Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #4

Writer: Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: October 2, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

Flex Mentallo, Man of Muscle Mystery, is compelled to seek out Destiny Beach, the mythical bodybuilding Valhalla he once called home. What was supposed to be a relaxing day in the sands and waves for the Doom Patrol turns into anything but as Flex finds not only his old crew, but an enigmatic force that's squeezed nearly every good thing from this once-powerful paradise... the Secret Spandex!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Oct 7, 2019

    Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds is quickly becoming a “feel good” book. And, it's not overly saccharine or trite. There a genuine emotional connection that revolves around healing, both in the moment with Rita, and Cliff as he continues to do good works for others. This comic is like no other title that I know of. It should be commended for tackling the theme of healing. Read Full Review

  • 10 - Chase Magnett Oct 2, 2019

    The positivity on display throughout the issue, especially in its surprise hero, also makes this a homerun"the best issue of Doom Patrol since it relaunched and that's saying something for a series where each installment flirts with perfection. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Oct 2, 2019

    Nick Pitarra is a great addition to this team as the artist. His work fits perfectly into this world. He is an underrated artist too who gives this book a lot of energy. I really enjoyed his work here and hope he stays on for some time to come. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Oct 2, 2019

    Nick Pitarra delivers some great art in this issue. Everything from the character details to the beautiful backgrounds is amazing. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Oct 7, 2019

    Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #4 has a lot going for it, but it wavers in its focus on the characters and their dynamics as it strives to deliver one strange plot after another. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Oct 2, 2019

    It's a massive mixed bag of an issue, and one that doesn't quite come together as a whole. Read Full Review

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    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jose "Jody" Cardona Oct 2, 2019

    While beautiful to look at, the strange episodic style of the series is beginning to weaken the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Oct 1, 2019

    If you're looking for a showcase of stellar art and boundless ideas"look no further. However, if you're craving development and solid storytelling, this current arc isn't much interested in such tiny, earth-minded things. Read Full Review

  • 8.5

    Strangely this is probably the most straight forward Doom Patrol issue of the past 2 volumes. I liked the symbiote reference.

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    Spacey Medicine Oct 4, 2019

    Aw man this one wasn’t super great. I’m giving an extra half point for Hero of the Void.

  • 4.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Oct 3, 2019

    Silly me, I thought we were going to get a continuation of the last issue. Instead we're back to our regularly scheduled shitshow (a vast improvement over 2016's unregularly scheduled shitshow) of boring writing that's given a pass because it's dressed in weirdness. I wonder if the people who like this would also like Deadpool's symbiote escapades. (Hint: they wouldn't, even though it's about the same level of writing and humor as the special spandex.) This just makes me want to read Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol, which I'm conveniently in the middle of reading. Oh, how the stars align. I know Gerard Way is a big fan of that run, and through reading it, I can totally see how you could derive this essence from that run. But it's wrong. He mus more

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    ohhaimark Oct 6, 2019

    I'm never been one for hyperboles, so hopefully you'll take me seriously when I say this is the worst single issue I have read in my life. Usually when I write reviews in my normal format, I flip through the issue to jog any memories I have of what made that issue good or bad. Right now I'm looking at the cover of this one, afraid to even open it again, because I know what I will see: repulsive artwork, a complete buffoonery being made of characters I love, story lines straight out of Minions 3. This is truly the antithesis of Grant Morrison's Doom Patrol and it kills me a little bit every time I read an issue like this. I don't know… I think it might be for the best to just cancel this series and not have Doom Patrol for a while. At leas more

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    Bruno Mael Dec 21, 2019

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