(June 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
1964-04-16
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

On-sale date from an ad in The Adventures of Bob Hope #87 and copyright registration.


The Man Who Lived Twice! (Table of Contents)

The Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Are You a Good Neighbor? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
The boys learn a lesson about littering.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

The Incredible Origin of the Chief, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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] (origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; the Baron (villain); General Immortus (flashback)
Synopsis
The Baron and his henchmen go on a crime spree and the Doom Patrol are unable to stop him. The Chief believes that the Baron is somehow connected to General Immortus, and he tells the team how he first encountered the General, who wanted to obtain the secret of life.
Reprints

Their Motto Was... "One for All, All for One!" (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Blackhawk / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

What's New? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hello, there." "Mr. Cap. can you help me with my model boat?
Genre
humor

Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice (Table of Contents: 6)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 6.67 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] (origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; The Baron; General Immortus (flashback); Robot Assistant-2 (flashback)
Synopsis
The Chief continues his story, telling how he was killed by General Immortus and restored to life by his robot assistant, and how the General has been trying to get the secret from him ever since. Later, the Doom Patrol encounters the Baron again, who captures them.
Reprints

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

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

Moolah the Mystic / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh, it isn't so bad lying here!
Genre
humor
Characters
Moolah
Reprints

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

letter submitted by Clark Frederick; page includes brief excerpts from several other reader letters

Part 3: Showdown for the Chief! (Table of Contents: 11)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 5.67 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]]; General Immortus [The Baron] (villain)
Synopsis
The Baron unmasks, revealing himself to be General Immortus, and threatens to kill the Doom Patrol unless Caulder gives him the secret. The heroes escape and the General is killed trying to get away.
Reprints

Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[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) /

100 Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Astroforce / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Lived Twice!
    The Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Incredible Origin of the Chief, Part 1
    The Doom Patrol
  4. 3. Their Motto Was... "One for All, All for One!"
    Blackhawk
  5. 4. What's New?
    Batman
  6. 5. ["Hello, there." "Mr. Cap. can you help me with my model boat?"]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  7. 6. Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice
    The Doom Patrol
  8. 7. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  9. 8. ["Oh, it isn't so bad lying here!"]
    Moolah the Mystic
  10. 9. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  12. 11. Part 3: Showdown for the Chief!
    The Doom Patrol
  13. 12. Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual!
    Superboy
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    100 Magnets
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Astroforce
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Merlin Haas
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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