History ComicBook / DoomPatrol

27th Sep '16 2:19:02 AM Tron80
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[[NotQuiteDead It didn't quite stick]]. Over a decade later, the team was relaunched, with all new characters reminiscent of the older ones... and it turned out Robotman survived because he was everyone's favorite anyway. The second version of the Patrol appeared in ''"Showcase''" #94-96 (August-December, 1977), written by Paul Kupperberg. Sales were not good enough to get them a new title, but they went on to become regulars of the DC universe, receiving guest appearances in Kupperberg-written titles featuring {{Supergirl}}, the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and Comicbook/{{Superman}}.

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[[NotQuiteDead It didn't quite stick]]. Over a decade later, the team was relaunched, with all new characters reminiscent of the older ones... and it turned out Robotman survived because he was everyone's favorite anyway. The second version of the Patrol appeared in ''"Showcase''" #94-96 (August-December, 1977), written by Paul Kupperberg. Sales were not good enough to get them a new title, but they went on to become regulars of the DC universe, receiving guest appearances in Kupperberg-written titles featuring {{Supergirl}}, Comicbook/{{Supergirl}}, the Comicbook/TeenTitans, and Comicbook/{{Superman}}.
Franchise/{{Superman}}.
18th Sep '16 8:31:37 AM moloch
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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals. [[Comicbook/{{BPRD}} John Arcudi]] wrote a series for twenty-two issues - the first few issues seemed like a typical "corporate superhero" reboot [[MidSeasonTwist but this was actually a fake-out]], and they rapidly get entangled in more typically "Doom Patrol" schemes involving [[TheBusCameBack characters from the previous series]], corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. Unfortunately to the fake-out opening issues, the series shed regular readers, and was eventually cancelled. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was straight superhero fare - ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo, and Giffen made it clear that (in typically weird Doom Patrol fashion) ''everything'' had happened to them. [[MultipleChoicePast Even the contradictory stuff]].

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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals. [[Comicbook/{{BPRD}} John Arcudi]] wrote a series for twenty-two issues - the first few issues seemed like a typical "corporate superhero" reboot [[MidSeasonTwist but this was actually a fake-out]], and they rapidly get entangled in more typically "Doom Patrol" schemes involving [[TheBusCameBack characters from the previous series]], corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. Unfortunately due to the fake-out opening issues, the series shed regular readers, and was eventually cancelled. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was straight superhero fare - ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo, and Giffen made it clear that (in typically weird Doom Patrol fashion) ''everything'' had happened to them. [[MultipleChoicePast Even the contradictory stuff]].
18th Sep '16 8:29:49 AM moloch
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** Roughly played with in the Giffen series, which reveals Larry ''has'' been dead since the accident that turned him into Negative Man. Since then, it's been the N-Man entity in a variety of clones. But the N-Man isn't sure he's not Larry sometimes. Or something. The whole thing is sorta fuzzy, and even Larry isn't certain anymore.

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** Roughly played with in the Giffen series, which reveals Larry ''has'' Larry's been [[DeadAllAlong dead since the accident accident]] that turned him into Negative Man. Since then, it's been the N-Man entity in a variety of clones. But Maybe. Because the N-Man isn't sure he's not ''not'' Larry sometimes.either. Or something. The whole thing is sorta fuzzy, and even Larry (or "Larry") isn't certain anymore.



* {{Transvestite}}: Danny the Street (his male-geared stores, like gun shops, are covered in pink lace and the like), and a number of people who live on him. Overlaps with WholesomeCrossdresser as Danny is possibly the [[NiceGuy kindest, nicest fellow]] in the entire DCU

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* {{Transvestite}}: Danny the Street (his male-geared stores, like gun shops, are covered in pink lace and the like), and a number of people who live on him. Overlaps with WholesomeCrossdresser as Danny is possibly the [[NiceGuy kindest, nicest fellow]] in the entire DCUDCU.
18th Sep '16 8:14:42 AM moloch
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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Kate was killed in flashback [[spoiler: by Dorothy, accidentally]] in the Arcudi series. Nudge and Grunt are killed and run away respectively in the first issue of the Giffen series, with poor Nudge getting KilledMidSentence.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Kate was killed in flashback [[spoiler: by Dorothy, accidentally]] in the Arcudi series. Nudge and Grunt are killed and run away respectively in the first issue of the Giffen series, with poor Nudge getting KilledMidSentence. Note that this is practically a Doom Patrol tradition - if the outgoing writer doesn't KillEmAll, the incoming writer will often do this.
18th Sep '16 8:12:30 AM moloch
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* BrainInAJar: Monsieur Mallah's partner, The Brain, of course. Cliff, too, as he's just a brain in a robot body. [[spoiler: Niles eventually is just a head on a tray.]]

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* BrainInAJar: Monsieur Mallah's partner, The Brain, of course. Cliff, too, as he's just a brain in a robot body. [[spoiler: And by Pollack's run, Niles eventually Caulder is just reduced to a bad-tempered head on a tray.]]tray. He gets better]].
18th Sep '16 8:11:16 AM moloch
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* BackForTheDead: Arani Desai, Negative Woman, Karma and Scott Fischer of the early-80s Kupperberg era showed up in the New 52 Comicbook/ForeverEvil event purely to be [[CListFodder killed by Johnny Quick and Atomica.]]
** [[spoiler: Though it's later revealed in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' that Celsius and Tempest actually faked their deaths and have gone into hiding just to get away from Caulder, while Karma, Scott Fischer, and two unseen members called the Negative Twins are dead.]]

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* BackForTheDead: Arani Desai, Negative Woman, Karma and Scott Fischer of the early-80s Kupperberg era showed up in the New 52 Comicbook/ForeverEvil event purely to be [[CListFodder killed by Johnny Quick and Atomica.]]
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]] [[spoiler: Though it's It's later revealed in ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'' ''Comicbook/JusticeLeague'' that Celsius and Tempest actually faked their deaths and have gone into hiding just to get away from Caulder, while Karma, Scott Fischer, and two unseen members called the Negative Twins are dead.]]



* TheBlank: The Fact and Yankee Doodle (both parodies of The Question)

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18th Sep '16 8:08:56 AM moloch
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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals. John Arcudi wrote an unsuccessful series for twenty-two issues - the first few issues seemed like a typical "corporate superhero" reboot [[MidSeasonTwist but this was actually a fake-out]], and they rapidly get entangled in more typically "Doom Patrol" schemes involving [[TheBusCameBack characters from the previous series]], corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. Due to the opening issues, the series shed regular readers, and was cancelled. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was straight superhero fare and ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo.

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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals. [[Comicbook/{{BPRD}} John Arcudi Arcudi]] wrote an unsuccessful a series for twenty-two issues - the first few issues seemed like a typical "corporate superhero" reboot [[MidSeasonTwist but this was actually a fake-out]], and they rapidly get entangled in more typically "Doom Patrol" schemes involving [[TheBusCameBack characters from the previous series]], corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. Due Unfortunately to the fake-out opening issues, the series shed regular readers, and was eventually cancelled. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was straight superhero fare and - ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo.
Comicbook/FiftyTwo, and Giffen made it clear that (in typically weird Doom Patrol fashion) ''everything'' had happened to them. [[MultipleChoicePast Even the contradictory stuff]].
18th Sep '16 8:06:28 AM moloch
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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals which reverted the series back to a traditional superhero comic. John Arcudi wrote an unsuccessful series turning them into Corporation superheroes for a couple issues before entangling them in schemes involving corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo.

As part of [[MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]'s Creator/YoungAnimal imprint at DC, a new ongoing title featuring the Doom Patrol will launch in September 2016, written by Way himself.

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Since then there have been a few subsequent revivals which reverted the series back to a traditional superhero comic. revivals. John Arcudi wrote an unsuccessful series turning them into Corporation superheroes for a couple twenty-two issues before entangling them - the first few issues seemed like a typical "corporate superhero" reboot [[MidSeasonTwist but this was actually a fake-out]], and they rapidly get entangled in more typically "Doom Patrol" schemes involving [[TheBusCameBack characters from the previous series]], corporate manipulation, a soul-stealing demon and Chinese sorcerer spirits. Due to the opening issues, the series shed regular readers, and was cancelled. John Byrne did a ContinuityReboot that was straight superhero fare and ill-fated to begin with and [[CanonDiscontinuity downright ignored by other DC books of the time.]] It eventually ended with the CrisisCrossover ''InfiniteCrisis'', which undid most of Byrne's changes and restored the team's history. Byrne did finally manage to bring original member (the ''only'' one who had yet to return) Elasti-Girl BackFromTheDead , though. After an appearance in the ''ComicBook/TeenTitans'' comic and [[WesternAnimation/TeenTitans Animated Series]], their popularity resurged enough for them to get their own new series in 2009, written by Keith Giffen (of ''JLI'' fame) who was practically begging for the position. This time, the original team were employed as a policing force of sorts on Oolong Island, the haven for [[MadScientist mad scientists]] from Comicbook/FiftyTwo.

As part of [[MyChemicalRomance Gerard Way]]'s Creator/YoungAnimal imprint at DC, a new ongoing title featuring the Doom Patrol will launch in September 2016, launched as the imprint's flagship book, written by Way himself.
31st Jul '16 10:17:27 AM nombretomado
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In 1963, DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''"My Greatest Adventure''" #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).

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In 1963, DCComics Creator/DCComics published a book with a new kind of superhero team: the Doom Patrol. They were loners, misfits, mistrusted by the public, and led by a genius in a wheelchair. Despite obvious similarities, this team actually came out several months before ''ComicBook/XMen'' was published by the [[Creator/MarvelComics distinguished competition]], which has led to accusations of plagiarism. The entire series was written by Arnold Drake and pencilled almost entirely by Bruno Premiani. The Patrol first appeared in ''"My Greatest Adventure''" #80 (June, 1963) and continued appearing in subsequent issues. With #86 (March, 1964), the book was renamed after the team. While the X-Men eventually flourished in the [[TheSeventies 1970s]], initial sales of ''Doom Patrol'' died down and the original series ended quickly when Drake decided to go out with a [[NoOneCouldSurviveThat bang]] and [[KillEmAll kill them all off]]. The last issue was numbered #121 (September-October, 1968).
17th Jul '16 2:03:02 PM RobertMacQuarrie1
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*** Which causes continuity problems of its' own, given that the story in question dealt with the Flash going to the Doom Patrol for help with his children's powers- who didn't show up in continuity until after Byrne's run on Doom Patrol was over.
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