Cosmic Treadmill, Ep 13 - Doom Patrol #121 (1968)

August 17, 2017

What would you do if you were given the opportunity to sacrifice yourself for the lives of people you don't even know?  In this reupload, Chris (@acecomics) and Reggie (@reggiereggie) bow their heads to bid farewell to the World's Strangest Heroes as they shuffle (or blast!) off this mortal coil to save the lives of 14 complete strangers living in Codsville, Maine.  They also discuss some of the behind the scenes shenanigans leading up to this issue regarding the mysterious (or, not so mysterious) omission of Doom Patrol co-creator Arnold Drake!

(Please note that around the four-minute mark, we refer to Arnold Drake and Leslie Waller's merged pen name (on It Rhymes With Lust) as Leslie Drake... when it was actually credited to Drake Waller) Whoops!  Wea culpa!

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***Originally aired as a segment during Weird Science DC Comics Podcast, Episode #90 (September 25, 2016)

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TAGS: Doom Patrol, 1968, DC Comics, Arnold Drake, Bruno Premiani, Murray Boltinoff, Robotman, The Chief, Negative Man, Elasti-Girl

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