The Back-Up Is Better


Doom Patrol (Volume 5) #5
Written by Keith Giffen
Art by Justiano
Co-Feature by Giffen and J.M. Dematteis
Art by Tim Levins

The main story was good if not a bit confusing. What happened to the Doom Patrol – they got boom tubed off the island? What has happened to Niles? I have no idea and I blame the art. I still love the way Giffen is telling these stories with the wikipedia-like entries but the art on this and Clarke’s normal art is just awful and distracting. The Metal Men back-up is hilarious as always even with a guest artist – and one who emulates Kevin McGuire very well I might add. I love how Gold  treats Copper in this issue – always calling her the wrong name and all of the references to TV shows was perfect!

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