*DC: A collection of misfits with strange powers, hated and feared by the world they protect, led by a paraplegic genius in a wheelchair. Sound familiar? Well, guess again – almost simultaneously with the debut of the X-Men at Marvel, DC made their moribund title My Greatest Adventure the home of the ‘Doom Patrol’, created by Arnold Drake and Bruno Premiani. The tone was altogether darker than the X-Men, with our heroes’ abilities ostracising and potentially destroying them. The Doom Patrol was long one of the under-regarded classics of the Silver Age, but a recent successful Netflix series, spinning out of the ‘Titans’ TV show, has brought the DP back into the ascendant. We have a selection of early DP issues, from #87 (the re-named title having quietly assumed My Greatest Adventure’s numbering) to #99, the latter being the first appearance of Beast Boy, green-skinned shapeshifting orphan who became the series’ breakout character owing to his affiliation with the 1980s New Teen Titans. The Doom Patrol #99, pictured, is VG+ p, a clean bright copy with good eye appeal and minimal corner and edge wear, one light lower diagonal cover crease. On sale at £100.