Think You Know Doom Patrol? Get Featured in DC Universe Encyclopedia


This week, we’re asking DC fans to submit their fun trivia facts about a group of characters that are as weird as they are loveable. They don’t always get along nor are they always saving the day, but, despite the dysfunction, they found a family in each other. Of course, we can only be talking about the one and only Doom Patrol!

Let us know all your little-known intel in the comments below, and it could be selected for featuring in our new “Trivia” Encyclopedia section! Anyone whose Fun Facts are selected will receive a rare “Daily Planet Editor” badge!

Remember – All facts MUST be cited with their source to be considered for- it can be any source! Just be sure you cite it.

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—CITE your facts with a credible source by providing a link, a magazine, commentary, DVD featurettes; anything that can validate your fact.

—If we are not able to VALIDATE your fact, or if it does not fit the tone of our Encyclopedia entries, we may not use the fact right away.

—If REPEAT facts are submitted that we would like to use, the first user to post that fact will receive the credit.

—You can submit AS MANY facts as you’d like! However, submission to this thread DOES NOT guarantee that your fact will be selected for featuring in the Encyclopedia. The selection process is entirely up to the discretion of DC Universe.

—We have RECRUITED our very own @HubCityQuestion master of all trivia, to help sort out the facts and answer the questions you have moving forward in our weekly installments. He remains duty-bound to keep this party going!

—We will be accepting fun facts now through Tuesday, June 30th!

—To ensure your information has not ALREADY BEEN CITED in our existing Encyclopedia, you can find the current Doom Patrol entry here:


Hey, all! Just as clarificiation: any facts you have about the team AS A WHOLE are going to be ideal here, as opposed to individual members. (They’ll get their chance, eventually.)


The Doom Patrol was parodied as Doom Patrol Go in Young Justice Outsiders Season 3 episode 12 Nightmare Monkeys. Starts at 12:50 and “returns” at 13:13 in the episode on DC Universe. The members they included were Beast Boy, Elasti-Girl, Chief, Robot Man, Negative Girl, and Elasti-Girl’s husband Steve Dayton aka The Magnificent Mento.

Here is a picture of the full Doom Patrol Go Team all together.


The team once lived in a house full of sex ghosts (sexually remaindered spirits).[Vol 2, 67-87]

Writer Rachel Pollack and editor Tom Peyer ran an angle in the letter column of vol 2, towards the end of Morrison’s run, where she wrote as a fan, begging to take over, with Peyer eventually “relenting” after reading a letter that Pollack said she had already told her mom she had the job. I don’t have all of the letter cols, but there’s one in 60.

They parodied X-Force as Doom Force in a special. They were also part of the Amalgam crossover as X-Patrol and Exciting X-Patrol

Volume 4, by John Byrne, never happened and doesn’t exist no matter what anyone says.

Thayer Jost, a businessman, put together a team of heroes for Jost Inc, decided to call them Doom Patrol without actually owning the Doom Patrol IP and had to get them from Cliff. (vol 3 1+)


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Grant Morrison, known and respected for his work on Doom Patrol, has cited the Silver Age of Comics as his favorite comic book era. He especially has noted the work of Neal Adams and Denny O’Neil on such comics as The Flash and Green Lantern.


The final issue of the original series Doom Patrol #121 opened with artist Bruno Premiani and editor Murray Boltinoff telling readers that only they could save the team.


The Doom Patrol’s original name was “The Legion of the Strange.” Robotman was originally known as Automaton.

Edit: They were originally going to be called “The Legion of the Strange,” even being advertised as that, but the name was changed before publication.

Edit: Robotman is referred to as Automaton on the cover of Doom Patrol’s first appearance.

Robotman is the only character to appear in all 6 Doom Patrol series


The team fought a villain who believed he was the re-incarnation of Jack the Ripper and God. They were able to defeat him by Crazy Jane releasing his collection of pinned butterflies. His name was Red Jack and appeared in Doom Patrol v2 #23 and 24.


Red Jack already has his own bio!





Nice @Green_Loontern! I must have missed that article. :flushed:
Now I have a few more additions to my comics reading list now. Thanks! :superman_hv_4:


They appeared in Titans
Source: The Titans episode “Doom Patrol”

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Robotman has been the only constant member of each iteration of the doom patrol.

My Greatest Adventure #80
Doom Patrol vol 2 #1
Doom Patrol vol 3 #1
Doom Patrol vol 4# 1
Doom Patrol vol 5 #1
Doom Patrol vol 6 #1

Nice, but @Green_Loontern already mentioned that


Whoops missed that.