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Richard Stevens
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Posted: 22 December 2018 at 11:54am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Good lord. The impossible has happened. I'm intrigued. This looks fun.
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 22 December 2018 at 12:07pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

They've done a bunch of character posters.  Here are a couple that worked for me.


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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 22 December 2018 at 12:45pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Who is the girl in the front?

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Crazy Jane from the Grant Morrison run. 
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Marc Baptiste
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Posted: 25 December 2018 at 5:37am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

It's trying too hard to be Morrison "weird".  And I agree, WHY is Cyborg there???

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Brian Hague
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Posted: 25 December 2018 at 4:53pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

I'm expecting Brendan Fraser to not get along with Negative Man in this show... I've heard that he REALLY hates mummies...

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 26 December 2018 at 12:53pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

This show will be a real...blast from the past.

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Ronald Joseph
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Posted: 26 December 2018 at 4:17pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Everything about this makes me cringe. Hard pass. 
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Steve De Young
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Posted: 14 February 2019 at 4:12pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

This show is sort of tickling at the 'so bad its good' bit in the back of my brain.  But not enough for me to pay for DCU to watch it.  I hope it eventually gets a second life on some other service I already pay for.

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Greg McPhee
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Posted: 14 February 2019 at 4:40pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Negative Man is bisexual?
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Brian Hague
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Posted: 14 February 2019 at 6:20pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

The show looks to be a take on Grant Morrison's DP for the most part. In that, the Negative Spirit inhabits both Larry Trainor and his doctor, Eleanor Poole, fusing the two together into a hermaphrodite being called Rebis. That complicated set-up appears to have been sidelined while still offering Negative Man as an LGBTQ+ character.

While this is clearly Morrison's version filtered through the showrunners' approach to the material, I'm still curious. I read somewhere that the DP has had seven or so hard reboots, with each version being somehow incompatible with the others. So, here's one more... 


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Michael Roberts
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Posted: 14 February 2019 at 9:30pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

If the show follows the characterization in TITANS (which apparently is a separate continuity despite using mostly the same actors), it’s drawing a lot from the post-ONE YEAR LATER DOOM PATROL of Geoff Johns (the Chief is an abusive, manipulative asshole) and Keith Giffen (Rita is a bit damaged psychologically and reverts to a shapeless blob when she’s not concentrating. I’m betting they’ll reveal Grant Morrison’s twist on the Chief by the end of the season.

I mostly enjoyed the Doom Patrol in TITANS. Rita could be better, but I’m assuming her character arc will involve regaining her sense of self. 
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 14 February 2019 at 10:01pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Negative Man is bisexual?

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still offering Negative Man as an LGBTQ+ character.


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Well Matt Bomer is gay, so it's not too surprising to me that they're allowing him to play a gay (bi?) character.
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