(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
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.


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

Children of Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
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)

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) (Expand) /

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

Beware the Black Cat! (Table of Contents)

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:

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

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

The Terrifying Dr. Tyme (part 2) (Table of Contents)

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) (Expand) /

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

["Billy is up at bat now..."] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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, Pat Robinson; also includes brief excerpts from other reader letters

The Clocks of Death (part 3) (Table of Contents)

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:

["Oh yeah?" "You heard what I said!"] (Table of Contents)

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

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

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

Bullets Zip, and I'm Ready to Flip! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. Children of Tomorrow!
  3. 2. The Sinister Secret of Dr. Tyme (part 1)
    Doom Patrol
  4. 3. They Live on Borrowed Time!
    Challengers of the Unknown
  5. 4. Beware the Black Cat!
  6. 5. Whose Face Does the Enemy See in His Smoking Sights?
    G. I. Joe
  7. 6. The Terrifying Dr. Tyme (part 2)
    Doom Patrol
  8. 7. Metamorpho the Element Man
    Metamorpho
  9. 8. ["Billy is up at bat now..."]
    Little Pete
  10. 9. 25 Years of Batman
    Batman
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  12. 11. The Clocks of Death (part 3)
    Doom Patrol
  13. 12. ["Oh yeah?" "You heard what I said!"]
    Charlie Cannonball
  14. 13. Bullets Zip, and I'm Ready to Flip!
    Bob Hope
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ken Austin
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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