Thursday, August 26, 2010

Brian Keene at Newsarama

Check out the new Brian Keene interview at Newsarama for some hints about his work on Doom Patrol #16 - the perfect complement to last week's Keith Giffen interview!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Who is your favourite member of the Doom Patrol??

You can answer that very question to the right, with the new poll! Choose between the three original active members, featured in the picture below:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Feral Rita, Nazi Larry and Steampunk Cliff?!?

Keith Giffen is at it again, sharing some of his brilliance around at Newsarama. Check out the interview there, focusing on him pencilling #16, and including the following (SPOILER-ISH) tidbits:

Giffen: It's basically, "Whatever happened to Fast Forward from Arcudi's Doom Patrol?" You know, the guy they jokingly called Negative Man because of his attitude?

It's sort of involves him and alternate realities and things that can come through doors that are open in alternate realities.

So we're having some fun with Doom Patrol doppelgangers. Feral Rita, and Nazi Larry, and Steampunk Cliff.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Mystery pic......

Here's an upcoming Doom Patrol picture, courtesy of Doom Patrol artist Matthew Clark.........

Random Doom .........

It's Friday, and here's a few interesting Doom Patrol links to get you through the weekend......

- The latest podcast at Doom Podtrol is up there, focusing on an early DP story, My Greatest Adventure #83!

- Here's a short, but excellent review of Doom Patrol #13, focusing on Rita, courtesy of Confessions of a Pop Culture addict.

- And a different interpretation of the Doom Patrol, courtesy of "Evilwabbit":

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

"Feral Rita" - #16 cover sketches

Courtesy of our very busy Doom Patrol artist, Matthew Clark, here's some cover sketches of Rita & "Feral Rita" from Keith Giffen & Brian Keene's upcoming #16 (November):

Monday, August 16, 2010

Doom Patrol #16 preview



Horror author extraordinaire Brian Keene (The Rising, The Conqueror Worms) co-writes! Regular writer Keith Giffen also pencils! And the creative team isn't the only thing going topsy-turvy in this issue, as strange and terrifying doppelgängers of Rita, Larry, and Cliff appear to attack our heroes!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Matthew Clark interview (Oct 09)

I came across an excellent interview with Matthew Clark (Doom Patrol artist) from Jazma Online - Definitely worth a read! Here's his response to a query about his new Doom Patrol designs:

"So first we have Robotman, the anchor of the group, and really the heart of every version of the DOOM PATROL. With his look, I went with the bike shorts - something that screamed 'athlete'. I kind of picture him in his human form (If I was to draw that, it would be David Beckham as the model). I tried to bring him back to the robot form without muscle definition: he’s hydraulics, wires and gears. The piping on the face and chest really stems from the 50’s robot, which I thought would be a nice touch.

Negative Man: with his look, I wanted him to scream 'pilot'. That’s who he is and was from the beginning. Also I wanted to get back to the original color scheme from the first half dozen issues which they wore green. So Larry got the godphers and military turtleneck wool sweater and the bandage tails implying the scarf. His look is very 1930's/1940’s RAF pilot.

Elasti Woman: With Rita I wanted her outfit to be the red and white that she was known to wear. I ditched the mini skirt for obvious reasons as we are really playing around with her size changing and the new outfit also has a purpose that will be further explained in upcoming issues. I was looking at 1960’s Diana Rigg as Emma Peele from the Avengers TV series. I updated it a bit but very much in that vein. Plus she’s our babe and I wanted to show that part of her off more. She’s a movie star with several movies under her belt (see the background of her home for which movies she’s done. More will be showing up)."

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Doom Patrol art

Check out this fantastic interpretation of the Doom Patrol, courtesy of Zuda artist, Luciano Vecchio!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Random Doom.........

The latest tidbits from the world of Doom Patrol..........

  • The latest podcast from Doom Podtrol is now available, focusing on #2 of the new series (by Giffen, Clark, et al). If you haven't listened to one yet, try it out - these guys are definitely having a ball, and their passion for Doom Patrol is contagious!
  • Check out a review of Doom Patrol #13 (by Doug Zawisza) at Comic Book Resources, and.........
  • Vote in our latest POLL, asking what you thought of #13, the spotlight on Elasti-Woman!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Doom Patrol - a memorable moment!

Comic Book Resources' latest feature is on DC's Most Memorable Moments, with the Doom Patrol starring at #74, defiant until the end!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sketches From DP #13

Courtesy of the ever-busy Matthew Clark, here are some original pencils of his work from Doom Patrol #13:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Another Doom Patrol #13 review......

An interesting little review of #13 can be found at Too Dangerous For A Girl.

Have you found any other reviews of Doom Patrol #13 on the net? If so, let me know at:


Friday, August 6, 2010

Who is Brian Keene?

Well, for starters, he's a horror/crime author. And if you'd like to know more, check the wikipedia entry for Brian Keene, or his official website.

How does this relate to Doom Patrol? Well, Keith Giffen recently revealed that Giffen himself will be the artist for #16, the designated "change-of-pace" issue. So who will be the writer? The following tidbit came from Brian Keene's website......

"As regular readers of Doom Patrol know, the legendary Keith Giffen has been writing the comic’s current incarnation. But he says here that he’s drawing issue #16. Very strange. If Keith is drawing issue #16, who is writing it? And in the same post, he asks people if they’ve heard of horror author Brian Keene. Why would he do that? He also tells Newsarama that #16 will be a “special change-of-pace” issue. Cryptic fellow, that Keith Giffen. Likes to call me up and say things like, “Men name their penises because they don’t want a total stranger making all their decisions for them…”

*I can’t confirm or deny anything."

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Doom Patrol #13 review

For over 12 months, Giffen, Clark et al have been bringing us fun, enjoyable, humorous and quality issues of Doom Patrol - but #13 takes the cake. I expected an exciting, progressive and entertaining story - and I got a whole lot more (and still only $2.99!!).

Rita's story is clearly one of tragedy, and the creative team have successfully conveyed that tragedy through the writing and artwork. No character is left untouched by the revelations in this issue and very few stones are left unturned. I also find it so poignant that no original member is exactly as they used to be - they've all faced their own 'doom', and survived through it, thanks to the Chief.

This is undoubtedly my favourite issue of the series. It made me feel for Rita, her situation, her past and her present. In a world where so many comics are forgotten, this is one to be remembered.


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Doom Patrol #13 preview

You can check out FIVE pages of Doom Patrol goodness, courtesy of the DCU Blog!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Some updates..........

Firstly, don't forget that #13, the spotlight on Elasti-Woman is out this week. Realistically, this could be the biggest focus EVER on Rita, so don't forget to buy a copy - and one for a friend! She missed out on back-up stories back during the original run, but Giffen and Clark will definitely be treating Rita (and us!) to something special.

Also, Doom Podtrol have another Podcast out, this time focusing on Robotman!