Doom Patrol! A name some of us have heard far too often, but do we really know what it means?
To find out, we travel back to the late ‘80s to read the start of one of Grant Morrison’s first runs with DC comics in Doom Patrol 19-22.
We’ve got Surrealism, Dadaism, and the straight up bizarre in spades as we deal with a humans trapped in a robot body, multiple personality (and multiple super-power!) disorder, and a wheelchair bound asshole.
In 1997, frustrated with struggling sales, DC cancelled all four of their Justice League titles and brought the original “Big 7” back to the team for the first time in a decade. But that wasn’t enough, they also brought on superstar writer Grant Morrison to turn the reboot into a huge bestseller.
In this episode of SOMFRC, Vince, Chris, and Kia take a look at JLA #1-4 to see what the hype was all about, compare the JLA to the Avengers, and explore Morrison’s jump from writing counter-cultural indie comics to superhero icons.