The Doom Patrol is a group of misfits cast out by society and brought together by a wheel chair bound leader and no this is not the X-men. This is a collection of characters that have always fascinated me. Originally starting out as a relativity generic group of heroes they eventually evolved to have quite the cast including; a gay villain who is in love with his super intelligent gorilla assistant, Danny the street who is somehow a transgender man that is in the form of a street, The Brotherhood of Dada who are a group of villains motivated by the Dada art movement and Crazy Jane, a schizophrenic woman who gains new powers with each personality. They are an eclectic and eccentric bunch unique to mainstream comics and there has never really been anything else quite like them. It’s a fascinating book that tackles some great issues and shows that no matter how odd or broken we are anyone can be a hero or villain for that matter
Weird is the only way i could describe this issue, plain and simple. By the way that is a good thing, it’s like a Stanley Kubrick film went and became a comic book series, maybe I’m wrong maybe the issue is more like the works of Alejandro Jodorowsky, either way it’s bizarne, It’s like a treat that just draws you in and makes you want to take a bite right out of it. I really have no clue what’s going on as this issue follows several enhanced meta humans and an ambulance driver, the stories are all on their way to collide but what will happen I just do not know.
The art is gorgeous and trippy all at once, even if you can’t follow the plot you will easily be able to just sit and stare through this gorgeous ink. DC just keep throwing us these amazing books and my faith in this company continues to grow. One of the biggest reasons for this faith is having Gerward Way, lead singer of My Chemical Romance write this comic book series, he is already a prolific writer with books like Umbrella Academy and The KillyJoys under his belt which are both perfect for someone that is going to work on the Doom Patrol.
Doom Patrol #1 is the first comic to be released under the new DC’s Young Animal imprint and is available to buy from today by clicking here or by visiting your local comic book retailer.