Comic Review: Doom Patrol #3 (DC Comics)

“ It’s time to fight back. It’s time to join the Doom Patrol”. Gerard Way continues to reassemble the Doom crew as the Brick by Brick arc continues. As the […]

“ It’s time to fight back. It’s time to join the Doom Patrol”.

Gerard Way continues to reassemble the Doom crew as the Brick by Brick arc continues.

As the comic opens, Casey is guided by Flex Mentallo through Danny Land ( think Disneyland).  While the rest of Doom Patrol continue to search their lost memories, Casey seeks answers to what is happening to her life. She must travel into the depths to discover her past, her connection to the Doom Patrol and  find out what she really is before the vile Vectra find her location and annihilate her.

As usual, Doom Patrol continues to be a trippy, weird title that happens to live up to its name. Gerard Way and Nick Derington continue building off of their creative predecessors and going on to the weird, existential/ surrealist route. The book continues to have bright, colorful imagery that embraces the weirdness that is conveyed in the driving narrative of this series. Despite its loose story, it still continues to be an entertainingly weird read that is unpredictable in direction.

There are some images that harken back to the history of DC Comics that are humorously well placed. Images illustrated in the comic pays homage to comics such as Detective Comics #1, Crisis on Infinite Earths #7 and a bit of cosmic crackles that echo Jack Kirby. It’s obviously evident that despite all the insane, wackiness, there is a sense of order to Way and Derington’s madness as they deliver new content, while simultaneously honoring the history of what has come before. Personally, if you like the zany, far out there content, then this issue is definitely qualified for you. I can’t say it’s for everyone, especially if certain audiences aren’t geared toward this kind of content. If you like Doom Patrol, then you’ll like what is being cooked up in this issue, along with the series thus far.

Anthony Andujar Jr.

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