Thursday, August 26, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
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
- 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
Monday, August 16, 2010
Written by BRIAN KEENE & KEITH GIFFEN
Art by KEITH GIFFEN and AL MILGROM
Cover by MATTHEW CLARK
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
"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
Thursday, August 12, 2010
- 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
Monday, August 9, 2010
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friday, August 6, 2010
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
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
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Also, Doom Podtrol have another Podcast out, this time focusing on Robotman!