Waiting for Doom

12
Jun

DCOCD 30 - 52

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet.

When the DC universe takes a year leaping forward, the 2006 weekly series 52 fills in the vents of the missing year. Paul and Mike discuss this event from Greg Rucka, Geoff Johns, Mark Waid and Grant Morrison with a host of artists led by Keith Giffen, all behind lavish painted covers from JG Jones. This remarkable achievement in comics was edited by Steve Wacker and Michael Siglain.

If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast

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5
Jun

Episode 145: Doom Trekking with Ron Randall

The last traces of HixPox continue to ravage our hosts, but that hasn’t stopped us from crawling back into the studio for a new episode.

This week we are in the gap between seasons of the Doom Patrol TV show, so enjoy a spoiler-free News Patrol segment (technically News-free too).  

Then we spend some quality time with legendary comic creator RON RANDALL as he shares about his experience as co-penciller on Doom Patrol volume 5. He also tells us about his latest creator-owned TREKKER: BATTLEFIELDS Kickstarter campaign.

LET’S GET TREKKING AND PATROLLING!

  • News Patrol – 6:47

  • Doom Clock - 7:27

  • Doomsplaining - 12:00 - This week we are joined by special guest Ron Randall, to discuss his work on Doom Patrol volume 5 as well as the Kickstarter for his latest book, Trekker: Battlefields!

  • Mailbag O Doom - 48:40 - We read through your responses to the last Question of the Week, "What is a comic that you completely revised your opinion of after a re-read?”

30
May

Episode 144: JLMay 2019 - Blackest Night!

The dead are rising…but it is your fairly sick and unhealthy hosts, OR, is it the terrifying arrival of the Black Lanterns?!? Well, actually, a little of both. The podcasting event JLMay is back, and this time the subject is the epic crossover event from 2009, Blackest Night! In a weird coincidence, neither Mike nor Paul (moreso Paul, when this was recorded) were feeling particularly healthy as they discussed the Doom Patrol tie-in issues to this event.

But enough about those 2 sickos! If you’d like to hear more about the DC Universe taking on these undead Lanterns, make sure to visit The Podcast of Oa and tune in to episode 138 for background info on the event - and then visit these fine podcasts for the rest of the story!

Chris & Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill – Blackest Night #1
The Idol-Head of Diabolu – Blackest Night #2 / Green Lantern #44
The Fire & Water Podcast – Blackest Night #3
Head Speaks – Blackest Night #4
Coffee & Comics – Blackest Night #5
Longbox Crusade – Blackest Night #6
The LanternCast – Blackest Night #7/8 / Green Lantern #52
Waiting for Doom – Doom Patrol #4/5
Task Force X – Suicide Squad #67 / Secret Six #17/18
Justice’s First Dawn – Justice League #38-40
Starman/Manhunter Adventure Hour – Starman #81

WFD144 Show Notes:

  • News Patrol – Spoiler Free 7:46

  • News Patrol - SPOILERIFIC - you may want to skip this if you've not seen Doom Patrol S1 Eps 14 and 15! - 8:55

  • Doom Clock - 23:27

  • Doomsplaining - 29:10 - It’s JLMay! This year we’re covering Blackest Night, and discuss issues 4 and 5 of Volume 5, by Keith Giffen, Justiniano, John Livesay, Patrick Brosseau, Guy Major and Elizabeth V. Gehrlein!

  • Mailbag O Doom - 48:40 - We read through your responses to the last Question of the Week, "You agree to take in a comic professional entering witness protection. They will pay for food and shelter by doing comic creator stuff just for you for a month. Which comic professional do you want?”

19
May

Episode 143: How To Negotiate With A Black Hole

Waiting For Doom is BACK! A short break was needed by my humans but they have been rebuilt by WilFreD, for WilFreD has the technology, making them stronger, faster, more…WilFreD has said to much. Enjoy the show!

  • News Patrol – Spoiler Free 6:01

  • News Patrol - SPOILERIFIC - you may want to skip this if you've not seen Doom Patrol S1 Eps 10 through 13! - 6:20

  • Doom Clock - 20:16

  • Doomsplaining - 29:38 - This week we continue on with Volume 5, and look at issues 2 and 3 by Keith Giffen, Matthew Clark, John Livesay, Patrick Brosseau, Guy Major and Elizabeth V. Gehrlein!

  • Mailbag O Doom - 52:07 - We read through your responses to the last Question of the Week, "What comic/non-comic movie mashup story would you like to see made?”

 

13
May

DCOCD 29 - Infinite Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet.

