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Waiting for Doom

Mike and Paul doomsplain everyones favourite superhero team, the Doom Patrol!

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Episode 153: A Weird Meta Love Letter...or a RUSE?!

Your favourite Patrologists, Mike and Paul are BACK! You know who else is back? DOROTHY SPINNER! Wait, what? Isn’t she, y’know…dead? But then again does anyone in comics ever really die? And do you love comics as much as Clark? Wait, who’s Clark? Abundant questions form furrowed brow! LET’S GET PATROLLING! News Patrol – 5:48 Doom Clock – 11:24 Doomsplaining - 18:24 - An all new episode with an all new issue of Doom Patrol? What a time for you humans to be alive! We discuss issue 5 of Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds, with thanks to Becky Cloonan, Michael Conrad, Tamra Bonvillain, Simon Bowland, Maggie Howell, Andy Khouri and Molly Mahan! Spoiler warning for those who’ve not yet read this issue! Mailbag O Doom - 33:40 - We read through listener feedback and your responses to the last Question of the Week, which was: ‘What’s your favourite decade of comics?’

57mins

6 Nov 2019

Rank #1

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DCOCD 39 - New 52

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Everything suddenly starts over and it’s a complete (partial) reboot with a clean slate of uncertain continuity as the DC starts over in 2011 with NEW 52. It’s the publishing plan that walked like an event! It’s brought to you by everyone at DC at the time, until many quit in a huff. Paul with special guests Herman Loew and Grant Richter try and make sense of this confusing 5 years in ntheir comic-reading lives. How will they rate NEW 52? Tune in and find out! If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

1hr 9mins

28 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 148: Responsible Women, Crazy Guys, and Cats in Underwear

Mike and Paul return into your earholes (eww) with some ALL NEW DOOM PATROL GOODNESS! HUZZAH! LET’S GET PATROLLING, HUMANS! News Patrol – 5:58 Doom Clock - 7:22 Doomsplaining - 11:53 - This week we cover an ALL NEW issue of Doom Patrol, in Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds issue 2! Brought to us by Gerard Way, Jeremy Lambert, James Harvey, Abby Lupine, Andy Khouri and Molly Mahan! Spoiler warnings galore if you've not read this issue yet! Mailbag O Doom - 29:06 - We read through listener feedback and your responses to the last (non)Question of the Week, in which we asked you to write a Doom Patrol haiku!

45mins

8 Aug 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 147: Feeling the Weight of the Worlds with Jeremy Lambert!

Guess who’s back? MIKE AND PAUL! Guess who’s ALSO back?? THE DOOM PATROL! Yes, it’s a brand new issue and story featuring our favourite ambulance-load of misfits, and we are lucky to be joined by the co-writer on the series, Jeremy Lambert! PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE SPOILERS FOR THE NEW ISSUE THROUGHOUT THIS EPISODE! News Patrol – 7:26 Doom Clock - 11:43 - PLEASE NOTE: There are some spoilers on the new issue in this segment! Doomsplaining - 24:31 - PLEASE NOTE: There are some MORE spoilers on the new issue in this segment! This week we welcome our very special guest, the co-writer of Doom Patrol, Jeremy Lambert! We (unsurprisingly) discuss the brand new issue, which comes to us from Jeremy and Gerard Way, James Harvey, Sajan Rai, Abby Lupine, Nick Derington, Molly Mahan and Andy Khouri! Mailbag O Doom - 57:37 - PLEASE NOTE: There are NO spoilers on the new issue in this segment! We read through listener feedback and your responses to the last Question of the Week, "What’s your favourite comic set in a historical context?”

