Saturday, August 27, 2016

Waiting for Doom Episode 68: Disobey Your Mum and Get On the Magic Bus OR Thank You Driver for Getting Me Here

Sorry for the lag, folks, but as my spin class instructor always said,"Excuses are like backsides. Everyone has one and no one wants to hear yours!" 

So without further ado, here's the lowdow on Episdoe 68 of Waiting for Doom.

Good grief! Mike and Paul are back and babbling on about the Doom Patrol again! Someone call in the government to put an end to this madness!
  • Down on Derrington Way – 8:03
  • Doom Clock – 11:47
  • Doomsplaining – 15:15 – this week we look at issues 51 and 52 from volume 2, from Grant Morrison and Richard Case!
  • Mailbag O Doom – 45:43 – We read your responses to the question, “Who’s your favourite made-up spy person?”
Here's the linkage

And now the pretty pictures. 

The cover from another era, put to good use. 
Who's on the telly now?
Can I buy your magic bus?
Penciller Richard Case must have been having some fun with this book, as he surely never knew what Morrison was going to throw at him next. For instance, take the nightmare in Dorothy's closet. 
Yankee Doodle. No relation.

And how about a snip of Mike's enjoyment from this issue. 

And issue #52
The Cover for #52. That's Fifty-Two. Hmmmmm. . .
Yankee Doodle gets a little bit more involved in the proceedings. 

Call it macaroni. 

Not a fan of interview situations, Cliff changes the subject. 

The U. S. flag as a tablecloth.  

From the United States flag code, which is far and away more nuanced and meticulous than the Comic Code makes it rather clear that the flag shouldn't be used as a tablecloth. From Section 176, Respect for the Flag:
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
  • (a) The flag should never be displayed with the union down, except as a signal of dire distress in instances of extreme danger to life or property.
  • (b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground, the floor, water, or merchandise.
  • (c) The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free.
  • (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker's desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
  • (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
  • (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
  • (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
  • (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.

Which leads to the question of Nobody's political platform: 

. . .and the return of Morden. 
Old Mr. Morden. How droll. 

Of foes and feathers - a Hawkman stor-er, sorry. Wrong assignment. 

And so there you go, fellow Patrollers. What'd you think? Did you like the obnoxious delay between podcast release and blog post? Have you seen any feathers lately? Canyou believe we're only 2 new comic book days from the first issue of Doom Patrol Volume 6?

NONE of these are the question of the week, however. That question is: 
Who is your favo(u)rite character with a fin (or fins)?

Friday, August 19, 2016

Waiting for Doom Episode 67: 4/5ths All New, All Different…OR Justice, Inc. For All!

John Arcudi! Tan Eng Huat! Bob Lappan! Dave Stewart! But those aren't the 4/5ths that are new! Nosir! 

Mike Garvey and Paul Hix start their exploration of the third volume of the Doom Patrol in Episode 67 of Waiting for Doom. Here's the episode rundown from the podbean listing:  
After another run-in with those accursed Tech-Gods, we're back for more Doom Patrol-related shenanigans and madness (WINK!)! Plus we take our first steps into some new Patrol territory this episode, so LET'S GET PATROLLING!!
  • Down on Derrington Way - 8:43
  • Doom Clock - 13:01
  • Doomsplaining - 16:33 - this week we look at the first two issues of Doom Patrol volume 3, from John Arcudi and Tan Eng Huat!! 
  • Mailbag O Doom - 54:45 - We read your responses to the question, "What's your favourite comic book accessory?"

Here's the bits from #1
Gloomy Cliff makes for great cover copy

The new team in training. Not the Doom Patrol. At least not yet. 
Tan Eng Huat proves his worthiness on this title right away. 
Hmmmmmm. . . indeed. And knowing what we know now. . .
Partial drink?
Farr & Away: The Rita Farr-est panel of this issue. 
Cliff meets the new team. 
. . .and so do we. 

And #2

"Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?" - Obi-Wan Kenobi
The debut of an all-new Negative Man. 
It wasn't much longer that I gave up on this one as well. 

This run didn't hold my attention for very long. I had two kids under four, which limited my time and budget.. I liked Huat's work, but it just wasn't enough of a Doom Patrol comic at the time. I don't recall specifically what I was buying instead, but this one just didn't hit me at the time. Looking back at it (I have since purchased the run), it seems like it's pitched right to my sweet spot tho.

That said, I'll be experiencing parts of this for the first time alongside you, gentle reader/listener/blog-viewer.

