Clock is unlike anything that we have ever done before, and both Gary and I are incredibly overwhelmed by the support that the fans have shown leading up to the release,” said Johns. “The day before Thanksgiving has always held a special meaning for me – it was when I would buy boxes of comic books before heading home for the holiday. Once there, I would eagerly read through them and discuss every little detail with my friends. My hope is that fans will have that same experience with the first issue of Doomsday Clock.”

Comic book retailers marked the book's release by opening their doors just before midnight (the time displayed on the cover) for fans eager to get their hands on the comic book release of the year. Fans at Gotham Central Comics and Collectibles in Toronto were treated with a release party and signing with the mastermind behind the project, Johns.

The twelve-issue series was inspired by current worldwide events and Johns and Frank have set out to tell what is sure to be the story of our time.

Visit your local comic book shop or visit DCComics.com/DoomsdayClock to purchase a digital copy. Fans can join in the conversation on Twitter using #DOOMSDAYCLOCK and by following @DCComics, @GeoffJohns, and @1MoreGaryFrank.