(June 1963)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly, with the exception of January, April, July and October
On-sale date
1963-04-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.

First appearance of the Doom Patrol.


The Doom Patrol (Table of Contents)

The 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

Not Wanted: High School Dropouts! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Doom Patrol [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

The 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

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]. The new team was going to be called "The Legion of the Strange" according to an announcement in the letters column in MGA 79.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Swing Is to DC! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Peter Puptent Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What a magnificent ancient building!
Genre
humor

Chapter 2: The Challenge of the Timeless Commander (Table of Contents: 6)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 3.67 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]; 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: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Science Shorts / text article / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a scientist, not a garbage collector!
Genre
humor; math & science

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Murray Boltinoff
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. Letters from D. B., Gloria Nagel, Bert L. Milland, Tex Body.

Chapter 3: The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus (Table of Contents: 10)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 8.67 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]; 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].

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[Ray... Beam...] (Table of Contents: 12)

What's the Difference Between... / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Missile Attack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Doom Patrol
    The Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Not Wanted: High School Dropouts!
  3. 2. The Doom Patrol [Chapter 1]
    The Doom Patrol
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. The Swing Is to DC!
  6. 5. ["What a magnificent ancient building!"]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  7. 6. Chapter 2: The Challenge of the Timeless Commander
    The Doom Patrol
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  9. 8. ["I'm a scientist, not a garbage collector!"]
    Science Shorts
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The Adventurers' Club
  11. 10. Chapter 3: The Deadly Duel with Gen. Immortus
    The Doom Patrol
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  13. 12. [Ray... Beam...]
    What's the Difference Between...
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Missile Attack
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  17. 16. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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