Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Episode 81: What Now? Nao Yut. That’s What. OR What Do You Mean "Dead"?

Beginning Year Three of Waiting for Doom and on the precipice of Year Eight (for real) of this blog, let's get rolling on the coverage for Waiting for Doom Episode 81. 

From the January 12, 2017 Podbean post:
Given that the final episode of 2016 featured death so prominently (and let's face it, so did that year in general, I mean, really) it only seems natural to start off the new year in a similar morbid style! So sit back and enjoy this fun-filled adventure with a happy ending (WINK) as Mike and Paul launch YEAR THREE of WAITING FOR DOOOOOOOOOOM!Down on Derington Way - 9:41Doom Clock - 13:59Doomsplaining - 17:01 - Our first episode of 2017 takes us back to volume 3 of Doom Patrol, specifically issues 5 and 6, from John Arcudi and Tan Eng Huat!Mailbag O Doom - 53:10 - We read your responses to the question, "What was the best thing about 2016"

So let's get back to the Arcudi-Huat run, starting right here with the cover for Doom Patrol (v3) #5.

And now, some images from Issue #5.

Huat did not use traditional panel or page layout design. 

Gar still has it. 

More of the Doom Patrols in action. 

Shyleen's just waiting for her chance to headline Hot Hands: Rebirth

Ted being a jerk. Robotman being annoyed. Shyleen being nekkid. 

The first appearance of Brian.
The big call on a big phone. Except NOBODY is there. 

Ralph busting Ted's chops. 

A bone to pick with Nao Yut. 

Robotman adds a new power to his Who's Who listing. 

Issue #6

Brian's second appearance. 

Dysfunction, thy name is Doom Patrol. 

I mean they can't even hug each other without causing problems. 

Ted takes  it out on technology. 

The depths of darkness with Ava.
Ted started drinking with My Greatest Adventure #80. Cliff gets dinged up a LOT. 

Ted is so darn sensitive. 

Nobody has mentioned that other surviving member. . . 

And what would a Waiting for Doom-centric entry be without some Derington Way goodness? 

Well, OK, it's mostly Derington, but it is waaaaay good! 
Looks like Casey's ready to get back into action. 

Head and shoulders above the rest, that Derington fella. 

Looking kinda Atomic Knight-y to me. 

The First 2017 Waiting for Doom Question of the Week
What is the best cliffhanger ending to something?

Friday, December 30, 2016

Episode 80: Going Out with a Bang with Gabriel Hardman! OR It's 2016, so the Doom Patrol Must Die!

Here's the Podbean link for the latest and greatest Waiting for Doom
And here's the summary: 

Surprise deaths! Bureaucratic efficiency! Ungrateful citizens! Islands in the sun! A Nazi! More death! The final episode of 2016; the final issue of Doom Patrol volume 1! Let's get patrolling! 
Doom Clock - 7:32 
Doomsplaining - 9:19 - Our final episode of 2016 covers the final issue, #121, of Doom Patrol volume 1, by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani! Joining us to discuss the issue is writer and artist, Gabriel Hardman! 
Mailbag O Doom - 53:10 - We read your responses to the question, "What is the worst continuation of something?"
See you in 2017!

Doom Patrol (v1) #121. But NOT the end of the series. 
I listened to the episode yesterday, but a lot has happened between then and now, so I forget if the guys mentioned the fact that despite killing the team off in Doom Patrol #121, the series continued for three more issues. Those issues reprinted previous adventures, but offered the glimmer of hope that maybe - maybe - the Doom Patrol would return. Alas, they did not. At least not until a second volume. Sort of. After a pit stop by Showcase and some noteworthy appearances in the pages of the Marv Wolfman-George Pérez era Teen Titans

All of that is neither here nor there, as Waiting for Doom #80 (Huh. WFD80 on MGA80?) focuses on the end of the Doom Patrol. 

Here's the images you want to see.
This is the Drake and Boltinoff version. We'll try to track down the Drake version to share. 

A nice summery and wink from Niles. 

Take a small drink. Not a sip or a shot, but a small drink. 

Steve Dayton - fifth richest man in the world and #1 in anger management issues. That poor radio. 

Cliff's gonna croak some frogmen. 

Please pass the tissues. 

And there you have it. The end of the Doom Patrol. 

Gabe mentioned storyboarding Logan, which is due for a 3 March 2017 release. I moonlight at a movie theater, and the Logan poster has caught my eye. Here. I'll share.

Since I JUST posted, there really isn't a whole lot to add from Derington Way, save for an update on the delay to Doom Patrol (v6) #4. It is now slated for January 25. Waiting for doom indeed. . .

That gives me a little room to pimp my personal favorite Gabriel Hardman project: Agents of Atlas. It's available on Comixology and Marvel Unlimited. Jeff Parker wrote it. Hardman came in on the ongoing. Leonard Kirk handled the art chores for the introductory miniseries. Trust me when I say: this is the Marvel Universe for Doom Patrol fans. Arnold Drake would have loved him some Agents of Atlas. You will, too. 

It bears sharing once more. Here's a drawing of both teams a buddy of mine did for Inktober. 

And now, the Question of the Week: 
What was the best thing about 2016?

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Episode 79: Merry Spacemas, Everybody!



Hmmm. How about, "DOOM PATROLLERS, LISTEN!" Here's the Podbean link for your earholes. 

Episode 79: Merry Spacemas, Everybody!December 22, 2016
Much Doom. Very Patrol. It's the penultimate episode for 2016, featuring the penultimate issue of Doom Patrol volume 1! So everyone get ready to take a drink (poor Cliff) and let's get patrolling!

Down on Derington Way - 9:01Doom Clock - 18:03Doomsplaining - 20:41 - This week we look at issues 119 and 120 from volume 1 of the Doom Patrol, by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani!Mailbag O Doom - 56:19 - We read your responses to the question, "What is something cool that is the same age as you?"

So let's hop to it! 
Here's the cover for Doom Patrol (v1) #119. 

Some of the visual highlights from Doom Patrol #119

Inspiration comes in all forms, right, Mr. Way?

Just a sip. 

This is DEFINITELY Doug's Dig for #119. 
Larry's being kinda negative. 
Cliff's expression says it all. 
As Paul calls it, "A stranger to blinking."
Creepy guru making Rita a baby. Creepy, creepy guru. 
Another sip.
Everybody has a guru. WilFreD needs one too! 
A regular paramecium, that one! 
Once a nutjob, always a nutjob. . .

And the visual vittles from Doom Patrol #120 (cover can be found on the post from a couple days back).

Rage, Wrecker, rage! 
Aw yeah! Drink.
RA-2. Also, I'm no brain surgeon, but that doesn't look too good, Cliff. 
A secret room on the Island of Misfit Toys. 
So toyetic. Sigh. 
New World island! Huzzah! 
At least the Wrecker is kind enough to not deprive Larry of his smokes. 
RA-2, Cliff, it's all the same. 
Truly, no caption required. 
As the guys do, here's a trip down Derington Way

Challenging the Unknown for the win. 

Man. Nick Derington sure has brought us some great, great work this year. I cannot wait to see more from this guy and I hope 2017 puts him at a con I'm going to. (C2E2 sounds good to me, Nick. Just sayin')

What is the worst continuation (prequel/sequel) to something?

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