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How many times have YOU watched the trailer?!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WFD 123: Episode 123 - DO YOU KNOW IT’S JLMAY 2018??? OR At least this post doesn't have that godawful song.

Huzzah once again, fellow Doom Patrol Fans (and Mom)! 

Still playing catch-up (man, a new job, vacations, increased responsibility at said earlier job, Inktober, holidays, and kidney donation can really slow up progress and blog posts!) but here's some stuff, just for you. Let's start with a link:
Episode 123 - DO YOU KNOW IT’S JLMAY 2018???
May 20, 2018
We're back with our JLMay 2018 Episode!

Mike and Paul are joined by accredited Supergirl stalker Dr Anj from the Supergirl Comic Box Commentary Blog to do JLMay for another (third) year. It's part, err 9? or something of 12 parts The Silver Age comic series from 2000.

Follow the JLMay crossover on these great podcasts below! Each show will cover another chapter of the Silver Age event! Use the hashtag #JLMay2018 when discussing the crossover on social media!

Justice’s First Dawn – Silver Age #1

Relatively Geeky Presents – SA: Challengers of the Unknown

Coffee & Comics – SA: Justice League of America

Batgirl to Oracle – SA: Showcase

Super Mates – SA: Teen Titans

Idol Head of Diabolu – SA: Dial “H” for Hero

The Longbox Crusade –SA: The Flash

The Lanterncast – SA: Green Lantern

Waiting for Doom – SA: Doom Patrol right here, right now!

Comic Reflections – SA: The Brave & The Bold

Chris & Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill – Silver Age 80 Page Giant

In this episode...

Our week in comics - 5:00

Down on Derington Way - 7:50

Doom Clock - 14:15

Doomsplaining - 19:20 - Discussion of The Silver Age: Doom Patrol by Tom Peyer, Sergio Cariello, Rymond Kryssing, Kurt Hathaway, James Sinclair, Ramona Fradon, Kevin Nowlan and Dan Raspler!

Mailbag O Doom - 35:45 - we go through your responses to the latest Question of the Week: Who's your favourite panel to panel visual storyteller in comics?
Not a lot in the way of images for y'all, as I sent my copy of Secret Origins and Files to Paul (I've since replaced it), but I did snag some scans before it went: 

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

WFD: Episode 122: A Little Late Like Immortus Is A Little Old OR A NEW POST? Better than hamberders!

Here's the link for the episode: linkety-link-link.

Episode 122: A Little Late Like Immortus Is A Little Old
May 3, 2018

Down on Derington Way - 9:45
Doom Clock - 15:00
Doomsplaining - 20:21 - It's here! The conclusion to the arc that leads into the event that's already concluded! It's Doom Patrol Volume 6 Issue 11, by Gerard Way, Nick Derington, Tamra Bonvillain, Tom Fowler, Todd Klein, Jaime S Rich and Molly Mahan!
Mailbag O Doom - 43:35 - we go through your responses to the latest Question of the Week: What's your number 1 goal at a comic convention?

Here's some of the visual goodness unavailable on a silly podcast. 

I'll be trying to catch up with Mike and Paul and WilFreD and all the other guests between and since before the Doom Patrol show hits the airwaves. 

. . .and if I don't quite get there, well, feel free to leave a comment. Y'know, like you do. 

Friday, November 2, 2018


I've long held the belief that the Doom Patrol would translate well to "other media" - platforms beyond their four-color-paneled-paper origins. We've seen the shorts from Cartoon Network (and if you haven't you can probably find a link right here. Those were amazing. 

Even more amazing was the announcement from earlier in the year that THE Doom Patrol would be appearing on the Titans show streaming on DC Universe. All of us who normally found ourselves Waiting For Doom found another wait in our laps. 

So, the day is here. The episode - Titans Episode 4 of Season 1 titled "The Doom Patrol" - hits DC Universe today. 

Was it worth the wait? 

While I haven't been super-keen on the Titans series to this point, if I keep reminding myself that this is an Elseworlds, I find that I accept it a bit better and enjoy it a lot more. 

Whenever anyone talks about the Doom Patrol, people knee-jerk react and want to associate the Patrol with Grant Morrison, who wrote one of the most critically and commercially successful runs of the Doom Patrol since the team's introduction in My Greatest Adventure #80 in 1963. 

The Doom Patrol presented in this episode has some Morrison-like tendencies, but there is a bit more taken from across the team's storied existence. One appearance of the Patrol in particular that shades closely to the feel of this episode is The Brave and the Bold (volume 3, 2008). The Keith Giffen-scribed Doom Patrol (volume 5, 2009) is present in spirit and intent, particularly in Rita's arc in "The Doom Patrol." 

Episode writer Geoff Johns keeps the story Titan-centric, by opening the adventure with Beast Boy's origin. From there we return to present day where we find Rachel and Gar on the run. 

