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Showcase (1956-1978) comic books

  • Issue #1
    Showcase (1956-1978) 1

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    Cover by John Prentice. "The Story Behind Showcase," script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer; The genesis of Showcase is explained, having originated with fan Larry Blake's letter. "The School for Smoke-Eaters," script by Arnold Drake, art by John Prentice; Fireman Farrell passes his final exam to become a fireman. Smoky Stan cartoon by Henry Boltinoff. "Fire under the Big Top," script by Arnold Drake, art by John Prentice; Fireman Farrell fights a fire at a circus. Varsity Vic cartoon by Henry Boltinoff. Secrets of the Firehouse article by Jerry McKay. "Fourth Alarm," script by Arnold Drake, art by John Prentice; A TV crew catches the firemen in action and helps influence a vote on fireman pay. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #2
    Showcase (1956-1978) 2

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    Cover art by Irv Novick. Rider of the Winds starring Eagle Feather, art by Joe Kubert. House ad for Sugar & Spike #1. Outcast Heroes, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Get Your Ticket to the Treasury of Books! library public service announcement starring Superman, script by Jack Schiff, art by Win Mortimer. Article about the horse in warfare through the ages by Jack Miller, art by Raymond Perry. Facts about squirrels, alligators, honeybees, the dragonfly and sunfish, script by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. Runaway Bear, art by Russ Heath. Palisades Amusement Park ad, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #3
    Showcase (1956-1978) 3
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    Cover art by Jerry Grandenetti. "The Frogmen!" Part I: The Making of a Frogman!, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath; A puny guy has volunteered to train as a frogman (USN UDT, precursors to USN SEALs), but is immediately nicknamed "Sardine" by guys called "Shark" and "Whale." The First Frogmen!; Historical article on Assyrian "frogmen" and Revolutionary War "submarines" trying to sink ships, then WWII frogmen. Part II of "The Frogmen!" Flying Frogmen!, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath; The team kills the shark, and "Sardine" and the guys graduate as frogmen; Flying to the Pacific, their DC-4 is shot down, then rammed by a Jap cruiser. Freddie the Frogman humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Fighting Frogmen article; Article about the origins of modern frogmen and their jobs in wartime. Part III of "The Frogmen!" Silent War!, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #4
    Showcase (1956-1978) 4
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277793007

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino and Bob Kanigher (cover design), inks by Joe Kubert. Origin and first appearance of Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash in "Mystery of the Human Thunderbolt!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Kubert; By a freak accident involving lab chemicals and lightning, Barry Allen becomes the fastest man alive and originates a costume based on the comic adventures of the Flash from the 1940's; And it's a good thing too: for he must now face the Turtle Man, termed "The Slowest Man Alive." This is the first DC Silver Age super-hero, and this issue begins the Silver Age of comics. "Fastest Creatures on Earth!" article about animals. "The Man Who Broke the Time Barrier!", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Kubert; The criminal Mazdan was tried for his crimes and sentenced to be sent to a future time period where he could harm nobody but was accidentally sent backwards to the 20th century, where he is captured by the Flash. "100-Yard Dash" article. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #5
    Showcase (1956-1978) 5

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    Cover art by Ruben Moreira. The Greatest Villain of All Time, script by Jack Miller, art by Mort Meskin; A thief is stealing artifacts that recreate roles from famous movies such as "The Mad Maestro" and "Phantom of the City." Ad for costumes such as skeleton, pirate, bride, and Superboy and Supergirl. The Two Faces of Mr. X, script by Jack Miller, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Sy Barry; Don Reed is a top fashion model; Until the FBI wants him to impersonate Alex Tate, the leader of a crime syndicate; Reed, a former counter-intelligence agent, secretly studies Tate to prepare for the role. Warden Willis and Casey the Cop humor half-pages by Henry Boltinoff. Secrets of the Secret Service article. The Human Eel, script by Jack Miller, art by Bill Ely; Agent Drew is obsessed with stopping The Human Eel's empire of crime; The Eel wears a special "shock suit" that jolts his enemies into submission. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #6
    Showcase (1956-1978) 6

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    Cover pencils by Jack Kirby. Origin and first appearance of Challengers of the Unknown in The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box (Chapter 1), script by Jack Kirby (plot, script) and Dave Wood (script), pencils by Jack Kirby; Four heroes are being flown to appear on the radio show "Heroes" when their jet crashes in a storm; Miraculously, all four survive unharmed, even down to a working watch; First Silver Age hero team and first original concept Silver Age series. Shorty humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Whistle Magic! fact page by Mort Drucker. Dragon Seed! (Chapter 2), script by Jack Kirby (plot, script) and Dave Wood (script), pencils by Jack Kirby; The Challs relocate the box to a tropical island and draw straws; The first chamber releases a "Dragon's Egg" that hatches a stone giant of legend. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. The Freezing Sun! (Chapter 3), script by Jack Kirby (plot, script) and Dave Wood (script), pencils by Jack Kirby. I Fought the Phantom Planes text story. The Whirling Weaver! (Chapter 4). First Silver Age hero team and first original concept Silver Age series. Reprinted in Challengers of the Unknown 64-65. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #7
    Showcase (1956-1978) 7

