DC Comics Makes Doomsday Clock Joke; Then Warner Bros. Makes Them Apologize

The real Doomsday Clock is now two minutes to midnight, announced the Atomic Scientists Thursday afternoon.

“Because of the extraordinary danger of the current moment, the Science and Security Board today moves the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to catastrophe. This is the closest the Clock has ever been to Doomsday, and as close as it was in 1953, at the height of the Cold War,” said Rachel Bronson, president of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

There’s nothing like the nuclear war to motivate your social media marketing mind. The unnamed person in charge of DC Comics’ social media thought it was a perfect time to cross-promote the Geoff Johns and Gary Frank series Doomsday Clock as issue three hit your local comic book store Wednesday morning.

DC Comics Makes Doomsday Clock Joke

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Five hours later, someone with a significant title took down the tweet and issued an apology tweet.

DC Comics Makes Doomsday Clock Joke

The original Watchmen series written by Alan Moore questions the chaos of the Cold War and the nuclear apocalypse, as the current political climate has shifted back into the nuclear mode, now is a perfect time for a sequel. Watchmen purists and probably Moore himself consider Doomsday Clock a cash grab though.

DC Comics Makes Doomsday Clock Joke, Then Warner Bros. Makes Them Apologize

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Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
As the founder of Monkeys Fighting Robots, I'm currently training for my next job as an astronaut cowboy. Reformed hockey goon, comic book store owner, video store clerk, an extra in 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon,' 'Welcome Back Freshman,' and for one special day, I was a Ghostbuster.