Paul and Mike get reality-punched as they discuss and assess the actual event of 2005 INFINITE CRISIS from Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, Jim Lee, Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Nick Napolitano, Jeromy Cox, Guy Major, Tanya Horie, Richard Horie Gail Simone, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Andy Diggle and many many more.

If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via right here or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast

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24
Apr

DCOCD 28 - Countdown to Infinite Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet.

Paul is joined by veteran comic podcaster Peter Rios to breakdown the sprawling 2005 event COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS from every writer and artist working at DC at the time. Beginning with the titular shocking one shot, to the 4 mini-series (The OMAC Project, Day of Vengeance, Villains United and The Rann/Thanagar War) Paul, Peter and semi-OCD Dr Anj look at all the moving pieces that were coordinated to prime the DC Universe to explode.

If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast

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18
Apr

Episode 142: Happy Action Packed Birthday, Beloved Doom Patrol!

HOLEY CHEESES do we have an action packed episode for you this week, Dannyzens! Not only is this week the birthday of everyone’s favourite, BELOVED, superhero team, but there’s ALSO news of a NEW dP comic book, plus some exciting Kickstarter happenings that involve some of our Patrol Creative Fam! WHAM BAM, THANK YOU FAM! And - AND - we finally, at long last, get to dP VOLUME FIVE! WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE!

  • News Patrol – Spoiler Free 6:43

  • News Patrol - SPOILERIFIC - you may want to skip this if you've not seen Doom Patrol S1 Eps 8 and 9 - 10:33

  • News Patrol - Mike chats with Joe Corallo about the Kickstarter for ‘Dead Beats’ a music/horror anthology comic featuring some members of the Doom Patrol family! - 19:53

  • Doom Clock - 45:13

  • Doomsplaining - 54;01 - This week we finally arrive at Volume 5, and take a look at the first issue of this new setting and era for the Patrol!

  • Mailbag O Doom - 01:11:32 - We read through your responses to the last Question of the Week, "What is your favourite issue, mini-series or ongoing from a writer who does not traditionally work in comics?

10
Apr

DCOCD 27 - War Games

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet.

Paul is joined by Mike Staley from Silent Knight the Cassandra Cain Podcast and Bill Bere from The Bat-Pod to play through the big bad Bat event WAR GAMES from 2004.

This massive crossover started in the Batman 12 Cent Adventure and ended with everyone angry. The story featured the talents of Bill Willingham, Devin Grayson, Ramon Bachs, Andersen Gabrych, Brad Walker, Pete Woods, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Dylan Horrocks, Ed Brubaker, Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, AJ Lieberman, Matt Wagner, Troy Nixey, Sean Phillips, Bob Schreck and many others.

Listen to find out what were the shocks, joys and horrors of the second most notorious comic event of 2004.

If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, leave them at WaitingForDoom.com or via DCOCDCast@gmail.com or on twitter @DCOCDCast

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5
Apr

Episode 141: Yurrd and Rogga and Zorrm and Azraeuz

Ever had one of those moments where you're feeling remorseful about unleashing ancient evils upon the world, and then you put plans into motion to actually try to resolve the issue (as well as redeem yourself) but then  - OF COURSE - superheroes get involved and muck things up? No? Just WilFreD and Veronica Cale feeling that way, then? Well. Garbageman's fart to THAT. Sigh. LET'S GET PATROLLING!

  • News Patrol – Spoiler Free 5:56
  • News Patrol - SPOILERIFIC 7:43 - you may want to skip this if you've not seen Doom Patrol S1 Eps 6 and 7
  • Doom Clock - 18:18
  • Doomsplaining - 24:56 - This week we take a look at the Patrol's next appearance in the DCU of 2006-2007, as we cover the story that set the stage for Doom Patrol volume 5, in 52 Aftermath: The Four Horsemen!
  • Mailbag O Doom - 43:30 - We read through your responses to the last Question of the Week, "What’s a comic that you expected to be bad which turned out to be an absolute delight?"
28
Mar

DCOCD 26 - Identity Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet.

Paul and Mike look at the entirely non-controversial, universally beloved event from 2004, IDENTITY CRISIS. They are joined by the stars of the Relatively Geeky Podcasting Network, Professor Alan and Emily who bring the academic analysis that they are famous for.

This 7 issue dark dive into the dangers of relationships with superfolk was from writer Brad Meltzer, artist Rags Morales, covers by the late great Michael Turner, lettered by Ken Lopez, colours by Alex Sinclair and edited by Mike Carlin.

Listen to find out what were the shocks, joys and horrors of this notorious event.

If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, leave them at WaitingForDoom.com or via DCOCDCast@gmail.com or on twitter @DCOCDCast

KEEP ON EVENTING!