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    Cover art by Jack Kirby. 2nd appearance of Challengers of the Unknown in "Ultivac is Loose!" ULTIVAC Is Loose!, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; Felix Hesse, a German scientist, comes pleading to the Challengers to save him from Ultivac, "a creature of my own making... but now out of control!" Chapter 2: A Challenger Must Die!, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; The Challengers consult Director June Robbins, computer expert; She deduces radioactive materials have given ULTIVAC super-intelligence; She runs a computation to find their odds, and the card reads, "ULTIVAC WILL FALL WHEN A CHALLENGER DIES!" Dead or Alive? filler page with Robert Louis Stevenson. Chapter 3: The Fearful Millions, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby; Hesse shoots ULTIVAC with a ray gun; The robot falls; Now Hesse and Barker can "make millions"; ULTIVAC is clamped and displayed in Yankee Stadium in New York before thousands. Moolah the Mystic humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Supernatural Sleuths; "Ju-Ju" detectives & the Man with the "Radar Brain" are among those who exploit superstition to make men confess. Chapter 4: The Fatal Prediction, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby. Reprinted in Challengers of the Unknown 75. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #8
    Showcase (1956-1978) 8
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277792002
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    • Paper: Light tan to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277789005
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    • 6" cumulative spine split (taped).
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    • INCOMPLETE. Missing pages, affects art and story. Cover detached, back cover missing, complete spine split.

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. 2nd appearance of the Flash in "The Secret of the Empty Box!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; Under cover of fog, a giant mystery box appears in Central City; While the police have their attention on opening the box, a trio of burglars commits robberies around town. Origin and 1st appearance of Capt. Cold in "The Coldest Man on Earth!", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; Flash faces off against Captain Cold, who commits crimes by using a cold-gun to freeze things and create mirages; But once Flash figures out what Captain cold can do, he ignores the mirages and takes the villain in. "The Race of Wheel and Keel," script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Harry Lazarus; A race between a stagecoach and a clipper ship; The stagecoach leaves from Saint Louis for California and the clipper leaves from New York for California. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #9
    Showcase (1956-1978) 9
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Spine completely split and re-attached with tape. Cover detached.
    • Label #0252515008
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277791010
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1616494005

    Cover art by Al Plastino. The Girl in Superman's Past, script by Jerry Coleman, art by Al Plastino; Lois meets Lana Lang for the first time, and the girls immediately compete to see whom Superman likes better, but Superman refuses to fall into their traps. The New Lois Lane, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Ruben Moreira, inks by Al Plastino; Superman hopes that Lois' constant snooping to find his identity will provide evidence to convince "Con" Conners that he is wrong in believing that Clark Kent is Superman. Sleuths In Skirts article. Mrs Superman, script by Otto Binder, art by Al Plastino; Lois dreams she's married to Superman. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #10
    Showcase (1956-1978) 10
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Large pieces added at top of front and back cover, heavy color touch.
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    • INTERIOR IS COMPLETE.
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    • INCOMPLETE. Pieces torn from pages, does not affect art or story. Center wrap detached.

    Cover pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. Lois Lane's 2nd and last appearance in Showcase (after this she gets her own title, Superman's Girlfriend, Lois Lane). The Jilting of Superman, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois tries to make Superman jealous by pretending to be married to someone else. Danger: Prejudice at Work public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. The Sightless Lois Lane, script by Jerry Coleman, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye. The Forbidden Box from Krypton, script by Otto Binder, pencils by Wayne Boring, inks by Stan Kaye; Lois discovers a box of Kryptonian artifacts that give her super powers. 36 pgs. $0.10. Lois Lane's 2nd and last appearance in Showcase (after this she gets her own title!). Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #11
    Showcase (1956-1978) 11
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    • Writing on front cover.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1175612009
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    • INCOMPLETE. Page missing, does not affect art or story.

    Cover art by Jack Kirby. 3rd apearance of Challengers of the Unknown in The Day the Earth Blew Up, script by Dave Wood, pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Bruno Premiani; At the Pentagon, Navy officers and scientists are stumped; Two scientists mysteriously disappeared in Antarctica; They call in "men capable of handling the unknown," and Ace takes the call; He, Rocky, and Red fly; They'll pick up Prof along the way; Off New Guinea, Prof is astounded to find a volcano rising from the sea bed; In the Antarctic, the Challengers snow-tractor toward the mystery spot; The tractor bogs in a snowstorm and needs repairs; Ace and Rocky explore and fall through thin ice!; They land on a futuristic bridge; Above, Prof and Red are captured by skinny orange aliens in bubble-suits. Just Imagine story, art by Virgil Finlay. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #12
    Showcase (1956-1978) 12
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    • 2/3" spine split from bottom of comic with some splitting through pages.

