Doom Patrol is very strange – everything from its artwork to its characters to its story and just general plot is very odd and bizarre and eccentric. The artwork was something I noticed and loved particularly. The Doom Patrol group mentioned specifically how the artwork and the comic in general felt very psychedelic in a way. I definitely agree with this. The artwork was so bright and vibrant and eye popping – just like its characters, and the overall story and plot in general of the comic, it was weird and I really loved that. I liked that the bold artwork really reflected the weirdness of the characters and the story.
I really liked the way this comic started. It wasn’t your typical origin story, establishing the characters from when they were younger and acquired their powers, but it started off showing the characters how they got injured severely. It just felt different from other comics, and I really enjoyed that.
I love the overall message of Doom Patrol, about outsiders, and accepting the fact that you’re an outsider, and how that isn’t totally a bad thing. Doom Patrol follows a group of ‘misfit’ superheroes who are alienated because of their superpower. The comic reminded me a bit of the X-men comics and movies, since those are about superhero mutants who also face alienation and oppression because of their superpowers. Right off the bat, I noticed the similarity.
Since I’ve never read comics before this class, I had never heard of Doom Patrol. It seemed like a really niche comic that only comic lovers would know of, but after reading this comic, I’m pretty surprised that it’s not more popular, because I think it should be. With its positive message and eccentric characters, I wish this group of superheroes was more popular.