All-New Doop #1

All-New Doop #1

Writer: Peter Milligan Artist: David Lafuente, Laura Allred Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: April 9, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 4
6.5Critic Rating
5.4User Rating

Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop has freaked out X-Men and readers alike. However, when he gets deeply involved in X-Men business (and in the personal life of Kitty Pryde!), Doop will be thrust into the spotlight. This adventure will prove that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! Written by co-creator Peter Milligan (X-FORCE), covers by co-creator Mike Allred (X-FORCE, FF) and innovative interior art by David Lafuente (AVENGERS, ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN)!

  • 8.8
    Good Kind Of Geek - Nikki Yuan Apr 10, 2014

    Overall, this is a new series that has a lot of potential. If you found the Wolverine and the X-Men issue that features Doop great, then you will definitely be a fan of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Apr 11, 2014

    Again, this is not new-reader friendly, but Im sure X-fans will be more than okay with that. If you are a regular X-Men reader, or a fan of the awesome X-Statix run, then this is a must. Its great to see Milligan writing X characters again; especially Doop, his own co-creation. Marvel are not afraid to take chances with books like this at the moment, telling very different stories within the superhero universe, and fans are being treated to excellent books like this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 9, 2014

    As I was reading this issue, I did worry the premise would leave Doop marginalized within his own story too much. Do we really need five issues of him toying around behind the scenes of a completely different X-Men storyline? Luckily, the final pages deliver a major shake-up and promise that the mini-series will be shifting in a different direction. This is shaping up to be a very enjoyable and stylish addition to the X-Men franchise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Stuart Conover Apr 13, 2014

    It is an interesting take though it does rob Doop of one of his more interesting traits. I'm not sure how he'll hold up with everyone being able to understand him but I do hope that the entire run of this series won't take place just during the ‘Battle of the Atom'. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 14, 2014

    If you're looking for a comic that's daring and different, here you go. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Apr 11, 2014

    Doop #1 could have a higher approval rating if it had a smaller price tag, but the series is one worth following, just for the poops and giggles alone. Read Full Review

  • 6.6
    Geeked Out Nation - Soup Owens-Fowler Apr 12, 2014

    When this series was announced I was hoping for Wolverine and the X-Men #17 expanded upon into a whole volume of stories, but what I got was a weird tale of unrequited love from the margins. This is not something I wouldn't be interested in, it just seems like with as established Doop has been with being important to the Jean Grey School branch of mutants without even them knowing it, a story where he basically pervs out on Kitty Pryde feels like a missed opportunity. Even as a fan of the weirdest X-Man of them all, I still cocked my eyebrow after closing the last page. I hope Milligan knows what he's doing. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Apr 9, 2014

    This is a pretty good issue that's a teensy bit setup and a hell of a lot of recap. The concept of Doop roaming through moments we've read before is interesting in idea, but when executed it's a bit of a snore. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Apr 11, 2014

    Even after all the development this character has received over the years (Filming X-Statix, joining the Jean Grey School, getting an ongoing series), Milligan finds something new in Doop that turns around a late ‘Battle of the Atom' tie-in into a promising experience. If you are a Doop fan, the final page makes this comic a guaranteed “must buy” if only for the purpose of seeing where Milligan takes Doop next. That said, if you did not like ‘Battle of the Atom' and would really just like the focus on Doop (you know, like the title implies) then you may want to wait a bit. The story seems like it'll spend less time being a retread of a pretty forgettable arc and more time on the actual title character as it moves along, but this issue isn't that movement. I can see it coming together really well as a trade after all five issues have been released, but it's a little disappointing at the moment. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Dan Pennacchia Apr 9, 2014

    Ultimately, All-New Doop #1 is decent. There is some fun to be had with Doop and his misadventures, and it often looks great. If the book is going to find the same magic that Doop had with Aaron, Milligan will need to put Doop into a different story so that readers can follow him in a more engaging way. That is not to say the revisionist-history format is a problem. Maybe having Doop pop into major Marvel events that are more widely known to see how he factored in could provide for some entertainment. Or maybe something different needs to be done with him. Either way, the next few issues will determine if there is enough to say with this character to warrant a solo title. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Apr 14, 2014

    I liked what I read, but I can't see caring that much about Doop, even if he is a pretty unique character. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Apr 11, 2014

    In the end, I admit to interest in where Milligan plans to take this book and more specifically where he plans to take Doop as a character, since the end reveal is a rather aggressive new direction. However, I liked the character before, and almost resent the idea that he has to change so much in order to get a "real" story. Why pine for Kitty? Doesn't nearly everyone already pine for Kitty? I'd rather learn more about what Doop does and who he/it/whatever is, than see him fall for the most loveable of all mutants. Time will tell if Milligan can turn this into a worthy limited series, or if it indeed will fall by the wayside as fun but ultimately inconsequential. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 11, 2014

    In short, while I love Milligan and I dig the hell out of Doop, the issue doesn't quite get itself over the hill to the side of must-have. The art is above average most of the issue (although I don't care for any of the various Iceman portrayals we see), and the Doop character fares pretty well in his first solo, though his character doesn't quite make the transition to being on-screen for the whole issue without annoyance. Still, all in all, All New Doop #1 isn't a bad issue, and sets up what could be a very interesting new status quo for our pickle-shaped hero, with some lovely art, earning an above-average 2.5 out of 5 stars overall. It's not perfect, but it's not the disaster that a few of my associates had predicted his first solo comic would be… Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Lance Paul Apr 15, 2014

    Allow me to begin with this: I was forced to read Doop #1 by my pal Moody himself. And, wow. What a waste of 20-minutes it was! Read Full Review

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