    Cover by Jack Kirby. "Menace of the Ancient Vials!", script by Dave Wood, art by Jack Kirby; While chasing the criminal known as Karnak, the Challengers and their prey end up flying into a strong lightning storm, forcing both parties to land; Karnak finds a manor owned by an archeologist who had just discovered the ancient vials of a long dead society, each vial able to unleash a different magical effect; Karnak and his companion steal the vails and use them to battle the Challengers. Professor Eureka strip by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #13
    Showcase (1956-1978) 13
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0036165006
    Auction opens October 1
    • 5" Cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. 3rd appearance of the Flash in "Around the World in 80 Minutes!", script by Robert Kanighers, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Paris!; The Sahara Desert!; Tibet - and the Pacific Ocean!; The Flash, Fastest Man Alive, rockets to those distant places and in the most astonishing adventure of all times - answers startling appeals for help. Four illustrations showing how various cultures from history regarded lightning. Flash Facts. "The Master of the Elements!", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #14
    Showcase (1956-1978) 14
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Moderate amount of archival tape on interior cover and 2 pieces on centerfold.
    • Label #068B20-011
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: Scuffing on back of case
    • Label #0146506001

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia. 4th appearance of the Flash in "Giants of the Time-World!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; The Flash, Fastest Man Alive, battles the strongest menace of all time, people who grow bigger every second. Origin of Dr. Alchemy in "The Man Who Changed the Earth!", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Frank Giacoia; In the previous issue of Showcase, the Flash - after a hectic series of adventures - capture and sent to jail his most formidable foe, Mr. Element!; Now another criminal appears - more bold, more daring, and possessing even greater uncanny than Mr. Element - The Amazing Doctor Alchemy - who to Flash's astonishment turns out to be a two-in-one criminal! 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #15
    Showcase (1956-1978) 15
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    • 1 3/4" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Bob Brown. 1st appearance of the Space Ranger in "The Great Plutonium Plot," script by Gardner Fox (plot) and Edmond Hamilton (script), art by Bob Brown; A renegade scientist is stealing all the Plutonium in the galaxy; He hopes to rule the Solar System with his "Teleportator," but needs the radioactive chemical to power it; The Space Ranger follows a few space pirates (via an Audium trail - soundwaves) and is able to locate their hideout. "The Robot Planet," script by Gardner Fox (plot) and Edmond Hamilton (script), art by Bob Brown; Rick Starr finds an odd machine floating in space and takes it aboard his ship to study back at headquarters; Later, he and Cryll receive a surprise visit from Myra, who tells them that there are odd machines orbiting the sun, pulling the planets, including Earth, out of their orbit; When she sees the machine they were examining, Myra exclaims that it's just like the others; Rick is determined more than ever to examine the machine and get to the bottom of this threat; He finds that the device is made from a metal found on a world in the Sirius system, and he takes off with Myra and Cryll to find out more. Space Ships of the Past, art by Jack Kirby. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #16
    Showcase (1956-1978) 16
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    • 2 1/2" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.
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    • 7" spine split through multiple wraps.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. 2nd appearance of the Space Ranger in "The Secret of the Space Monster"; An octopoid space monster terrifies a ship's crew; Rick Starr (The Space Ranger), flying in The Solar King with Myra and Cryll, learn it's a space mirage broadcast by blue-ostrich Korthan rebels out to conquer their planet and Earth. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Photo Ace of Outer Space text story. Moolah the Mystic half-page by Henry Boltinoff. The Riddle of the Lost Race, script by Gardner Fox (plot) and Edmond Hamilton (script), art by Bob Brown; Criminals stole a map to reach the Valley of Ice on Saturn; The Space Ranger, Myra, and Cyrll track a gang from Mars to Saturn to Venus. On the Planet Og humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #17
    Showcase (1956-1978) 17
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Minor side edge crack
    • Label #1495585011
    Auction opens October 1
    • RESTORATION. Color touch. 2" Spine split from base of comic. Cover detached at one staple. Glue at bottom of spine.

