(December 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
1964-10-15
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 #90 and copyright registration.


The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme (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]]; Dr. Tyme
Reprints

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
A celebration of United Nations Day (October 24) with a description of the U.N. Declaration of the Rights of a Child.
Keywords
UNICEF; United Nations

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover, published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated December 1960.

The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme, Part 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

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 [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Dr. Tyme (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Negative Man and Elasti-Girl rescue a toddler trapped in a bank vault. Meanwhile, Robotman visits Steve Dayton and forces him to agree to take Rita on a date.
Reprints

They Live on Borrowed Time! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

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

Beware the Black Cat! (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Morris Waldinger
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
various legends about black cats from different cultures
Reprints

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

Monogram / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights? (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

G. I. Joe / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Part 2: The Terrifying Dr. Tyme (Table of Contents: 7)

The Doom Patrol / comic story / 9.67 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]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Dr. Tyme (villain)
Synopsis
Dr. Tyme perfects his 4-X beam which can stop time and begins to use it for criminal purposes. Rita's date with Steve Dayton is interrupted by Dr. Tyme robbing a nearby bank: she follows him to his castle and finds herself trapped in a clock.
Reprints

Metamorpho the Element Man (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Little Pete / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Billy is up at bat now...
Genre
humor
Characters
Little Pete; Billy
Synopsis
Pete comes up with a way for Billy to get around the bases faster.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; pogo sticks

25 Years of Batman (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Batman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 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

Letters submitted by Mike Friedrich, Marc Hinterlach, and Pat Robinson; also includes brief excerpts from other reader letters.

Part 3: The Clocks of Death (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]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Dr. Tyme (villain)
Synopsis
The heroes invade Dr. Tyme's castle but he escapes and they must flee before a bomb destroys it.
Reprints

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Charlie Cannonball / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Oh yeah?" "You heard what I said!
Genre
humor
Characters
Charlie Cannonball; Lorenzo the Strong Man
Synopsis
When Lorenzo argues with Charlie, he also spoils Charlie's act.
Reprints
Keywords
cannons; circuses

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

The Adventures of Bob Hope / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Electric Engine / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Hasbro's G.I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme
    The Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme, Part 1
    The Doom Patrol
  4. 3. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Beware the Black Cat!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Monogram
  7. 6. Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights?
    G. I. Joe
  8. 7. Part 2: The Terrifying Dr. Tyme
    The Doom Patrol
  9. 8. Metamorpho the Element Man
    Metamorpho
  10. 9. ["Billy is up at bat now..."]
    Little Pete
  11. 10. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  13. 12. Part 3: The Clocks of Death
    The Doom Patrol
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  15. 14. ["Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."]
  16. 15. ["Oh yeah?" "You heard what I said!"]
    Charlie Cannonball
  17. 16. ["Bullets zip, and I'm ready to flip!"]
    The Adventures of Bob Hope
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Electric Engine
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G.I. Joe
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ken Austin
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Chris Boyko
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed