Monday, November 15, 2010
We get DOUBLE Doom Patrol in February next year, featuring the rematch with the Secret Six!
DOOM PATROL #19
Written by KEITH GIFFEN
Art by MATTHEW CLARK and RON RANDALL
Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
It's part 1 of the 2-part Doom Patrol vs. Secret Six rematch you've all been waiting for! (Well, some of you. Well, Robotman seemed pretty heated up about it, anyway...) The battle starts here, and then continues over in SECRET SIX #30, also on sale this month!
SECRET SIX #30
Written by GAIL SIMONE
Art by J. CALAFIORE
Cover by CLIFF CHIANG
The battle between the Secret Six and the Doom Patrol continues from this month's DOOM PATROL #19! Last month, the Secret Six faced Luthor, but this month, they go pedal-to-the-metal against the only team as messed up as the Six themselves - the Doom Patrol! You don't want to miss this issue as a Sixer leaves the team forever!
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
While we're still thrilled by the latest issue, here's some other reviews from around the 'net:
- Too Dangerous For A Girl gave #16 a very positive review, and
- Comic Book Resources interviewer (and DP blogger!), Doug Zawisza, gave the issue 3.5 out of 5.
If you come across any other online reviews, let me know!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
We've waited Keene-ly for months and what they've Giffen us is something different, yet thoroughly entertaining (all jokes TM Larry Trainor 2010).
Brian Keene and Keith Giffen have treated us to a once-off collaboration that fits seemlessly into the current run, whilst setting the stage for some future developments. The alternate versions of our heroes are striking doppelgangers and their impact is certainly felt, amongst the citizens of Delta City, as well as within the Doom Patrol itself. Tensions ride high, in the absence of the Chief, and issues of trust, personal stability and self-confidence are welling up within the team itself. Nothing is smooth-sailing, and it makes them (and the readers) wonder if they really were better off with the Chief.
Giffen's artwork, reminiscent of a 90s style, suited the story very well, and this was highlighted by Al Milgrom's inks. I'd certainly be happy to see more artwork from Giffen in this series, without taking away from the monthly joys of Clark and Randall.
There seems to be some undercurrents of insecurity brewing within the Doom Patrol. Keene has established this well, and hopefully Giffen will follow up with next issue's visit to the Aristocrats. Overall, a very entertaining 'guest' issue, which progressed the ongoing story smoothly. Hopefully we'll see some more visits from Brian Keene in the future!