(January 1972)

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Volume:
33
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
monthly, with the exception of April and October
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age, then Silver Age, then Standard Modern Age U.S.
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

This issue is also DC 100-Page Super Spectacular #DC-8.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Batman / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; typeset
Job Number:
N-445

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Sargon the Sorcerer; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brien]; The Doom Patrol [Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Chief [Doctor Niles Cauldor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Shadow Lass [Tasmia Mallor]; Colossal Boy [Gim Allon]; Phantom Girl [Tinya Wazzo]; Matter-Eater Lad [Tenzil Kem]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]; Timber Wolf [Brin Londo]; Bouncing Boy [Chuck Taine]; Mon-El [Lar Gand]; Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Princess Projectra [Projectra Wind'zzor]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Light Lass [Ayla Ranzz]; Cosmic Boy [Rokk Krinn]; Duo Damsel [Luornu Durgo]; Supergirl [Kara Zor-El; Linda Lee Davers]; Elastic Lad [Jimmy Olsen]; Ultra Boy [Jo Nah]; Insect Queen [Lana Lang]; Brainiac 5 [Querl Dox]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Dream Girl [Nura Nal]; Ferro Lad [Andrew Nolan]; Chemical King [Condo Arlik]; Kid Psycho [Gnill Opril]; Element Lad [Jan Arrah]; Lightning Lad [Garth Ranzz]]; The Legion of Super-Pets [Proty II (a member of the alien race Llorn); Beppo (monkey); Streaky (cat); Krypto (dog); Comet (horse)]
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Indexer Notes

The cover is a wraparound cover. The inside back cover has a key that lists all the superheroes featured on cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E.Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson; Bruno Premiani; Jack Cole; Joe Kubert; Arthur Peddy; Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; Bruno Premiani; Jack Cole; Joe Kubert; Arthur Peddy; Ramona Fradon
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
N-443

Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]; Plastic Man [Patrick "Eel" O'Brien]; Sargon the Sorcerer; Atom [Al Pratt]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]
Synopsis:
Table of Contents includes illustrations of heroes on left side.

The Masterminds of Crime! (Table of Contents)

Batman / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed (credit by O'Hearn)
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Charles Paris (verified by Paris)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Joe Rosen
Job Number:
N-421

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Commissioner James Gordon; Dave Gregg (Villain); Mr. Tolan (Villain); Mrs. Marcy; Joe Webster (Villain); Walls (Villain)
Synopsis:
Batman disguises himself as the crook Drexel to infiltrate the Crime Academy.
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The Origin of the Doom Patrol (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake (plot); Bob Haney (script)
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman
Job Number:
N-423

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor 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.
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Indexer Notes

Title from Table of Contents. Chapter 1.

The Challenge of the Timeless Commander (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Arnold Drake (plot); Bob Haney (script)
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman
Job Number:
N-430

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor 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.
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 2.

The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus (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:
?
Job Number:
N-431

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Doctor 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

Chapter 3

Oh Plastic Man! (Table of Contents)

Plastic Man / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole ?
Pencils:
Jack Cole
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Cole
Job Number:
N-424

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian]; Woozy Winks; Captain Murphey [also known as Captain Murphy]; Officer Mike
Synopsis:
Woozy and Plastic Man set out to capture Eel O'Brian.
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[Guarding a Lion] (Table of Contents)

Sargon the Sorcerer / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-426

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sargon the Sorcerer; Maxmillian O'Leary; Ted; Mike; Husky Grzrykzi
Synopsis:
Sargon must figure out who the mysterious person is who has been messing with the circus lion.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from Richard Morrissey.

Danger in the Totem's Eye! (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Arthur Adler
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-425

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Ridley (Villain); The Amazing Farads (Villain)
Synopsis:
Al Pratt goes to a museum to research Indian culture but ends up tracking down some robbers.

Indexer Notes

Unpublished Golden Age story intended for Flash Comics #105. Script credit from Roy Thomas on 16 November 2004.

The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp ?
Job Number:
N-429

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; King Tai, Ruler of Timtu; Vuda, Prime Minister of Timtu
Synopsis:
Aquaman is falsely accused of stealing a chest of diamonds.
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The Legion of Super-Outlaws! Part I (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
David Huffine ?
Job Number:
N-427

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]]; Dr. Marden King; Heroes of Llalor [Beast Boy [Ilshu Nor]; Gas Girl [Tal Nahii]; Evolvo Lad [Sev Tcheru]; Life Lass [Somi Gan]; Duplicate Boy [Ord Quelu]]
Synopsis:
An evil scientist tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion.
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The Battle of the Super-Teams! Part II (Table of Contents)

Legion of Super-Heroes / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Edmund Hamilton
Pencils:
John Forte
Inks:
John Forte
Colors:
?
Letters:
David Huffine ?
Job Number:
N-428

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Legion of Super-Heroes [Superboy [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Shrinking Violet [Salu Digby]; Saturn Girl [Imra Ardeen]; Sun Boy [Dirk Morgna]; Chameleon Boy [Reep Daggle]; Invisible Kid [Lyle Norg]; Star Boy [Thom Kallor]]; Dr. Marden King; Heroes of Llalor [Beast Boy [Ilshu Nor]; Gas Girl [Tal Nahii]; Evolvo Lad [Sev Tcheru]; Life Lass [Somi Gan]; Duplicate Boy [Ord Quelu]]
Synopsis:
An evil scientist tricks the Heroes of Lallor into fighting the Legion.
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Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 9.66 pages (report information)

Script:
David Vern Reed
Pencils:
Dick Sprang
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp
Job Number:
N-422

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Mr. Roulette [Charlie Denver]; Vicky Vale
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Indexer Notes

Script credit by O'Hearn. Pencil credit verified by Sprang. Inks credit verified by Paris. Letterer credit by O'Hearn and Desris.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Giant Batmail / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell [as E.N.B.]
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
N-442

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Jay L. Zilber, Scott Gibson and Robert Wisniewski.

Key to the Super-Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Job Number:
N-444

Synopsis:
A key that lists all the superheroes featured on the wrap-around cover.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Batman
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Masterminds of Crime!
    Batman
  4. 3. The Origin of the Doom Patrol
    Doom Patrol
  5. 4. The Challenge of the Timeless Commander
    Doom Patrol
  6. 5. The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus
    Doom Patrol
  7. 6. Oh Plastic Man!
    Plastic Man
  8. 7. [Guarding a Lion]
    Sargon the Sorcerer
  9. 8. Danger in the Totem's Eye!
    Atom
  10. 9. The Aqua-Thief of the Seven Seas!
    Aquaman
  11. 10. The Legion of Super-Outlaws! Part I
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  12. 11. The Battle of the Super-Teams! Part II
    Legion of Super-Heroes
  13. 12. Mr. Roulette's Greatest Gamble
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batmail
  15. 14. Key to the Super-Heroes
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