Saturday, January 30, 2010
Some black and white pics of the team shots from Doom Patrol #6, courtesy of the artist, Matthew Clark! Firstly, the original Doom Patrol, followed by the Richard Case-inspired 80s Doom Patrol, and finally, the John Byrne roster. Enjoy!
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
On sale APRIL 7 • 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by MATTHEW CLARK & RON RANDALL
Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
The Gentrifiers have arrived on Oolong Island in force, and their mysterious leader seems to have it in for the Doom Patrol in particular. It occurs to our heroes that this sort of thing seems to be happening quite a bit lately...
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Courtesy of Matthew Clark, artist of Doom Patrol, a look at something wicked coming in the near future......
Is this one of the "world-razing gentrifiers" mentioned in #5?
Or is it similar to the creature on the cover of #8?
Or something else entirely??
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Initial position for Doom Patrol #5 - 56th place, with a sales index of 53.63. No final numerical figure just yet, but it looks like a lot of readers stayed on from the ring giveaway in #4! DC in general ranked lower than in previous months, but Doom Patrol managed to outsell recognizable DC titles, including: Superman World of New Krypton, Superman, Batgirl, Action Comics, Supergirl, Wonder Woman, Titans and Secret Six.
Rank ---- Index ---- Title ----------------------- Quantity
24 ------- 77.91 ---- DOOM PATROL #4 -------- 53,748
108 ----- 28.05 ---- DOOM PATROL #3 -------- 20,036
115 ----- 28.57 ---- DOOM PATROL #2 -------- 22,001
75 ------- 36.06 ---- DOOM PATROL #1 -------- 28,267
Data courtesy of icv2.com
Monday, January 11, 2010
Firstly, Dangermart "Too Dangerous For A Girl!" gave a positive review of #6, praising both Giffen and Clark for their efforts:
And "Again with the comics" gave us Negative Thinking - another review of #6. Great to see more and more positivity regarding this series!
EDIT: Another positive review - this time from Comic Book Resources!
Thursday, January 7, 2010
*Mild spoilers ahead*
Another excellent issue - Giffen and Clark clearly love these characters. And any comic that starts off with General Immortus, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, and the Brotherhood of Dada, HAS to be good, doesn't it?
The issue starts off recapping, and embellishing the origin of Negative Man. I hope that we have opportunities to see Cliff and Rita's viewpoints of this pre-Doom Patrol era, as Larry's experience adds to the development of his character and of the Chief.
We soon move into full-page looks at different eras of the Doom Patrol. But these splash pages are not your regular 5-second flicks - there is enough text and characters in these pages to keep you engrossed for a while, harking back to different Doom Patrol issues over the decades. Matthew Clark's artwork is a particularly fine tribute to Richard Case's style, when drawing any characters from the Morrison era.
This issue has everyone and everything associated with the Doom Patrol. You will see Immortus, Mento, Beast Boy and Mallah on one page, and soon come across Dorothy Spinner, the Beard Hunter and Spider-Cliff (Morrison fans will know that reference!) Suitable mention is made of Rebis, and the Thayer Jost Doom Patrol, before Clark's style adjusts to that of the Byrne era, for another look at Vortex, Grunt and Nudge alongside the originals.
Keith Giffen juggles all the different facets and aspects of Larry's personality so well, and his recaps are well-supported by Matthew Clark's ever-changing styles. The only information I was unfamiliar with was that of the "clone" issue - had Thomas Munroe or Phillip Sloan been part of the history before? If not, these additions add to the history, and I wonder if Giffen plans to return to some of these elements in the future.
"My best gal pal knows size matters."
Larry - you're a riot.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
DOOM PATROL VOL.1: We Who Are About To Die TPB
June 8, 2010
144 pages (#1-5)
Comics legend Keith Giffen breathes new life into the infamous band of misfit superheroes of Doom Patrol in this eagerly anticipated return of the classic DC Comics team.
Shunned by society because of their superpowers and freakish appearances, the members of the Doom Patrol live a spiteful existence on the fringe of society. It takes the brilliant Dr. Niles Caulder, a mysterious genius, to mold them into true superheroes.
These new adventures find the Doom Patrol facing off against a long time fan favorite alien G'nort , dealing with a black hole and coming face to face with death in a special tie-in to the DC Comics event Blackest Night! Also featured are special back up stories featuring the Metal Men written by Giffen and J.M. DeMatteis, the creative team that brought you JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL!
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SHOWCASE PRESENTS: DOOM PATROL VOL.2 TPB
August 10, 2010
Over 500 pages of offbeat super-hero action are collected in this value-priced volume!
This fast-paced volume introduces The Doom Patrol, one of comics' strangest super-teams. Led by their wheelchair-bound chief, Niles Calder, three outcasts of society -- Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman -- take the qualities that make them freaks and become heroes. Together, the trio would take on bizarre menaces including General Immortus, The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and The Brotherhood of Evil!
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Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
I'll be keeping the blog updated with information, reviews, previews and covers from the new Doom Patrol series by Keith Giffen, Matthew Clark, and Justiniano.
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