1hr 22mins

3 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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DCOCD 19 - Batman: No Man's Land

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Paul and guest host Reggie from Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill to do hard time in the 1999 event Batman No Man’s Land from the creative team of Bob Gale, Ian Edgington, Larry Hama, Chuck Dixon, Devin Grayson, Greg Rucka, Jordan B Gorfinkel, Denny O’Neil and about a hundred other creative people. Also giving us the facts and opinions is Ashford from the Wright On Podcasting Network. It’s a whole thing. When you finally come back to today, head over to Comicosity.com to check out the DCOCD event ladder to see where this one sits on the list.  If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or gripes, please feel free to contact us at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

45mins

7 Nov 2018

Rank #5

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DCOCD 29 - Infinite Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Paul and Mike get reality-punched as they discuss and assess the actual event of 2005 INFINITE CRISIS from Geoff Johns, Phil Jimenez, George Perez, Ivan Reis, Jerry Ordway, Jim Lee, Joe Bennett, Sandra Hope, Nick Napolitano, Jeromy Cox, Guy Major, Tanya Horie, Richard Horie Gail Simone, Judd Winick, Bill Willingham, Andy Diggle and many many more. If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via right here or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

40mins

14 May 2019

Rank #6

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DCOCD 21 - Young Justice: Sins of Youth

Paul asserts his maturity with Doctor Herrfertsterfner then, with the help of two time semi-ocd Tim Price and (in his amazing podcasting debut) the fully OCD Matt Natsis, they assess the event Young Justice Sins of Youth from the distant year 2000. Sins Of Youth was an event led by Peter David, Todd Nauck, Larry Stucker, Ken Lopez and Jason Wright, with help from Chuck Dixon, Geoff Johns, D. Curtis Johnson, Bryan K Vaughn, Dwayne McDuffie, Todd Dezago, Karl Kesel, Ben Raab, Norm Breyfogle, Tom Grummett, Keith Champagne, Rob Haynes, Michael Avon Oeming, Mike Weiringo, Scott Kolins, Norm Rapmund, Angel Unzueto, Jaime Mendoza, Carlo Barbieri, Wayne Faucher, Juan Vlasco, Drew Johnson, Rich Faber and many more! When you finally return to your appropriate age, head over to Comicosity.com to check out the DCOCD event ladder to see where this one sits on the list.  If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or gripes, please feel free to contact us at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

38mins

13 Jan 2019

Rank #7

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DCOCD 22 - Our Worlds At War

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Paul with Superman cultist Michael Bailey and Laurel from the Huntress podcast, sign up for the multi-planetary conflict that is Superman: Our Worlds at War from 2001. This 3 month event was mostly in the Superman titles, but also spilled over into the pages of Supergirl, Young Justice, Batman, Impulse, Superboy, Wonder Woman and pulled in everyone from the JLA, to the Flash to the JSA. Chief creators include Jeph Loeb, Joe Kelly, Joe Casey, Mark Schultz, Peter David, Geoff Johns, Phil Jiminez, Jae Lee, Ed Brubaker, Scott McDaniel, Judd Winnick, Ed McGuiness, Doug Mahnke and many many others. If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

52mins

30 Jan 2019

Rank #8

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DCOCD 28 - Countdown to Infinite Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Paul is joined by veteran comic podcaster Peter Rios to breakdown the sprawling 2005 event COUNTDOWN TO INFINITE CRISIS from every writer and artist working at DC at the time. Beginning with the titular shocking one shot, to the 4 mini-series (The OMAC Project, Day of Vengeance, Villains United and The Rann/Thanagar War) Paul, Peter and semi-OCD Dr Anj look at all the moving pieces that were coordinated to prime the DC Universe to explode. If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

44mins

24 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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DCOCD 26 - Identity Crisis

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Paul and Mike look at the entirely non-controversial, universally beloved event from 2004, IDENTITY CRISIS. They are joined by the stars of the Relatively Geeky Podcasting Network, Professor Alan and Emily who bring the academic analysis that they are famous for. This 7 issue dark dive into the dangers of relationships with superfolk was from writer Brad Meltzer, artist Rags Morales, covers by the late great Michael Turner, lettered by Ken Lopez, colours by Alex Sinclair and edited by Mike Carlin. Listen to find out what were the shocks, joys and horrors of this notorious event. If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, leave them at WaitingForDoom.com or via DCOCDCast@gmail.com or on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

