Wednesday, November 30, 2011

DP on DC Nation

Hello again my friends! Busy, busy, busy. Yet, somehow, I keep finding ways to get even busier.

It's not that I don't still love the Doom Patrol, I'm just all over the map right now, reviewing for CBR, doing other stuff for Back to the Past, working, being a dad, y'know, stuff.

At any rate, a little while back, I caught the trailer for the DC Nation and thought I saw something Doom Patrolish.

I did.

Larry, Larry, Larry. Why, it's almost enough to bring back Negative Mondays, isn't it?!?

Then, while doing some reading of those wonderful sites over there (-->) I happened across this from Sue of DC Women Kicking Ass site.

Sorry, Sue, it was so Doom Patrolriffic, I had to snag it first and ask permission later (if at all).

Looks like the DP is going to be a regular bit on this new DC Nation.

Imagine Charlie Brown's happy dance. That's all me right now, my friends.

I'll be making a better effort to give you more. Soon. I promise.


  1. Early in the trailer there's a clip of Batman soaring down on Mr. Freeze. That's taken from the pilot episode of "Young Justice". Although I don't remember seeing most of the other footage, I don't watch all of DC's animation projects all the time (otherwise I would have noticed that teen-aged Karen Beecher and Mal Duncan are recurring characters on "Young Justice"). I'm going to have to rummage around to see if I remembered to record the Doom Patrol appearance on "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" to see if Larry's clip comes from there.

  2. Hey PB!
    I went back and checked This is a NEW(ish) Larry clip. His hands are more mitten-like on B&B. Here they're clearly fingers.
    So excited. . .

  3. If they're going to go through with this, and I strongly suspect that it will be a one-shot in an anthology series, I hope they do the Doom Patrol episode with an eye towards a series pilot. That could be what this whole trailer is headed towards: an animated equivalent of SHOWCASE.

    The way that Doom Patrol could work today would be to take a leaf from the success of "Batman: The Brave And The Bold" and make that one series the network's token period piece. Animate it in the old Hanna-Barbera house style, a la "Jonny Quest" or "The Herculoids", with painted backgrounds and a jazz score. In a way, "Samurai Jack" adhered to that approach even though their foreground animation was a very different style from H-B's 1960's adventure shows and they got a grammy or two out of it. "Secret Saturdays" used that approach and really should have been given more of a chance.

  4. Doug - Great to see you here again! Fingers crossed the Doom Patrol short happens and that it's wonderful.

    I also caught a glimpse of Firestorm in the first DC Nation commercial. It was a stock image of match-head from a David Finch Brightest Day cover. Hopefully he'll make an appearance.

    The Irredeemable Shag


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