Doom Patrol #1 Review
Better late than never, our Doom Patrol #1 review is here! For reasons beyond my control this review was held from being published, deemed too raw, too edgy, and too real for the general public. Nah I’m kidding, Cosmic was just working on their site, but a raw, edgy review for Doom Patrol would be completely appropriate.
The first book of DC Comics newest Young Animals line, Doom Patrol makes its return, and it’s nothing like you remember it. Like everything I dreamed the Young Animals line would be, Doom Patrol takes strange to a whole other level.
Doom Patrol follows the ambulance company of EMT’s Casey Brinke and her partner Sam Reynolds during their “normal” night shift. Casey’s past is unbelievable, leaving me to think she’s anything but human. Her partner Sam is much more exotic, constantly waxing philosophical, believing there in fact is something more to the universe. Little do they know their next call would bring them face first into that larger universe.
Doom Patrol #1 is fantastically weird, one of the best books I’ve read from DC Comics in quite some time, coincidentally coming from its Young Animals line, a line promised to be the latest and greatest sides of strange. I’ve read other Gerard Way works, such as his Fabulous Killjoys, and Doom Patrol is proof that his writing has improved much since then. While Way could be the focal point of Doom Patrol, I’d like to point out that without the art of Nick Derington the book would not of held as high of an appeal to me.
Believe the hype, Doom Patrol is THE DC Comics book to read right now, as an outsider to DC, the rebirth can be a bit overwhelming and intimidating, Doom Patrol is exactly what I needed.