Friday, December 30, 2016

Episode 80: Going Out with a Bang with Gabriel Hardman! OR It's 2016, so the Doom Patrol Must Die!

Here's the Podbean link for the latest and greatest Waiting for Doom
And here's the summary: 

Surprise deaths! Bureaucratic efficiency! Ungrateful citizens! Islands in the sun! A Nazi! More death! The final episode of 2016; the final issue of Doom Patrol volume 1! Let's get patrolling! 
Doom Clock - 7:32 
Doomsplaining - 9:19 - Our final episode of 2016 covers the final issue, #121, of Doom Patrol volume 1, by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani! Joining us to discuss the issue is writer and artist, Gabriel Hardman! 
Mailbag O Doom - 53:10 - We read your responses to the question, "What is the worst continuation of something?"
See you in 2017!

Doom Patrol (v1) #121. But NOT the end of the series. 
I listened to the episode yesterday, but a lot has happened between then and now, so I forget if the guys mentioned the fact that despite killing the team off in Doom Patrol #121, the series continued for three more issues. Those issues reprinted previous adventures, but offered the glimmer of hope that maybe - maybe - the Doom Patrol would return. Alas, they did not. At least not until a second volume. Sort of. After a pit stop by Showcase and some noteworthy appearances in the pages of the Marv Wolfman-George Pérez era Teen Titans

All of that is neither here nor there, as Waiting for Doom #80 (Huh. WFD80 on MGA80?) focuses on the end of the Doom Patrol. 

Here's the images you want to see.
This is the Drake and Boltinoff version. We'll try to track down the Drake version to share. 

A nice summery and wink from Niles. 

Take a small drink. Not a sip or a shot, but a small drink. 

Steve Dayton - fifth richest man in the world and #1 in anger management issues. That poor radio. 

Cliff's gonna croak some frogmen. 

Please pass the tissues. 

And there you have it. The end of the Doom Patrol. 

Gabe mentioned storyboarding Logan, which is due for a 3 March 2017 release. I moonlight at a movie theater, and the Logan poster has caught my eye. Here. I'll share.

Since I JUST posted, there really isn't a whole lot to add from Derington Way, save for an update on the delay to Doom Patrol (v6) #4. It is now slated for January 25. Waiting for doom indeed. . .

That gives me a little room to pimp my personal favorite Gabriel Hardman project: Agents of Atlas. It's available on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited. Jeff Parker wrote it. Hardman came in on the ongoing. Leonard Kirk handled the art chores for the introductory miniseries. Trust me when I say: this is the Marvel Universe for Doom Patrol fans. Arnold Drake would have loved him some Agents of Atlas. You will, too. 

It bears sharing once more. Here's a drawing of both teams a buddy of mine did for Inktober. 

And now, the Question of the Week: 
What was the best thing about 2016?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Episode 79: Merry Spacemas, Everybody!



Hmmm. How about, "DOOM PATROLLERS, LISTEN!" Here's the Podbean link for your earholes. 

Episode 79: Merry Spacemas, Everybody!December 22, 2016
Much Doom. Very Patrol. It's the penultimate episode for 2016, featuring the penultimate issue of Doom Patrol volume 1! So everyone get ready to take a drink (poor Cliff) and let's get patrolling!

Down on Derington Way - 9:01Doom Clock - 18:03Doomsplaining - 20:41 - This week we look at issues 119 and 120 from volume 1 of the Doom Patrol, by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani!Mailbag O Doom - 56:19 - We read your responses to the question, "What is something cool that is the same age as you?"

So let's hop to it! 
Here's the cover for Doom Patrol (v1) #119. 

Some of the visual highlights from Doom Patrol #119

Inspiration comes in all forms, right, Mr. Way?

Just a sip. 

This is DEFINITELY Doug's Dig for #119. 
Larry's being kinda negative. 
Cliff's expression says it all. 
As Paul calls it, "A stranger to blinking."
Creepy guru making Rita a baby. Creepy, creepy guru. 
Another sip.
Everybody has a guru. WilFreD needs one too! 
A regular paramecium, that one! 
Once a nutjob, always a nutjob. . .

And the visual vittles from Doom Patrol #120 (cover can be found on the post from a couple days back).

Rage, Wrecker, rage! 
Aw yeah! Drink.
RA-2. Also, I'm no brain surgeon, but that doesn't look too good, Cliff. 
A secret room on the Island of Misfit Toys. 
So toyetic. Sigh. 
New World island! Huzzah! 
At least the Wrecker is kind enough to not deprive Larry of his smokes. 
RA-2, Cliff, it's all the same. 
Truly, no caption required. 
As the guys do, here's a trip down Derington Way

Challenging the Unknown for the win. 

