We’ve all had days when we don’t know who we are anymore. But for Diana, this is the literal truth. A truth about falsehoods – she’s remembering conflicting stories about her past. Was she made from clay? Or is she the daughter of Zeus. How can she be god of war? What were the circumstances […]Read More Wonder Woman: Rebirth #1 Review
The big problem I’ve had with the Superman/Wonder Woman romance is that I just didn’t believe it. They seemed to have nothing in common other than their role as superhero. Now, just as they’ve broken up in their regular book, we get an extra-length look back at moments in their relationship. The framing sequence has […]Read More Superman/Wonder Woman Annual #2 review
And now, the end is … here. The Doom Patrol is cancelled again, but they’re not going down without a fight. And their foe in the story entitled ‘Doomsday (No, not him)’ is ‘pandimensional carpetbagger’ Mr Somebody, who’s taken over Oolong Island by taking over President Veronica Cale. Marshalled by the villainous General Immortus in a […]Read More Cancelled Comics Cavalcade Week – Doom Patrol #22 review
With just a couple of issues before the axe falls on this title, a spotlight on Robotman may sound like an unnecessary indulgence. But Cliff Steele is such an intriguing character that I’m happy to see his past and character illuminated. And what a character. On the surface, he seems like DC’s Ben Grimm, a […]Read More Doom Patrol #21 review
Since 1963 the World’s Strangest Heroes have been beating the odds. Brought together by the mysterious Chief, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman were the Doom Patrol. The heroes created by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani not only risked their lives for the world, they’ve given them, voluntarily dying at the end of their original run […]Read More Their Greatest Adventure – Save the Doom Patrol!
Having nationalised the Doom Patrol, Oolong Island president Veronica Cale forces the team into accompanying her to a state banquet in North Korea. There they’re reunited with an old – very old – enemy and make the acquaintance of a family who make the Mansons look like the Bradys. Those are the bare bones of […]Read More Doom Patrol #17 review
Horror writer Brian Keene visits Oolong Island, and brings a long-lost member of the Doom Patrol with him. Step forward Ted Bruder, formerly Fast Forward but usually referred to as Negative Man II for his less than sparkling personality. Once he could see 60 seconds in the future, but lately he’s been falling between realities, […]Read More Doom Patrol #16 review