First appearing in My Greatest Adventure #80, the Doom Patrol were promoted as the “World’s Strangest Heroes.”
Led by the mysterious figure they knew only as the Chief, the Doom Patrol was made up of a trio of super-powered beings whose gifts were more of a curse than a blessing. Despite this, they tried to use their abilities to help protect a world that hated and feared them, ultimately sacrificing their lives to save the world.
The Doom Patrol name would live on, however, and become increasingly surreal in later incarnations, fighting unspeakable evils such as a painting that ate cities and the organization known as the Men From N.O.W.H.E.R.E. which sought to destroy all things abnormal.