55mins

28 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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DCOCD 23 - Joker: Last Laugh

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Mike and Paul with the Reggie part of Chris and Reggie’s Cosmic Treadmill go crazy for Joker: Last Laugh from 2001. This 6 week event took place in the Bat related books, but also spilled over into the Superman titles, JSA, Young Justice, Wonder Woman, JLA, Impulse, Titans, Flash, Green Lantern and more. Architected by Chuck Dixon and Scott Beatty, the event featured the creative talents of Brian Boland, Walt Simonson, Scott McDaniel, Ron Randall, Tim Sale, Pete Woods, Willie Schubert, Marcos Martin, Mark Farmer, Tom McCraw, Ed McGuiness, Andy Kuhn, Gina Going-Raney, Rick Burchett, Klaus Janson and many many others. If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

42mins

13 Feb 2019

Rank #11

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DCOCD 38 - Flashpoint

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Is this the end of the beginning of the DC Universe or is this the beginning of the end? The DC Universe is all screwed up in 2011’s FLASHPOINT by Geoff Johns, Andy Kubert, Sandra Hope, Nick Napolitano, Alex Sinclair, Adam Schlagman and many more. Mike, Paul and special guest Martin Gray try to make sense of this new reality and sort it out with a score. How will they rate FLASHPOINT? Tune in and find out! If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

47mins

20 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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DCOCD 17 - Genesis

DCOCD is the DC Comics Events podcast where we discuss, score and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. This time Paul is joined by Greg Arujo and Sean Ross from  the Pulp 2 Pixel network to ride the Godwave into the 1997 event GENESIS from the creative team of John Byrne, Ron Wagner, Josef Rubenstein, Clem Robins, Patricia Mulvihill, Noelle Giddings and Paul Kupperberg.   When you can finally get off the Source, head over to Comicosity.com to check out the DCOCD event ladder to see where this one sits on the list.  If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or gripes, please feel free to contact us at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast

38mins

4 Oct 2018

Rank #13

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DCOCD 36 - Superman: New Krypton

DCOCD is the DC Comics EVENT PODCAST where we discuss, contextualise and rank every single DC event in order starting with 1985's Crisis on Infinite Earths up to... we're not sure yet. Superman is the sole survivor of Krypton. Except for Supergirl. Oh, and except for Krypto. Also, except for Zod and the Phantom Zone villains. And don’t forget about these 100,000 other Kryptonians! What’s going on? It’s SUPERMAN: NEW KRYPTON which shows how the people and Krypton and the people of Earth can completely fail to live in peace together. It’s the mega-event that started in 2008 and ran till 2010 from the impressive creative forces of Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Sterling Gates, James Robinson, Peter Woods, Eric Trautman, Yildiray Cinar, Renato Guedes, Jesus Merino, Eddy Barrows, Jamal Igle, Alex Ross, Gary Frank, Pere Perez, Cafu, Joanthan Sibal, Jose Wilson Magalhaes, Steve Wands, Brian Miller, Keith Champagne, Jared K Fletcher, Thomas S Chu, Santiago Arcas, Rod Reis, Kevin Senft, Eduardo Pansica, JP Mayer, Javier Bergantino, Matt Idelson, Rob Leigh, John J Hill, David Curial, Javier Pina, Bernard Chang, Andrew Robinson, Pablo Raimondi, David Baron, Brad Anderson, Bob Harras and probably more. Paul brings together (for the very first time) the unofficial super-cousins of the Super-fan community, Dr Anj and Michael Bailey. How will they rate NEW KRYPTON? Tune in and find out! If you have thoughts, opinions, encouragement or issues, please feel free to contact us via waitingfordoom.com or at DCOCDCast@gmail.com and on twitter @DCOCDCast KEEP ON EVENTING!

1hr 8mins

2 Oct 2019

Rank #14