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Showcase 96 (1996) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Showcase 96 (1996) 1
    Published Jan 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Sergio Cariello. Written by Beau Smith, Phil Jimenez and Scott Ciencin. Art by Sergio Cariello & Rob Leigh, Scott Kolins and Roger Robinson & John Nyberg. Showcase returns for another thrilling year of adventures across the DC Universe! Steel and Warrior team up when Guy Gardner returns to Washington and encounters Sledge and the Enforcer in "Friends, Foes, and the Other Guys"! Then, returning to Earth from his other-dimensional exile, Aqualad endures his final steps of training...but first he must purge the memories of his past in "Charted Courses"! Finally, without the aid of Superman, Metropolis S.C.U. squad member Turpin must defend his city from a demon in "All the Old Familiar Places"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #2
    Showcase 96 (1996) 2
    Published Feb 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Howard Porter & Chip Wallace. Written by Beau Smith, Christopher Priest and Louise Simonson. Art by Sergio Cariello & Rob Leigh, J. Alex Morrissey & Chip Wallace and William Rosado & Prentis Rollins. Steel and Warrior battle Sledge and the Enforcer in "Good Guy, Bad Guy, and the Other Guys," the conclusion of a 2-part story! Plus, the war god Ares encounters a strange mystery when he finds Circe defending widows and orphans in an East European warzone in "Flesh and Bone"! Meanwhile, the new, more powerful Metallo returns to Washington, D.C. and with Steel occupied, only John Henry's friends can save the city in "Bad Head Day"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #3
    Showcase 96 (1996) 3
    Published Mar 1996 by DC.
    • 2" tear in one interior page.
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    Cover by Gary Frank & John Nyberg. Written by Jordan B. Gorfinkel, Jamie Delano and Scott Ciencin. Art by Jennifer Graves & Stan Woch, Wade Von Grawbadger and Alex Morrissey & Brian Garvey. Black Canary, Oracle and Lois Lane team up to shatter a slavery ring operating in Metropolis, run by a metahuman crimelord, in "Birds of a Feather"! (Note: Very early Birds of Prey story.) Plus, Deadman experiences the terrors of the life...on death row in "Mercy Killing"! And Lightray of the New Gods gets the shock of his immortal life when he finds a church devoted to him on the planet Earth in "Acts of God"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #4
    Showcase 96 (1996) 4
    Published Apr 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Lee Weeks. Written by Brian Augustyn, James Robinson and Jim Higgins. Art by Scot Eaton & Prentis Rollins, Matt Smith and Christian Alamy. When Firebrand comes to Metropolis, he's drawn into battle against one of the city's oldest defenders, Guardian of the Cadmus Project, in "The Devil's Own"! Plus, a meeting in the past between the Golden Age Shade and the original Doctor Fate has dire consequences in the present day in "Day & Night, Night & Bright: Part 1"! And Jason Blood has begun to sleepwalk, and must learn if his nights are being manipulated by The Demon Etrigan...or some other demon in "Street of Dreams"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #5
    Showcase 96 (1996) 5
    Published Jun 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Mike Zeck. Written by Darren Vincenzo, James Robinson and Rachel Pollack. Art by Steve Erwin & Gerry Fernandez, Matt Smith and Jason Armstrong & Brian Garvey. Green Arrow and Thorn cross paths when a sniper takes aim in a Metropolis airport. But these heroes have different points of view about who needs saving, and their uneasy alliance may save or jeopardize innocent lives in "Fathers and Other Strangers"! Plus, the conclusion of the 2-part tale of the Golden Age Shade, as he and the original Doctor Fate battle an ancient evil with ties to the Shade's mysterious history in "Day & Night, Night & Bright: Part 2"! Also in this issue, an untold tale of the New Gods reveals a dark secret behind the creation of their celestial city in "Cages and Shadows"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #6
    Showcase 96 (1996) 6
    Published Jul 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Mike Parobeck & Howard Porter. Written by Kelly Puckett, Robert Washington III and Anthony Martinez. Art by Mike Parobeck & Ande Parks, Randy DuBurke and Derec Aucoin & Jason Martin. In the latest episode of Superboy: The Animated Series, the cartoon Kid of Steel visits Project Cadmus, where all hell breaks loose when he's tricked into summoning The Demon Etrigan in "Supersymmetry"! Plus, when Firestorm enters a rehab clinic, his powers go out of control in "Drying Out (Storms Clearing, Part 1)"! Also, Ray Palmer attends his high school reunion, but only as The Atom can he save the life of a suicidal former girlfriend in "Reunion"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #7
    Showcase 96 (1996) 7
    Published Aug 1996 by DC.

