I Am Dissapoint

I said this in my review of Doom Patrol #22, but my feelings about this are strong enough that I need to say it here as well.

I'm disappointed in DC over the cancellation of Doom Patrol. Normally this wouldn't require a final note, but what really got me was the fact that they had a crossover with the highly popular Secret Six (Which I APPROVE of.) It was a great story, flowed well, had an impact on Doom Patrol, but most of all, it was a GREAT way to try to bring in new readers, which is clearly the main reason for it to happen. So why oh why would you cancel Doom Patrol BEFORE THE CROSSOVER ACTUALLY HAPPENS!? The point is, you do the crossover, and then WAIT and issue or 2 to see if enough new readers jumped on! Otherwise, honestly, why have the crossover at all? What was the point? I still liked it, but I liked it even more because I thought it might save this comic. But instead IT NEVER GOT THE CHANCE. They threw it a lifeline AFTER IT HAD ALREADY DROWNED. Bad show DC.    
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4 Comments
Posted by ArtJoker

My sentiments exactly. Doom Patrol was amazing. I share your grief

Posted by Blurred View

The sad truth of it is that Secret Six, as popular with readers as it is, is a title that I think is barely keeping its own head above water sales-wise. The potential of that crossover saving Doom Patrol was never really there. Secret Six just isn't strong enough of a book for that kind of thing. Doom Patrol would have had to hold onto half of Secret Six's readership to become viable again, and... that kind of thing just doesn't happen. The lesser book walking away from a crossover with even a third of the other title's readership would be like... rare best case scenario stuff. I don't think DC ever expected or intended for the Secret Six/Doom Patrol crossover to be some sort of lifeline.


I'm just grateful DC let Doom Patrol last as long as it did, which was well beyond what its sales numbers honestly should've allowed. I'm going to have to redo my favorite comics list now.
Posted by JonesDeini
@Blurred View said:
" The sad truth of it is that Secret Six, as popular with readers as it is, is a title that I think is barely keeping its own head above water sales-wise. The potential of that crossover saving Doom Patrol was never really there. Secret Six just isn't strong enough of a book for that kind of thing. Doom Patrol would have had to hold onto half of Secret Six's readership to become viable again, and... that kind of thing just doesn't happen. The lesser book walking away from a crossover with even a third of the other title's readership would be like... rare best case scenario stuff. I don't think DC ever expected or intended for the Secret Six/Doom Patrol crossover to be some sort of lifeline.

I'm just grateful DC let Doom Patrol last as long as it did, which was well beyond what its sales numbers honestly should've allowed. I'm going to have to redo my favorite comics list now.
"
That about sums it up. 
Posted by StarKiller809

I agree. I love Secret Six, but I don't think it was popular enought to attract readers to Doom Patrol. If they crossed over with the Justice League, that would be something else entirely.