24 years ago - Niles Caulder, after saving the life of Rita Farr, assembles individuals he's saved as the Doom Patrol. Membership: 45-year-old Niles Caulder, 45-year-old Cliff Steele, 24-year-old Rita Farr, 28-year-old Larry Trainor
22 years ago - 31-year-old Steve Dayton becomes a part-time member of the team. They saves newborn Gar Logan, and places him in a foster home. Membership: 47-year-old Niles Caulder, 47-year-old Cliff Steele, 26-year-old Rita Farr, 30-year-old Larry Trainor
19 years ago - 3-year-old Gar Logan is saved from his abusive, embezzling foster father by the Doom Patrol. He is adopted by 29-year-old Rita Farr & 34-year-old Steve Dayton. 50-year-old Niles Caulder first reveals his identity to the team. Membership: 50-year-old Niles Caulder, 50-year-old Cliff Steele, 29-year-old Rita Farr, 33-year-old Larry Trainor
17 years ago - The Doom Patrol 'die' in a massive explosion at sea. 52-year-old Cliff Steele's body is destroyed, 31-year-old Rita Farr's body is scattered her body across the ocean, 52-year-old Niles Caulder washing up on tiny pacific island with amnesia, & 35-year-old Larry Trainor's soul-self bonds with 27-year-old Valentia Vostok, their identities blurring. 36-year-old Steve Dayton begins to slip mentally when he loses Rita. 23-year-old Arani Desai begins investigating their deaths.
13 years ago - 56-year-old Cliff Steele has his brain digitally uploaded into a new robot body by Doc Magnus. Arani Desai's recruits him & forms a new Doom Patrol to hunt for 56-year-old Niles Caulder. Membership: 27-year-old Arani Desai, 56-year-old Cliff Steele, 40-year-old Steve Dayton, 9-year-old Gar Logan, 31-year-old Valentia Vostok, 26-year-old Rex Mason
11 years ago - the reformed Doom Patrol find Niles Caulder. Cliff Steele's digital memories are used to cure Chief's amnesia. The revelation that Rita Farr was in fact lost finally causes 42-year-old Steve Dayton's severe mental break. 29-year-old Arani Desai chosses to retire from the Doom Patrol. Membership: 58-year-old Niles Caulder, 58-year-old Cliff Steele, 11-year-old Gar Logan, 33-year-old Valentia Vostok, 28-year-old Rex Mason
10 years ago - 12-year-old Gar Logan leaves the Doom Patrol to join the Teen Titans. Membership: 59-year-old Niles Caulder, 59-year-old Cliff Steele, 34-year-old Valentia Vostok, 29-year-old Rex Mason
9 years ago - 35-year-old Valentia Vostok, clearly suffering as the host of Larry Trainer's soul-self has it extracted from her & placed in stasis, ending her time as Negative Woman. Membership: 60-year-old Niles Caulder, 60-year-old Cliff Steele, 43-year-old Larry Trainer, 30-year-old Rex Mason
8 years ago - 31-year-old Rex Mason leaves the Doom Patrol when Saphire leaves him. Membership: 61-year-old Niles Caulder, 61-year-old Cliff Steele, 44-year-old Larry Trainer
6 years ago - 16-year-old Gar Logan takes the Doom Patrol into Quaroc where they manage to save 18-year-old Betty Kane, 15-year-old Toni Moretti & 19-year-old Karen Beecher. Niles Caulder saves Karen's life from her fluctuating powers, and takes her into the Doom Patrol. Membership: 63-year-old Niles Caulder, 63-year-old Cliff Steele, 46-year-old Larry Trainer, 19-year-old Karen Beecher
3 years ago - Paul Booker, freed from prison after helping the Elite defeat Manchester Black, joins the Doom Patrol to try to understand his own powers. Membership: 66-year-old Niles Caulder, 66-year-old Cliff Steele, 49-year-old Larry Trainer, 22-year-old Karen Beecher 34-year-old Paul Booker
2 years ago - Gar Logan brings the Teen Titans to help the Doom Patrol recover 46-year-old Rita Farr. He chooses to stay with them & Raven goes with him. 67-year-old Niles Caulder & 50-year-old Larry Trainer are killed by Prometheus. Gar leads the effort to recapture him, and chooses to rebuild the Patrol along with Mikaal Tomas, another victim of Prometheus. 67-year-old Cliff Steele & 46-year-old Rita Farr are recruited by the Justice League. Membership: 20-year-old Gar Logan, 23-year-old Karen Beecher, 35-year-old Paul Booker, 9-year-old Raven, 34-year-old Mikaal Tomas.
1 years ago - The Doom Patrol helps 47-year-old Scandal Savage escape her father, & she joins them. Membership: 21-year-old Gar Logan, 24-year-old Karen Beecher, 36-year-old Paul Booker, 20-year-old Raven, 35-year-old Mikaal Tomas, 47-year-old Scandal Savage
Restructuring the story of the Doom Patrol after the death of the team was tricky, because we had to step gingerly around some very bizarre replacement teams, John Byrne's completely unexplained resurgence of the the original members, and Grant Morrison using the book to crush the very notion of the comic medium into a fine powder of meta thought exercises and snorting it. Our concept centers around a new team built around finding the original members.