Man. Nick Derington sure has brought us some great, great work this year. I cannot wait to see more from this guy and I hope 2017 puts him at a con I'm going to. (C2E2 sounds good to me, Nick. Just sayin')

What is the worst continuation (prequel/sequel) to something?

Sunday, December 25, 2016


. . .another day without a WFD-related post, but here's the start of a Christmas story. Written by Sterling Gates and drawn by Jonboy Meyers from the 2009 DC Comics Holiday Special.

More pages from this tale in the next few days. . .

Please leave a note and let us know what you think of it as it goes along. Personally, it feels like DC maybe missed a red-hot iron they could have struck following the initial Teen Titans cartoon run. A Beast Boy and the Doom Patrol all-ages series could have been chockfull of Silver Age antics and gorgeous art.

Friday, December 23, 2016


As y'all know, from Waiting for Doom and this humble blog, a damaged Robotman means one thing:
Take a drink.

I'm a touch behind on my post to match WFD Episode #79, but until then, here's the cover for Doom Patrol #120.

Drink up!

Friday, December 9, 2016

Episode 78: Riding Round in Time Bubbles with Ryan Daly! OR It's All Our Fault!

It's been a little while, but we've got yet another Waiting for Doom episode from Mike and Paul, and this time they've brought along extra-special guest star Ryan Daly! Here's the Podbean link and the description of the episode from same: 

Yes, yes, insert 'waiting for Waiting For Doom' joke here. Anyway - we're back, and we're joined by podcaster extraordinaire, Ryan Daly! You can find his various shows over on the Fire and Water Network. Without further ado - let's get patrolling!Down on Derington Way - 9:51Doom Clock - 15:02Doomsplaining - 18:04 - This week we take a look at a two-part story from the Brave and the Bold series of 2010, by J. Michael Straczynski and Jesus Saiz. It not only features the Doom Patrol, but also the Legion of Super-Heroes, the Inferior Five and the Legion of Substitute Heroes!Mailbag O Doom - 59:55 - We read your responses to the question, "Who or what is the worst fictional A.I.?".

Let's get on with the images, shall we?

The cover for The Brave and the Bold #34. Wonderful stuff. 

Black holes. Bah. 

It's not even the same shade of pink! 

Saiz at his best, with some superfine Tom Chu colors. 

Farr and Away. 

The team-up absolutely no one wanted and the beauty of team-up titles in action. 

That's gonna irritate Chief a bit. 

The grand meeting of the two greatest super-teams. . .er, uh. . .what?

For the laughs. 

Night Girl's not much for having fun. 
Air valves. 

Saiz proving JLI worthy. Or better. 

"Now where do we go? What do we do? Who will give us a home?"

Rebirth anyone? Rebirth: Inferior Five with Ambush Bug backups? DC, you are leaving money on the counter. And the Marvel is taking it. 

Here's Doug's Dig for the B&B extravaganza. 

Collaboration. That's what comics is all about, and it shines through right here: Straczynski's words, Saiz's art, Chu's colors, and Rob Leigh's letters. Check out the static in Robotman's word balloon. 

And a quick stop by Derington Way en route. 

A sketch Nick Derington transformed into Thanksgiving wishes. 
A peek into Casey's future from Nick Derington's Twitter.

And one more bit, here's the solicit and cover the fellas mentioned for Doom Patrol (Volume 6) #6. 

DPv6 #6, nicked from I think the "skinniness" of Flex's leg is limited by the space available. In other words, it's looks OK to me. 

Our first arc concludes! The Doom Patrol is back together, and their mission to take out the Vectra brings them in contact with another old friend. Secrets will be uncovered, blows will be struck and, whether they win or lose, Casey Brinke’s existence will be altered forever. And yours just might be, too! 

According to, this issue is due out March 29, 2017. That bit prompted me to check the scheduled release dates for the issues between now and then, so here you go: 

#4 hits the racks 1/11
#1 Director's Cut is due 1/18 (which gives us 2 weeks of Doom Patrol-y goodness two weeks in a row! 2016 never did that, already making 2017 a better year, right?)
#5 is due February 8

An extra-bonus image (I included the source info, so you can track down the Instagrammer, if that's your thing): 
Shared by WilFred, but better than a simple link. 

And let's end it the way we always do: QUESTION OF THE WEEK/MONTH/WHATEVER:

What cool thing is as old as you are?
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