Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Doom Patrol and Vision & The Scarlet Witch



I liked the late 80's revival of Doom Patrol, especially the first few issues illustrated by Steve Lightle.  The title, like the team it featured, was very unstable.  After Lightle's too early departure, a replacement artist was found in Erik Larsen, who's style was markedly different from what had gone before.  Just  as readers were getting used to the new direction, the book took another big turn when writer Grant Morrison came on board and introduced a host of offbeat characters and concepts.  Eventually, it became part of the Vertigo Imprint, and it finally got a bit too weird for my taste and lost me.  The Doom Patrol never stay down for long, though.  They've been revived multiple times since then and I imagine they will be again.

9 comments:

Simreeve said...

They were revived quite recently as part of DC's 'Young Animal' line, with Gerard ('My Chemical Romance') Wray as the writer: Not sure whether that was as an ongoing series, or just a limited one, though...
(It wasn't a series that I have been following.)

Cary Comic said...

Is that Nightshade the Werewolf Queen running in from the left? Did she finally wise up and reform after the Dredmund Druid incident?

Jim Burrows said...


It's not Nightshade, but Celsius of the Doom Patrol:


http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Doom_Patrol_Vol_2_3

Ross said...

Nope - Celsius.

Glenn Host said...

She is the Chief's wife if Morrison has not changed her to something else like the Chief's transgendered brother. As you may have guessed I was not a fan of changes made by him and immediately dropped book.

Mike Shirley said...

More Vision & Wanda covers! :D Love it!

Cary Comic said...

@JB & Ross: thanks for the information. :-)

Simreeve said...

Glenn Host said...
"She is the Chief's wife if Morrison has not changed her to something else like the Chief's transgendered brother. As you may have guessed I was not a fan of changes made by him and immediately dropped book."

I think that that got changed to "she was an acquaintance of the Chief who had a serious crush on him, and after his death (or, at least, disappearance) she claimed to be his wife but when he returned he denied the fact".

Killdumpster said...

I liked the 80s D Patrol but only got the first 2 issues. Just occasionally buying books off spinner racks. Had fallen out of the hobby.They were kinda surreal.

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