Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #2

Writer: Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert Artist: James Harvey Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 7, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 15
8.6Critic Rating
7.4User Rating

It is a time of great upheaval as Cliff transforms, Larry gives birth, Casey babysits-and the Doom Patrol becomes embroiled in the divorce proceedings of feuding cosmic entities.

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Aug 9, 2019

    Its all so weird and bizarre and downright fun. This is Doom Patrol at its best, no two ways about it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Aug 12, 2019

    The level of emotion in Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #2 is a highlight in the comic book medium. It's a great thing to know that Young Animal Comics routinely approach a title with an underlying theme that is far deeper and richer than even the best of any mainstream super-hero comic. It's not all good vs. evil here, it's emotional and mental health that are stake. Any one of us can learn from the Doom Patrol. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Aug 14, 2019

    After a long absence, this 'title's re-emergence proves to be nothing short of sheer stunning artistry on all fronts. Sharing the writing duties between Way and Lambert adds another level of insanity. It's perfect for the title, while James 'Harvey's eye for design sets this series apart from the typical book from the big two publishers. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Aug 9, 2019

    The story itself is the definition of "quirky." It never takes itself too seriously and that's a good thing. The art by Lambert is tops. He's has a great talent for comic art that I just love. I wish that he would do more work. This is a top level book by a top level creative team. I certainly can't wait for however much more that they give us. It's pretty great. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Aug 11, 2019

    "Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #2" has so much character work hidden behind uniquely wild and fantastic narrative concepts that it can be difficult to determine just where the story is going, but it never fails to be incredibly entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Blair Aug 12, 2019

    This is the strange, kooky, and crazy breath of fresh air you've always wanted to read. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Aug 7, 2019

    James Harvey delivers some amazingly strange and beautiful art throughout this issue. All of the visuals are beautiful and captivating. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Aug 7, 2019

    It's a quick status quo reset with some interesting new devices included, but no acknowledgement of the notable changes that have occurred or why they were so quickly reset like an inconvenience. In spite of that speed bump, this remains a stunning issue of Doom Patrol, one packed with a variety of styles and approaches to the page, all of which support this wonderfully eccentric story. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Aug 7, 2019

    The bizarre nature of the Doom Patrol is beginning to affect the storytelling, yet still pulls out more profound character moments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Aug 7, 2019

    While Way struggles to give attention to the ever-expanding cast, Doom Patrol continues to delight with its aggressive nonsense. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Aug 7, 2019

    This is definitely a Morrison-esque book to the nth degree, but that's not always a smooth read. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    ohhaimark Aug 7, 2019


    -The art was better-ish?

    -I actually like Keeg. What do you know?

    -I would call the Dannyland map filler (which it is!), if I didn't want a bigger version hanging on my wall so badly.

    THE BAD:

    -Uuuuggggghhhhh. More of this. I almost miss it when I didn't have to read this crap every month. And, yes, commenters! I know that "if you don't like it don't read it." But! Doom Patrol is my favorite property in comics. It features my favorite characters and I feel obliged to read any DP comic that comes out. Even if it sucks.

    -So this takes Cliff's story. The one good thing about issue one and turns into… a running gag? Okay, comic. You do you.

    -What is it more

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  • 2.0
    YourGreenMuse Aug 14, 2019

    This comic is such a great example of weird for the sake of weird and why that's bullshit. The plot is scattershot at best. If you take away the weird elements, you get a pitifully dull story. This is offering me nothing. I don't find divorce proceedings or couple's therapy interesting. I'm not just going to start because the couple are planets. And no, I'm not a furry, so I'm not going to get anything out of a cat orgy solving the problem. It's just so fucking stupid and it's such a shame that this is going to be someone's first experience with this team because the Morrison run is so much better. The difference comes down to Morrison's method to the madness and Way's refusal of any method whatsoever. I really legitimately found this comic more

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  • 9.0

    Marvel has like a dozen Deadpools/Harley Quinns, DC has Harley Quinn, they all feel like they try too hard while Doom Patrol makes weird effortless.

  • 6.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 3, 2019

    Haha what?

  • 5.0
    rayonymous Aug 17, 2019

    I think the problem with this issue is that it tries too hard to be weird and funny, the outcome is miserable. Reeling characters back in, modifying them for their own good? At least there is a shimmer of hope for Larry Trainor at the end.

  • 10
    Inknight033 Aug 7, 2019

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    Lock Aug 13, 2019

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Dec 21, 2019

  • 9.5
    MistMiracle Aug 7, 2019

  • 9.5

  • 8.5
    BesottedGeekPod Aug 14, 2019

  • 8.5
    Radar Aug 16, 2019

  • 7.5
    RocketedToEarth Aug 8, 2019

  • 7.0
    batman_forever Apr 18, 2020

  • 6.5
    Soul Assassin Aug 8, 2019

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