    Cover by William Rosado & Klaus Janson. Written by Jerry Ordway, Robert Washington III and Chris Claremont. Art by John Statema & Mike DeCarlo, Randy DuBurke and Rick Leonardi & Hanibal Rodriguez. When an evil genius exacts his revenge on Mary Marvel, it's Gangbuster who comes to her aid, providing him the opportunity to resolves issues in his own life with former love Cat Grant in "Playing with Fire"! Plus, Firestorm's conflict with his greatest adversary -- his own father -- comes to an end in "Chasing the Clouds Away," the second part of a tale begun last issue! And following a near-fatal accident, Fire of the JLA comes to terms with her past in order to face her future in "Snow Crash"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #8
    Showcase 96 (1996) 8
    Published Sep 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Tom Grummett & Doug Hazlewood. Written by Karl Kesel, Peter David and Tom McCraw. Art by Tom Grummett & Joe Rubinstein, Terry Dodson & Karl Story and Roberto Flores & John Lowe. Superman summons Superboy to Metropolis to stop another metapowered teen's rampage in "The Hard Way"! Also, in the midst of a devastating hurricane, Supergirl is haunted by the memory of lives she couldn't save in "Limited Resources"! Finally, Legionnaires Gates, XS and Leviathan must stop an assassination attempt that could shatter the United Planets -- provided the heroes can stop arguing among themselves long enough to get the job done in "Assassination Agenda"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #9
    Showcase 96 (1996) 9
    Published Oct 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Ron Frenz & Brett Breeding. Written by Joan Weis, Joseph Illidge and Peter J. Tomasi. Art by Kevin West & Keith Champagne, ChrisCross & Caesar and Eduardo Barreto. When Lady Shiva and Shadowdragon cross paths, their chance encounter becomes a test of skill and honor when Shiva challenges Shadowdragon to a duel to the death in "Honor Bound"! Plus, forced out of retirement to stop a madman from stealing a solar energy device, Dr. Light faces a greater challenge as she confronts her greatest fears and the responsibilities that come with power in "Illumination"! And Martian Manhunter goes after a cop-killer who specializes in extracting their eyes in "Eye to Eye"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #10
    Showcase 96 (1996) 10
    Published Nov 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Denis Rodier. Written by Paul Castiglia, Terrance Griep, Jr. and Ron Boyd. Art by Denis Rodier, Scot Eaton & Rob Leigh and Dean Zachary & Ron Boyd. Bibbo tries to stop a man from jumping off a bridge by telling him stories of how he defeated some of DC's deadliest villains! According to Bibbo, he's taken on the Joker, Cheetah, Major Force and even Doomsday -- but the only way to really prove his heroism is to stop the jumper...who doesn't believe a word of Bibbo's tall tales in "The Bridges of Metropolis County"! Plus, when Captain Comet returns to the planet of his "death," he discovers the legacy he left there is not what he thought it would be in "The Future"! And Ultra Boy struggles against inner demons as he must choose whether or not to throw in with a Metropolis gang in "Straight Time"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #11
    Showcase 96 (1996) 11
    Published Dec 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Steve Lightle. Written by Tom Peyer, Len Kaminski and Dan Murray & Beau Smith. Art by Derec Aucoin & Jason Martin, Anthony Williams & Andy Lanning and Gary Kwapisz & Keith Champagne. The time-lost Legion of Super-Heroes' efforts to escape the 20th century are complicated when Brainiac 5 frees his ancestor, the villainous first Brainiac, in the hopes of getting his help to return home. But the evil Brainiac has his own agenda, and it will take the combined efforts of the Legionnaires and R.E.B.E.L.S. leader Vril Dox to stop him in "Brain in Vain"! Plus, Scare Tactics ongoing series prelude tale "On the Road"! And discover new insights into the origin of the Golden Age Wildcat in "The Scarred Path to Justice"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.

  • Issue #12
    Showcase 96 (1996) 12
    Published Dec 1996 by DC.

    Cover by Steve Lightle. Written by Tom Peyer, Mark Waid & Brian Augustyn and Stuart Immonen. Art by Derec Aucoin & Jason Martin, Oscar Jimenez & Jose Marzan, Jr. and Stuart Immonen & Dick Giordano. The battle of the Brainiacs continues, as Superman's foe unleashes his full psionic power upon Brainiac 5 and the Legionnaires stuck in the 20th century...and Vril Dox of R.E.B.E.L.S., son of the evil Brainiac, may be their only hope in "Roots"! Plus, Jesse Quick faces a crossroads when her super-speed abandons her, threatening to shatter an overextended life that has grown dependent upon the speed, in "Overrun"! Finally, Sarge Steel and King Faraday team up to protect international VIPs from a kidnapping attempt thousands of feet in the not-so-friendly skies in "Rough Air"! 48 pages, full color. Cover price $2.95.