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Gathering all of the original, offbeat adventures from the 1960s in one massive omnibus collection! This was DC's version of the X-Men--a rag-tag group as heroes. This fast-paced volume introduces The Doom Patrol, led by their wheelchair-bound chief, Niles Calder, three outcasts of society—Negative Man, Elasti-Girl and Robotman—take the qualities that make them freaks to become heroes. The trio would take on bizarre menaces including General Immortus, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man and the Brotherhood of Evil!
Wonderful art by the Italian artist Bruno Premiani, whose work elevated many DC titles well above the average. He co-created The Doom Patrol.
Here is writer Arnold Drake talking about bringing Premiani on board, in a 2001 interview: "But his superb draftsmanship, anatomy and design work turned my prejudice to dust. Still, could he give the DP the unique quality it needed — a quality I couldn't define myself? Bruno's first penciled pages told me we had truly lucked out. What he had recognized was that these super-heroes must be as human as possible. He captured that spirit from page one and sustained it for 42 issues: fabulous powers and fantastic enemies notwithstanding, The Chief, Rita, Larry and Cliff remained real people."
One of the strangest superhero teams of all time, The Doom Patrol starred in a very successful Vertigo series in the 1980s, written by Grant Morrison.
Collects My Greatest Adventure #80-85, The Doom Patrol #86-121 and The Brave and The Bold #65.
- Additional Information
Item Code DOOMPH Publisher DC Publish Date 2017 ISBN 9781401273552 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 7x10 # Pages 1080pg Color Full Color