December 29 2020
Doom Patrol, by Grant Morrison
I’ve read a lot of comics this year, and Doom Patrol certainly takes the top spot for weirdest. That’s not an insult, and I’m pretty sure what Morrison et.al. were going for! This is volume 3, which contains number 35-41 of the comic series. Part of me kept thinking that perhaps it’d make more sense if I’d read from the beginning, but I soon realised that no, I don’t think that would be the case at all. An alien war, a sentient trans street, a team member who suddenly undergoes their own transformation, and a whole bunch of attacks on normality that were warping my brain a bit. The art is surreal, and the dialogue sharply and wittily funny. It’s a hell of a read, and one that has taken my 2020-addled brain months to get through!