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Review Group Week 182 - DOOM PATROL #1

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:06 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I'll get around to buying this when I'm done jamming a needle into my dick.


Take your time.

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Postby Punchy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:23 pm

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Do a Brain and Mallah still exist in current DC continuity? Because I wonder if this new book has set the stage for their re-imagining.


They do indeed, Geoff Johns of all people used them in Teen Titans, and actually brought back their gay love for eachother.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Aug 05, 2009 4:31 pm

Oh, I was hoping that DP was left on the cutting room floor, as it were.

There isn't really any indication here, but it seems as though this Patrol have been together for a while at least, though.

When Grant Morrison breaks something, he breaks the hell out of it.

I just read through the book once, and unfortunately I don't feel it has what a great DP run needs--it hasn't the zeitgeist. It will definitely reinforce Lee's feelings towards Keith Giffen, though.

The character re-designs are pretty disappointing too. The Chief looked too much like an older, dyspeptic Raymond Burr.
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Postby thefourthman » Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:49 pm

guitarsmashley wrote:I'll get around to buying this when I'm done jamming a needle into my dick.

dude you can inject heroin anywhere, don't believe McKegan.

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Postby mrorangesoda » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:18 pm

Punchy wrote:They do indeed, Geoff Johns of all people used them in Teen Titans, and actually brought back their gay love for eachother.


They died in Salvation Run after that, didn't they?

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Postby Punchy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:20 pm

mrorangesoda wrote:They died in Salvation Run after that, didn't they?


Maybe, I can't remember.

Didn't Mallah fight Grodd? You'd think a Gorilla fight would be more memorable.

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Postby thefourthman » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:22 pm

Punchy wrote:Maybe, I can't remember.

Didn't Mallah fight Grodd? You'd think a Gorilla fight would be more memorable.

everyone died in Salvation Run, but it was part of Countdown so it NEVER HAPPENED!

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Postby Punchy » Wed Aug 05, 2009 7:24 pm

thefourthman wrote:everyone died in Salvation Run, but it was part of Countdown so it NEVER HAPPENED!


I actually thought it was a pretty good series, Matt Sturges is a good writer.

I think either Mallah or Grodd fell off a cliff to their death, but then wasn't dead.

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Postby Kerny » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:02 pm

Punchy wrote:I actually thought it was a pretty good series, Matt Sturges is a good writer.

I think either Mallah or Grodd fell off a cliff to their death, but then wasn't dead.


Grodd killed Mallah, and Joker kicked Grodd off a cliff but he didn't die as he showed up in Flash later.

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Postby Victorian Squid » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:11 pm

This definitely seems to be a continuation of the Johns Teen Titans DP that restored most of their previous continuity--we've got a seasoned core group with Bumblebee sidelined and Nudge & Grunt are considered newer members.
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Postby Daringd » Wed Aug 05, 2009 8:25 pm

I had to skip out on Doom Patrol I just had to many books this week.

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Postby KING King Impulse » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:05 pm

Grodd beat Mallah to death with Brain, then Joker pushed Grodd off a cliff.

At the same time though, The Flash was fighting the villain Spin, who uses fear against people, and his power saved Grodd and brought him back to Earth to fight The Flash.
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Postby Chubbles » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:40 pm

Ok so I didn't enjoy this book at all. I've never read any of the old Doom Patrol that so many people speak so highly of so the nostalgia effect was nil for me and I feel that hurt this book even more. The writing was fine and the art was nice enough, but nothing happened that was suspenseful, interesting or cool. It was just a bunch of people talking about different shit. They invaded this base for some reason and then they run away shortly thereafter. Noone seemed to even care that one of their group was killed. There was nothing in this book that makes me feel like I need to get issue 2 to see how things turn out. I frankly just didn't care. I like Giffen, Annihilation is maybe my favorite 'event' of all time, so for that event alone he's ok in my book, but this book was just to my liking.

Story 5
Art 5
Interest factor 1

Overall 3.75

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Postby MrBlack » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:46 pm

I'll post a full review later, but I will say that while there were some aspects of the issue I really liked, it didn't knock me out. I did really enjoy the Metal Men backup though.

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Postby Kerny » Wed Aug 05, 2009 9:52 pm

King Impulse wrote:Grodd beat Mallah to death with Brain, then Joker pushed Grodd off a cliff.

At the same time though, The Flash was fighting the villain Spin, who uses fear against people, and his power saved Grodd and brought him back to Earth to fight The Flash.


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