(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 (editor)

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)

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)

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 [Dr. Niles Caulder] (origin); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; 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

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

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

[no title indexed] (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 (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

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

[The Incredible Origin of the Chief] Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice (Table of Contents: 6)

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 [Dr. Niles Caulder] (origin); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; 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

[no title indexed] (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 the Mystic
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.

[The Incredible Origin of the Chief] Part 3: Showdown for the Chief! (Table of Contents: 11)

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 [Dr. Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; 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

[no title indexed] (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 Admission / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Magnets (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Magnets / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Astroforce (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Space Armies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Task Force (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Helen of Toy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Lived Twice!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Are You a Good Neighbor?
  3. 2. The Incredible Origin of the Chief, Part 1
    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. [The Incredible Origin of the Chief] Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice
    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. [The Incredible Origin of the Chief] Part 3: Showdown for the Chief!
    Doom Patrol
  13. 12. ["Watch for the first Superboy 80 page annual!"]
    Superboy
  14. 13. ["Be my guest at America's greatest amusement park..."]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  15. 14. 100 Magnets
    Magnets
  16. 15. Astroforce
    Space Armies
  17. 16. ["Boys! Men! My secret new Dynaflex method..."]
    Mike Marvel Dynaflex System
  18. 17. Task Force
    Helen of Toy
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