Writer Peter Milligan
Artists Federico Santagati and David Lafuente
Color Artist Laura Allred
Letterer VC’s Clayton Cowles
Cover Art Michael & Laura Allred
Sometimes a comic has two artists and it is hard to tell the two apart but this issue, it is super easy to tell Santagati and Lafuente apart. If it looks smooth and cartoony – it is Lafuente.
The Doop Origin Issue!
Karolinska Hospital. Sweden 1957. The Hospital Room of Film Director Ingmar Bergman.
Now, I know all types of things about Ingmar Bergman as I’m a huge of Alex Withrow’s So It Begins blog :
I thought it did a career retrospective of Bergman but I swear, every six or so posts, involves Bergman.
From the comments of the ones I thought were the post I was thinking of, he is working on the giant The Directors : Ingmar Bergman post. it is a great film blog, and you can lose yourself for hours and maybe days now.
We learn Doops are born from imagination.
Outside the Jean Grey School for Higher Learning. Now. We see that Mama Doop is extremely abusive.
We get the flashback, by Lafuente. Santagati does most of the other art.
Papa Doop left home. Doop always blames himself for it. He was too inquisitive. Mama Doop didn’t like being a single parent and that’s, sadly, when the abuse started.
This is the only time we see Kitty.
I wish I remember Battle of the Atom better as I’m sure they must have cut to a different scene after Wolverine got stabbed by Raze, as we get nearly a full comic’s worth of story after that scene.
Back to Doop’s origin. He finds a camera and starts filming, which is very therapeutic for him.
X-Statix gets a lot of page time during this.
One of the More Lugubrious Bars in the Margins. Mama Doop mentions Kitty, stating she is an inappropriate unobtainable obsession. Which seems rather harsh but she’s that type of lady.
She reveals the information that Raze threaten to blackmail Doop with. Of course, we are not told it but we see that exactly two minutes later, Doop is losing his mind with rage.
Then there are like a hundred evil Doops now.
Anarchist shows up to assist Doop. He’s going to get some backup. All the Doops break through the Margins and are now in Beast’s Lab. Wolverine agrees to help Anarchist.
In a fun scene, Wolverine states that he misses X-Statix and that they should come back. Anarchist states that maybe they will. So look out for any announcements for a X-Statix report. Which, if Doop makes references to his time with Kitty Pryde, then I would buy those issues.
Issue ends with Mama Doop being confronted by Wolverine. He wants to know what she told Doop, and so do I!