Before we get onto the coverage of the episode though, here's a bit from Gerard Way about Doom Patrol #4.
It was a bit tardy, sure, but well worth the wait. I subscribe to the theory that I'd rather have a completed vision by the intended creative team delayed if necessary than a patchwork beast stitched together simply to maintain a deadline.
Besides, Derington's artwork is timeless, so when you re-read this issue, there's just no way you'll ever remember anything even remotely resembling a delay.
So here's the rundown about Waiting for Doom Episode 83 from Podbean.
Episode 83: Just Don’t Let It Happen AgainSurly teens! Revelations in outer space! Prison ships! Cassette tapes (ask your parents)! Nematodes! This weirdness can only mean one thing - time for more Doom Patrol! Let's get Patrolling!
Doom Clock - 4:38
Doomsplaining - 7:52 - It's a non-Waiting week! HOORAY! This week we dive into issue 4 of volume 6 by Gerard Way and Nick Derington!
Mailbag O Doom - 48:30 - We read your responses to the question, "Which powers (and disadvantages) of a Doom Patrol member would you most want to have?"
Here's the stuff from the issue. Some good stuff, some great stuff. I tried to minimize using full pages because you really should be reading this comic. Really.
Derington's cover featuring the bustling scene at Danny Burger. Star Wars' blue milk has nothing on the blue buns on that burger!
|We've seen the scene before, but this panel is so engrossing.|
So much DC Comics love going on here.
|The Negative Space, which, surprisingly has no negative space.|
|Between this and Guardians of the Galaxy, cassettes are in line to be the next vinyl.|
Casey learns a bit more about herself. We see Ricardo (from issue #1) again, and an escape attempt is made.
|Back in the Negative Space, Cliff challenges the law.|
|And we finally learn what Larry wants.|
|Brilliant collaboration between Derington and Bonvillain. Galaxies never looked better.|
|A flashback to just before Doom Patrol (v6) #1.|
|The Derington Tug from a couple posts back, now resplendent with Bonvillain color and Klein commentary.|
|Getting the heck out of Dodge. With a gorgeous rainbow contrail.|
Also, this is Doug's Dig for #4.
Coming up: DOOM FORCE! And, yes, it IS available on Comixology!
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