Doom Patrol #2

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 12, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 34
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

What happened to Larry Trainor? The hero known as Negative Man is still out there, but he's not exactly the same guy he was back when Doom Patrol was still together. Like a Russian doll, there is man inside the man, and who knows how many other men inside of them, with the guy on top possessing a mind for mischief that incites violence.
Meanwhile, Casey has started rebuilding Robotman, even though she still doesn't know exactly how Cliff Steele ended up crossing her path in the first place.

  • 10
    Florida Geek Scene - Manny Gomez Oct 19, 2016

    With its great storytelling and fabulous art, this is a book that is definitely going and staying on my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Oct 12, 2016

    I'm all in. Doom Patrol has very quickly sold me not just on its own worthiness, but has heightened my anticipation and expectation for the Young Animal imprint as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Oct 13, 2016

    Deringtons art does a lot to help make this work. His renderings of familiar characters are spot on, Robotman looks great, and he was so precise in the location Casey winds up in towards the end that I knew exactly where she was before the big reveal. At the same time, we get such wonderfully strange shots, like the cat licking up the fluid Robotmans brain is sitting in. And it all feels very casual and real, even when we are completely outside reality. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Mexi Gremillion Oct 12, 2016

    I think Ive said this before, but if youre not reading everything in the Young Animal imprint, what are you doing with your life? Stop what youre doing. Go to a comic book store or onto comixology or however you get your comics. Buy everything by the Young Animal imprint and read it. How have you not already? As the Shia LeBeauf gif would say, DO IT! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 12, 2016

    I'm enjoying the hell out of Doom Patrol. I have no clue if the vast majority of comic readers are and based on our group review, it's a mixed bag. Frankly, I don't care so long as this continues to be released. This is exactly the type of book that DC should be dedicating some retail space to, and I hope that the rest of the line continues to do well. Things like Young Animal fit right at home at DC and used to be why the publisher was once dominate in the industry. It's weird, it's experimental, and for a guy that doesn't read superhero books (if I can help it), this is one damn fine exception. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Oct 13, 2016

    So far, I'm enjoying this a lot - it's a great mix of terrific characters, humor and mystery, and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Highly recommended! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Taylor Bowne Oct 12, 2016

    Where this book goes from here is anyone's guess and I think that's what's fun and exciting about it. So many comics out today are so focused on getting from point A to B. Doom Patrol, while only two issues in, is doing the opposite while still telling a fun and stimulating story. This is a book with a very distinctive flavor to it. On the surface Doom Patrol may seem like just a jumble of characters and situations but I think this is a book with a clear agenda and sense of what it is. Just don't ask me to explain it to you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Oct 17, 2016

    There are some who like their comics uncomplicated and action-packed, and for those people, the oblique and roundabout way this series has launched will make this book far from a good fit. But for those of us who like the performative aspect of our comics " seeing the different variations of style and execution beyond simple plot-setting " will find something unique and engaging about Doom Patrol #2. With the return of two characters that have long been missing in action, this is a book that's well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Oct 12, 2016

    The reintroduction of some favorite characters brings the usual chaos and confusion that seems to surround Casey Brinke's life, but the team is coming together, piece by piece. The artwork is absolutely wonderful throughout and there are lots of intriguing moments that might be meaningless to a brand-new reader. I have a solution! Read every single Doom Patrol comic book from 1963 to 2011 and then come back to this series! You might get a lot more out of it. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 12, 2016

    “Doom Patrol” #2 is an even stronger issue than the first and it continues to be a series with a lot to unpack (in a fun sense). The writing is charming and the art is gorgeous. For longtime fans and new fans, “Doom Patrol” completely delivers. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Oct 13, 2016

    If you like your superhero comics on the weird side, this Doom Patrol relaunch won't disappoint. Gerard Way and Nick Derington have even managed to outdo the classic Grant Morrison run in that regard. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Chris Hassan Oct 12, 2016

    At the same time, no one should be denied Derington's incredible art on a monthly basis. I'll admit, I wasn't familiar with the artist's work before Doom Patrol, but these two issues have ensured I will follow his career wherever his smooth and animated pencils go next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Hctor A Oct 12, 2016

    Doom Patrol is a very surreal and weird comic. I'd even call it inaccesible to a degree. But despite having never read any of the previous runs, I think the marriage of Way's eccentric writing, Derington's smooth art, Bonvillain's striking colors and Klein's bold lettering make this book a really enjoyable and welcoming read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    DC Comics News - Steven Brown Oct 12, 2016

    Doom Patrol #2 is an issue that can't be read on its own, but that's not a bad thing at all. I personally went back and read the first issue but not because I needed to, but because I wanted to see the story unfold again as a whole and that's a good thing. It seems that towards the end of the issue Casey is about to begin a journey that will hopefully answer all of her questions and mine as well! It seems that in a way Casey Brinke is alike many of us — she's just a girl who wants answers on what direction her life is really supposed to go. I'm really enjoying the journey that she's only started to take so far. Check out Doom Patrol so you can witness it for yourself! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Oct 17, 2016

    If you want something properly DP-flavoured, rather read the latest Squirrel Girl or Cinema Purgatorio. In the former you have a human brain in a robot body battling a hive villain composed of lots of tiny people, while in the latter's Code Pru you'll find a quirky EMT (with a cat, too! What a coincidence!) who deals with extremely bizarre scenarios. Both are more entertaining and far better written than this pale imitation of what the Doom Patrol used to be. Read Full Review

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