Doom Patrol #7

Doom Patrol #7

Writer: Gerard Way Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

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This issue is resolicited. All previous orders are cancelled. How have you been, Niles Caulder? The Chief is back, and he's ready to reshape the new Doom Patrol to be just like the old Doom Patrol - a prospect not everyone is happy with. But the team's former leader hasn't grown less manipulative in his old age, so nobody make any rash decisions. Pretty sure he's up to something. Michael Allred (iZOMBIE, Silver Surfer) joins The team for this special issue.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Jul 26, 2017

    Great issue. Funny. Entertaining. Weird and wacky. Take the time to enjoy a different experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manny Gomez Jul 26, 2017

    After a brief hiatus, Doom Patrol returns and its a fantastic issue! Not only do we get some gorgeous art from Mike and Laura Allred, we also get to finally see Niles Caulder go back on the field with the team in a very classically inspired Doom Patrol adventure. The ideas really explode out of this issue, and its energy and storytelling are exactly the kind of thing you want out of this title. Its also hysterical! Read on for 11 reasons Doom Patrol #7 is my favorite comic of the week! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 26, 2017

    Doom Patrol #7 is a wildly entertaining comic in what has been one of the best series in comics since it was relaunched. Way is on fire and you cant miss with the always-amazin-Allreds, so go give this one a read right nowyou wont regret it! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Jul 31, 2017

    So many revivals of Doom Patrol have been well intentioned, but heavily flawed, attempts. Somehow, Gerard Way makes writing this book look easy as $#!+. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Shawn Warner Aug 2, 2017

    This might not be Morrison's Doom Patrol, but its darn close, it's the differences that make this series uniquely Gerard Way's Doom Patrol. It still has the same eclectic tone and chaotic magic that captured this Gen Xer's imagination 29 years ago. Way takes the big chances that, when they pay off, define not just a comic book, but an era. I will be the first to admit Doom Patrol is not for everyone, it may not be for most, but I have to believe that if you pick it up and give it a chance you will be changed, on some level you will begin to question the boundaries that you have placed on your comic book reading choices and maybe you will widen that field of potential pull list pick ups. Issue seven of Doom Patrol is on the racks now, why not try opening your third eye. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Jul 27, 2017

    Doom Patrol#7 is a statement of this comic's freedom from ordinary superhero storytelling using Niles Caulder as a metaphor with vibrant wit and an idea a minute plot from Gerard Way and transformative art from Mike Allred and Laura Allred. Old white guys usually don't know best even if they can regrow limbs in a jiffy or travel between dimensions, and sometimes trying some weird and creative can be more fun than reading the same, “To me *insert old superhero team name here*” over and over again. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2017

    Doom Patrol is back following a brief hiatus, and the wait was well worth it. This issue manages that delicate task of honoring the franchise's roots while looking ahead to the future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Jul 26, 2017

    As an interlude, this issue of Doom Patrol was a great read and continues what I believe has been quite a successful launch to the DC’s Young Animal line of comics. As well as the Chief’s story in this issue, we were also given a few glimpses into the future, and I for one, can’t wait to see where Way takes the Doom Patrol next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jul 30, 2017

    This series has been a good balance between modern storytelling sensibilities, Morrison's strange vision for the team, and the original concepts of freaks fighting for humanity. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Jul 26, 2017

    “Doom Patrol” #7 is the most fun I've had reading a single issue of a comic series in a long time. It's everything I want from this series. From start to finish this is wacky and each page is more fun than the one that came before. It doesn't sacrifice character development to do this and the Allreds are the perfect cherry on top with their gorgeous art. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Reggie Hemingway Jul 26, 2017

    Even though it's been a long time since the last issue, and we've got a guest artist on this one, it fell right in step with the series and felt just like coming home...if you live in a day-glo, psychedelic funhouse in another dimension, that is. Would that we could! Danny, come pick me up, I'm ready to commit! Doom Patrol forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Kyle Pinion Jul 26, 2017

    Look, it's the Allreds on Doom Patrol, which basically says it all. Way crafts his most approachable tale for a book that some have complained is a bit too insular and in love with its own continuity, and we get to see some building blocks for the next phase of the series. I can't imagine you'll find a more purely fun mainstream comic this week, so do yourself a favor and add this one to the top of your pile. Or don't I guess, we all make mistakes now and again, it's your life. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Matthew Sibley Jul 26, 2017

    While other comes fall into repetitive narrative patterns or don't do enough to distance themselves from the rest of the market, Doom Patrol laughs in the face of these potential stumbling blocks, outright gleeful with the sheer magnitude of ideas it chucks out each and every issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - JJ Travers Jul 26, 2017

    Way's presentation of 'Doom Patrol' is wonderfully odd and truly unique. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Jul 26, 2017

    This is a quick one off issue, but a fun throwback for fans of the original team. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Jul 27, 2017

    "Doom Patrol" #7 is a strong change of pace giving readers a chance to breath in a done-in-one issue featuring the indelible Michael and Laura Allred! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    We Got This Covered - Sergio Pereira Jul 26, 2017

    Gerard Way ensures that Doom Patrol #7 is the weirdest comic book you'll read this week. It might be too on the nose at times, but it's still a wild 'n' whacky ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jul 26, 2017

    When adding up the aspects of Doom Patrol #7, it should be a funny and great comic. And for the most part, it is. Despite this, the past continues to be added baggage and really detracts from the quality of this issue. I understand that some readers appreciate the past ties that Way uses in his story, but as a newer reader to the series, I do not. I want Gerard Way to be the original and talented writer he has proven to be when unburdened with the past and based upon the ending of this issue there is ample potential for this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Kitaru Jul 29, 2017

    Interesting and odd with the only problem being the gap inbetween issues. I am interested in seeing how Niles Caulder is handled in the future, as well as if we will receive other characters from the past.

  • 8.5
    HOSHWE Jul 26, 2017

    This was a weird and awesome issue...but, maybe leaning a bit more to the weird. I find the pace was too quick when the doom patrol was in the Scantoverse, though i liked how all of this was just to display how Niles Caulder is a hotmess. This issue is more of a set-up for this current story arc which i think has to do with $#!+.

  • 8.5
    Haand Jul 27, 2017

    Ridiculous and fun. A total homage to silver age comics, from the classic Doom Patrol costumes to the convenient, gadget-drive solutions to every problem. A great one-shot story.

  • 9.5
    T.K. Aug 9, 2017

  • 8.5
    pocketmegar Aug 25, 2017

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