Doom Patrol reinstated properly in the DCU
The emotional level of "Teen Titans" will be heightened during "One Year Later" by appearances from a number of characters, many of whom will be sporting new looks courtesy of Daniel. "So far with the first arc, I've been drawing the Brotherhood of Evil and the Doom Patrol," Daniel stated. "All of the Doom Patrol has been redesigned and so have the Brotherhood of Evil. So, I've already been able to put my stamp on some of these characters and feel at home with them. There are also some new villains Geoff created for the Brotherhood. It's been a lot of fun for me. I've also redesigned all of the Teen Titans, eccept for Cyborg, but I'm still trying to see if I can tweak him down the road. Kid Devil is a new character. We worked together to find the right look for him. I think he'll grow on people quickly."Well sheesh! How come only now, did they actually get around to stressing Gar Logan's ties and origins with the DP? Was all that John Byrne baloney from two years ago really that necassary?
I think the fact that they all but seemed to omit the history of the Doom Patrol from the DCU two years ago really hurt the quality of the stories, and it certainly did make them look silly, my growing disillusionment with Johns notwithstanding. And if they want to really be taken seriously, that's why DC is going to have to stop sacrificing something to solely please a writer who's acting out of self-interests, instead of trying to please the readers.
With that said, I do wonder, is Johns going to feature the Fearsome Five? IIRC, only a cameo was given to them (Mammoth and Gizmo) two years ago.
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