You simply can't put the content of Doom Patrol into Flex. You just can't. Doom Patrol is a much richer, fuller work. You may see it as riddled with digressions and irrelevancies, but I'd say that was as often the point. I can say that I got more enjoyment out of that run than anything else I've ever read, and a lot of that came from the sheer number of things it made me consider, and research.