Doom Patrol #4

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 25, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 19
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Everything is getting stranger and stranger for Casey Brinke. The secrets she's learned about her true origin do a little to explain the bizarre new surroundings she finds herself in, but not why she's attracting the members of Doom Patrol like so many flies. Also, find out the secret ingredient that makes Danny Burgers so delicious!
This issue features a variant cover by Paul Rentler that combines with this month's other variant covers from DC'S Young Animal to form a single image.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Feb 10, 2017

    Weird and wonderful. Fun and frantic. Everything one wants (or ought to want) from Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 29, 2017

    So far, I'm really enjoying this series - it respects the roots of the series and lays the groundwork for a bright future! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jan 25, 2017

    Frustrated fans and readers can rejoice, for Doom Patrol #4 is the blast of answers that we all desperately needed and wanted. But more than that, Gerard Way, Nick Derington, and Tamra Bonvillain plant a flag for this series being the most emotionally vulnerable and sincere of the Young Animal line, telling a story of self-actualization, goodness, and coping that just happens to have biological Teddy Ruxpin like creatures and sassy robots in it. If you found yourself pushing back from this title during its frustrating genesis then Doom Patrol #4 will welcome you back with strange and weirdly comforting arms. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jan 27, 2017

    Every scene throws a new idea out there resulting in some expansive world building which will make you want to explore every direction suggested, but at the same time you'll find it hard pressed to look away from the engrossing direction the book is currently heading in. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Andrew Fontana Jan 25, 2017

    Nick Derrington's pencils and Tamra Bonvillian's colors create perfect visual representations of Gerard Way's ideas. Derrington's surreal take on the Negative Zone is a real treat to behold. Each of Derrington's characters are fully expressive and unique in their presentation. Derrington excels at portraying the otherworldly as well. His pencils, along with Bonvillain's bright colors, go a long way in creating a unique aesthetic for the world of Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Jan 25, 2017

    You don't have to be smart to read a comic like this, you simply need to know it's all about the journey and never about answers. Gerard Way and Nick Derington are paving the way for a complex comic series that's hard to put down because there's so much discovery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jan 25, 2017

    Though the time gap between the last issue and this one diminished some of the momentum, this is a great issue that answers a ton of nagging questions without introducing too many more. There's funny moments, gross moments, confusing moments...not a ton of action, but there's a bunch of heavy metal band names based on DC Comics properties. So that'll keep you busy for a couple of minutes. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Fortress of Solitude - Rick Austin Feb 1, 2017

    Doom Patrol #4 is a slight improvement over previous issues in some ways, as it goes through the basics a little more successfully. In fact, Larry's brief moment to shine in this issue is almost done well and Danny's flashback is pretty decent. There are even one or two jokes which aren't too bad. Read Full Review

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