May's Official DC Book Club: Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 - #3!

The world’s weirdest are back!

… Maybe it’s a bit of a stretch to say “— and better than ever!”, but after the events of Lazarus Planet, these unconventional icons are certainly doing their best. Debuting the new head of the Unstoppable Doom Patrol (and Crazy Jane’s latest alt), “The Chief” leads long-time faves Robotman, Elasti-Woman, and Negative Man on a mission to save metahumans from the society who seeks to destroy them.

Join the DC Community Book Club, running from May 13th to May 27th, as we crack into the team’s first adventure in the Dawn of DC! The first three issues will be free to read for all registered users, so head over to DCUI and read up! Don’t forget to come on back to this thread every Monday to join the book club discussions.

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #1 Discussion Questions
  1. What do you think it feels like to be operating in Gotham City as a member of the Doom Patrol?

  2. Why do you think Cliff empathizes with Degenerate? Do you think think that villains in comic books generally deserve empathy?

  3. Which member of the Doom Patrol do you think has the most powerful abilities, and why?

  4. After reading Issue #1, do you think the current setup of the Doom Patrol team is a good one? If so, why? If not, why not?

  5. What themes do you think are prevalent within this first issue? What are your takeaways after finishing it?

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #2 Discussion Questions
  1. How did you end up feeling about Worm? Do you think he was redeemable?

  2. We see a bit of foreshadowing with Jane arguing with her alters, namely The Chief — do you think this may escalate into a crisis wherein The Chief may try to push Jane out of the primary role?

  3. Similar to the previous question, The Chief cut Robotman off when he asked about Jane. Do you think Robotman will pick up on (what seems to be) The Chief’s intentions to become the primary?

  4. Peacemaker has always been a very nuanced character with questionable morale. How are you feeling about him so far in this series? Do you think he really does serve as an antagonist, or do you think there’s more to his agenda we’re not seeing yet?

  5. Do you think The Chief was right to be so firm with Niles about his current position in the Doom Patrol, or does Niles deserve another chance?

Unstoppable Doom Patrol #3 Discussion Questions

Coming May 27th!


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Awesome™:+1:
This one’s been on my list. Guess it’s time read it.

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Calling @biff_pow, Calling @biff_pow, you do NOT want too miss this! :smiley:

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First round of questions are up!

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W1

  • What do you think it feels like to be operating in Gotham City as a member of the Doom Patrol?

Just another crazy day but have to worry about the fear of Bats coming to tell you to get of his city :laughing:

  • Why do you think Cliff empathizes with Degenerate? Do you think think that villains in comic books generally deserve empathy?

Cliff sees and anger person just a he was being experimented on like him in sense. As for feeling empathy depends on the villain like joker or Darksied not really any there but like Clayface or maybes cheetah sure you can feel it. Doesn’t justify there actions most of the time but you can still feel it.

  • Which member of the Doom Patrol do you think has the most powerful abilities, and why?

Hard question it all depends on the situation but I’d say Jane since her and her others have a wide variety of abilities for many situations.

  • After reading Issue #1, do you think the current setup of the Doom Patrol team is a good one? If so, why? If not, why not?

Mostly yes. Classics like Cliff Larry and Rita who have the xp. Jane as Chief is better than The Chief but seems they might have some stuff to work through but good for now. And Beast girl young enthusiastic rookie finding a home with nice powers to boot. And Degenerate joining is interesting but a reforming villain-ish can add a bit to the team. So I’d say there a good set up.

  • What themes do you think are prevalent within this first issue? What are your takeaways after finishing it?

Themes I’d say change being a factor. Working through aggression. And some people are the way they are for a reason but doesn’t mean they can’t change. It people with the issues to know the issues. A lot with empathy and change.

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Week 2 is up!

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W2

  • How did you end up feeling about Worm? Do you think he was redeemable?

Worm was interesting. Didn’t get much of him but definitely unique power set. And he seemed redeemable. A bomb in the next can make people do crazy things.

  • We see a bit of foreshadowing with Jane arguing with her alters, namely The Chief — do you think this may escalate into a crisis wherein The Chief may try to push Jane out of the primary role?

I have a feeling that could happen or at least some sort conflict like that but maybe not as extreme. Guess the Chief alter is more like Niles in some ways than she thought :thinking::sweat_smile:.

  • Similar to the previous question, The Chief cut Robotman off when he asked about Jane. Do you think Robotman will pick up on (what seems to be) The Chief’s intentions to become the primary?

He might but he may just bury it and try to let Jane work not. Not the first time she’s had conflict in there and I think he knows that and that she’ll work it out. And he’ll be there if she needs him.

  • Peacemaker has always been a very nuanced character with questionable morale. How are you feeling about him so far in this series? Do you think he really does serve as an antagonist, or do you think there’s more to his agenda we’re not seeing yet?

Definitely an antagonist. Working for Waller they may want to do good and help in a sense but they’re causing more harm doing so with the any means necessary attitude.

  • Do you think The Chief was right to be so firm with Niles about his current position in the Doom Patrol, or does Niles deserve another chance?

No the chief was right. Nile definitely is cunning so being firm is how you get it through his head. But I do think he deserves a chance just not as leader but a member.

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