Category Archives: DC Comics/Archive Editions

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 5

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 5
By Arnold Drake (writer) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown, Jack Sparling and Joe Orlando (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released July 2008

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Cover price: $49.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401217206

Synopsis from publisher:
In the final volume in the DOOM PATROL series, featuring issues #114-121, the team battles the Mutant Master, the Galactic Gladiator, the Black Vulture, and more before meeting one of the strangest ends any super-team has ever experienced!

Notes:

This publication is the fifth and final volume in a series of Archive Editions reprinting the first Doom Patrol comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani. Bob Brown provided cover art for the original issues, except for the cover to issue #120 by Jack Sparling and issue #121 by Joe Orlando, the latter of which was used for the cover for this publication.

Reprints:

  1. Doom Patrol #114 (1967)
  2. Doom Patrol #115 (1967)
  3. Doom Patrol #116 (1967)
  4. Doom Patrol #117 (1968)
  5. Doom Patrol #118 (1968)
  6. Doom Patrol #119 (1968)
  7. Doom Patrol #120 (1968)
  8. Doom Patrol #121 (1968)

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 4

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 4
By Arnold Drake (writer) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released February 2008

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Cover price: $49.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401216463

Synopsis from publisher:
The World’s Strangest Heroes return in this volume collecting THE DOOM PATROL #106-113 (Sep. 1966-Aug. 1967)!

Notes:

This publication is the fourth in a series of Archive Editions reprinting the first Doom Patrol comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani. Bob Brown provided cover art for the original issues, excpet for the cover to issues #109 and #110 by Premiani. The cover for this publication is from interior art by Premiani.

Reprints:

  1. Doom Patrol #106 (1966)
  2. Doom Patrol #107 (1966)
  3. Doom Patrol #108 (1966)
  4. Doom Patrol #109 (1967)
  5. Doom Patrol #110 (1967)
  6. Doom Patrol #111 (1967)
  7. Doom Patrol #112 (1967)
  8. Doom Patrol #113 (1967)

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 3

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 3
By Arnold Drake (writer) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released March 2006

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Cover price: $49.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401207669

Synopsis from publisher:
An amazing hardcover collecting DOOM PATROL #98-105 and CHALLENGERS OF THE UNKNOWN #48 (1966)! Witness a new “unofficial” member, a wedding, and the Challengers of the Unknown! Featuring an introduction by comics historian Bill Schelly and a new cover by Brian Bolland!

Notes:

This publication is the third in a series of Archive Editions reprinting the first Doom Patrol comic book series. Also included is an issue of the comic book series Challengers of the Unknown, which featured a guest appearance by the Doom Patrol. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani, except for a portion of issues #98 and all of issue #99 and Challengers of the Unknown #48, which were drawn by Bob Brown. Brown also provided the original cover art for the reprinted issues except for the cover for issue #98, which was drawn by Premiani. Brian Bolland provided the new cover art for this publication.

Reprints:

  1. Doom Patrol #98 (1965)
  2. Doom Patrol #99 (1965)
  3. Doom Patrol #100 (1965)
  4. Doom Patrol #101 (1966)
  5. Challengers of the Unknown #48 (1966)
  6. Doom Patrol #102 (1966)
  7. Doom Patrol #103 (1966)
  8. Doom Patrol #104 (1966)
  9. Doom Patrol #105 (1966)

Bonus Material:

  1. Introduction by Bill Schelly

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 2

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 2
By Arnold Drake (writer) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown and Brian Bolland (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released August 2004

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Cover price: $49.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401201504

Synopsis from publisher:
The World’s Strangest Heroes are back in an Archive Edition collecting DOOM PATROL #90-97 (originally published in 1964-1965). Robotman, Elasti-Girl, Negative Man and “The Chief” take on classic villains including The Brotherhood of Evil, the Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man, Dr. Tyme, Mento, General Immortus, and more! Plus: an introduction by comics legend Roy Thomas.

Notes:

This publication is the second in a series of Archive Editions reprinting the first Doom Patrol comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani, except for a portion of issue #94, which was drawn by Bob Brown. Brown also provided the original cover art for the reprinted issues. Brian Bolland provided the new cover art for this publication.

