In this episode, Curt and Kevin take a break from titanic teens, movie misanthropes and murderous mutants to tackle a truly uncanny topic: Grant Morrison’s twisted take on the “World’s Strangest Heroes” with a discussion of Crawling From the Wreckage, collecting issues 19-25 of The Doom Patrol, published by DC Comics!
Cliff “Robotman” Steele checks into a psychiatric hospital following the near-destruction of the misfit superteam the Doom Patrol. But he soon joins forces with an intersexual spirit-being and a super-powered woman with multiple personalities to prevent an incursion into our reality by the bizarre metafictional menace of the Scissormen!
Can this newly reconstituted Doom Patrol survive a trip to Orqwith, the City of Bone, and an encounter with the seemingly all-powerful Red Jack, who may or may not have once been Jack the Ripper? And can they gain admittance to that strange society of freaks and geeks known as … The Comics Canon?
Things Discussed in This Episode:
- Jan Švankmajer
- Struwwelpeter, Little Suck-a-Thumb and the great, long, red-legged scissorman
- There Is a Mountain
- The Ruling Class
- What the Butler Saw
- John Workman and Richard Case
- China Mieville
- Greg Berlanti, get on that Doom Patrol CW show, stat!
- The Insult That Made a Man Out of “Mac”
- The Painting That Ate Paris
- The League of Regrettable Superheroes
- From Hell
That’s it for this episode – join us in two weeks as we discuss the origins of Marvel’s space-faring misfits, the Guardians of the Galaxy!