Yes, friends, it’s true. Due to waning popularity (meaning sales, of course) DC had made its decision to cancel the series. Here we see artist Bruno Premiani and Editor Murray Boltinoff telling us that it’s both our fault and that we can save it. Somehow.
Also, how BIG is Bruno’s panel there?
… and the Editor hints at a possible future for the series, we’re left not knowing what to think. Especially when the Chief gives us this saucy wink. Oh, Chief! Haha, why, I BLUSH
Here we have Madame Rouge, a stretchy lady who I can’t help but love because of her delightful expression and fashionable elbow gloves.
And here’s the Brain and Monsieur Mallah (you figure out which is which). If you’re feeling like you should know more about these characters, I recommend seeking out your local library! Are there still libraries?
Well there you go.
I guess I should mention something about the plot here. Wait, hold on… here, this next panel explains it all:
Essentially, Rouge is an ex who hates Caulder and for some reason only NOW is using explosives and guns to do the job properly.
Boys! Get HOT! We’ll help you pose sexy for each other! This HAS to have led to many a sexual awakening.
Okay. In this final sequence, the DP choose to protect the 14 inhabitants of this tiny fishing village, but they justify it in the most drawn out, cringey way.
Really, Cliff? No examples more recent? Stuff that a modern readership might better relate to? Okay.
And in the end, the DP are killed by terribly-written accents. Fitting, really. Let’s see what the staff have to say about it all:
WHO THE FRICK IS CHARLIE
So it turns out the real reason the Doom Patrol was canceled is because those in charge went completely insane. Awesome! But this isn’t actually the END of the Doom Patrol! Join us on Friday for their miraculous REBIRTH!