Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3

Writer: Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Evan Shaner Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 4, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.9Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Special 287th-anniversary issue! Someone in the city of Goliath is killing cops-robot cops, that is!-and it's up to the Doom Patrol Detective Agency to find out who...but their only clues are pages torn from a pulp paperback littering the streets of this neo-noir nightmare of a city. The secret of Goliath will die along with their hope of escape unless the team can band together once again, just like the old days.

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

    Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3 is another fun, engaging, weird adventure with the original misfits of the DC Universe. While a break from the deeply emotional story in last issue, Way and company keep the reader entertained with another unique approach to storytelling that surely promises an equally entertaining and inventive follow up next month as the team will have to deal with the information they've uncovered. Read Full Review

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    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Sep 5, 2019

    After two stand-alone issues, this chapter kicks off a new arc for the title in a perfectly strange fashion. Not necessarily new reader-friendly, this issue, in particular, takes a little bit more required reading to catch a lot of the nuances and subtleties. Even with all the changes to the large cast, its still truly rewarding for long-time fans. Doc and the trio of writers deliver a truly unique and original title to the market.  Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Shawn Warner Sep 6, 2019

    If you missed the first two issues of this series, I strongly recommend picking them up before number four hits the racks. The Young Animal debut series of Doom Patrol has been collected in trade paperback form and while you can certainly read this series without reading it, why knowingly deny yourself the mind melting pleasure of a trip on Danny the Street with the Doom Patrol. 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Sep 5, 2019

    It's a strange issue for sure but the creative team has a great handle on things. The ending really does explain everything and it's really cool where we end up. The art by Shaner is good too and really completes the package perfectly. This is another fine issue in a good series! Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 14, 2019

    Yes, Doom Patrol Weight of the Worlds #3 is a weird comic, but it captures the heart of this team and proves this series isn't all sunshine and rainbows. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Sep 4, 2019

    Shaner offers some amazing art in this issue. All of the characters look amazing and the action is incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Sep 4, 2019

    Doom Patrol has always been an experimental title, but it's never gone quite as far down the rabbit hole as Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #3, which has a guest co-writer in Steve Orlando and a guest artist in Doc Shaner. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Beat - Louie Hlad Sep 4, 2019

    Shaner and Bonvillain provide the beautiful art for this issue, with extra-bold linework and a neon glow showing through the blues and purples of the future scenes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Sep 4, 2019

    If every issue of Weight of the Worlds is prepared to experiment with form and style like this one, Doom Patrol will continue to provide the best, weird adventures at DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Sep 5, 2019

    Young Animal always swings for the fences, and Weight of the Worlds is no exception with its time-hopping confusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spacey Medicine Sep 8, 2019

    This is an interesting story idea!

  • 6.0
    ohhaimark Sep 7, 2019


    -This was… not terrible. Shockingly.

    -I'm not a fan of Steve Orlando, but I guess he just fits with the series nicely. He certainly understands what makes a good Doom Patrol comic mores that Gerard No Way.

    -Evan Shaner's art is a great fit for the series!

    -Honestly, the future storyline is ten times more interesting than the current one ever will be.

    -I loved Cliff here! He was great!

    -Heh. Grymzul was a pretty funny character. I'd love to see more of him.

    -The action here was a lot of fun.

    -Okay, so this issue took last issue taking the first issue's Cliff story and making into a joke and turned it into a surprisingly dark and interestin more

  • 8.5
    rayonymous Sep 4, 2019

    I liked this one, it's a good prelude and an interesting setup to a new narrative arc. Art is spectacular as always and I loved little expressions like Editor-Bot which annotates the record of alternative Doom Patrol-worthy events that never happened. It serves its purpose well and there is a chance it could collide with the current continuity as part of the overall story. Gerard Way finally provides a sound narrative with fresh new ideas as it borrows some of the old elements and characters of Doom Patrol.

  • 8.0
    Psycamorean Sep 6, 2019

    Could Steve Orlando be the missing ingredient that makes this book work? Maybe. That's crazy talk, though. But it may be true, since I liked this issue more than the previous two, for sure. But maybe that's because it actually feels like it's going somewhere, and isn't dreaded weird for the sake of weird like the last two issues were. Maybe it'll turn out that way later, but this issue actually has a good structure to it, and seems like it has a narrative worth telling, that can fill a whole issue. Maybe a whole arc? Don't let me down, Doom Patrol.

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    Lock Sep 4, 2019

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    Bruno Mael Dec 21, 2019

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