Showcase (1956-1978) comic books
- Water damage.
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- Paper: White
- Label #0962606008
Cover by Joe Kubert. "Mystery in Space," script by Jack C. Harris, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Murphy Anderson; While in orbit around Earth in his starship, Hawkman gets a distress signal from Adam Strange; Strange is being hunted, and needs Hawkman to rescue him before he is captured by an alien race called the Vantors; Strange blasts a hole in Hawkmans ship, enters, and the two seal off the hole before the Vantors can board; Then, the two and Hawkwoman launch the ship into Hyperdrive, allowing them to escape; Strange tells the Hawks that all of the various foes of Adam Strange over the years, the Vantors, the Kirri, the Arvese, and the Dust-Devils, all rose up to conquer Rann, the planet under Stranges watch; Strange came to Earth to recruit the help of the Justice League. Aquaman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "The Imperiled Sub." 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.
Cover by Joe Kubert. "Strange Adventures," script by Jack Harris, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Murphy Anderson; Adam Strange, Hawkman, and Hawkwoman in Hawkmans ship have arrived at Rann; The planet is under siege by the Thanagarians; Hawkmans ship is hit in the space battle, and the ship crash lands on Rann; As the three survivors assess their situation, and deal with the escape of the Shadow Thief, a group of Rannians discover them; These Rannians, calling themselves the Undergrounders, are bring led by Stranges friend Sardath; The Undergrounders are fighting against the races that have conquered Rann, and the trio joins them; The Undergrounders are attacked by the Kirri, one of the races holding Rann; The Undergrounders hold off the Kirri, and manage to escape via Zeta-Flare to their underground base on Crater Island; There, Sardath begins repairs of the Hawks starship; Strange finds out that his wife, Alanna, has been captured by the High Deleon, the leader of all of these races; Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern, Aquaman, The Flash (Barry Allen), and Wonder Woman appear in flashback. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.
Cover by Joe Kubert. "Adventures on Other Worlds," script by Jack C. Harris, pencils by Al Milgrom, inks by Murphy Anderson; Hawkmans starship, carrying Hawkman, Hawkwoman, Adam Strange, Sardath, and Alanna, arrive in Thanagar orbit; Their goal is to stop the war between Thanagar and Rann; With Justice League villain Kanjar Ro now ruling Rann, the heroes must stop him from conquering Thanagar; Hyathis has been alerted that Hawkman has turned traitor, and enlists the help of her newest ally: Shadow Thief; Shadow Thief leads a Shadow Squad of Thanagarians to hunt down Hawkman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.
52-page giant. Cover by Joe Kubert. "Graves with No Names," script by Robert Kanigher, art by Ric Estrada; At a World War II concentration camp in Poland, Nazi troops will kill 6 captives for every day that the head of the Polish underground, Artur, remains free; Back in London, the mysterious Control of O.S.S. enlists the aid of the Circus Mazurka. An article on Bill Donovan, a real OSS agent. "Another Pin - Another Death!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Bill Draut; The origin of the unnamed Control; Control was once an O.S.S. agent, partnered with his wife Dina; The two were agents working in France; While at an outdoor café, Dina makes Control promise that they will never reveal their marriage to the Nazis if captured. DC Profiles #38, Steve Mitchell. "The Friendly Killers!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Ric Estrada; The Nazis latest battleship, the "Tiger," has been wreaking havoc on the English Channel; The small battleship has been using a Norwegian fjord as a hiding spot, one of which is very defendable; It has become O.S.S.s job to destroy the battleship. 52 pgs., full color. $0.50. Cover price $0.50.