Saturday, July 31, 2010

Doom Patrol poll - Round 3!

I've updated the poll on the right, asking what is your favourite cover from #7-#9 of the new Doom Patrol series. The results for the previous poll can be seen at the bottom of the column on the night, where #6's cover was the clear winner!

Friday, July 30, 2010

#13 preview sketch

Just the one preview sketch (so far), courtesy of Matthew Clark:

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More teasers from Keith Giffen............

Coming soon to Doom Patrol:

Feral Rita?

Deported from Oolong?

Will the real Niles Caulder please stand up?

Is the DP's first foe their only hope? And...

Pelican stalker!

Monday, July 26, 2010

Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol

For those of you who remember this excellent run (and those of you haven't read it yet, but might be interested), check out this article from "Comics You Should Own."

It's definitely spoiler-heavy for those who haven't read Morrison's fan-favourite run, but well worth the read!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Cover sketches

Courtesy of Matthew Clark, Doom Patrol artist, here are some original cover sketches for #13 (Elasti-Woman spotlight) and #14 (Krypto-Niles).

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Doom Patrol poll - Round 2!

I've updated the poll on the right, asking what is your favourite cover from #4-#6 of the new Doom Patrol series. The results for the previous poll can be seen at the bottom of the column on the night, where #1's cover took 50% of the votes!

The new covers to vote on are below.........

Doom Patrol podcast #3

And they're back at it again, this time looking at My Greatest Adventure #81!

Check it out at Doom Podtrol!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Doom Patrol #15 preview!

Coming in October:




Ever wonder what would happen if the Doom Patrol went up against Superman? Well, keep wondering...but we've got the next best thing!

And what a fantastic cover!!.........

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Doom Patrol podcast #2

The second episode is up and this time they're looking at the first issue of Giffen and Clark's relaunch of the team. Looking forward to listening to it!

Check it out at Doom Podtrol!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

TPB news!

Coming in January 2011:

Writer: Keith Giffen
Artists: Matthew Clark, Ron Randall and Livesay
Collects: DOOM PATROL #7-13
$17.99 US, 144 pages

It's a shame we have to wait that long, but I'm excited already!

New Keith Giffen interview!

Newsarama has featured an excellent interview with Keith Giffen. Like his comics, it's not a two-minute read, by any means!

He discusses upcoming issues of the Doom Patrol (including a future spotlight on Cliff!) and clarifies some of the writing techniques he uses on this series. Overall, he seemed very positive about Doom Patrol's future.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Doom Patrol poll - Round One!!

I've added a poll to the column on the right, asking what is your favourite cover from #1-#3 of the new Doom Patrol series. I'll update this poll every 10 days or so, with the next round, eventually building to the most popular cover of the first year of the new Doom Patrol!

Feel free to comment as to why you chose the cover you did.......

Friday, July 9, 2010

Doom Patrol #12 review

Giffen, Clark (& co) serve up another excellent issue, bringing the first year of Doom Patrol to a close. And I can't hide my disappointment.

This particular issue touched on several different aspects of the DC Universe, from the mention of an old-school Doom Patrol villain to the more recent Maxwell Lord/Wonder Woman murder. Such random elements were incorporated fluidly into the story, whilst the main storyline progressed without a hitch. The Doom Patrol didn't exactly 'save the day' - far from it, really - and several key issues were kept on the backburner for the coming months. All in all, it was an interesting and engaging read, with detailed artwork to enhance the experience.

And yet......disappointing. Taking in all the above factors, I can't believe DC isn't hyping this comic every single WEEK. It does it's best to be reader-friendly (not a bad effort for a comic nearly 50 years old!), it has consistently interesting writing and excellent artwork, it contains more character development than most comics out there, and it's JUST. PLAIN. GOOD.

Doom Patrol is what all comics should aspire to be.
That said, can I just say I love the development in both Larry's and Rita's new powers. I really hope to see Rita's powers expanded upon in the next issue, spotlighting Elasti-Woman. And that last scene of the issue showed how much of a family the Doom Patrol really are. That moment was the highlight of this first year. Here's to the next year!


Thursday, July 8, 2010

Doom Patrol #12 preview pages

While some of us are waiting for #12, here's some preview pages to tide you over, courtesy of Newsarama:

Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5

Full review of the issue coming soon!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Doom Patrol Podcast!

It's finally here! A podcast dedicated to our favourite super-team!

Check out the podcast at Doom Podtrol (and look for the nifty logo down the bottom of the page).....