    Cover art by Gil Kane. Origin and 1st appearance of Adam Strange in Secret of the Eternal City!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; An Earth archaeologist is caught by a "zeta-beam" and teleported to Rann near Alpha Centauri where he meets Alanna and Sardath; Alien invaders, called The Eternals, attack the planet. Ad for Strange Adventures #98 and House of Secrets #14. Our Strange Universe!; Educational facts about space, the sun, and stars. Curious Comets; Educational info on Tebutt's Comet, Halley's Comet, and the Pons-Winnecke Comet. The Three-In-One Star; Educational information on Alpha Centauri, the nearest star to our solar system. The Planet and the Pendulum!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; Zapped by the zeta-beam, Adam is teleported, not to Rann, but to Anthorann, a neighboring planet; Escaping barbarians and their "Rainbow Doom" (a teleporter), he meets Alanna and Sardath, who had used knowledge from Samakand scientists to journey to Anthorann. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #18
    Showcase (1956-1978) 18
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465462019
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Joe Giella. 2nd appearance of Adam Strange in Invaders from the Atom Universe, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Bernard Sachs; Adam is zeta-beamed to Rann, but pop-eyed green aliens inhabit the city!; Adam is thrown into an "Orkinomikron" to wake on a desolate atomic world, having been shrunk. Strange Satellites! fact half-page; facts about Jupiter's and Uranus's satellites. Giants of the Telescope fact page; Bernard Lyot built the first coronagraph to study the solar corona, and made observations of Mercury and Mars. Prize Stars! article; Facts about Proxima Centauri, Sirius, Beta Orionis, and other stars. The Dozen Dooms of Adam Strange, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; Adam rockets over a cop to meet the zeta beam; The new rage in Ranagar is Adam Strange full-size dolls. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #19
    Showcase (1956-1978) 19
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    3rd appearance of Adam Strange (and first Adam Strange logo). "Challenge of the Star-Hunter!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; In Calcutta, India, Adam Strange is in the attendance of a number of explorers who wish to witness an ancient rope trick; When one of the locals explain that it's a trick, and nobody can disappear at the end of the rope, Adam Strange offers to prove him wrong; He manages to climb up in the air and - to everyones astonishment - disappear; However, none witnessing could guess that Adam really intercepted the next Zeta-Beam and is transported to Rann; Arriving on his adopted world, Adam finds himself greeted by Alanna and a delegation of people from Rann who inform Adam that a super-being known as Leothric has appeared and demanded to face Rann's chosen champion. The "End" of the Universe article. "Mystery of the Mental Menace!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Sy Barry; Arriving in the African Veldt, Adam Strange prepares to intercept the next Zeta-Beam when he hears the cries of an explorer that is about to be trampled by a herd of elephants; He frees the man and manages to catch the next Zeta-Beam. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #20
    Showcase (1956-1978) 20
    Auction opens October 1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0314442005
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Bottom staple secured to cover with glue.

    Cover art by Bob Brown. Prisoners of 100 Million B.C. featuring the origin and first appearance of Rip Hunter...Time Master, script by Jack Miller, art by Ruben Moreira; Having finished work on Time Sphere II, Rip Hunter and Jeff Smith do a test run back to the mesozoic era; Meanwhile, in the present day, crooks force Bonnie Baxter and her brother Corky to take them to Rip and Jeff in Time Sphere I; Meeting in the past, the crooks have the drop on Rip and crew, until battling dinosaurs separate the good guys from the bad; But when the heroes get back to their Time Sphere, they find it's gone missing. Do You Make Life Hard for Yourself? public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Bernard Baily. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #21
    Showcase (1956-1978) 21
    • Interior is complete. Full length spine split and centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • 1 3/4" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella. 2nd appearance of Rip Hunter, Time Master in The Secret of the Lost Continent, script by Jack Miller, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; (Chapter 1.) Rip has an ancient tablet locating Atlantis, but the last line is obliterated; They journey to Alexandria in 331 BC, because Alexander the Great owned the tablet. Ad for Strange Adventures #106 and House of Secrets #22. Doctor Rocket humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. The Forbidden Island, script by Jack Miller, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; Chapter 2; Alexander points the crew to the island of Aeaea, where the tablet came from; They journey there in 700 BC. Rip and Jeff fall into a pit trap. Ad for Blackhawk #138, pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Mystery of the Lost Lands article; educational piece on Atlantis and other fabled lost cities. Science Says You're Wrong... humor page by Mort Drucker. The Doomed Continent, script by Jack Miller, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella; Chapter 3; The Time Sphere arrives in Atlantis in 14,000 BC, but it's a futuristic space city!; Orange aliens shoot ray guns, but the crew is saved by R'Dell's force field. Peter Puptent, Explorer humor page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #22
    Showcase (1956-1978) 22
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1217262001
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465165007
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    • CGC Qualified
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • INCOMPLETE. Page 16 missing, does not affect story.
    • Label #1568538002
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1339860003
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1245808003

    Origin and 1st appearance of Hal Jordan (Silver Age Green Lantern). Cover and interior art by Gil Kane. SOS Green Lantern; Hal Jordan is selected by the power ring of Abin Sur to become a Green Lantern. Secret of the Flaming Spear!; Saboteurs try to crash a new experimental aircraft created by Ferris Aircraft. Menace of the Runaway Missile!; Green Lantern stops a missile launched by Dr. Parris at a government Hydrogen Power facility. Scripts by John Broome. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #23
    Showcase (1956-1978) 23
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1570703010
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    • Interior oxidation.

    2nd appearance of Green Lantern. Cover and interior pencils by Gil Kane, cover and interior inks by Joe Giella. Summons from Space!; Green Lantern travels to Venus to save a blue-skinned caveman-like race from attack by yellow Pterodactyl-like creatures. The Invisible Destroyer!; When Dr. Phillips is distracted, The Invisible Destroyer is released from his mind. Scripts by John Broome. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #24
    Showcase (1956-1978) 24
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1465463007
    • Cover detached.
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    • Paper: Cream
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #15D9AA-027
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    • 1" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1616497001

    3rd appearance of Green Lantern. Cover and interior pencils by Gil Kane, cover and interior inks by Joe Giella. The Secret of the Black Museum!; When a group of spies steal secret plans for a new space plane from Hal Jordan, Green Lantern goes into action to recover them. The Creature That Couldn't Die!; A blob is turned into a giant monster when exposed to cosmic rays; It is up to Green Lantern to stop the destruction. Scripts by John Broome. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #25
    Showcase (1956-1978) 25
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    • Cover detached. Near complete spine split, attached by 2".

