(August 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.
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

The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace! (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 Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man [Sven Larsen]
Reprints:

Rx Against Accidents! (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:
Bob discovers the value of "looking before you leap" in preventing accidents.

Indexer Notes

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

The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 8.67 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]]; Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man [Sven Larsen] (introduction, villain)
Synopsis:
A laboratory accident seems to transform Sven Larsen, one of the Chief's former students, into a creature that can alter its body chemistry at will. Later, the Doom Patrol learns that it was no accident, but an intentional act.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Doom Patrol switches from their green uniforms to their new red and white uniforms that they would wear from here on out. Larry compliments Rita for designing the new look.

The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man returns in issue #95.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Part 2: Lure of the Changing Nightmare (Table of Contents: 6)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 7.67 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]]; The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man [Sven Larsen] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Chief deduces that Larsen is trying to kill the Doom Patrol out of revenge for an imagined grievance from their university days, and he figures out a way to neutralize Larsen's changling powers.
Reprints:

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

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

["Mr. Cap, I just finished my model car!"] (Table of Contents: 8)

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

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

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

excerpts from reader letters; mentions Tony Isabella as a letter writer

The Private War of Elasti-Girl (Table of Contents: 12)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Kim Loo; Sgt. Allen Norton
Synopsis:
Elasti-Girl comes to the aid of a Korean War veteran who has been traumatized by his battle experiences.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Korean War

Indexer Notes

"A Doom Patrol Special."

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

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

These Great Imaginary Stories of the Superman Family... (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Superman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Whole Batman Family! (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Roman War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace!
    The Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Rx Against Accidents!
  3. 2. The Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Menace, Part 1
    The Doom Patrol
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  7. 6. Part 2: Lure of the Changing Nightmare
    The Doom Patrol
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["Mr. Cap, I just finished my model car!"]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  10. 9. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  11. 10. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  13. 12. The Private War of Elasti-Girl
    The Doom Patrol
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. These Great Imaginary Stories of the Superman Family...
    Superman
  16. 15. The Whole Batman Family!
    Batman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
  • John Monagle
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