Monday, November 9, 2009

One Good Thing And One Bad Thing About Doom Patrol #4

BAD THING: You know those comics which claim to tie-in to a bigger storyline that are just an excuse to get the regular readers to care about the crossover and a means of suckering in all of the fans of the crossover who wouldn't buy this book any other way? This is one of those comics.

On the bright side, at least there's three pages of history explaining who the Black Lantern Doom Patrol members are and and who the current Doom Patrol is for those of us who don't read Doom Patrol. So at least you don't spend the whole book confused as to who is fighting who and why. That being said, there's no reason to buy this book if you're just interested in Blackest Night.

GOOD THING: The real treat comes at the end of the issue, where there is a non-Blackest Night affiliated story about The Metal Men.

Now I know what you're thinking - why do I care about the Metal Men all of a sudden? I don't. But I do care about anything Keith Giffen, J. M. DeMatteis and Kevin Maguire do together. Because it's always worth reading and frequently hilarious.


  1. I'm waiting on trades for this. I'm very so/so on this take on Doom Patrol, so I'm gonna buy the trade for Metal Men.

  2. Same here. I've never cared much for Doom Patrol to begin with. I think I'll wait for confirmation that they actually ARE collecting the Metal Men issues first.

  3. This is my plan for getting the current Blue Beetle. I just have no interest in Booster Gold...

  4. Funny. I just read my first issue today and I see now why everyone was saying it was the book to start reading two years ago.