Here's the link for this episode via Comicosity.

As for the question of the week, well, here it is.
Who's your favorite made-up spy person?

Next episode checks back in with the Brotherhood of Dada! 

Friday, August 12, 2016

Casey Brinke via Nick Derington

Nick Derington has been sharing a bunch of art as he's been working on Doom Patrol. Everything from a custom Robotman mask to a DP-specific ambulance to warm-up sketches of Spider-Man and Superman. This, however, is the single most engaging image I've seen. With Nick Derington's approval, I present to you - Casey Brinke. 

Among the biggest challenges an artist can encounter is conveying a character's personality only through imagery. Body language, expression, gesture, posture, and even page positioning all telegraph information to the viewer. More often than not, viewers will be bringing their own set of filters to interaction with art, but in the case (or Casey) above, Derington gives the readers everything they need to know: Casey is inviting us to join her. It's time to go explore, to learn, to see and do. And I'm all in.

In the ashcan (more on that later this weekend) Casey is dubbed Space Case. Beyond that, we haven't actually met Casey save for the images Derington, Way, and DC Comics have chosen to share with us, but everything about her in Derington's art projects a personality that invites interest and friendship. Well done, Nick Derington! I can't wait to meet Casey in just a few weeks.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Waiting for Doom Episode 66: Kor Blimey, Check Out That Arsenal! or What Dinosaur?!

It's like a whole new week! Mike and Paul were at it again. That's right, Garve and Flanger gave us a brand new podcast! And I delayed posting about it because I was working. Then I left work and went to the other work. Then I left work to watch Suicide Squad (fans of the New 52 Suicide Squad will like it, fans of the older Ostrander Squad will like parts). And then I slept, because it was 2:30 AM.

But now this post is here, and so are you.  

So if you didn't find the podcast already, you can click this here link to get Episode 66 of Waiting for Doom. Here's the show notes:

High stakes wagers! Suburban castles! Mad scientist voyeurism! Punk-ass green kids with unfortunate hair! Bob Brown - not the Greens senator! Giant monitor…lizards?!? Snyder-esque destruction! Horrible accents! Embarrassing revelations! Holy crap this one has it all, so LET'S GET PATROLLING!! 

Down on Derrington Way - 6:46Doom Clock - 13:19Doomsplaining - 16:35 - this week we take a look at issues 113 and 114 from volume 1, by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani!
Mailbag O Doom - 54:45 - We read your responses to the question, "What's your favourite fictional family?"

Let's get to those images for #113

Which Arsenal?!?
Metal crotch to the head! "ARGH!"

Cliff Steele: Suburban castle remodeler

As Paul said, "The battle of the mind-controlling perverts has begun!"

As for issue #114

Rita gets kicked in the BAWHUMMP! Ow. 

Garve's favo(u)rite dinosaur ever and likely inspiration for Barney. 

Take. A. Drink. 

I will never be able to not see the Trump hair now. Thanks Teen Titans Wasteland and Paul! 

 So there you go, folks! Some images for Episode 66 of Waiting for Doom

The Question of the Week: 
What is the best accessory in comics? 

I'll be posting up at least one other post before next week's episode! Be good to one another! 

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Waiting for Doom Episode 65: Like Getting Hit with Psychoactive Discharge or Trippy Dippy, Who's Your Hippy?

Ah, vacations. They're so gosh-darned wonderful. Except for the rushing to get all the stuff done before and the digging out from under accumulation after. Which is exactly the reason I tack a day on after. So I can post things like this.
The fellas (and sentient showbot) cranked out another episode in my away time. This one takes a look at Doom Patrol (v2) #49 & 50.

Click the link here to make with the listening, which is described as:

The theme for this episode appears to be: So this weird thing happens. Right. Then another weird thing happens. Riiiiight. And then ANOTHER weird thing happens….RIIIIIGHT. In any case: LET'S GET PATROLLING!
Here's a set of images (and cover) from #49. 
The Cover
The Love Glove. Studded for pleasure.

As well as from #50.

The cover for #50. Can we all pretend this and #49 got transposed somehow?

Some nice work from Richard Case.
Yahoo! indeed.

Rita by Brian Bolland

Merch we all wish existed.
Also, be sure to sling an answer for your favo(u)rite fictional family either here, on the show's Facebook page or over on Twitter.

I was all set to blurt out the Parrs from The Incredibles, but I think the Robinsons in the criminally underrated Meet the Robinsons takes the hypothetical cake from me for this one. 

Bake them cookies Lucille!

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