I’m at NC Comicon in Durham, bull city (nccomicon.com), having a crazy fun time. The panel featuring their headliners Charlie Adlard and Gerard Way, moderated by Tommy Lee Edwards opened up for Q & A, and I asked my burning question to Gerard. I asked, “You say you loved X-Men, and interned for DC Comic, and they have a property that could use some help that’s very similar to the X-Men and your Umbrella Academy: The Doom Patrol. Would you ever consider writing Doom Patrol for DC?”.
Well, to my surprise, Gerard said he had a pitch for Doom Patrol approved by DC, with Becky Cloonan on art and she even drew up character designs, but he hasn’t had time to make it fit his schedule yet. I asked if I could read his pitch, and he said yes. Then the question was asked if people in the packed 1000 person theater would read a Doom Patrol by Gerard and the crowd cheered.
So come on DC, make a Gerard Way/Becky Cloonan Doom Patrol happen! And if scheduling is an issue, make it an Earth One: Doom Patrol OGN!
That’s what Earth One OGN’s are for, right?
UPDATE: Becky Cloonan has posted the following art saying,
A while ago @gerardway and I had a Doom Patrol pitch in the works at DC, and here’s some concept art I did for it! From left to right: Cliff, Negative Man, Terry None, Bryan Ferry 🚑💨 This is also not something we are currently working on so don’t ask me about when we are starting it