I didnt realize it was Doom Patrol’s anniversary this year.
Right after Animal Man I was pushing to do Doom Patrol with Lemire. I’ve expressed my interest in doing the book to DC several times but it doesn’t seem to be something thats ever going to happen.
Subsequently, I started developing a Doom Patrol simulacrum to do in Zuerst:Science Fiction Magazine.
The story was that something catastrophic happened on a space station, on mars or somewhere. A rescue mission later discovered everyone dead but one of the Rovers had become a sentient robot and was the sole ‘survivor’ of the event.
Chief was a professor/roboticist at an amalgam of MIT-Boston Dynamics. He was called in as a consultant to examine the weird robot they found in space.
And here is why I abandoned the story—— one of Chief’s (MIT) students goes on a shooting rampage at the school, Chief catches a bullet which paralyzes him.
The student has a standoff with the police, and is ultimately taken into custody. Some supernatural stuff is revealed about him and he later comes back to threaten Chief’s family as Mr.Nobody.
I still intend to do a Doom Patrol copy at some point. The next version will probably be a more direct 1to1 scale copy.