| In November, 1965, the Doom
Patrol found at their headquarters a lion print, a huge bird feather,
and a tuft of gorilla hair. The cover read "NEW! Meet Beast-Boy, the
wildest, weirdest teen tornado in comics history! See him try to blast
his way onto the team!"
The usually observant Chief failed to immediately notice that Gar was
green, but the rest of the Doom Patrol instantly decided that he was
going to be a huge pain. The teen wanted only one thing, to join
the Doom Patrol, and was given a chance to prove himself on a mission.
Gar's origin appeared in issue 100, along with the first appearance
of Galtry (his guardian), Gar's first costume and mask, and the first
explanation of where Gar's clothes go when he changes shape (Robotman:
Hey kid-- when your body changes-- how come your clothes disappear?
Gar: They don't. Emanations from my body give the clothes natural
camoflage! They match my skin!")
The first letter Beast Boy fan letter in print appeared in the "Patrol
Postscripts" of issue #101: "Dear Editor: The word is "RRRAWRR!"
But definitely! Beast-Boy is the gearest, the most, the living end! Who
cares if he's green! He's utterly FAB! By all means, bring him back!
This story DEMANDS a sequel!... "Linda Hall, Salt Lake City"
The editors replied: "When we introduced Beast-Boy, we hoped fans would
dig him. The bulging mailbacks the postman leaves at our door every day
testify they have. So now that Beast-Boy is in, we hope you got a
out of his unique origin. There was never a kid like Beast Boy, and
never will be another."