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The world's strangest superheroes return in an exclusive Doom Patrol preview from Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1

Saving the world by saving the monsters sounds like an unstoppable mission

Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1
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Ahead of the launch of their new series in March, the new Unstoppable Doom Patrol of the 'Dawn of DC' era debuts Tuesday in the Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1 one-shot — and Popverse has an exclusive preview to introduce you to the latest incarnation of the iconic team.

The Dark Fate short — 'Storm Damaged' — doesn’t just bring readers up to speed in identifying the core line-up of the team these days (Crazy Jane/The Chief, Elasti-Woman, Robotman, and Negative Man), but it also establishes the point of view of their mission in the upcoming Unstoppable Doom Patrol series; as the intro to the story puts it, “The world’s strangest superheroes are saving the world by saving the monsters.” What does that mean in practice? Well, you’ll just have to read on to see for yourself.

'Storm Damaged' is by the creative team of the new series, Dennis Culver, Chris Burnham, and Brian Reber, and after checking out the preview, you’re definitely going to want to see what comes next. Including, of all things, a scratch off variant cover for the first issue and some all-new characters that speak to the team’s new mission statement.

Lazarus Planet: Dark Fate #1 is the latest in DC’s Lazarus Planet one-shots, and it introduces a number of new players to the DCU at the beginning of the Dawn of DC (there might also be a tease about a potential Batman-themed event later this year if you squint); Popverse has a sneak preview of three of them, including Circuit Breaker and Xanthe. The one-shot issue is available February 14.


It’s not just the Doom Patrol that’s getting a makeover as part of the Dawn of DC; revisit what Tom Taylor and Nicola Scott had to say about the new Titans series.

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