Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Episode 85: Things Are Worse TAADAAAA! or Positive But A Little Bummed

The guys are on a roll! New week, new Waiting for Doom! 
(And, yes, we are still waiting on the next issue of Doom Patrol volume 6)

Here's the show notes from over on the Podbean
Come on in, the apocalypse is fine! Heroes are reunited (or rebooted), some are lost, but all are changed as the battle for the soul of New York City heats up! LET'S GET PATROLLING!
Down on Derington Way - 7:53
Doom Clock - 11:44
Doomsplaining - 16:11 - This week we look at issues 58 and 59 of Doom Patrol volume 2, by Grant Morrison, Sean Phillips and Richard Case!
Mailbag O Doom - 39:59 - We read your responses to the question, "Where would you like to be locked up overnight?"

So here's the images you really want to see, right?

Let's start with the Bisley cover for Doom Patrol (v2) #58.

That's a green, green background. Bisley's Robotman borders on iconic. 
Fun fact about this episode. The release dates, 7 July 1992 for issue #58 and 4 August 1992 fell on my birthday and my mother's respectively. Mark your calendars, friends. We expect all the DP gifts. 

Now let's get to the interiors…
A quiet day with Cliff and Kay. 

Sean Phillips doing some Ramona Fradon/Richard Case/Sean Phillips mashup. 

A beautifully art page. 

Cliff catching some static.
Do you kids nowadays even know what static is? 

I'm with Hix on this one: we don't need directions, but there is no denying Sean Phillips' artwork. 

Do not reposition your device. This page was printed this way. As the static cries for help. 

Phillips really could come back for more DP any time. 

Cliff sharing his discovery about the Chief. 

Willoughby Kipling saving the day and backing up the Steele. 

Today was not a good day for Cliff. 

The cover for #59, complete with Batman watch, courtesy of Tom Taggart.
Tom Taggart's covers are so wacky. I'd love to see one in real life. 

One of the ill-fated vignettes that open this issue. 

Morrison via Kipling being cool before cool was mundane. 

Hi Jane. Welcome back. 

Yup. Jane's back, but integrated. 

That Willoughby Kipling. So helpful. 

Cliff just doesn't want to lose anyone else. 
Cliff v. Candlemaker. Give it up for Mike Garvey provided excellent audio effects for the Candlemaker. 

The return of Rebis. 
More than any other issue in this portion of the run, Doom Patrol #59 felt like the Doom Patrol. Even moreso for Mike's awesome effect work on the Candlemaker's voice. I'd love to hear an entire episode read in radio drama format. And dibs on being Larry Trainor if he's in the episode. Or Cliff. I really think I'm more Trainor-voiced than Steele-voiced tho. 

Derington Way
Yes, I do still owe y'all the inaugural (anyone else find that word disappointing nowadays?) installment of Derington by Way of Bonvillian, but, well, I have no excuse. Regardless, here is the Spider-Man the guys mentioned during the podcast. 

Spider-Man from Nick Derington. 

Robotman fighting the awesome fight. 

Extra-special MGA80 (and Derington Twitter) bonus: Iron Man from the Dallas Comic Con. 
And, of course, Question of the Week
What's the most unusual thing on your bucket list?

That's easy. I want to throw a boomerang. Paul, Mike, help a Doom Bro out? Runner-up for me is passing calculus. An inept instructor and even more inept advisor led me to change majors in college, to graphic design and far, far away from all things math-y.   

Monday, February 13, 2017

Episode 84: Zigging Instead of Zagging OR You want me to lose my dignity?

It's February and, of course, that means some new Waiting for Doom goodness! Check out the notes from Podbean:

Grimacing faces! Misproportioned bodies! Giant mountain men! Sexy ladies who are feeling the cold! That's right gang it's time for more Doom Force with Mike and Paul! Wait, Doom Force??
Down on Derington Way - 7:04
Doom Clock - 11:20
Doomsplaining - 15:16 - This week we look a special one-shot that was released after the shocking events seen in issue 57 of volume 2. Did it answer anything from the current storyline? Nope, because it was the weird, wacky parody known as DOOM FORCE, by Grant Morrison and a whole team of different artists!
Mailbag O Doom - 46:57 - We read your responses to the question, "What is your favourite parody?"

So let's get to it, here's the visuals from Doom Force #1. 

The cover
Spinner's splashtastic debut! 

The team, assembled in splash and priced to sell! 
The Scratch in the pose that Paul tried to have Mike replicate, resulting in a massive chiropractic bill. 

Anton and Una. And the four-color version of hot pink that was all the rage in the 1990s. 
Una, Anton, and the case of the surrendered dignity. 

Poor Shasta. No one loves a living mountain. 

Workman with the "WHOKK!" to put Spinner in control. 

The noggin of the Chief, or Niles Caulder's audition to play the role of the Cosmic Cube in the Marvel movies. 

We got letters. 
What a wacky issue. I like Paul's theory that this story is a dream of Danny's. But if that is the case, what ISN'T sprung from Danny's mind? 

Down on Derington Way
I meant to get here sooner, but it just hasn't happened yet. I plan to present a slightly different take on Down on Derington Way here on the MGA80 blog. I'll be calling it Derington by Way of Bonvillain. I'll still present the bits that Paul and Mike share during their segment (unless I already have, such as the note from Gerard Way in the last post that Paul read to launch the Derington Way bit), but I'll also be including bits from Tamra Bonvillain, as she has a decent Twitter presence and frequently shares her Doom Patrol work there as well as other projects she's working on. 

I've been saving some pieces and will share in the next few days, as I've cleared a bit off my plate. 

For now, here's the pieces that the guys mentioned: 

Shipping updates! 
According to DC's site, Doom Patrol #5 is now shipping March 8 (or 8 March for the rest of the world outside the US) and the Director's Cut is now March 29, which is currently the same day as Doom Patrol #6. 

Paul and Mike did mention the incredibly awesome DC in the 80s site and zine. I have a copy and will be sharing some thoughts about it over on Comicosity, as well as hopefully having a chat with Justin, the man with the plan for DC in the 80s. Here's a link to the Steve Lightle interview. And another link to all of their tagged Doom Patrol coverage, which includes some stellar fan art and other fun bits, like an interview with Richard Case. Check 'em out! 

Question of the Week time! 
The question, as proposed by the Waiting for Doom blokes is: Where would you like to be locked in overnight? 

And, one last thing before I tie this off, thank you. Y'all are a small but mighty bunch here, and DC has recognized that. Check out the comments from last post to see what I mean. 
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