(June 1966)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., Apr., July and Oct.
On-sale Date
1966-04-19
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 #99 and copyright registration.

Elasti-Girl Marries Mento! (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 [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Madame Rouge; Justice League [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]]
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Keywords
weddings

The Top TV Comic Stars Come from DC - The House of Hits (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Bride of the Doom Patrol [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

Script
Arnold Drake
Pencils
Bruno Premiani
Inks
Bruno Premiani
Colors
?
Letters
Herb Field

Genre
superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; "Killer" Keller (villain)
Synopsis
When Elasti-Girl agrees to marry Mento, Cliff and Larry come up with a scheme to stop the wedding. Their scheme is exposed, but Rita decides not to marry Steve and stay with the Doom Patrol.
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Indexer Notes

Letters credit from http://dccomicsartists.com/letters/letters.htm

This was originally completed to be a stand-alone lead story, ending with Rita calling off the wedding and returning to the team, then the additional pages to expand it to issue-length and have the wedding actually happen were created.

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents: 3)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Morris Waldinger
Inks
Morris Waldinger
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
?

Genre
advocacy
Characters
an old sea captain; two boys
Synopsis
The public library can take its patrons on journeys around the world and beyond, as shown by the captain after telling the boys some tales.

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 7 & 8 of first chapter. Previously in December 1963 issues. A list by Lionel English also gives the penciller and inker as "Sheldon Moldoff" in most of the issues this PSA appears in. Creator credits from a list by Lionel English.

The Kat Visits AMT's New Trophy "Haul of Fame" (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

AMT Corporation / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

A Super-Scoop! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6397
First Line of Dialogue or Text
These ancient gods control the destiny of my people!
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Puptent

Egg Fu the Oriental Mastermind... (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Bride of the Doom Patrol, Part 2 (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Beast Boy [Gar Logan] (cameo); Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen] (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El] (cameo)]; Teen Titans [Kid Flash [Wally West] (cameo); Robin [Dick Grayson] (cameo); Wonder Girl [Donna Troy] (cameo)]; Super-Hip (cameo); VILLAINS: Brotherhood of Evil [The Brain; Madame Rouge; Monsieur Mallah]; Garguax
Synopsis
Believing that Cliff and Larry tricked Rita into calling off the wedding, Mento challenges them, and during the fight Rita is inadvertently blinded. When the Chief restores her sight, the Doom Patrol goes after Mento. However, when the Brotherhood of Evil strikes, it is revealed that it was Madame Rouge masquerading as Mento who attacked originally and blinded Rita. Rita begs Steve for his forgiveness and agrees to marry him. They marry later that day with the Doom Patrol and other super-heroes in attendance.
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Indexer Notes

Letters are clearly by Starkman and not Field, understandable because the second chapter was not part of the story as originally planned.

Elasti-Girl marries Mento. Mento gets a new costume.

Scooter? Who He? (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

Introducing Villo (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

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 from readers Patrick Stout, Joe Harris, Kathy Hiers, and Marshall Lanz with editorial replies. Also included is the collectors' segment "The Swap Shop" and a paragraph of replies to readers whose own comments are not reproduced.

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

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6409
First Line of Dialogue or Text
You always make the coolest model cars, Tommy!
Genre
non-fiction

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

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

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

The Adventures of Andy and George in the G.I. Joe Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Elasti-Girl Marries Mento!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. The Top TV Comic Stars Come from DC - The House of Hits
  3. 2. The Bride of the Doom Patrol [Part 1]
    Doom Patrol
  4. 3. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  5. 4. The Kat Visits AMT's New Trophy "Haul of Fame"
    AMT Corporation
  6. 5. A Super-Scoop!
    Superman
  7. 6. ["Said a cat suffocating in Squaresville..."]
  8. 7. ["These ancient gods control the destiny of my people!"]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  9. 8. Egg Fu the Oriental Mastermind...
    Metal Men
  10. 9. Bride of the Doom Patrol, Part 2
    Doom Patrol
  11. 10. Scooter? Who He?
    Scooter
  12. 11. Introducing Villo
    Challengers of the Unknown
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  14. 13. ["You always make the coolest model cars, Tommy!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  15. 14. ["Hi, DC fans!"]
    Direct Currents
  16. 15. ["Guess what I've got, Andy!"]
    The Adventures of Andy and George in the G.I. Joe Club
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