All-New Doop follows the adventures of the enigmatic, green X-blob known only as Doop, and he is directed here by his co-creator, Peter Milligan. Doop's artistic creator, Michael Allred, is doing covers for the book, and his wife Laura is the colorist, but primary art duties are handled by David Lafuente.
Over the last few years it has been established that Doop plays a much more important role in the X-Men than many would believe, and Milligan builds on that premise here. In this first issue we are treated to a quick recap of events that have happened over the last year or so with the original X-Men returning to the present, but in All-New Doop, we see what happens behind the scenes, if you will. Milligan and Lafuente treat us to some clandestine 'footage' of what Doop was up to during some pivotal moments in recent X-Men history. Moments such as Kitty Pryde and the original X-Men's first field battle with some Sentinels in California, or the time that original Scott and Jean stole a Blackbird from the Jean Grey School and ran away before the future X-Men arrived in the present before Battle of the Atom.
Interspersed amongst the historical 'footage' we are shown here are secretive moments in Doop's life. Time spent writing letters, communicating with Kitty Pryde during battles and even secretly saving original Scott and Jean.
All of this retelling of recent historical events leads to the big reveal at the end, the revelation that Doop is in love with Kitty, and has even learned to speak English in order to convince her to marry him!
What. In. The. Heck?!!
What more would you expect from a comic revolving primarily around Doop? Everything seems normal to me here. If you picked this up, chances are you knew exactly what you were getting in to, particularly if you were a fan of Peter Milligan's run on X-Force and/or X-Statix, so there is little in the way of surprises here.
If you aren't a Doop fan, but picked this up on a whim, boy, I bet you have a puzzled look on your face!
I can't imagine any scenario in which this book doesn't remain fun and quirky, so c'mon and join Doop for this solo adventure, I'm sure it's going to be just as worthwhile as this issue was!