Doom Patrol #5

Writer: John Byrne Artist: John Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 30, 2004

    Apart from these assets, Byrne takes the opportunity to work the characterization of the Doom Patrol. We see a little more humanity in the Chief through the flashback of Cliff's origin. Rita as the disguised Baroness quite joyfully takes on the role of feminine distraction and this counters Nudge's utter disgust at being found out and properly preened for the part of the Baroness' servant. Byrne also displays another nuance to Nudge during a tearful farewell for Faith as she returns to the JLA. This is my one real complaint. Faith only worked in Byrne's run of JLA and in these few issues of The Doom Patrol. Otherwise, she was a complete blank. Add Byrne's well known affinity with drawing robotics that goes back to where he and Roger Stern did Rog 2000, and a three bullet comic book easily gets bumped up to four bullets. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Shawn Hill Nov 4, 2004

    This title cant continue with ciphers going through the motions in minor key, underground adventures, however quirky the concepts. The Doom Patrol has always been a team of misfits banded together for mutual support. Even when Morrison decided that it was the Chief who damaged them in the first place (literally creating his own dysfunctional family of followers), he didnt lose sight of that. Theres a hint of true friendship between Rita and Cliff, the teams most intrepid adventurers. But otherwise Byrne so far has just achieved good looking characters vs. generic threats, and my interest is waning. Read Full Review

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