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Mar 28, 2018

With issues #5 and #6, Morrison's Animal Man really becomes Morrison's Animal Man. "The Coyote Gospel" and "Birds of Prey" can be read as a dialogue between masochistic (#5) and sadistic (#6) theories of aesthetics, and, together, they constitute a web of theodicy which the remainder of the narrative may or may not...

Mar 21, 2018

Elise and Dave conclude their look at the Animal Man "pilot" - and Elise begins to detect traces of the Morrison she got to know during our Doom Patrol escapades. We begin with a digression on Perez's Wonder Woman (spurred by Jenette Kahn's publishorial in issue #3) and make some cracks about Greek mythology that Jordan...

Mar 14, 2018

Dave and Elise enjoyed DOOM PATROL so much they've retrogressed a few years to the beginning of Grant Morrison's storied DC career. Elise finds a far less distinctive auteur at work in issues #1 and #2, and Dave agrees (while making prophetic statements about issues #5 to 26 and piously affirming that the series as a...

Mar 7, 2018

Dave and Elise put their interpretive moves on DOOM PATROL. They've got quite a lot to say, so let's get to it!

With textual input from:

John Pistelli

Noah Berlatsky

Patrick Meaney


Bob Temuka

Next stop - Animal Man!

Theme song:

The Revelators - "Don't Look at me When I'm Looking at You"  

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Feb 28, 2018

Well, here we are at the end of the rainbow - issues #62 and 63. Bona to vada, friends! In this episode, Elise and Dave aim to set the table (or get their bearings) in anticipation of next week's more comprehensive discussion. We do wind up discussing DP's relationship to Twin Peaks: The Return even more than usual,...