Saturday, February 25, 2017

Episode 86: I Wonder if Things Will Get Better OR Niles, What Have You Done?

Don't y'all just love those weeks when I get caught up and you get TWO Doom Patrol posts in the same week?

Me too!

Anyway, Mike and Paul have given us another lovely Waiting for Doom episode, and as shared on the Podbean, this one is all about:

This is a lovely episode about a lovely group of people collectively known as the Doom Patrol and how they met a misunderstood creature and had a very civil discussion over afternoon tea. And nothing terrible, violent, ghastly or shocking happened to anyone at all nope no sir everything was fine.

Down on Derington Way - 7:27

Doom Clock - 13:53
Doomsplaining - 17:13 - This week we cover issues 60 and 61 of Doom Patrol volume 2, by Grant Morrison and Richard Case!
Mailbag O Doom - 47:53 - We read your responses to the question, "What is the most unusual thing on your bucket list?"

The guys mentioned the solicits, so here's the cover Paul and Mike mentioned:

DOOM PATROL #8 Written by GERARD WAY • Art by NICK DERINGTON • Backup story art by BRANDON BIRD • Cover by NICK DERINGTON • Variant cover by JAMES O’BARR Retailers: This issue will ship with two covers. Please see the order form for details. What is S**t, and why is everyone eating it? Cliff doesn’t like it, but Casey can’t get enough. Sure, Cliff doesn’t like a lot of stuff, but that doesn’t mean he’s wrong to be suspicious this time around. Meanwhile, we find out where Lotion the cat got off to, and how his journey has changed him. Life on the streets has made him an entirely different animal! On sale MAY 31 • 32 pg, FC, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS
I'll have all the Young Animal solicits up soon. 

So. How about some images?


Jamie Hewlett's cover for DPv2 #60 is a whole lot more lively than the interiors. 

Dorothy had had enough. 

Hard core. 
Not-so-Crazy-Jane is no match for the Candlemaker. 
Soliciting help from Danny. 
Cliff gets back behind the wheel in his attempt to stop the Candlemaker. 
Reunited with Will Magnus. 
Take a drink and prep yourself for a story that can only be called "..."
And howabout some stuff from #61?
Let's start with the cover.
Tom Taggart is back on the case with this Dave McKean-esque cover. 
And the credits (I really have to get better and remembering those!)

And some of the interiors as the Doom Patrol (such as it is) takes on the Candlemaker.

Tungsten attacks! 
Cliff isn't going to stay down. 
Candlemaker has other thoughts in that direction. 
Kristallnacht on Danny the Street. 
CandleSTICK maker, Dorothy! You fool! 
Time for a showdown. 
It all comes back to Niles Caulder. Again. 
STOP KILLING PEOPLE! Or I'll shoot you again! 
Dorothy confronts her fears. 
Green egg and ham. Well played, Richard Case. Well played. 
Like I said, it all comes back to Niles Caulder. 

Phew. That Candlemaker saga is something else. The Candlemaker voice added quite a bit to the story, and now it will NEVER read the same way for me. Thank you, Mike and Paul. Sincerely. You guys have changed it for the better. 

Derington Way
Yes, I do still owe you a Derington by Way of Bonvillain post. For now, however, here's some tweets from Nick Derington:

It's not Derington, but it is connected to Way, here's a peek at an upcoming Allred cover. 

Question of the Week
What piece of Doom Patrol merchandise would you like to see existing/available? 
Plush Fugg is the obvious (and perhaps only) answer. 

Thinking a bit deeper on this one, I'm going to go with Mento bike helmet. If we're already wearing a helmet, why not go completely over the top? 

Although I certainly would buy the living hell out of any and all action figures. 

How about y'all? What Doom Patrol gear are you wanting to see? 

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.   
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