Doom Patrol #3

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 9, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 29
8.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Casey Brinke has stepped through to the other side-but where exactly is that? Given all the bizarre, unexplainable things that have come into her life over the last couple of days-robot men and talking ambulances and a guy who literally thrives on negative energy-surely this new and surprising world she has uncovered can't be any weirder. Right?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Nov 9, 2016

    This is a wonderful adventure that skims through the Doom Patrol's history and, perhaps, offers up a new raison d'tre to exist for the sake of escaping. By joining the Doom Patrol (such as they are at this point) on their adventure, we see a glimpse of the splendor that awaits, giving readers so very much to look forward to. Until Doom Patrol #4 hits the stands, though, “It's A Doomed World After All” will be waiting for you to visit, again and again. I'm pretty sure there are new details to find with each visit, and, if not, then just absorb the wonderful work Way, Derington, Bonvillain, and Klein have given us. Doom Patrol #3 is definitely a more welcoming read for fans of any incarnation (although particularly the Grant Morrison run) than for brand new readers, but this issue continues the conical-shaped exposition, blooming open with more information and deeper revelations as the series gains longevity. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams Nov 20, 2016

    Where the first two issues of Way and Derrington's Doom Patrol were devoted more to world building and setting up the style and mysteries pivotal to the series, this issue is a masterpiece of theming and tone. Despite its lofty, intellectual approach to character, Doom Patrol #3 is refreshingly, boldly human, a story about how we deal with the expectations and demands of others and how those expectations define us. Doom Patrol continues to be proof-positive of the strength both of Way's Young Animal imprint and the appeal of a book so clearly built around creators empowered to tell their own unique, idiosyncratic stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Nov 16, 2016

    And so would Keith Giffen, I think, from the Existential Crisis page, which sure looks like it features Blotto the Clown from the Uh Oh Squad, a character never before seen outside of Ambush Bug stories. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Nov 9, 2016

    Some questions are answered and some answers are questioned and all things come to pass in the magical realm of Dannyland! New fans of the Doom Patrol will find some backstory within that will probably be relevant, and all the plots seem to be moving along at a good pace that just makes me want more and more. But the clincher is these awesome comic book parodies that need to be seen to be appreciated. And you should be seeing them. So get on that. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Nov 10, 2016

    The Young Animal line is a bold, daring alternative to that approach, and Doom Patrol is lighting the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 14, 2016

    Casey's origins revealed in a perfect little puzzle box of a story, featuring lovely art and some truly horrifying moments. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Nov 10, 2016

    Again, as I said above, I just don't think I have the brain necessary for a deep read into Doom Patrol, but there's something going on here that would make Morrison proud, and that I'll wager when collected into a six issue graphic novel will be on many a table of the guy who sells you weed. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Nov 22, 2016

    To make matters worse is the diatribe from Gerard Way at the back of the book, about how brilliant the Young Animal line is. He congratulates himself and his team on being oh-so-clever by having a recurring theme in all their comic books (which was coincidental, so obviously it's a stroke of genius). It's one of the most pretentious pieces of waffle to hit the printed page in years, and an additional slap in the face after such a dreary issue. Read Full Review

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