Doomsday is upon us, and with it comes the start of DC’s most anticipated crossover event, Doomsday Clock. The event, centered around the return of characters from Alan Moore’s Watchmen miniseries, is set to turn the DC universe on its head, by introducing characters like Dr. Manhattan and Rorschach, to fans of heroes like Batman and Superman.
The crossover seemed destined to happen, as the unique cast of heroes brought to life in both the Watchmen graphic novel and the 2009 film of the same name, have gained a tremendous following in the comic book community.
Most fans of the Watchmen series are aware that Moore used classic heroes as inspiration for his band of misfits. Alan wanted to use characters that DC recently acquired from Charlton Comics, hoping to base the Watchmen story around them. DC turned down his idea, so instead he modeled the Watchmen around some of Charlton’s most famous properties.
With a few changes here and there, Moore was able to pay tribute to the past while blazing a trail for the future. That being said, here are 8 Watchmen characters based on classic Charlton Comics characters!