Monday, August 5, 2013

A different Doom Patrol

 A couple of years back (pre "new 52") Scott Lobdell and myself worked on a pitch for a brand new Doom Patrol. Well, it didn't happen so I thought I'd share some of the artwork.

The team would deal with secret "end-of-the-world" situations (because "DOOM patrol"). They'd routinely save the Earth but would receive no apperiation nor respect since no one would know about it.
They'd be based in Las Vegas and would be led by Changeling (with the help of Robotman who has been reduced to toy size and is worn around his teammate's neck).

Joing them is Sprout, aka Tefe Holland, the Swamp Thing's daughter. (Mind you, that's before the Vertigo Universe had rejoined DCU).

Platinum from Metal Men, trying to be her own woman. She would adopt the team's unofficial colors, red and white.

Bizzaro whould also join the DP but now that he's a superhero he'd have a superhero identity. "THIS AM A JOB FOR CLARK KENT!"

Zatarra would form a strong bromance with Changeling and he'd the driving force in this team's formation.

And finally a time dissplaced Madame.44 (Yeah I had to google her too). She has no powers whatsoever but she'd earn her place in the team.

 And a little bonus, something I really wanted to happen in a future issue:


Ethan Mongin said...

It's a shame you'll never be able to complete this project. The final sketch of the combo of the three characters looked like a really fun idea. The sort of idea that makes comic books such a fun medium to read and to create.

Lady Timedramon said...

Too bad this never came around. If it had, I might actually still be reading comic books.

Utility Belt! said...

I always wanted to reboot the Doom Patrol as a superhero self-help group lead by Mento's son, who found his space-saucer helmet. First issue he'd track down Robotman and invite him into the group, and they'd sit and talk about their problems. It'd be awesome!

Unknown said...

DEAR HEAVENS. My heart is broken. This would have be a BLAST. Soooooo sad.

Big Sven said...
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Scott (The Mad Thinker) Anderson said...

I see what you did there. Sort of an Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man on the team.