It was news when they said they were going to do it. Continue collecting the Vertigo Doom Patrol series past the Grant Morrison and Richard Case run, and including the Rachel Pollack and Richard Case run too – and the time significant as a comic by the only out trans creator in mainstream comics. And introducing a trans character Coagula into the team.
DOOM PATROL VOL 4
The strange misfit heroes of Doom Patrol must pull themselves together yet again as they move into a bizarre new headquarters, gain two new members and try to cope with the preteen menace called the Wild Girls!
Writer Rachel Pollack continues Grant Morrison’s legendary series run in DOOM PATROL BOOK FOUR! Collects DOOM PATROL #64-74, DOOM PATROL ANNUAL #2 VERTIGO JAM #2.
But DC Comics has just announced its cancellation, as well as the trade paperback of Tales Of The Batman by Alan Brennert already issued in hardcover. It is believed that the earlier collection was a sop to Brennert to make up for not getting royalties for the use of Barbara Kean in Gotham over arcane rules, while creators of other less prominent characters revived significant sums…. maybe he didn’t respond as well as they would have liked.
TALES OF THE BATMAN ALAN BRENNERT TP
(W) Alan Brennert (A) Jim Aparo & Various (CA) Jim Aparo
The Dark Knight stars in this new collection of tales written by Alan Brennert from THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD #178, 181, 182 and 197, DETECTIVE COMICS #500, BATMAN: HOLY TERROR #1 and more, guest-starring Deadman, Black Canary, the Creeper, Hawk and Dove and more.