Mad Graphic Novel Group 6- Doom Patrol
Another positive meeting of the Mad Graphic Novel Group, this months discussion was on Doom Patrol Vol 2: The Painting that ate Paris, A 60′s inspired, philosophical, hallucinogenic comic about true outsiders battling forces just to weird for regular super heroes.
I expected the group to be much more divisively split on this graphic novel, with it’s aged art, odd story and odder pacing, I was waiting for the group to argue the night away as haters or lovers of this frankly weird story. That never happened, a near unanimous positive feeling towards the book was a pleasant surprise.
Our advocate for the evening Saxon Bullock (@Saxonb) did a wonderful job of helping explaining the context, inspiration and style of book.
Less popular was the web comic, DAR: A Super Girly Top Secret Comic Diary by Erika Moen, which was felt to be very good in places but the tedium that often effects the autobio comic was agreed to be it’s downfall. On the up side there was a consensus that we would be interested to see what Erika can produce in the future.
Next meeting is on the 5th of October during which we shall be reading We3 by Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely and Pride of Bagdad by Brian K Vaughan & Niko Henrichon
Drop by if you can!