Doom Patrol #5

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Nick Derington Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 22, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 20
8.8Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

The team is back together at last, though why they are back together remains an unanswered riddle. After the mind- blowing revelations of the previous issues, Casey Brinke has to figure out what this all means going forward. Or maybe it's just the end of everything after all? Plus, Robotman punches stuff!

  • 10
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Mar 22, 2017

    Doom Patrol #5 is the first time Larry Trainor, Cliff Steele, Flex Mentallo, Casey Brinke, Sam Reynolds, Danny, and Fugg are all brought together. So, in a sense, this is the first true issue of the new volume of the Doom Patrol. And it's so damn fun. So much happens in this issue that by the end of it, it feels like a collected edition. Read Full Review

  • 10
    The Pop Break - Alisha Weinberger Mar 22, 2017

    The first story arc of Ways Doom Patrol is a strong start to a series, finding a balanced pace but still leaving readers with many questions. DCs Young Animal imprint has been solid but is still very much in its infancy. Doom Patrol has truly established Way as a writer and is the best title the imprint has to offer so far. Always having come from the strangest corners of the DCU, this is the kind of narrative style and imagery the Doom Patrol deserves. By abandoning linear storytelling, Gerard Way and his team have truly brought the team back to its roots. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Mar 22, 2017

    And for me, well, I can tell you that I am guaranteed to give a glowing review to any story that includes Flex Mentallo radiating the words Hero of the Beach. So I guess I am stuck having to rave about this book. I dont mind that at all. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Mar 22, 2017

    As the team comes together, the weirdness becomes more and more apparent and the playing field expands. The Doom Patrol, it seems, will not be bound by time, space or psychological coherency. You should've known you were getting yourself into this sort of thing" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Mar 22, 2017

    I would recommend Doom Patrol to anyone looking for something off the beaten path. Have superhero fatigue? Looking for something to make you laugh or smile? Do you want a comic that captures the heart of the wacky old comics, while bringing something new to the table? Then this book is for you. I pull Doom Patrol every month, so I put my money where my mouth is on this review. I love this weird little book, and it is just getting more fun, and wonderfully silly with each issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2017

    The creators aren't just building a new Doom Patrol, they're celebrating the legacy of the team and reminding readers what a shame it's been that they've been out of action for so long. In this era of D Rebirth, it's a very fitting approach. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Mar 22, 2017

    Wacky, wild, action packed...there's so much to love when it comes to this still developing series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Mar 22, 2017

    A lot happens in this issue, though we wind up more or less in the same place we start. Plenty of high weirdness to satisfy your DP longing, but it's been a pretty long wait for the story to move incrementally. Luckily, in a book like this that can mean progress in several dimensions. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Corps - Shaun Mar 22, 2017

    This series continues to impress, never a dull moment here. Robots punching things, alternate dimensions, and time travel what else could you want in a comic!? With so many questions being answered in the last issue, they were left to focus much more on the raw action here. So warning spoilers are ahead, as I will break down what happens in this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Mar 24, 2017

    Doom Patrol #5 continues the wonder and charm this series evoked since the first issue! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 22, 2017

    To be honest, I'd have paid the cover price just to get the Bane coloring page at the back making fun of a certain bloviating public figure, but having the team finally starting to assemble is fun, and this issue's events wrap up the first arc in style. Doom Patrol #5 suffers a bit from lateness and a little bit of plotting oddity (albeit intentionally odd, I think) but still nails the climactic conflict and teases what's coming next in a satisfying fashion. Read Full Review

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