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The Doom Patrol Review


DC Special had a fairly good run in the late sixties/early seventies, being DC Comics' only regular reprint book for quite a few years. The original series had a few new stories as well, including the The Three Musketeers, "Earth Shattering Disasters", "Danger Dinosaurs!" featuring Captain Comet and Tommy Tomorrow, and the most well-remembered tale, "The Untold Origin of the Justice Society." After the original series of cancelled, the name was brought back into use as the co-title with Best of DC when DC started its line of digests.

It was great to see a lot of the stories in the digests, but it was annoying to have the artwork mutilated to fit the format of the digest-sized pages. The digests lasted about three years in total, but never came close to the success of DC's 100-Page Super Spectaculars or 80-Page Giants, I think simply because folks don't like squinting to read a comic book tale.

DC Special Digest #19DC Special Digest #19

Cover by George Perez and Frank Giacoia

COMMENTS: This digest reprints the following Doom Patrol tales:

  • My Greatest Adventure #89 "The Doom Patrol"
  • Doom Patrol #86 "The Brotherhood of Evil"
  • Doom Patrol #90 "The Enemy within The Doom Patrol"
  • Doom Patrol #91 "Mento - The Men Who Split the Doom Patrol"

This digest also has a one-page feature by George Perez that shows an internal diagram of Robotman.

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