Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Giffen & Simone interview!

Newsarama has put together an interview with Keith Giffen & Gail Simone, regarding the Doom Patrol/Secret Six crossover. Highlights relating to Doom Patrol are below:

Nrama: Keith, what else is coming up in Doom Patrol?

Giffen: Well, the Front Men are going to return, and we’re going to put the Doom Patrol through their paces. Everyone thinks, "Oh, the Chief's going to come back in a couple of issues, and is going to be sorely disappointed. No, we are really going to explore the Doom Patrol’s life post chief. They'll find out how much they need or possibly don’t need the man.

And they'll move out into the DCU and start rubbing up against some of the other heroes as we try to establish just where their place in the DCU is.

Nrama: Keith, I've just got to follow up on your comment about how the team will rub up against other heroes. Any idea who else they might encounter besides the Secret Six?

Giffen: Oh, we'll have quite a few people showing up when it makes sense. For example, I think a Gar Logan encounter is long overdue. And these are the sort of things where there won't even be official team-ups, where I dot the i’s and cross t’s with dozens of different writers. It'll be, sort of, "Hi, we’re the Doom Patrol. Hi, we don’t care."

And of course we’re building up to the climactic show down between the Doom Patrol and Mr. Somebody and the Front Men.

We are also bringing Rigoro Mortis back. I think we’re kind of tossing a grenade into the mix of the story here. He’s going to change one Doom Patrol member’s life forever.

And hopefully we’ll have a bit of fun along the away.

Check out the entire interview at Newsarama!


  1. Giffen + Simone = AWESOME!

    I'm so looking forward to this.

  2. I'll have to have a look at this - I'm curious as to how the DP and Six will interact ... I can't see the Patrol as quick to let the Six get away as other heroes they encounter.

  3. Great review, by the way - both of you!