We’ve been talking about how Geoff Johns has been seeding Watchmen characters throughout his run on the New 52 going back to Free Comic Book Day in 2012.
Mr Oz being Ozymandias looks the closest to a lock.
And there are plenty of obvious moments in DC Universe: Rebirth, mostly involving watches, clockfaces and dialogue.
We noted how Pandora’s death was very reminiscent of Rorschach’s demise. But going back to check, we were surprised to see exactly how similar it was. Even own to the removal of the face covering. From Watchmen…
And DC Universe Rebirth…. In Swipe File we present two or more images that resemble each other to some degree. They may be homages, parodies, ironic appropriations, coincidences or works of the lightbox. We trust you, the reader, to make that judgment yourself? If you are unable to do so, please return your eyes to their maker before any further damage is done. The Swipe File doesn’t judge, it’s interested more in the process of creation, how work influences other work, how new work comes from old, and sometimes how the same ideas emerge simultaneously as if their time has just come. The Swipe File was named after the advertising industry habit where writers and artist collect images and lines they admire to inspire them in their work. It was swiped from the Comic Journal who originally ran this column, as well as the now defunct Swipe Of The Week website.