Tuesday, November 21, 2017

DOOMed February 2018 Solicits!

Solicitations for DC's February 2018 releases were shared yesterday. Among the biggest of the announcements - and right at the top of the list just under Metal - is Milk Wars! Broken into five parts, starting January 31, here's how it all is scheduled to go down: 

Cover by Frank Quitely

JLA/DOOM PATROL SPECIAL #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and GERARD WAY
Art by ACO
Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Backup story art by SONNY LIEW
Cover by FRANK QUITELY 
“MILK WARS” part one! Welcome to the un-event of the year! Kicking off a line-wide adventure, DC’s Young Animal collides with the DC Universe to bring you a different kind of crossover. 
The Doom Patrol has discovered that an interdimensional corporation called RetCo has been stealing stories, reconfiguring them and repackaging them for new markets. Our gang of misfit heroes have felt the touch of this nefarious company, and it has already started to change them. Even scarier, though, is how deeply RetCo has embedded itself into current continuity, using the radioactive milk of psychic cows to quell the more dangerous impulses of the Justice League and turn them into heroes safe for the masses. And to kick this off, RetCo has gone all the way to the top.
Meet Milkman Man, heretofore unknown final son of Krypton, who was sent to our planet to save him from the destruction of his homeworld, only to be adopted by an evil dairy farmer and raised to love all things dairy!
Co-plotted by Steve Orlando and Gerard Way, with art by ACO (MIDNIGHTER), this extra-sized special starts “Milk Wars” with a splash!
Plus, who is Eternity Girl, and how does she connect to this whole scheme? A special four-part back-up feature by Magdalene Visaggio (Kim and Kim) and Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye) begins here. 
RETRO-SOLICITED • ONE-SHOT • On sale JANUARY 31 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

A dark and Quitely Knight. 

MOTHER PANIC/BATMAN SPECIAL #1
Written by JODY HOUSER
Art by TY TEMPLETON
Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Backup story art by SONNY LIEW
Cover by FRANK QUITELY 
“MILK WARS” part two! Mother Panic has discovered a Gotham City transformed. What happened to her family and friends? And who moved into Gather House, the religious school that scarred Mother Panic as a young girl? It’s Father Bruce, the orphan millionaire who decided to give back to society by filling the deep demand for sidekicks. So many Robins in need of a nest! Plus, part two of the Eternity Girl backup story!  
ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

Quite Quitely. 

SHADE, THE CHANGING GIRL/WONDER WOMAN SPECIAL #1

Written by CECIL CASTELLUCCI
Art by MIRKA ANDOLFO
Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Backup story art by SONNY LIEW
Cover by FRANK QUITELY 
“MILK WARS” part three! Shade has been split into multiple parts, each representing a different mood, all in service to the perfect and beautiful Wonder Wife. But Happy Shade is starting to sense that not all is right in Wonderland, and she finds something strange staring back at her on the other side of the looking glass! Plus, part three of the Eternity Girl backup story! 
ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 14 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

CAVE CARSON HAS A CYBERNETIC EYE/SWAMP THING SPECIAL #1
Written by JON RIVERA
Art by LANGDON FOSS
Backup story written by MAGDALENE VISAGGIO
Backup story art by SONNY LIEW
Cover by FRANK QUITELY 
“MILK WARS” part four! Swamp Thing has detected a disturbance in the Green, and his hunt for it has led him to RetCo headquarters. There he finds Cave Carson and his crew struggling against being assimilated into RetCo’s diabolical narrative. Is it possible for Swampy and Cave to destroy the organization from the inside? Plus, find out how their efforts help Eternity Girl in the final installment of her backup story!
ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 21 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

DOOM PATROL/JLA SPECIAL #1
Written by STEVE ORLANDO and GERARD WAY
Art by DALE EAGLESHAM and others
Cover by FRANK QUITELY 
“MILK WARS” finale! As RetCo’s foundation shatters, the Young Animal teams come together with the Justice League and even more DC Universe heroes to finish the job. The only problem is, Milkman Man and RetCo still stand in their way. To right reality, the heroes of Young Animal and the DC Universe will have to unlock an outrageous power never before seen on any world!
This mind-blowing conclusion will establish new realities for all of the DC’s Young Animal titles. Look for the return of Cave Carson, Shade and Mother Panic next month! 
ONE-SHOT • On sale FEBRUARY 28 • 48 pg, FC, $4.99 US • RATED T+

Scheduled is the key word there. Hopefully everything stays according to plan and we wind up with a February full of Young Animal mischief! I don't know about the rest of you, but having a weekly Young Animal read every week during the crappiest month of the year sounds like a winner to me! 
What say you?

Also, here's a Nick Derington Twitter-shared sketch from yesterday. 


Tomorrow (or tonight, if your comic shop is playing along with the Doomsday Clock release party adventure) brings us Doom Patrol (V6) #9. Look for a post to match Waiting for Doom later this week. 


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Episode 110: Stand Back, It’s False Memories! OR . . .Or Else It's Memories!

HUZZAH! 


Mike and Paul return with an all new episode of Waiting For Doom! Get you some! 

