Doom Patrol #5

Event\Storyline: Blackest Night Writer: Keith Giffen Artist: Justiniano Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.5Critic Rating
5.5User Rating

The Doom Patrol battle to the death with their former teammates in this BLACKEST NIGHT tie-in! Faced with the imminent deaths of the entire population of Oolong Island and desperate for options, they abandon their roles as the World's Strangest Super Heroes and take up their new rolesas live bait.Meanwhile, in the Metal Men co-feature, the battle between our robot friends and the living mannequins of The Clique comes to its messy conclusion.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Dec 11, 2009

    This issue ends without closure and teases of things to come. While this might normally bother me (and certainly other readers) a bit, I find it to be invigorating here. I am enthused at the prospect of the next issue, and hopeful that this tie-in might lead more readers to appreciate this new incarnation of the Doom Patrol. Of course, I'm also looking forward to the pelicans, and hope they turn up next issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jan 14, 2010

    The Metal Men back-feature is amusing but relies on the old JUSTICE LEAGUE INTERNATIONAL gimmick of making the lead characters look like childish idiots in order to get laughs. Granted, the Metal Men have often been goofy and comedic but it gets worrying to see them acting like fools when their boss, Doc Magnus is in mortal danger. It is like they genuinely don't care for him-- except for the clingy, obsessed Platinum. The old heroes-as-idiots thing has become overdone by Giffen and co. They need to start finding humour in other places. At least the art is quite good, giving a nice surreal-but-realistic look to what is essentially a domestic comedy. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 2, 2010

    Worst case scenario, we'll have characters to get blown away in cold blood ten years from now to kick off the new crossover event. Read Full Review

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