“Doom Patrol” #1 is finally upon us, courtesy of scribe Gerard Way and artist Nick Derington. With the debut issue also comes the launch of Way’s Young Animal imprint at DC Comics, where he, and a stable of inventive creators, aim to offer superhero storytelling like never before.

Appearing at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego, Way sat down with CBR’s Kiel Phegley to talk about his reimagining of “The World’s Strangest Heroes,” opening up about the origins of the comic, its legacy, and the overall creative approach of Young Animal.