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Curating this book, it was important to me to have something for everyone, so while we do feature a few heterosexual couples, they do not dominate our book. We really aim to have stories everyone can relate to and I think we’ve really made something beautiful here.
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familiar with the writing of Gerard Way and find his choices delightful will
find his incarnation of the Doom Patrol fascinating and exceeding all
expectations. Issue #1 of Doom Patrol carries
all the questions left to us from previous incarnations (sort of), the
resurfacing of old mainstay characters (Robotman, heck yeah), and the cerebral
sarcasm that comes with tying cosmic catastrophe with everyday life (The Gyro).
introduces the reader to a Casey Brinke.
Casey drives an ambulance and just wants to do good things. Casey explains casually her fascinating youth
in day-to-day life as if it doesn’t come off like the coolest series of
adventures a little kid could have had.
Most importantly, Casey wants to do good things because her mother told
her to do good things, right before her mother flew off into the sun.
food-related segues and analogies lead to perhaps my most favorite
reintroduction to a character ever. I
really want to get into it and chew on the meat a bit. I wouldn’t know where to
safely start or safely stop so I will not “chew” or “get into” anything. This
single issue is so well-constructed and nuanced that the segues and scene
changes fall like dominoes, one inciting incident after another, gag after
action-packed gag triggers another outrageous moment so if I started somewhere
I would have to spoil the next moment to adequately geek-out.
Nick Derington’s art reminds me of
Darwyn Cooke’s character acting with Mike Allred’s line quality and
pacing. It is great fun if you aren’t
familiar with his other work, and it is a real treat to see him under the new
Young Animal banner.
With such expert writing paired
with charming art by Nick Derington the Doom Patrol are going to be getting
mixed up in some weird weirdness.
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