Adam Hughes' art is gorgeous, and so is Laura Martin's coloring.
For the story, JMS does a kind of "What If" scenario where Dr. Manhattan sends his consciousness back along the timeline to see the accident that birthed him, but somehow this time Jon Osterman gets out of the bunker with his coat and watch intact long before the door locks and the device goes off. So what's going on? Tune in next time for more.
So apparently JMS has a totally different take on Dr. M's perception of time than Alan Moore did in the original book. Moore's Dr. M saw every moment of his own life simultaneously. The timeline was fixed and immutable, yet somehow Dr. M retained free will despite knowing what choice he was going to make. It was a mysterious and paradoxical contravention of the usual cause-and-effect laws that most people live under, and compelling for its strangeness.
In JMS's story, there are multiple timelines, and Dr. Manhattan can actually alter the probabilities at certain moments so that, for instance, he teams up with Silk Spectre rather than going on patrol with Rorschach. And rather than viewing every moment at once, he sends his consciousness back along the timeline, as I said.
So is JMS making a different interpretation of Dr. M's time perceptions for a reason? Or is he just missing the point, not understanding what Moore wrote? At this point it feels like a misunderstanding. But if the story pays off in the end, maybe I could be convinced otherwise. JMS has certainly set himself a difficult goal, taking on one of the most innovative parts of WATCHMEN and trying to come up with something new. At this point, I expect he will fail.