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All-New Doop #1 Review

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Release Date: April 9th, 2014

Rating: 3/5 Stars

Publisher: Marvel Comics

Written By: Peter Milligan

Art By: David Lafuente

Price: 3.99

Review:

All-New Doop #1 is weird. I like the idea of him floating around the background of the X-Men’s biggest and most hated story where he, I guess, records them all. I thought he would be trolling Battle of the Atom and Milligan was going to be making fun of it. If he did, it went over my head. I don’t really see where this book is headed though.

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We follow Doop thru one the mutants’ biggest storylines recently focusing mostly on Battle for the Atom as he skulks around in the background as a “marginal character”. It feels like that issue of X-Men Legacy where we were introduced to that mutant who everyone completely and totally forgot existed as soon as he was out of sight. Just not as good. That issue was full of detailed emotional exposition and plenty of introspective contemplation while this issue about Doop is just there. Much of Doop’s purpose is implied and I don’t feel like it’s given enough history or details for the reader to determine what exactly he’s supposed to be doing. In one instance he’s recording a battle. In another he’s motivating a healer to fix an injured Cyclops which I’m sure any other X-Man could’ve done. In another part of the story he’s travelling between stories witnessing another argument between the mutants. Then he reaches into himself and…well…that’s it. He doesn’t pull anything out. It just moves to a new part of the story. Maybe he was pulling his “sleeve” up to look at his watch. I don’t know if that was something that went over my head or something that will impact the story later or what. That’s my complaint about this 1st Doop issue. I don’t know what in the hell is going on. I’m confused but not in a cool, mysterious, mad genius with a master plot, kind of way. I’m just really confused. At the end we find out that he’s in love with Kitty Pryde and wants to marry her. At her complaints that they can’t even have a conversation much less get married, the little green booger turns himself inside out, literally. And then he speaks English?! At first I thought he was gonna rock the Yoda speech for a second there but no. Anyway, at least he can talk now so maybe his story will make more sense to me. I actually am looking forward to figuring out just what the hell Doop is.

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The art fits in this his whacky world. The facial expressions on the X-Men are pricless as they interact with each other and Doop especially. Kitty Prydes surprised looks and astonished facial expressions are hilarious when he makes himself known on the battlefield and when he proposes. If Doop continues to bounce around battles and X-Men skirmishes with little to no purpose, at least the art will look awesome.

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Overall this was a strange read and I hope it will be one that fleshes out into more of a storyline instead of Doop randomly doing stuff. And things. I’m interested in the character just because he’s weird but I need to see some kind of reason or motivation for his weirdness to stay interested.


Marvel First Look at ALL-NEW DOOP #1

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The Strangest Mutant of All is Back in ALL-NEW DOOP #1!

 

This April, the weirdest mutant of them all takes center stage in his very own limited series! Today, Marvel is proud to present your first look at ALL-NEW DOOP #1 – from Doop co-creator and legendary X-writer Peter Milligan and blockbuster artist David Lafuente!

 

Who is Doop? Actually…what is Doop? Living in the margins of the X-Men, Doop’s origins have always remained shrouded in mystery as he hovered around with his video camera – freaking out readers and fellow X-Men alike. But his time has finally come! Where did Doop come from? What is he? All your questions will be answered! And this adventure will prove once and for all that Doop is, in fact, the most powerful X-Man! From the pages of the blockbuster X-Men crossover Battle of the Atom comes the story you didn’t see! Did you know Doop was an integral part of stopping the evil X-Men from the future? Don’t believe us? You will!

 

Don’t miss a new story starring one of the X-Men’s strangest that will have you on the edge of your seat. This April, the Doop shall inherit the Earth in ALL-NEW DOOP #1!

ALL-NEW DOOP #1 (FEB140700)

Written by PETER MILLIGAN

Art by DAVID LAFUENTE

Cover by MIKE ALLRED

Variant Cover by ADI GRANOV (FEB140701)

FOC – 03/17/14, On-Sale – 04/09/14

 

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Marvel celebrates with the 200th (consecutive) issue of ULTIMATE SIPER-MAN

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Marvel has sent a peek at ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200, looking back at the fallen Peter Parker and unearthing secrets that will prove troublesome for Miles Morales. The issue is written by Brian Michael Bendis and drawn by pretty much every artist to draw Ultimate Spidey.

Celebrate a Milestone This April in ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200!

 

Marvel is proud to present your first look at ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200 – the monumental anniversary issue! Legendary writer Brian Michael Bendis teams with Ultimate Spider-Man artists past and present for a celebration of all things Peter Parker, Miles Morales, and more! This epic, double-sized issue features art by Dave Marquez, Mark Bagley, Mark Brooks, Sara Pichelli, and David Lafuente!

 

On the anniversary of his death, the whole world mourns the loss of Peter Parker, the original Spider-Man. At the home of May Parker, a more intimate gathering of Peter’s closest friends grieve for the loss of their dear friend. But even as they remember their fallen friend, a sinister plan has been set in motion. And the shocking truths about Peter and his world are about to be revealed.

 

Plus, don’t miss the shocking ending that will have everyone talking! Seeds sown here will bear bitter fruit for Miles in the upcoming Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man series! And it all starts here! No fan can afford to miss the epic ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200!

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #200

Written by BRIAN MICHAEL BENDIS

Art by DAVE MARQUEZ, MARK BAGLEY, MARK BROOKS, SARA PICHELLI & DAVID LAFUENTE

Covers by

MARK BAGLEY (FEB140774)

DAVID MARQUEZ (FEB140775)

FOC –03/10/14 On-Sale -04/02/14

 

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Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing. For more information visit www.marvel.com