The Doom Patrol #88

DC Comics

United States

Published
June 1964
Page count
36
Cover price
0.12 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/18419

Credits

Editing
Murray Boltinoff

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover The Man Who Lived Twice! (The Doom Patrol) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; The Baron

Credits

Art
Bob Brown
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Show/hide 1. Are You a Good Neighbor? Public service announcement, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Advocacy

Credits

Script
Jack Schiff
Art
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Synopsis

The boys learn a lesson about littering.

Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Show/hide 2. The Incredible Origin of the Chief, Part 1 (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 11.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; the Baron (villain); General Immortus (flashback)

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani
Letters
Stan Starkman

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Five-Score Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #78 ([November 1964?])
The Incredible Origin of the Chief Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice Part 3: Showdown for the Chief
 
United States
Super-Team Family (DC, 1975 series) #9 (February-March 1977)
The Incredible Origin of the Chief
 
Australia
Super Heroes Album (Murray, 1977 series) #7 ([September 1977?])
The Incredible Origin of the Chief
 
United States
The Doom Patrol Archives (DC, 2002 series) #1 ([March] 2002)
The Incredible Origin of the Chief (part 1)
Original
The Doom Patrol 88, June 1964
From GCD
from Doom Patrol, The (DC, 1964 series) #88 (June 1964)

Synopsis

The Baron and his henchmen go on a crime spree and the Doom Patrol are unable to stop him. The Chief believes that the Baron is somehow connected to General Immortus, and he tells the team how he first encountered the General, who wanted to obtain the secret of life.

Show/hide 3. Their Motto Was... "One for All, All for One!" (Blackhawk) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Blackhawk
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Charles Cuidera
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Blackhawk (DC, 1957 series) #197, on sale April 9

Show/hide 4. What's New? (Batman) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Batman
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Batman's "New Look," beginning in Detective Comics (DC, 1937 series) #327 and Batman (DC, 1940 series) #164

Show/hide 5. No title recorded (Cap's Hobby Center) Comic story, 1 page

"Hello, there." "Mr. Cap. can you help me with my model boat?"

Featuring

Feature
Cap's Hobby Center
Genre
Humor

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 6. Part 2: The Man Who Lived Twice (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 6.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder] (origin); Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; The Baron; General Immortus (flashback); Robot Assistant-2 (flashback)

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani
Letters
Stan Starkman

Synopsis

The Chief continues his story, telling how he was killed by General Immortus and restored to life by his robot assistant, and how the General has been trying to get the secret from him ever since. Later, the Doom Patrol encounters the Baron again, who captures them.

Show/hide 7. They Live on Borrowed Time! (Challengers of the Unknown) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Challengers of the Unknown
Genre
Adventure

Credits

Art
Bob Brown
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Challengers of the Unknown (DC, 1958 series) #38

Show/hide 8. No title recorded (Moolah the Mystic) Comic story, 1 page

"Oh, it isn't so bad lying here!"

Featuring

Feature
Moolah the Mystic
Genre
Humor
Characters
Moolah

Credits

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Art
Henry Boltinoff
Letters
Henry Boltinoff
Show/hide 9. No title recorded Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"Be first in your neighborhood to read each issue..."

Credits

Letters
typeset
Show/hide 10. No title recorded (Patrol Postscripts) Letters page, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Patrol Postscripts

Credits

Script
Murray Boltinoff
Art
Bruno Premiani (logo illustration)
Colours
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Notes

letter submitted by Clark Frederick; page includes brief excerpts from several other reader letters

Show/hide 11. Part 3: Showdown for the Chief! (The Doom Patrol) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
The Doom Patrol
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Doom Patrol [The Chief [Niles Caulder]; Negative Man [Larry Trainor]; Elasti-Girl [Rita Farr]; Robotman [Cliff Steele]]; General Immortus [The Baron] (villain)

Credits

Script
Arnold Drake
Art
Bruno Premiani
Letters
Stan Starkman

Synopsis

The Baron unmasks, revealing himself to be General Immortus, and threatens to kill the Doom Patrol unless Caulder gives him the secret. The heroes escape and the General is killed trying to get away.

Show/hide 12. Watch for the First 80 Page Superboy Annual! (Superboy) Promo (ad from the publisher), 0.33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Notes

house ad for Superboy Annual (DC, 1964 series) #1

Show/hide 13. No title recorded (Palisades Amusement Park) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
Palisades Amusement Park
Show/hide 14. No title recorded (100 Magnets) Advertisement, 0.5 pages

Featuring

Feature
100 Magnets
Show/hide 15. No title recorded (Astroforce) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Astroforce
Show/hide 16. No title recorded (Mike Marvel System) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Mike Marvel System

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Inside back cover.

Show/hide 17. No title recorded (Task Force) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Task Force

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Back cover.


Notes

On-sale date from an ad in The Adventures of Bob Hope #87 and copyright registration.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 24983

Entry created

  • 20/03/2000

Cover added

  • 24/08/2019

Index completed

  • 24/08/2019

Last updated

  • 24/08/2019