It’s the 1980s and Felix Faust attacks the new Justice League of America in their HQ, using the despair felt by the people of Detroit to power his demons. Can the heroes overcome their inferiority complex long enough to save the children to whom they’ve been giving a tour? Of course they can. Vibe, Gypsy, Vixen and […]Read More DC Retroactive 1980s Justice League of America #1 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
After years of tragedies, setbacks and general lunacy, you might expect the individuals who comprise the Doom Patrol to slope off into a corner to spend the rest of their lives muttering and dribbling. But no, they’re heroes and this issue the Fabulous Freaks decide, the heck with it, they have each other. Even diminutive […]Read More Doom Patrol #14 review
One of writer Keith Giffen’s aims with this book has been to give the readers something new every month – a character, a concept, a fresh take on the DC Universe … last issue he outdid himself with the revelation of Elasti-Woman’s true nature. She’s sentient Silly Putty. I never saw that one coming. This month […]Read More Doom Patrol #13 review