June 20, 2010

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This Week is Doomed!

This week, Panel Patter will feature a set of reviews of the six volumes of Grant Morrison on his run of Doom Patrol, a series that always had dysfunctional heroes but never saw anything like the way the man who would go on to kill Batman would write them.

Morrison had a distinct vision for the team, using them to show what a superhero comic can do if you stop worrying about convention. It doesn't always work, which is typical for Morrison, but he hits a lot more than he misses and turns Cliff Steele into one of my favorite characters ever to appear in a comic book along the way.

Join me as I wind my way through these trades and enjoy the now-Vertigoized stories that show no fear in terms of deconstructing a superhero team--sometimes quite literally!