House of J wrote:Well, not really. This is a lot like Byrne's DP redux.
Hell, or Paul Kupperberg's even. My point is this is much more akin to the less successful runs than the more successful, or even critically acclaimed ones.
I don't think you can call anything Byrne does serious, and Kupperberg's was an all-new cast except for Robotman right? The same for Arcudi's run, we haven't seen Negative Man or Elasti-Girl in these kinds of stories.
This is new territory for the Doom Patrol and I liked it, it has a different feel than anything else in the DCU right now, and I like that, the Marvel superhero universe has been a lot more varied in tone for the last few years, with almost crime books stood next to comedies, or to science-fiction, and Doom Patrol stands out to me from the rest of the DCU, which all shares the same morose tone, this is a bit more quirky, a bit more edgy.
But then I'm not a fan of the Doom Patrol, not read anything previously.