Oh, I was hoping that DP was left on the cutting room floor, as it were.
There isn't really any indication here, but it seems as though this Patrol have been together for a while at least, though.
When Grant Morrison breaks something, he breaks the hell out of it.
I just read through the book once, and unfortunately I don't feel it has what a great DP run needs--it hasn't the zeitgeist. It will definitely reinforce Lee's feelings towards Keith Giffen, though.
The character re-designs are pretty disappointing too. The Chief looked too much like an older, dyspeptic Raymond Burr.