Reprints:

  1. Doom Patrol #90 (1964)
  2. Doom Patrol #91 (1964)
  3. Doom Patrol #92 (1964)
  4. Doom Patrol #93 (1965)
  5. Doom Patrol #94 (1965)
  6. Doom Patrol #95 (1965)
  7. Doom Patrol #96 (1965)
  8. Doom Patrol #97 (1965)

Bonus Material:

  1. Introduction by Roy Thomas

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 1

The Doom Patrol Archives Vol. 1
By Arnold Drake, Bob Haney (writers) and Bruno Premiani with Bob Brown (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released April 2002

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Cover price: $49.95
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1563897954

Synopsis from publisher:
Made up of misfit super-heroes with unusual powers and abilities, the Doom Patrol embarked on and endured some of the most bizarre adventures ever imaginable. Assembled in this hardcover volume are the earliest escapades of Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl, and the Chief. Reprinted as they originally appeared in the 1960s, this archive edition includes the Doom Patrol’s first appearance and origin, as well as their first battles with their greatest adversary, General Immortus, the prehistoric monster menace Dr. Janus, the subterranean Atomic Furies, and the mutant Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man.

Notes:

This publication is the first in a series of Archive Editions reprinting stories from the 1960s starring the original Doom Patrol from the comic book series My Greatest Adventure, which was re-titled Doom Patrol. All material in this publication was written by Arnold Drake and illustrated by Bruno Premiani. Bob Haney co-wrote My Greatest Adventure issues #80 and #81. Bob Brown provided cover art for My Greatest Adventure #85 and Doom Patrol issues #86 to #89.

Reprints:

  1. My Greatest Adventure #80 (1963)
  2. My Greatest Adventure #81 (1963)
  3. My Greatest Adventure #82 (1963)
  4. My Greatest Adventure #83 (1963)
  5. My Greatest Adventure #84 (1963)
  6. My Greatest Adventure #85 (1964)
  7. Doom Patrol #86 (1964)
  8. Doom Patrol #87 (1964)
  9. Doom Patrol #88 (1964)
  10. Doom Patrol #89 (1964)

Bonus Material:

  1. Foreword by Arnold Drake

Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1

Golden Age Sandman Archives Vol. 1
By Gardner Fox (writer), Creig Flessel, Bert Christman and Ogden Whitney with Chad Grothkopf (artists)
Published by DC Comics/Archive Editions
Originally released January 2005

Availability: Amazon.com
Cover price: $49.99
Format: Hard cover, color, standard-size
ISBN 1401201555

Synopsis from publisher:
The first batch of the Sandman’s adventures are chronicled in this volume reprinting stories from ADVENTURE COMICS #40-59, NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR 1939, and NEW YORK WORLD’S FAIR 1940 (circa 1940-41). Plus, an intro by Jim Amash, co-editor of Alter Ego.

Notes:

This publication is the first, and so far only, in a series of Archive Editions reprinting stories from the 1930s and ’40s starring the original Sandman from various comic book series. All material in this publication was written by Gardner Fox. Bert Christman illustrated the Sandman stories reprinted from Adventure Comics #40 to #43, and New York World’s Fair #1, which was originally sold exclusively at the New York World’s Fair in 1939. Creig Flessel handled art for the Sandman features in issues #44, #45 and #50 to #59. He also created the art that appears on the cover of this publication. Ogden Whitney provided art for the stories from issues #46 to #48. Chad Grothkopf illustrated the stories for issue #49 and New York World’s Fair #2, and also provided inks for the stories from issues #55 to 59.

The first Sandman character from DC Comics continued appearing as a regular feature in Adventure Comics until issue #102 in 1945. These stories have yet to be collected or reprinted. The character was revived in 1993 for the Sandman Mystery Theatre comic book series, which has been reprinted in a series of graphic novels.

Reprints:

  1. New York World’s Fair #1 (1939) (10-page Sandman story only)
  2. Adventure Comics #40 (1939) (6-page Sandman story only)
  3. Adventure Comics #41 (1939) (6-page Sandman story only)
  4. Adventure Comics #42 (1939) (6-page Sandman story only)
  5. Adventure Comics #43 (1939) (6-page Sandman story only)
  6. Adventure Comics #44 (1939) (10-page Sandman story only)
  7. Adventure Comics #45 (1939) (10-page Sandman story only)
  8. Adventure Comics #46 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  9. Adventure Comics #47 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  10. Adventure Comics #48 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  11. Adventure Comics #49 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  12. Adventure Comics #50 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  13. Adventure Comics #51 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  14. Adventure Comics #52 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  15. Adventure Comics #53 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  16. Adventure Comics #54 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  17. Adventure Comics #55 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  18. Adventure Comics #56 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  19. Adventure Comics #57 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)
  20. Adventure Comics #58 (1941) (10-page Sandman story only)
  21. Adventure Comics #59 (1941) (10-page Sandman story only)
  22. New York World’s Fair #2 (1940) (10-page Sandman story only)

Bonus Material:

  1. Introduction by Jim Amash