(June 1963)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

first appearance of the Doom Patrol


The Doom Patrol (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Letterese

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus
Reprints:

The Doom Patrol (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (intro); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr] (intro, origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor] (intro, origin); Robotman [Cliff Steele] (intro, origin)]; Mitch (Movie Producer)
Synopsis:
A mysterious man known only as the Chief calls three people who have all escaped certain doom but were left outcasts because of their experiences. He recounts their individual stories. He asks them to become the Doom Patrol, and their first mission is to defuse a bomb.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

1) Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]. 2) The new team was going to be called "The Legion of the Strange" according to an announcement in the letters column in MGA 79.

[Ancient Building] (Table of Contents)

Peter Puptent Explorer / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
humor

The Challenge of the Timeless Commander (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus (intro, villain)
Synopsis:
The Chief informs the Doom Patrol of an alien spaceship that has landed on Earth carrying a super-weapon. General Immortus, spying on them, makes plans. The Doom Patrol are sent to protect the spaceship but encounter a strange machine.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Science Shorts / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Adventurers' Club / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Includes a biography of Bruno Premiani and a shorter biography of Arnold Drake. Credits "Listen, World--I'm the Missing Link" in the next issue to Alex Toth.

The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus (chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake; Bob Haney
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus
Synopsis:
After locating the super-weapon, the Doom Patrol is confronted by General Immortus, who takes the upper-hand.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Based on an interview with Bob Haney by Michael Catron in "The Comics Journal" #277-278, Arnold and Bob were co-writers on this story. [added by Greg Fischer on 1/2/08 with permission from Michael Catron]

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Doom Patrol
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. The Doom Patrol (Chapter 1)
    Doom Patrol
  3. 2. [Ancient Building]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  4. 3. The Challenge of the Timeless Commander (Chapter 2)
    Doom Patrol
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Science Shorts
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The Adventurers' Club
  7. 6. The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus (chapter 3)
    Doom Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Clayton Emery
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