YAY! Also return are those DAMN Nanites that cause that DAMN clickyechonoisething part way through the editing process! BOO! We are aware of the issue, and are looking into how to avoid it again. Thanks for your understanding and for sticking with us during this difficult time. Send thoughts and prayers, humans. Anyway, LET'S GET PATROLLING!Down on Derington Way - 8:34Doom Clock - 10:30Doomsplaining - 15:07 - We continue towards the end of volume 2, as we take a look at issue 82 and 83 of that run, from Rachel Pollack, Ted McKeever, Jamie Tolagson, Matt Howarth, John E Workman Jr, Debbie McKeever and Kyle Baker!Mailbag O Doom - 44:42 - We read your responses to the question, "Who is your favourite fioctional robot?"

Here's the dish on Doom Patrol (v. 2) #82







Poor Dorothy. 
I love y'all, too.


And how about some DP #83?










This certainly seems like it could play into what Gerard Way is doing in the current run,
doesn't it? 

Completely Unrelated, But Almost Related and Certainly Worth Sharing
Most Doom Patrol fans like Metamorpho (true story), so most Doom Patrol fans will want to at least check out The Terrifics! Solicit text follows this stunning Ivan Reis cover. 


THE TERRIFICS #1Written by JEFF LEMIREArt by IVAN REIS and JOE PRADOCover by IVAN REISBound together by fate, united by the spirit of exploration and hope for tomorrow, the Terrifics are bound from the Dark Multiverse of Metal! When Mr. Terrific, Metamorpho, Plastic Man and Phantom Girl find themselves literally bound together by a tragic accident, our team of unlikely allies must rely on one another to make their way back home. But a startling revelation on their return trip brings them face to face with a new mystery: Where in the universe is Tom Strong?Advance solicited • On sale FEBRUARY 7 • 32 pg, FC $2.99 US • FOLDOUT COVER • RATED T+

Also, Evan "Doc" Shaner will be contributing to the art of The Terrifics. Not familiar? Have you not seen this wonderful piece? 



Yeah. Get The Terrifics on that pull list/wishlist/reading list. We can chat about it over at Tales of My Greatest Strange Adventures

Question of the Week
The Doom Patrol has faced the Brotherhood of Evil & Dada. What Brotherhood should they face next?

. . .and DERINGTON! 
Sorry. Just an excuse to share his latest amazing Mister Miracle cover - available NOW!! 

. . .and we're caught up for a day or three!

Monday, October 30, 2017

Episode 109: Reborn Together For The First Time!


Here's the goods from their Podbean post:

Teen punks of convenience! Vampires! (Again!?) Questionable use of $12 Million! Rebirths, Relaunches and Retcons, oh my! LET'S GET PATROLLING!
Down on Derington Way - 6:11
Doom Clock - 7:39
Doomsplaining - 12:38 - We begin to cover volume 4 of the Doom Patrol, looking at the first 2 issues of this series, from John Byrne, Doug Hazlewood, Jared K. Fletcher and Alex Bleyaert!
Mailbag O Doom - 45:57 - We read your responses to the question, "Who is your favourite pre-comics fictional character?"


Doom Patrol (v4) #1




Hot dog stand at a beach, eh, Paul?



A mean Jimmy Olsen. Not really, but certainly close enough. 







. . .and Doom Patrol (v4) #2. 










Gimp Larry with a wig
They asked for it, I tweeted it at them, but here's my take on Gimp Larry with 70s hair, courtesy of some Photoshop and some Bob Ross. 

Question of the WeekWho is the best fictional robot?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Episode 108: Not in Kansas Any More But We Still Have Dorothy…OR Are We There Yet?!

HUZZAH! Mike and Paul are back at it again, and for a few minutes  I AM CAUGHT UP!!! 

Here's the latest from the bean of Pod

We're back with more Doom Patrol goodness! Join Mike, Paul, Hotcakes and Fabineez for about 30 minutes of good audio, and another 30 minutes of an annoying clipping sound that unexpectedly appeared during editing. Not recording - because we would've stopped until it was resolved - but editing. CURSE YOU, TECH GODS. Anyway, thanks and apologies in advance for putting up with it. We loves you guys.
Down on Derington Way - 10:46
Doom Clock - 16:48
Doomsplaining - 21:56 - We return to volume 2 of the Doom Patrol, covering issues 80 and 81 from rachel Pollack, The Pander Brothers, Ted McKeever, Stuart Chaffetz, and John E Workman Jr!
Mailbag O Doom - 45:57 - We read your responses to the question, "Who is your favourite fictional hero of colour?"
In addition to a fine salute, the fellas talked about stuff that looks like this: 

Dorothy the Duck-Billed, Ape-Faced Girl






I wonder if they ever considered calling Dorothy "Mad Libby"?


And now for Doom Patrol (v2) #81: 




Giffen-y





. . .and there you have it, my friends: More Pollack-y Doom Patrol. What are your thoughts on the series to date?  

Before I sign off, even though the guys have most likely recorded Waiting for Doom #109, here's the 

Question of the WeekSomething something blah blah blah Legion or Who is your favorite pre-comics era character?

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