WATCH: Doom Patrol's Nick Derington on DC's misfit superhero squad

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Oct 18, 2017, 6:30 PM EDT

DC's Doom Patrol has often been branded as "Earth's Strangest Heroes" and was first conceived by Arnold Drake and Bob Haney as seen in the pages of 1963's My Greatest Adventure #80.

Throughout six decades and four different relaunches and crossovers, the roster revolved beyond the initial lineup of The Chief, Robotman, Elasti-Girl, and Negative Man but never lost its intrinsic sense of embracing weirdness.

The sixth and latest Doom Patrol series from DC's Young Animal imprint launched in September of 2016 and is written by My Chemical Romance's Gerard Way (Umbrella Academy) with art by Nick Derington (Mister Miracle).

SYFY WIRE met up with Derington at New York Comic Con to discuss the misfit heroes of Doom Patrol, dancing around the edge of the DC Universe, bringing this quirky superhero squad into the light of the mainstream, and his favorite Doom Patrol character to draw.


Additional reporting by Jeff Spry.