History ComicBook / DoomPatrol

17th Jan '18 4:19:46 AM moloch
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* KillEmAll: Almost every version of the Doom Patrol ends with almost all of the main team dead, in a coma, etc., as a way to make room for the next writer to do what they want. (Grant Morrison did not do this, however. Aside from the Chief, who had died already, everyone just walked into the sunset, so to speak.)

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* KillEmAll: Almost every version of the Doom Patrol ends with almost all of the main team dead, in a coma, etc., as a way to make room for the next writer to do what they want. (Grant Morrison did not do this, however. Aside from the Chief, who had died already, everyone just walked into the sunset, so to speak.)) And if they don't, the next writer will often do it themselves.


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* LateArrivalSpoiler: The fact that the Chief was responsible for the original Doom Patrol's accidents has been a major part of every series after the original revelation. Good luck reading any other ''Doom Patrol'' issue without learning that.
17th Jan '18 3:42:20 AM moloch
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''Doom Patrol'' vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a [[friendly GeniusLoci transvestite street]] named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).

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''Doom Patrol'' vol. 2 was launched in October, 1987, still written by Kupperberg. Eventually, most of the original team was revealed to have been resurrected in some way or alive all along, and the new book added a number of other characters which colored within the superhero lines and didn't quite set the world on fire. Then came Creator/GrantMorrison, who dedicated them more specifically to fighting "weird" crime and disasters. His first StoryArc, "Crawling from the Wreckage", built up the weirdness of the comic to extremes and delved into some adult subject matter. There were scissormen from imaginary worlds, the Brotherhood of [[TrueArtIsIncomprehensible Dada]], the Men from N.O.W.H.E.R.E and a [[friendly GeniusLoci [[GeniusLoci friendly transvestite street]] named, well... Danny the Street. Just in case you were wondering, he dresses like a boulevard. No, really. And then it got even weirder. He left and, with the switchover of the book to Creator/VertigoComics, Rachel Pollack, more well known as a tarot expert and prose fiction writer, took over. She had much the same approach, but the book did not retain its popularity and it got cancelled. The title ended with issue #87 (February, 1995).
10th Jan '18 3:09:37 PM Woodrobin
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* BadassGay: Monsieur Mallah and The Brain are in a happily committed relationship, despite being supervillains.

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* BadassGay: Monsieur Mallah and The Brain are in a happily committed relationship, despite being supervillains.supervillains and, respectively, a sentient, talking gorilla and a disembodied brain in a jar.
3rd Jan '18 2:14:16 PM Tavernier
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* FollowTheLeader: At one time the Patrol acted as a school... [[ComicBook/XMen for young mutants]]. The two groups debuted within months of each other, however, not nearly long enough for one to be based on the other. That being said, there are also some very clear parallels between the original Doom Patrol and the ComicBook/FantasticFour, who came first by a much wider margin. They have also shared writers; Arnold Drake, Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/JohnByrne have all written for both teams.

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* FollowTheLeader: At one time the Patrol acted as a school... [[ComicBook/XMen for young mutants]]. The two groups debuted within Doom Patrol premiered just three months of each other, however, not nearly long enough for one before the X-Men, but too close to be based on the other.a clear case of copy-catting. That being said, there are also some very clear parallels between the original Doom Patrol and the ComicBook/FantasticFour, who came first by a much wider margin. They have also shared writers; Arnold Drake, Creator/GrantMorrison and Creator/JohnByrne have all written for both teams.
3rd Jan '18 2:04:29 PM Tavernier
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** Cliff Steele's

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** Cliff Steele's struggles with his robotic body are becoming increasingly outdated as TechnologyMarchesOn; there's nothing really stopping him from becoming a RidiculouslyHumanRobot, especially in a universe with both FantasticScience and WeirdScience both in play.
3rd Jan '18 1:37:31 PM Tavernier
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* TheArtifact: Rita Farr and Beast Boy were dressing in the red-and-white costumes from their ''Doom Patrol'' (vol. 1) days for decades after the rest of the team retired them. It's all the more jarring since the loss of the outfits' "team uniform" status highlights how little relevance it has to either character as an individual. At least Beast Boy had one version featuring a paw print design.

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Rita Farr and Beast Boy were dressing in the red-and-white costumes from their ''Doom Patrol'' (vol. 1) days for decades after the rest of the team retired them. It's all the more jarring since the loss of the outfits' "team uniform" status highlights how little relevance it has to either character as an individual. At least Beast Boy had one version featuring a paw print design.design.
** Cliff Steele's



** The whole point of the original field team; each had a horrible disfigurement, or some other way in which their powers were supposedly as much a curse as a blessing. The problem is, this wasn't really true of Elasti-Girl; WordOfGod says this is the reason she was the only member of the original team not brought back for Morrison's run.

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** The whole point of the original field team; each had a horrible disfigurement, or some other way in which their powers were supposedly as much a curse as a blessing. The problem is, this wasn't really true of Elasti-Girl; WordOfGod says this is the reason she was the only member of the original team not brought back for Morrison's run. (Later runs that include Rita now compensate by endowing her with BodyHorror -- her body melts like wax when she's not consciously shaping it).
23rd Nov '17 10:53:45 AM SarcasmKid
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* MarySue: Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.

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* MarySue: Invoked in-universe with Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada Nada. She was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.
23rd Nov '17 8:38:39 AM saltin
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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: A non-romantic example with Terry None in Gerard Way's volume. She just shows up at Casey Brinke's apartment one day, does a tap dance for her birthday because she thought Casey looked sad on the subway, and [[spoiler: accidentally blows up Casey's asshole roommate]] before moving in with her.

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* ManicPixieDreamGirl: A non-romantic example with Terry None in Gerard Way's volume. She just shows up at Casey Brinke's apartment one day, does a tap dance for her birthday because she thought Casey looked sad on the subway, and [[spoiler: accidentally blows up Casey's asshole roommate]] before moving in with her. Though after [[spoiler:Lotion]] makes himself scarce, Casey decides to [[spoiler:have sex with Terry in the meantime.]]
* MarySue: Alice Debries aka "The Breeze" of the Brotherhood of Nada was so good at everything that everyone got bored of her. Incidentally, she's never had it hard and there's nothing that doesn't come easy to her.


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* TokenEvilTeammate: The Brotherhood of Nada seems even less malevolent than their Dada predecessors with the very notable exception of the Brutalist who feeds on the pain and misfortune of others by beating them to death.
23rd Nov '17 8:34:17 AM saltin
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* FaceHeelTurn: "D" or [[spoiler:The Disappointment]] used to be a superhero called [[spoiler:Haxxalon the Star Archer]], but the cancelation of his comicbook right before he was to be married to the love of his life, Starlene, turned him into a deicidal {{Yandere}} obsessed with bringing about the matrimonial story that never was.
16th Nov '17 3:28:23 AM moloch
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* AnyoneCanDie: Usually only at the end of one writer's run or the start of the next, but it's practically tradition to kill a few characters to clean the slate.
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