Doom Patrol: The painting that ate Paris (Volume 2)
Written by: Grant Morrison, illustrated by: Richard Case, John Nyberg.
My thoughts: Surreal, bizarre, balls to the wall crazy! The main story is about a painting that eats Paris. Actually devours the entire city and plans to do the same to the rest of the world. Doom Patrol come face to face with the evil brotherhood of Dada in a series of art inspired worlds and try to save the world from the weirdest kind of destruction possible. This series is so much fun, but it's also well written, well constructed and illustrated perfectly. Also, there's a fantastic scene with superman + co which is giggle-icious.
Doom Patrol: Down Paradise Way (Volume 3)
Written by: Grant Morrison, illustrated by: Richard Case, Mike Dringenberg, Mark McKenna, Jamie Hewlett, Steve Yeowell, Rian Hughes.
My thoughts: I really enjoyed this volume, but it's probably the most confusing of the bunch so far. Or at least the story that takes place off Earth is. There's a crazy conflict that involves a whole bunch of religious ideology, and surreal concepts of battle that just threw me for a loop. Really interesting, but I had to re-read sections and pay a lot more attention than I typically do.
Doom Patrol: Musclebound (Volume 4)
Written by: Grant Morrison, illustrated by:Richard Case, Mike Dringenberg, Mark McKenna, Jamie Hewlett, Steve Yeowell, Rian Hughes.
My Thoughts: I read half of this one, put it down and came back 3 or 4 weeks later. As a result I feel like the two halves were much more separate than previous volumes. As is to be expected this volume was crazy and crazy good. The Brotherhood of Dada and this time Mister Nobody has a new team of bizarre super-villains to help him do his dastardly surreal deeds. As though antagonising anyone who says how 'strange' or 'weird' this series is, Grant Morrison introduced a LSD plot with the Brotherhood and man - that shit gets crazy.