This month, we spotlight Negative Man, who's going to knit the history of The Doom Patrol into one cohesive whole. Cohesive to him, anyway. Plus, The Metal Men find another gag that those three old geezers doing the feature can run into the ground.
This being the issue of returning artists, Kevin Maguire rejoins Giffen and DeMatteis for the penultimate chapter of the Metal Men backup. The story wraps up the Metal Men's confrontation with the Clique while also providing more madcap fun for Will Magnus' band of Metal Men. This issue is on par with expectations which, considering the creative team, are really, really good. I've enjoyed the Metal Men as a nice change up from the storytelling of "Doom Patrol." I look forward to seeing how "Doom Patrol" #8 reads, though, without the expectation of any lighter fare at the end of the book. Read Full Review
Clark is already up to the challenge. He channels all the flashbacks with accuracy, somehow making sense of the Doom Patrol at their wackiest in several different eras. I especially like his look for Larry. Bandages, sure, but also jodhpurs and a bulky green sweater, suspenders and combat boots. It's an adventurer's garb, and Larry is still addicted to adventure. Read Full Review
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