(September-October 1968)

DC, 1964 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
?
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

You Decide! (Table of Contents)

Doom Patrol / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks:
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]
Reprints:

The Beginning of the End! (Table of Contents: 1)

Doom Patrol / comic story / 23.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Bruno Premiani
Inks:
Bruno Premiani
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ben Oda

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (death); Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr] (death); Negative Man [Larry Trainor] (death); Robotman [Cliff Steele] (death)]; Murray Boltinoff; Bruno Premiani; Mento [Steve Dayton]; Wilmer Boggs; Captain Zahl (villain); Madame Rouge (villain); Brotherhood of Evil [Monsieur Mallah (death); The Brain (death)] (villains)
Synopsis:
Madame Rouge plans to eliminate both the Brotherhood of Evil and the Doom Patrol. She bombs the Brotherhood's headquarters, killing the Brain and Mallah, then she attacks the Doom Patrol. They survive, but the attacks are endangering others in the city, so they move to a new base on a Carribean island. Rouge and her ally Captain Zahl, an old enemy of the Chief's, trap them with weapons that rob them of their powers. They are given a choice: either allow themselves to be blown up, or the villains will blow up a small town in Maine. The heroes heroically choose to sacrifice themselves.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Death of the Doom Patrol.

Story is 24 pages of which 3 are 1/2 of a page for an actual page count of 22.5 pages.

It is later revealed the Robotman survives the explosion, and becomes part of the New Doom Patrol in Showcase (DC, 1977 series) #94. Robotman would later team up with the Gar Logan, now called Changeling, and the rest of the New Teen Titans to hunt down Rouge and Zahl in New Teen Titans (DC, 1980 series) #13-15.

In this issue, Robotman mentions utterly defeating "Mr. 104," but when last seen in #106 this villain was called "Mr. 103," and he got away scot free. In his next appearance, Teen Titans Spotlight (DC, 1986 series) #9, he explains to Robotman how he had managed to survive their last encounter, which an editor's note identified as being in DP #106!
Sometime between #106 and #121, an untold fight between the original Doom Patrol and Mr. 103, now calling himself Mr. 104, must have occurred.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. You Decide!
    Doom Patrol
  2. 1. The Beginning of the End!
    Doom Patrol
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Dwayne Best
  • Matthew Head
  • Gregory Fischer
  • Jim Stangas
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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