Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Doom Patrol #17 cover sketches

Courtesy of the ever-hardworking Matthew Clark, here are three progressive sketches of what eventually became the original and unique cover of Doom Patrol #17:

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Doom Patrol: Brotherhood TPB in January!

As reported several months ago right here at DOOMPEDIA, there will be a 2nd Doom Patrol TPB released on January 12th:

These new adventures find the Doom Patrol facing off against a pandimensional wrecking crew who have come to Oolong Island looking for something specific – and the Doom Patrol had better find it while there’s still an island left in these tales from issues #7-13 of their new series!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Doom Patrol #17 preview

Hey guys, here's the preview for Doom Patrol #17, due December 1st:

"A man walks into a talent agent's office. No, wait, that's not how this one goes; let's start again. A Robotman walks into a murderous family's moving castle. He witnesses mayhem, torture, bloody death, and a hell of a party. So what do you call an act like that? Join us as the Doom Patrol meets...The Aristocrats!"

That has to be the strangest preview and the creepiest cover yet!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

More reviews of Doom Patrol #14!

I've come across some interesting Doom Patrol #14 reviews around the 'net. Check them out at:

- Too Dangerous For A Girl

- Comic Box Commentary

- Comic Book Resources

Enjoy the reading - and don't forget to vote in our #14 poll, to the right!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Doom Patrol #14 sketches

Thanks to Matthew Clark, here's some of his stunning DP #14 work, in b&w. The details in his pencil-work is amazing - definitely worth checking out, to see the pre-inked versions!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Doom Patrol #14 review

Oh my God. They killed ________!

After last issue, I was sure the next would have to be a letdown - even a minor one. Mind you, I've been thinking that every issue since the first few, and I haven't been disappointed yet. Although I knew, this had to be the issue that would break the streak. I mean, what could compare with Rita's spotlight and that powerful cliffhanger??

Howabout the death of a Doom Patrol original?

Now, you'd have to read the issue to find out if there's any resolution to the above, but I certainly never expected that to happen. No pre-publicity, only minor foreshadowing, and then BAM - gone. Next issue's follow-up will be very interesting, to say the least.

As for the his nasty streak is unleashed in this issue, and dare I say: the Doom Patrol will never be the same again! This is the Chief we have always known. This is the Chief that Grant Morrison showed us in his true light. This is the Chief we may have forgotten about ever since that run. And we really find out his true feelings towards the Doom Patrol.

I know that, to a lot of people, a Doom Patrol without the Chief just wouldn't be the same, but after this issue, I'm hoping they'll just be around to survive without him. And in relation to members, it seems that Bumblebee is still involved with the team, but is yet to make a fully-fledged, in-uniform appearance with the originals. I'm curious to see if it will happen soon.

Well, if there was any letdown at all this issue, the artwork was sometimes a little scratchier and less detailed than usual. One page near the end of the book had practically blank faces on some of the characters. But this is a minor gripe, especially in the world of comic book deadlines.

Thankyou to all involved for maintaining this comic at such a high level of quality.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Doom Patrol #14 preview

Check out a 5-page preview of Doom Patrol #14 at Newsarama!