    Cover pencils by Joe Kubert, inks by Jack Adler. Captives of the Medieval Sorcerer starring Rip Hunter...Time Master, script by Jack Miller, art by Joe Kubert; As a favor to his friend Professor Blakeslee, Rip agrees to take Doctor Senn into the past; The destination is the island kingdom of Rittannia in the year 960; Upon arrival, Senn takes off on his own; While waiting for his return, Rip and his crew are discovered by King Gamina and his guards; Captured, they are taken to the city and thrown into a dungeon; Out of nowhere, Cholorus the Sorcerer appears to ask why the strangers have not been thrown into the Valley of Monsters. Buzzy's "Famous Books" Quiz public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Ruben Moreira. Ad for House of Mystery #97, House of Secrets #30, and Tales of the Unexpected #47. From Rocks to Rockets text article. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #26
    Showcase (1956-1978) 26
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. "The Aliens from 2,000 B.C.", script by Jack Miller, art by Joe Kubert; An egyptology professor asks for Rip's help in solving mysterious hieroglyphs showing the ancient Egyptians worshipping unknown gods; With his fellow time masters tagging along, Rip takes the Time Sphere into the year 2000 B.C., landing in the ancient Egypt village of El Karnak., where two alien beings from another world have been portraying themselves as gods and demanding tribute from the poor villagers; Following the extraterrestrials to their island hideout, Rip finds that they are preparing for a global takeover using robot soldiers manufactured from a machine; He and Jeff destroy the robot-maker and rush back to the village to try and warn the people about the aliens and their remaining robots; The villagers at first don't believe them, but then a brilliant flash of light occurs and two more alien visitors appear; They explain that they are the law enforcement of their world, and that they came to recapture the two escaped criminals that made their way to Earth; It's at that time when the robots come into view! Continued in Rip Hunter, Time Master #1. Professor Eureka half-page by Henry Boltinoff. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #27
    Showcase (1956-1978) 27
    • 4" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1294609003
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    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1571707013
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    • Interior is complete. REMAINDERED COPY. In the past, comics that went unsold at the newsstand had 1/4 to 1/3 of the cover removed. The removed part of the cover was then returned to the publisher for credit.

    Cover art by Russ Heath. 1st appearance of Sea Devils in The Golden Monster!, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath; SCUBA diver Dane Dorrance hopes to earn his Dad's UDT flippers; Judy Walton hopes to land the lead in the movie "Sea Devils"; Biff Bailey hopes to prove he's not a "clumsy ox"; Nicky Walton hopes to prove he's a man. The A-B-Seas of Skin Diving!, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Information on scuba diving, equipment, mysteries and joys; And "Never dive alone!" Monsters of the Seven Seas! article. Ad for The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, art by Bob Oksner. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #28
    Showcase (1956-1978) 28
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0000555008
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3" spine split from top of comic.
    • Interior is complete. Back cover missing and front cover detached at both staples.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: Other — see grading notes
    • Minor side edge crack. Scuffing and scratches on front and back of case.
    • Label #0100309024
    Auction opens January 7
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    • Cover detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Russ Heath. 2nd appearance of Sea Devils in The Prize Flippers!, art by Russ Heath; The Sea Devils compete with each other to win the flippers that belong to Dane's father; Everyone knows how badly Nicky wants them, so they each disparage their own efforts in the competition. The First Frogman, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Scyllis, a Greek diver in the fifth century B.C., performs great underwater feats. Undersea Prison!, art by Russ Heath; The Sea Devils agree to help Mona Moray locate her missing father. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #29
    Showcase (1956-1978) 29
    • Paper: Tan to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Centerfold married and loose
    • 2" cumulative spine split.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Cover oxidation, water spots.
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    Cover art by Russ Heath. Last Dive of the Sea Devils!, art by Russ Heath; As the radio reports a UFO sighting, the Sea Devils, out in the boat Sea Witch, meet a giant "King Neptune" spearing boats from a giant sea horse. Ad for Justice League of America. Frogmen(?) of Olde!; Historical piece about Alexander the Great's use of "combat divers." Undersea Scavenger Hunt!, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Russ Heath; Having lost their boat, the Sea Witch, the Sea Devils enter a millionaire-sponsored underwater scavenger hunt to win a new boat; They find a life ring from the Marie Celeste, a jeweled sword, and other treasures, but lose them through mishaps. Ad for Our Army at War. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #30
    Showcase (1956-1978) 30
    • Paper: White
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1277789014
    • 1/2" cumulative spine split.
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    • Cover oxidation.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Cover detached.
    • Label #1570724001

