(March 1964)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale date
1964-01-23
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
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This book was originally intended to be renumbered #1 with this issue. House ad for it as #1 first issue were advertised in DC comics in late December and early January. The house ads were changed in mid January to delete any reference to a #1. (Info from Bob Bailey.)

On-sale date from ad in Sea Devils #16 and copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Monsieur Mallah; The Brain
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The World's Strangest Heroes! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Doom Patrol / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (brief origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor] (brief origin); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr] (brief origin); Robotman [Cliff Steele] (brief origin)]
Reprints

The Brotherhood of Evil, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 3)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
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]]
Synopsis
The Doom Patrol create gifts for The Chief for his birthday.
Reprints
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Tomahawk; House of Secrets / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Part 2: The Trail of the Terrible Titan (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Arnold Drake
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]]; Brotherhood of Evil [The Brain (intro, villain); Madame Rouge (intro, villain); Monsieur Mallah (intro, villain)]; Mr. Morden (villain); Rog (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Morden steals the giant robot Rog and attacks the Doom Patrol in an attempt to join the Brotherhood of Evil.
Reprints
Keywords
robots; Statue of Liberty

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Challengers of the Unknown / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

Patrol Postscripts / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Pencils
Bruno Premiani (logo illustration)
Inks
Bruno Premiani (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by: Ted Renault, R. M., Thomas Graham, Robert Dale Henshaw, Paul Gambaccini, Michael Colby, Jerry Phillips, Steve Tamerius, George Jackson, Robert Sladek

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

Zenith Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A Medal for Go-Buggy 3! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Purcell
Pencils
Howard Purcell (signed)
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Synopsis
A Japanese war criminal, transformed into a strange creature, pretends to be missing astronaut Scott Reed when he is rescued so that he can travel to the US and create havoc.
Keywords
astronauts

Dash Out of Your Foxholes! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

102 Ships of All Nations / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

D-Day / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  3. 2. The World's Strangest Heroes!
    The Doom Patrol
  4. 3. The Brotherhood of Evil, Part 1
    The Doom Patrol
  5. 4. ["For the very best..."]
    Tomahawk; House of Secrets
  6. 5. Part 2: The Trail of the Terrible Titan
    The Doom Patrol
  7. 6. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Co.
  10. 9. A Medal for Go-Buggy 3!
  11. 10. Dash Out of Your Foxholes!
    Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales
  12. 11. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    102 Ships of All Nations
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    D-Day
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Bailey
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed