Saturday, February 7, 2009

Here we go!

Yet another comic book blog. Just what the world needs, eh?

After being inspired by Rob Kelly's amazing Aquaman Shrine and Damian Maffei's Tiny Titan blog and all the blogs in between and since (like Frank's Idol-Head for Martian Manhunter, and another saluting the Justice League Detroit, Luke's Comic Book Bunker and more) I figured I'll do a blog. Right after I finish my work on the Hawkman Companion for TwoMorrows. Yeah. Maybe I'll do a Hawkman blog to cover all the stuff that didn't make the cut. Except Luke also created the Being Carter Hall blog, a wonderful exploration of the character. I'll be sending some of the "missing pieces" from the Hawkman Companion Luke's way. Watch for them.

"Fine," said I. "I'll do one on Firestorm, my all-time favorite character. Ever." The Shag produced his Firestorm Fan. An awesome site in its own right.

"Well frick."

Which met another "frick". I've been trying to convince John Morrow that the world needs a Doom Patrol Companion. He's not so sure. Frick + frick = Doom Patrol Blog.

This blog will cover as much of the DP as I possibly can, and not necessarily in any succinct order. For example, here's a link to the DC panel that occurred today at the New York Comic Con. Link courtesy of Comic Book Resources, the lovely Jonah Weiland powered site where I review books under the watchful eye of Augie DeBlieck, Jr.

For those of you too lazy to click the link, here's the good word from New York about my favorite team of freaks:

Keith Giffen revealed that he will be bringing back the Doom Patrol. "Way too much pressure," he said. Giffen asked the crowd if they liked Morrison's run on the series. After a loud applause, Giffen remarked, "You're going to be really disappointed."

Giffen said the mission with "Doom Patrol" is to make the series "accessible" to fans of the DC Universe.

Giffen then asked why DiDio disliked the Justice League International, and DiDio denied any such feeling. JLI artist Kevin Maguire then took the stage to announce he would be drawing a 10-page Metal Men backup series in Giffen's "Doom Patrol."

More as I know it. This blog will feature sketches, interviews, reviews and generally awesome Doom Patrol stuff. Got any? Send it my way.


  1. You're off to a great start Doug! I'm looking forward to more. I'm a fan of Doom Patrol myself. My preferred eras were the Grant Morrison-era, as well as the John Arcudi-era.

    Keep up the great work!

    The Irredeemable Shag

  2. This is one scenario where saying that your blog is doomed... DOOMED... DOOMED! right from the start is a good thing, right?

    Looking forward to hearing about the Doom Patrol! I know next to nothing about them, but they sound like a nifty bunch!

  3. Wow, I didn't even know you started this blog, Doug! Congrats, consider yourself linked from the Shrine!


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