(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
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 #99.


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]]
Reprints:

The Bride of the Doom Patrol (part 1) (Table of Contents: 1)

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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Part 1; 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.
Letters credit from http://dccomicsartists.com/letters/letters.htm

Your Free Trip Around the World! (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
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.
Reprints:
  • from Dec 1963 DC titles

Indexer Notes

Appears between pages 7 & 8 of first chapter. 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.

["These ancient gods control the destiny of my people!"] (Table of Contents: 3)

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)

Genre:
humor

The Bride of the Doom Patrol (part 2) (Table of Contents: 4)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 11.67 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]; 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.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Elasti-Girl marries Mento.

Mento gets a new costume.

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

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

Patrol Postscripts / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Murray Boltinof
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
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.

["You always make the coolest model cars, Tommy!"] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

["Hi, DC fans!"] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

["Guess what I've got, Andy!"] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Elasti-Girl Marries Mento!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. The Bride of the Doom Patrol (part 1)
    Doom Patrol
  3. 2. Your Free Trip Around the World!
  4. 3. ["These ancient gods control the destiny of my people!"]
    Peter Puptent Explorer
  5. 4. The Bride of the Doom Patrol (part 2)
    Doom Patrol
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Patrol Postscripts
  7. 6. ["You always make the coolest model cars, Tommy!"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  8. 7. ["Hi, DC fans!"]
    Direct Currents
  9. 8. ["Guess what I've got, Andy!"]
    The Adventures of Andy and George in the G.I. Joe Club
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Ted Watson
  • Keith Alan Morgan
  • Chris Boyko
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed