Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Doom Patrol #13 - a spotlight on Rita!

Art and cover by MATTHEW CLARK

Mento’s back, and Rita’s got him in a death grip! When her ex takes things one step too far, he learns a hard lesson about ticking off a 50-foot woman – and we learn some secrets about Rita!

Great to see another full issue by Matthew Clark coming up! And more Rita!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Doom Patrol Origins: Beast Boy premieres.......

This link was brought to my attention via e-mail (thanks, Douglas), and it focuses on a day in alternate history when Doom Patrol Origins: Beast Boy, the movie, was released. Definitely an interesting read - see it here!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Doom Patrol #10 review


Well - that was quite exhausting. A lot of panels, numerous discussions, many characters and some interesting artwork all combine to provide a lengthy (but rewarding) read. A lot of fan requests over recent months have been (at least partly) answered, while the new storyline kicks into high gear early. From the repercussions of "Black Hole Phil" and his Germanical-genocide, to the formation of the Front Men; from pelican stalkers to multiple personality disorders, this issue has a LOT to take in.

But it's worth it. Once again, Giffen and his two artists provide a visual feast, full of Negative Man one-liners, and Porcelain pieces. Almost every notable character from the current run of Doom Patrol appears in this issue, with the only exceptions being Bumblebee, Danny the Bungalow and Ambush Bug (all who receive mentions!). Not only are past plot-threads picked up on, but new pieces are put into place to well and truly guide Doom Patrol into it's second year.

I should note how well the art styles of both artists complement each other - a rarity in comics, as different styles are normally quite jarring. And both styles are supported by Giffen's realistic dialogue - he brings the characters to life more and more each issue. It almost feels like I *know* Larry and Cliff, and look forward to their jibes every issue.

My only disappointment was that we never saw the first meeting between Crazy Jane and Rita. What a treat that would've been!

Great issue - 4.5 / 5


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Doom Patrol #10 preview

The next issue of Doom Patrol is out this Wednesday, but to tide you over until then, Newsarama is showing the first five pages of the issue - Enjoy!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Doom Patrol alternate covers

Hey guys - courtesy of Matthew Clark, I've come across some potential cover sketches he did for #1 of Doom Patrol. These were alternative covers that didn't make the final cut by DC, but I personally think they're pretty impressive! Hopefully Clark will get a chance to pull them out and finish them off sometime in the near future........

The first two were potential covers for #1, and the last one, for #6 (Larry's spotlight).