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Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol, Vol. 2 (Showcase Presents: Doom Patrol #2)

4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  33 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Over 500 pages of offbeat super-hero action are collected in this value-priced volume!

This fast-paced volume introduces The Doom Patrol, one of comics' strangest super-teams. Led by their wheelchair-bound chief, Niles Calder, three outcasts of society -- Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman -- take the qualities that make them freaks and become heroes. Together, the tr
Paperback, 512 pages
Published August 24th 2010 by DC Comics (first published 2010)
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Sep 08, 2011 Ben rated it it was amazing
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We are all the Doom Patrol!
Get the color Archives if you can. The art does become a bit dull without the color.

However the stories are still wacky fun. The ending is crazy. Worth checking out.
Jason Luna
Aug 16, 2014 Jason Luna rated it it was amazing
I really liked Volume 1 of the Doom Patrol, and this one's no different. In fact, in many ways they built upon and made it better.

The best parts were the conflicted character arcs. (mild spoiler alert) Like Mento and Elasti-Girl getting married, he wanting a retired superhero/housewife, she liking the doom patrol. And then they adopt Beast Boy, not sure if they like having a random teenaged adoptee as newlyweds. And the love affair between the leader of the DP (nickname for the Doom Patrol, a lo
Nov 01, 2010 Tom rated it really liked it
The Doom Patrol was an odd book for the publisher. DC heroes were more of the bland do-gooder types who just smiled, did something impressive with any superpowers they might have, and then sit there while their girlfriends told them they weren't as much of a man as their superhero alter ego. The Doom Patrol, on the other hand, is not made up of handsome people, but rowdy folks who bicker, crack wise, and actually have ongoing storylines. It reads more like a Marvel book, except Elasti-Girl was ...more
Nov 26, 2015 Steve rated it really liked it
a black and white collection of The Doom Patrol #102 through #121, back in 1966-1968. Writer Arnold Drake had a tongue-in-cheek approach to those comics which makes the book hold up better than plenty of others (while occasionally offending based on stereotypes of the time about Native Americans and you know, women). And artist Bruno Premiani was like no other in comics, with a distinctive approach to body English and perspective which was a joy to revisit. Strangely, there seemed to be an ...more
Nov 07, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
I'm so glad these were reprinted because they never really made it into the 1970s in their classic form. There were other incarnations of this group, of course, but generally speaking if you started reading comics in the late 1970s you missed out on affordable versions of these until the Showcase line came along.
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Apr 06, 2016 Mike McDevitt rated it it was amazing
Hey, listen up, you finks! It's another volume of the warped capers of four fabulous freaks. While 'Dawn of Justice' may have fizzled and flopped, you might just find super-types with some emotional resonance in here! Say hello and good-bye to Niles, Cliff, Larry, & Rita- The Dandy DP!
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