Elasti-Girl

Elasti-Girl (Rita Farr) appeared in books published by DC Comics, primarily as a member of the Doom Patrol. She was created by writer Arnold Drake and artist Bruno Premiani and first appeared in My Greatest Adventure #80 (June 1963). Rita Farr is an Olympic swimming gold medalist turned Hollywood actress who is exposed to volcanic gases while shooting a film in Africa. When Farr recovers, she discovers that she can expand or shrink her body at will. Although not physically disfigured, Rita initially has no control over her size changes, is considered a freak and becomes a recluse, leaving her Hollywood career. However, Rita is approached by Dr. Niles Caulder (also known as The Chief) who offers her a place among fellow “freaks” as a part of the Doom Patrol.

Synonyms:
Elasti Girl, Elasti Woman, Elasti-Woman
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