Sunday, July 30, 2017

Doom Patrol #7

    One of the few missteps in Grant Morrison's excellent run on the Doom Patrol back in the '90s was (minor spoiler here) that one of the last stories turned team founder "The Chief" Niles Caulder into a villain.

   This issue,  a particularly offbeat one in the Young Animal version of the team, takes some steps to correct that misstep and bring the Chief back into the fold of the team.

   Along the way we get a return of the original costumes - well, the red and white costumes, not the original drab green (which I always liked). Even Robotman gets his original body back - temporarily.

   As the cover indicates, it's a mind-trip of an adventure, written by Gerard Way and drawn by the wonderful Mike Allred, who brings a delightful Silver Age sheen to the adventure.

   This series has been a good balance between modern storytelling sensibilities, Morrison's strange vision for the team, and the original concepts of freaks fighting for humanity.

   Lots of fun!

Grade: A-


No comments: