Saturday, July 22, 2006
DOOM PATROL Movie?!?
How the hell did I not know there was gonna be a Doom Patrol movie before today? Someone's fallin' asleep at the switch!
As much as I talk about Marvel comics here, I also love DC. God knows they get enough of my money. My favorite DC team is none other than the DOOM PATROL. No surprise really, as I grew up a Marvel kid and the DP is, in a of ways, a Marvel-style team.
I've liked the DP since I was introduced to them in NEW TEEN TITANS #13-15. Later, I went out and bought the silver-age books, as many as I could afford. Then came Grant Morrison's mid-90's run, reinventing the characters and producing some of the best, most surreal superhero comics I've ever read. I just re-read those, actually, and they still hold up.
I am a total "mark" for the DP, trying all the different takes DC has published since then. Some of which weren't so good. I am very happy with what Geoff Johns has been doing with the team over in Teen Titans lately, bringing the team back to it's roots while acknowledging the past.
All that said, the Doom Patrol has never been that popular. I'm amazed they're being considered for a movie and frankly, I'll believe it when I see it. You better believe that if there is a Doom Patrol movie, I'll be first in line.