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Showcase (1956-1978) comic books

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 9 CGC 3.5

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #1294334001
    Starts Jan 6

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 15 GD 2.0

    • Water damage. Staple rust with migration.
    Starts Jan 6

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 17 PR 0.5

    • INCOMPLETE. Missing multiple pages (affects art and story. Second story unaffected). Full length spine split. Tape on interior of front cover.
    Starts Jan 6

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 24 GD 2.0

    • Gil Kane signature on splash page (not certified). Tape on interior cover spine and centerfold.
    Starts Jan 6

    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.

  • Item #50198514
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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 27 FR/GD 1.5

    • 4.5" cumulative spine split (taped). Water damage.
    Starts Dec 23

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 29 GD+ 2.5

    • Water damage.
    Starts Dec 23

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 34 CGC 3.5

    Starts Jan 6

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 41 VG 4.0

    • Water damage.
    Starts Dec 9

    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.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 60 CGC 5.0

    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Label #2065504002
    Starts Jan 6

    Cover art by Murphy Anderson. The Spectre makes his first 1st Silver Age appearance in the book-length tale War That Shook the Universe, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson; The Spectre confronts the evil Azmodus, who has taken over the body of Paul Nevers. Little Pete humor half-page by Henry Boltinoff. Origin of the Spectre by Julius Schwartz, art by Bernard Baily; One-page text feature tells the origin of the Spectre. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

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    Auction Item: Showcase (1956-1978) 61 FN 6.0

    Starts Dec 9

    Cover art by Murphy Anderson. Beyond the Sinister Barrier!, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson; The Spectre battles the demonic Shathan the Eternal. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Cloud 9 page of cartoons by Mort Drucker. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.