Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5

Writer: Dennis Culver Artist: Chris Burnham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 23, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 9
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The World’s Strangest Superheroes versus Anytown, USA! Just as everyone feared, the Doom Patrol have lost control and are now attacking the idyllic small town of New Poplar, Illinois. As these unstoppable monsters rampage, a new superhero must rise to stop them…enter Metawoman! But who is she, and what is her terrible secret? Only one person has the answers: the team’s former chief, Dr. Niles Caulder!

  • 10
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 29, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 is another suitably odd issue with Robotman and Elasti-Girl on the ground delivering up the action and knocking more than a few heads, while Niles Caulder, the new Chief and others come face to face with the CEO of Metagen Corporation. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Davydh Tidey Aug 24, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 is a really great distillation of what this whole series has been about; overcoming your past and pushing forward. This issue made Niles Caulder face his demons, but the whole series feels like it's been about addressing trauma and past mistakes, while also helping as many metahumans as possible. It's a positive, and relatable, message for people of this generation. Your past doesn't define you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Antonio Rodriguez Aug 27, 2023

    This was a phenomenal read for me, and I am excited to continue reading more on this series. I also just learned that there's a Doom Patrol tv show so guess I'm gonna be doing some binge watching soon too. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Watch - Anthony Bergamini Aug 22, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 is an excellent distillation of what makes this series unique and so enjoyable. This creative team are all on the same page in regards to the profound subtext, keeping this series as relevant as it is a pure joy to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Andrew Isidoro Aug 22, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 combines action, character development, and a strong narrative thread. The mishandling of Caulder's research and past errors drives the story's climax, leading to Metagen's downfall and the Doom Patrol's triumph. The creative team's skillful execution ensures that this installment stands out as a pivotal moment in the series. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 22, 2023

    Burnham was a great choice for this title thanks to his comfort with both routine character interactions and disturbing sci-fi visuals, but this book's other big strength is Culver's ability to convey that this book isn't just about a superhero teamit's about a big, messy dysfunctional family with as many issues as good memories. That's the core of the Doom Patrol, and this more superheroic take on the characters never loses sight of that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Aug 23, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 is an outstanding action issue that provides readers plenty of reasons to return for whatever new chaos is set to arrive next month. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 28, 2023

    The background conflict comes to the forefront, and it mutes some of the best/wildest parts of this new Doom Patrol. The art is still great though. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Aug 24, 2023

    Unstoppable Doom Patrol #5 takes the mini-series about nothing (so far) and actually delivers a decent story to show the team in action, inform readers about Dr. Culver's history, and set up a villainous organization that could spell trouble in the future. This isn't the most impressive superhero one-shot you'll ever read. In fact, it's just okay, but at least Culver is finally providing the mini-series a direction. Read Full Review

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