My Greatest Adventure
|This article relies on references to primary sources. (January 2008)|
|My Greatest Adventure|
Cover to My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963), the first appearance of the Doom Patrol. Art by Bruno Premiani
|Publication date||January 1955 - February 1964|
|Number of issues||85|
|Main character(s)||Doom Patrol|
The title was originally an anthology series with adventure stories told in the first person narrative. Over time the types of stories changed from simple adventure to science fiction. With issue #80 (June 1963), the anthology format was dropped and replaced with stories featuring the Doom Patrol. Issue #85 was the last to bear the My Greatest Adventure title; the series was renamed The Doom Patrol going forward from issue #86.
Issues #80-85 were reprinted as part of The Doom Patrol Archives, Vol. 1 (2002, ISBN 1-56389-795-4).
A six issue revival of the series debuted in October 2011, written by Aaron Lopresti, Kevin Maguire (artist), and Matt Kindt as a followup to the earlier Weird Worlds (comics) miniseries. It was an anthology featuring three different storylines in each issue, Garbageman, Tanga, and Robotman.
A reference to My Greatest Adventure appears in Teen Titans Go #28. When the Titans and Doom Patrol put together a birthday party for Beast Boy, members of the Doom Patrol tell the Titans some of their past adventures when Beast Boy was a member, including when they fought Animal-Vegetable-Mineral Man. Page 10-12 retells the story, and features a mock cover of My Greatest Adventure.
In the last volume of Teen Titans prior to The New 52, the formerly insane Steve Dayton is shown in #36 as slowly recovering, but still addicted to his helmet. While under a creative streak induced by the device he starts working on an autobiography, mostly based on his Doom Patrol years, which he plans to call My Greatest Adventure.