Rachel gets emotional about a deer, but walks off with Gar to a creepy mansion filled with creepier piano music. From there viewers get to know a bit more about Gar, his habits, his interests, and his "roommates."

The episode is a strong introduction to the Doom Patrol, as we get all of their origins in quick dialog. The not-quite-movie-level budget and the relatively quick production time don't allow us to see each origin, but we see photos, hear tales, and, in Rita Farr's case, we do actually see her past, as she winds up connecting to Rachel through the plot, as Johns would have it. 

Each of the characters is given a sliver of personality. Cliff misses things that he thinks he left behind as a human, which drives the table conversation as he asks Rachel to describe her food to him. Larry is portrayed in a light-hearted manner, serving as the culinary expert for the Patrol, preparing everything from fried chicken to T-bone steaks. Rita's story is presented as quite tragic, and in these personality bits, Rachel sees a bit of herself and a way to be helpful. 

As is the way with Niles Caulder, when he shows up, the mood shifts. By the end of the show dynamics change enough to open a door for Gar to continue on the path with Rachel, as the Doom Patrol find a new confidence that can really only be hastily claimed in the span of a television pilot. 

Yes, I know this isn't a pilot, per se, but it sure does move like one. We get action, tension, humor, and pathos. Origins and power displays, character quirks, and dialog go-tos all fill this episode. By the end of the show, Johns has given us a Doom Patrol with potential. Some rough-edged costumes, but character potential. 

The characters are well portrayed. Dwain Murphy's Larry Trainor and Jake Michaels' Robotman don't have the luxury of facial expression, so the two actors are forced to lean into the physicality of their characters, which both do quite believably. Robotman has more screen time, as you may expect, but never so much as to steal the show. 

Bruno Bichir plays The Chief in the pompous manner one might expect, and it fits. He condescends to Gar, and gets quite bossy all the way around. I won't spoil the outcome of this episode, but his arc takes a turn. 

April Bowlby completely makes the role of Elasti-Girl/Rita Farr her own. Bowlby has classic beauty, which plays nicely as a timeless actress slightly out of step with current reality. Her character has some of the most dynamic screen time, and Bowlby does a remarkable job of selling the range of emotions Rita brings (literally) to the table. 

As for those costumes, Negative Man's bandages could be more dynamic. He has a mouth hole, which transmits a bit more comically. Robotman's head is huge. Yes, I understand there is an actor underneath, but the rest of the costume could stand a bit more tinkering to present Cliff Steele in a more tapered manner. For each ding, however, there are positives. Robotman's LED eyes actually blink, giving the metallic marvel a dose of humanity, while Larry's sunglasses hold true to portrayals of Larry Trainor since Morrison's run. 

Gar doesn't really seem like a great fit for this team, so it's good for him that the Titans show happened along. After pitching in a couple times in this episode, though, Rachel makes a strong case for Doom Patrol membership. She's a better fit character-wise and abilities, but when the credits roll, it's clear she doesn't belong here. 

Overall, this is a wonderful introduction to the Doom Patrol. I'll definitely be back once their series launches. For now, I give this episode 4 (out of 5) stars. 

Here's the image gallery DC provided to media outlets. 

What do y'all think?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018


Today's DC Universe teaser includes a sneak peek at the Doom Patrol as they'll appear on Titans in just a couple days. I haven't taken the plunge for the streaming service yet, but I am keen on signing up for the trial to check out our favorite freaks!

Here's some screen caps I nabbed from the DC Daily.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

WFD Episode 121: The Hell Equivalent of Tasmania OR Unlike the Comic, No One Dies


A new post to coincide with an episode of Waiting for Doom! That hasn't happened in ever, has it?! 
Anyway, here's how everyone's favorite sentient show account describes Episode #121: 

Angels! Demons! Literal tugging of heart strings! Cocooned souls! GSMD! Flying arms to the head - take a drink, and LET'S GET PATROLLING!
  • Down on Derington Way - 5:41
  • Doom Clock - 13:58
  • Doomsplaining - 18:21 - We are taking another dive into the hidden gem that is volume 3 of the Doom Patrol, and discuss issues 11 and 12 by John Arcudi, Tan Eng Huat, Bob Lappan, Dave McCaig, Guy Major and Andrew Helfer! 
  • Mailbag O Doom - 41:50 - we read some listener feedback before reviewing responses to the latest Question of the Week: Who is your favourite cyborg?

Now, who wants some images?!?

Here we go, Doom Patrol (V3) #11


Issue #12? Yeah. We got that. BEHOLD! 

Uh oh. Someone's gonna get it from Mama Bruder. 

Apologies for not catching up on the QOTW, but those are a bit in the past. I figure best to get completely caught up on some shared images. 

More soon. . . 

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