    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Creatures from Atlantis starring Aquaman and Aqualad, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman gets an S.O.S. from Atlantis; Aquaman is captured, but he learns the plans of the Amphibious Aliens. The Battle of the Sea Creatures starring Aquaman and Aqualad, script by Jack Miller, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman and Aqualad stop amphibious aliens and force them back to their own dimension. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #31
    Showcase (1956-1978) 31
    • 3" cumulative spine split.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 3 1/2" Spine split from base of comic. Coupon cut out of back cover.
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    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C. starring Aquaman, Aqualad, Professor Richards, and John Cook, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; John Cook steals Professor Richards' ray that will turn a normal fish into a large sea monster. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #32
    Showcase (1956-1978) 32
    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Moderate color touch. Cover reattached with glued.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #494-AA-001

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Creature King of the Sea starring Aquaman, Aqualad, and Wilo the Wizard, script by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy; Aquaman and Aqualad help a diver recover a lost treasure chest hidden by Wilo the Wizard. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #33
    Showcase (1956-1978) 33

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    Cover pencils by Dick Dillin, inks by Sheldon Moldoff. Prisoners of the Aqua-Planet starring Aquaman, Aqualad, and Mermor. Aquaman and Aqualad meet Mermor, an alien from Venus who was driven to Earth by the tyrant Naeco. The Alien Creature Ambush; Aquaman and Aqualad are captured along with Mermor and taken to Venus. King of the Land Creatures; Aquaman helps Mermor and his followers in overthrowing the tyrant Naeco. Scripts by Jack Miller, art by Nick Cardy. 36 pgs. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #34
    Showcase (1956-1978) 34
    • Overspray.
    • Cover detached.
    • Cover detached at one staple and loose at the other. 4" Cumulative spine split.
    • Cover and first wrap detached, 3" cumulative spine split.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1231195004
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1568517021
    Auction opens January 7
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1301460002
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1487802022
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #CFE749-001
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    • INCOMPLETE. Centerfold missing. Does not interrupt art or story. Full length spine split. Tape along spine.
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. Origin and 1st appearance of Silver Age Atom in "Birth of the Atom!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success; However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. "Battle of the Tiny Titans!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When one of Jean Loring's friends is accused of stealing money from the bank where she works as a teller, she explains that a little man appeared and stole the money; When Jean tells Ray that her friend is a trustworthy person, Ray decides to see what he can do with his shrinking powers. 2-page text history of the Atom from the Golden Age by Julius Schwartz, art by Ben Flinton; E. E. Hibbard. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #35
    Showcase (1956-1978) 35
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • From the Collection of Joe and Nadia Mannarino.
    • Label #0702135002
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    Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. 2nd Silver Age Atom appearance in "The Dooms from Beyond!", script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; When Dr. Gordon Doolin is preparing to look for funding to build a hospital in a third world country, he learns that he's really the heir to the Heath fortune; In spite of the fact that there is a family curse, Doolin legally changes his name back to Heath to collect the fortune before the deadline; Taking up residence in his grandfather's old home, Doolin apparently becomes a target of the ancient curse; Ray Palmer gets involved because Jean is the lawyer in charge of executing the will; As the Atom, Ray manages to protect Doolin from the various apparent curses comprised of the various elements. 2-page text feature with autobiographies of Fox, Kane, and Anderson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.10. Cover price $0.10.

  • Issue #36
    Showcase (1956-1978) 36
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Restored: C1
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Restoration includes: small amount of color touch on cover.
    • Label #1334064015
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1262530010
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    • Signed by the creative team of Gardner Fox, Gil Kane, and Murphy Anderson (splash) with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity. NOTE: Restoration- spine tear seals.
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    • 2-3/4" spine split from bottom of comic.

    First 12-cent cover price. Cover pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson. 3rd appearance of the Silver Age Atom in Prisoner in a Test Tube!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; A master spy assumes the identity of a scientist to get close to Professor Loring, who builds "super weapons"; Jean checks his fingerprints and finds a fraud. Ray Palmer offers to contact "our friend, The Atom. Ad for Mystery in Space #73. Ad for Green Lantern #10 and Flash #126. Ad for Giant 80-Page Superman Annual #4. Letter to the editor from comics fandom pioneer Jerry Bails. Strange Realm of the Atom!; Educational info about atomic energy and atoms. The "Disappearing Act" Robberies!, script by Gardner Fox, pencils by Gil Kane, inks by Murphy Anderson; Ray once again proposes to Jean, but she's distracted by "invisible robberies" of jewelry all over town; The Atom attends a chess match with a platinum chess set and hides in a rook. Ad for Strange Adventures #136 and Justice League #9. Ad for Giant Batman 80-Page Annual #2. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #37
    Showcase (1956-1978) 37
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0293337014
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
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    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1616234014
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1484701001
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    • Restored (see item notes)
    • RESTORATION. Tear seals to spine.
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    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
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    • 6" cumulative spine split, cover detached at one staple.
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    • Interior is complete. Extensive accumulation of damages.

