Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #5

Writer: Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad Artist: Becky Cloonan Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: November 6, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
7.0User Rating

Clark is a comic book fan just like you, and his favorite title is Doom Patrol! But Clark's fandom is put to the test when he literally falls into the reality of the world's weirdest superheroes, where he must team up with long-lost Doom Patrol heroine Dorothy Spinner in her first appearance in more than a decade!

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Nov 6, 2019

    A complete breath of fresh air for the comic market, as this series moves forward, each new issue delivers a unique flavor and new look on the team and their surrounding mythos. While advertised for adults, this chapter is new reader-friendly, as the writers use Clark to fill in the gaps for fans. After such a spectacular issue, Cloonan, Conrad, and Bonvillain would be remiss if they were not to return again. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 17, 2019

    After reading Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, you will feel better. You will feel a little happier, a little lighter- you will feel that the “weight” has been lifted. It's possibly the only comic that is actually “good” for you. And, I mean that in a mental/ emotional way. It's not all unicorns and sunshine, but it manages to put things in the proper perspective. Gerard Way and Jeremy Lambert have taken this issue off, but Becky Cloonan and Michael Conrad make the transition seamless. Plus, it pulls in nostalgic elements and references to creators of the past that are probably worth checking out already if you haven't. I can't say exactly what it is, but I feel like “Clark” is a young Gerard Way. No proof, just a feeling. It is unlike any other series I can think of. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Nov 8, 2019

    The ending is just plain strange and wonderful. Cloonan just brings it home. She is an excellent artist and a fantastic writer. It is simply a joy to read this issue. It is a little slight, but that's okay. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Nov 18, 2019

    Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds #5 is a powerful one-shot story that feels like a love letter to all things Doom Patrol. Don't miss this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Nov 6, 2019

    Becky Cloonan's art perfectly captures the fun, funny and irreverent nature of this issue and its story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Nov 6, 2019

    It's ultimately a nice, but forgettable, installment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 6, 2019

    I'm not sure how this run is coming together as a whole, but this issue does a good job of celebrating the franchise's fans. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 11, 2019

    I honestly have no idea what is happening here and I couldn't be happier. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Nov 6, 2019

    Although Weight of the Worlds has kept fresh because of its constant story and creative changes, this issue marks a major backfire in that shambolic strategy. #5 is stiflingly self-indulgent and congratulatory. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Spacey Medicine Nov 15, 2019

    Okay I was not here for the plot, and Clark was annoying rather than endearing, but I liked the art.

  • 3.0
    YourGreenMuse Nov 7, 2019

    This felt like bad fanfiction. Remember the Scissormen?? Remember Dorothy Spinner?? We do too! But don't forget how cool our boss' run is!

  • 1.0
    ohhaimark Nov 7, 2019



    THE BAD:

    -This is just a terrible comic book. How anyone can enjoy it is beyond me.

    -Becky Cloonan should stick to drawing… or maybe not. Anyways, the script was repulsively bad here.

    -I do not like Cloonan's art. It maybe works with other series, and I guess it fits with the Cartoon Network script of this comic, but it does not work with Doom Patrol. At least it's better than the monstrosity that was Pitarra's artwork last issue. That makes me shudder just to think about.

    -Good god, this kid is annoying. I think he's supposed to be based off Gerard Way, at least his looks. Yeah, that makes sense then.

    -What a godawful, self-indulgent e more

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  • 8.5
    The 20-issue Ceiling Nov 10, 2019

    Weird how the cover says Gerard Way but the inside has a different writer team, but I think they did well as simple a story that it was.

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