The upcoming Unstoppable Doom Patrol series is looking to the DC property’s HBO Max counterpart for inspiration. Specifically, Crazy Jane in the comic will look like the character as portrayed by Diane Guerrero in the show. Plus, several of the show’s themes and elements will be seen throughout the series’ pages.
Doom Patrol Inspires Itself
Speaking exclusively to CBR, Unstoppable Doom Patrol artist Chris Burnham shared how the comic is taking cues from the HBO Max show. It is in the visuals of the comic that much of the inspiration will be seen. As Burnham puts it, “visually, we are taking notes from the show.” This includes the iconic bus from the show showing up on the pages of the comic. As well as Crazy Jane’s outfit, which is now similar to the style of the character brought to life by Diane Guerrero. Of course, Burnham jokes that even though the series takes inspiration from the HBO show, the comic will be better.
Meanwhile, the series borrows more than visuals from the show. Writer Dennis Culver touches on the themes that will pop up in Unstoppable Doom Patrol. Just as in the HBO Max series, there is an overarching theme with the Doom Patrol. That is dealing with their trauma and processing it. However, while the show places a huge emphasis on that as it happens, the comic features a team that has already done the “internal work.”
A Comic You Won’t Want to Miss.
Unstoppable Doom Patrol is an upcoming six-issue miniseries comic. It is the first time that the team has been seen in print since Gerard Way’s Doom Patrol: Weight of the Worlds in 2020. Launching this month, the new miniseries sees Crazy Jane taking the lead as Chief identity. Many of the Doom Patrol comics, and much of the HBO series, focus on the group as they work to become heroes. However, this series finds them already in hero roles. As Culver puts it, “I think [with] our book, you can say they’ve been a little serious about it for a while.