    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. 1st appearance of the Metal Men in The Flaming Doom! (Part I), script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; In prehistoric times, a flying manta ray survives a "radioactive storm" and is encased in ice; Today, it breaks free and soars over the coast, zapping lighthouses, jets, and the Chrysler Building with laser-eyes. Ad for Justice League of America 10 and Aquaman 2. Part II The Metal Men vs The Flaming Doom!, script by Bob Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; The Metal Men are going into battle, but Tina will stay "out of harm's way"; Oh, no, she won't, and spins Doc in a cocoon until he relents; Boarding a "rocket disc," they find the flying manta at the bridge. The Magic Metal article; Uses of cobalt throughout history. Metal Facts and Fancies article. Part III The Metal Men vs The Flaming Doom!, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; Lead forms a shield to block the creature's blasting eyebeams; Gold stretches and grabs while Iron anchors him, but they're pulled aloft to crash into the ocean; Col. Casper radios to call it off, they failed. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #38
    Showcase (1956-1978) 38
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    • Tear on bottom of back cover.

    2nd appearance of the Metal Men. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. The Nightmare Menace! starring the Metal Men, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; The Metal Men battle a robot built by a foreign power and designed to cause their powers to malfunction. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #39
    Showcase (1956-1978) 39
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
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    Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. 3rd appearance of the Metal Men in "The Deathless Doom!", pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; The Metal Men are sent out into the field to take down Chemo; Mercury opts to go it alone, believing himself superior to his fellow Metal Men; After melting the tracks in front of a speeding train, Chemo encounters Mercury. The hot-headed Metal Man manages to dodge Chemo's first couple of volleys; The third expulsion, though, reduces Mercury to hundreds of inert globules, that Chemo tramples over; With Mercury's defeat, the other Metal Men move to engage the chemical monstrosity. Ad for Giant Batman Annual and Giant Lois Lane Annual. Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff. Metal Facts and Fancies, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Ad for Giant Superman Annual. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #40
    Showcase (1956-1978) 40
    • 1/2" Spine split.
    • 1-1/2" cumulative spine split. Cover detached at one staple. Water damage.
    • Fire damage.
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    • Paper: Off white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #0962639007
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    4th appearance of the Metal Men. Cover pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. The Day the Metal Men Melted!, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito; The Metal Men battle Chemo after he turns Doc Magnus into a radioactive giant. Continued in Metal Men #1. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #41
    Showcase (1956-1978) 41
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    Cover art by Lee Elias. 1st Tommy Tomorrow. Chapter 1: Frame-Up at Planeteer Academy, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Tommy Tomorrow arrives with other rookies at the Planeteer Academy, known as the "West Point of the Solar System"; He meets other cadets, such as Lon Vurian of Venus and Lo-Duey of Mars; Someone repeatedly sabotages Tommy, until none of the other cadets trust him. #529-Amazing Ratios!; The Earth's atmosphere is so immense that there is approximately two million tons of air for every human being on Earth! Man Tries for the Moon fact two-pager, art by Henry Boltinoff. Pioneers of the Sky; Some facts about early flight pioneers: J. Degen, Sir George Cayley, Gustov and Otto Lilienthal, Percy Sinclair Pilcher, Samuel Pierpoint Langley, Clement Ader, and the Wright brothers. Chapter 2: The Criminal Who Couldn't Die, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Tommy Tomorrow and Lon Vurian join together and follow after Chardu; Tommy explains to Lon that when solar rays pass through the Stone of Gazda, they form a wall of energy that can't be penetrated by any weapon. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #42
    Showcase (1956-1978) 42

    Cover art by Lee Elias. 2nd Tommy Tomorrow. Chapter 1: The Brain Robbers of Satellite X, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow and Lt. Lon Vurian arrive at the Planeteer Headquarters on Venus and receive their first assignments, convoy duty with the fermite skows running between Pluto and the inner planets; While in space, they stumble upon the activities of alien criminals. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Chapter 2: Masters of the Asteroid Brain, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Aliens have kidnapped more than 50 of the solar system's most brilliant scientists and have used a mind-control ray to force them to reveal their secrets; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow fakes falling under their control, then frees the scientists and chases away the criminals. All Aboard for - Space! article. Planets of Wonder article by Julius Schwartz, pencils by Morris Waldinger, inks by Tommy Nicolosi. Chapter 3: The Doom Factory, script by Arnold Drake, pencils by Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25) and Don Heck (story pages 17-24), inks by Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25) and Don Heck (story pages 17-24). 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #43
    Showcase (1956-1978) 43
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: New, unblemished
    • Label #1479120002

    1st Silver Age movie adaptation. Cover art by Bob Brown. Five B&W photos of James Bond and Doctor No. Doctor No, art by Norman J. Nodel; In Jamaica, John Strangways is grabbed by three "blind" beggars; He was checking on "massive interference" with Cape Canaveral rocket launches; Bond goes to Jamaica and zeroes in on Crab Key; He survives fist fights, a tarantula in his bed, gunshots, and being run off the road; Finally, with the help of Honey Ryder and Quarrel, a fisherman, he reaches the island; based on the 1962 feature film. The Man Behind the Typewriter; Background on James Bond and his creator, Ian Fleming. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #44
    Showcase (1956-1978) 44

