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Jan 17, 2018

It's Christmas in January with Elise, Dave, and the Doom Patrol. For a couple of panels, anyway... On the whole, these issues have a kind of funereal madness that is entirely in keeping with Presidential politics. Add a Yankee Doodle frenzy to the mix and you've got yourself one hell of a lumpenpatriotic riot. So...

Jan 10, 2018

It's a whole new Brotherhood of Dada in DOOM PATROL #49 and #50 (thankfully, they've still got the some old Nobody at the helm - but don't accuse him of that!). Time to meet The Love Glove! Agent "!"! The Blur! A very special bicycle! And a weird plan to run for President. Wonderful listener David Allison helps to...

Jan 3, 2018

Up periscopes, people! It's time to meet The Shadowy Mr. Evans n' Clankie, the Sex Men (Kiss, Cuddle, and Torture), the Scarlet Harlot, that expanding paint-stain, ionically induced hallucinations, and a brand new Rebis. There's a Doom Salon. An Action-Klaxon. And a fleeting moment of pure superteam agápē for Cliff....

Dec 25, 2017

Happy Holidays 2017 from Dave and Elise!

Reading list:

Amazing Spider-Man #130 (1974)

Christmas With the Super-Heroes 1988 
a. "The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus" (Justice League)
b. "The TT's Swingin' Christmas Carol" (Teen Titans)
c. "Star Light, Star Bright" (Legion of Superheroes)
d. Text page by Mark...

Dec 19, 2017

In their last CASTING FROM THE WRECKAGE episode of 2017, Elise and Dave move from the ridiculous Adventure of the Beard Hunter to Liza Radley's sublime emergence in an impossibly real place. Like issues #29/#30, these two issues show Morrison expanding the scope of his run on the title, veering off into Dave...