    Cover art by Lee Elias. 3rd Tommy Tomorrow issue. Chapter 1: Tommy Tomorrow -- Wanted for Treason, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; After gazium raiders use a Planeteer squadron's secret code to lure them away from a gazium theft, all members of that squad, including Capt. Tommy Tomorrow and Capt. Lon Vurian, are placed under investigation. On the Planet Og humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Metal Men #1. Chapter 2: The Fantastic Dr. Klik, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Using the stolen gazium, Dr. Klik succeeds in greatly expanding the size of a single atom; This strange atom is inhabited by fantastic creatures which, when expanded to scale, will be indestructible. Eye in the Sky article. Chapter 3: The Man Who Would Destroy Mars, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; With Vurian's help, Tomorrow escapes capture and returns to Klik's hideout. Statement of ownership: Statement of October 1, 1962; Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months; 220,000. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #45
    Showcase (1956-1978) 45
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split.

    Cover by Russ Heath. Sgt. Rocks origin retold in "Sergeants Aren't Born!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert; As Sgt. Rock and his troops in Easy Company head into enemy territory, Rock reminisces about how he got to be the sergeant of Easy Company; As part of his first hike in training camp, the recruits went past a bunch of Nazi POWs; Cut to D-Day and the invasion of Normandy; When Private Rocks boat capsized, the specter of the POWs taunts forced Rock to push on to shore. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #46
    Showcase (1956-1978) 46
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    Cover art by Lee Elias. 4th Tommy Tomorrow issue. Chapter 1: Mission to Disaster, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow and Capt. Lon Vurian meet with Gur Doyka, Chief Minister of the Federation of Planets; The Federation has recently made first contact with a distant solar system, and offered them a non-aggression treaty; The aliens proved suspicious and hesitated signing the pact. On the Planet Og humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Chapter 2: The Plot to Kill a Solar System, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Capt. Tomorrow, Capt. Vurian, and Gur Doyka are captured and imprisoned for kidnapping the boy king. Strange Secrets of the Stars article. Chapter 3: The Palace of Peril, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; While Capt. Vurian poses as King Lorgi, the others steal a spaceship; Unfortunately, the ship they chose is almost out of fuel. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #47
    Showcase (1956-1978) 47
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    • This is a consignment item. A 3% buyer's premium ($1.05) will be charged at checkout. It has been graded by MyComicShop's experienced graders.
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    Cover art by Lee Elias. 5th Tommy Tomorrow issue. Part 1: Doomsday for Planet Earth, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Maj. Tommy Tomorrow and Maj. Lon Vurian are brought to the Academy of Planetary Sciences, where they are told of an anti-matter cloud that could destroy the entire solar system; They have 10 years to evacuate the 20 billion people from every planet, or find a way to stop the cloud. Ad for The Brave and the Bold, now featuring hero team-ups; includes cover art from issue #50 by George Roussos. Balancing Act in Space; facts about gravity. Part 2: Nine Worlds Gone Mad, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; While Maj. Tomorrow tries to uncover the person who revealed their mission to the press, there is wide unrest around the solar system because the population believes they are doomed. Doctor Rocket humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Part 3: Threading the Planetary Needle, script by Arnold Drake, art by Lee Elias; Both Maj. Tomorrow's and Maj. Vurian's teams contain a traitor who has been working with a criminal mastermind, Dr. Loglov, to profit from the dire situation. Ad for Flash Annual #1, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Kubert. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #48
    Showcase (1956-1978) 48

    Cover art by Lee Elias. Killers of the Dead-End Maze featuring Cave Carson Adventures Inside Earth, script by Bob Haney, art by Lee Elias; Emile Basto has used hormones from amber-trapped giant prehistoric insects to grow other species to giants to threaten a town in France, but Cave Carson and his crew blow up part of Emile's cavern hideout and thwart his plans. Humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Spelunkers Under The Sea article. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #49
    Showcase (1956-1978) 49

    Cover art by Lee Elias. "The Fury of the Fiery Avenger," script by Bob Haney, art by Lee Elias; Johnny Blake has been missing for several years, and while trailing him, Cave and his band encounter a fiery giant deep inside earth. Sgt. Rock's Prize Battle Tales ad. "Give and Take" public service announcement, script by Jack Schiff, art by Sheldon Moldoff; The children take some broken and unused toys to Mr. Craig, who helps them to repair them and they then donate them to charity uses. The Doom Patrol ad. Ollie humor page by Henry Boltinoff. Challengers of the Unknown ad. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #50
    Showcase (1956-1978) 50

    Cover pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson. I – Spy, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Murphy Anderson (new material). Spy Train starring King Faraday, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; King Faraday, on the trail of a killer, rides the Orient Express, where he meets a movie starlet and a camera-happy tourist; two attempts are made on Faraday's life. Hangman's House starring King Faraday, script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.