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Showcase (1956-1978) comic books

  • Issue #51
    Showcase (1956-1978) 51

    I-Spy! King Faraday stars in two Danger Trail reprints in "Hunters of the Whispering Gallery!" and "Thunder Over Thailand!" Carmine Infantino reprint. Cover by Murphy Anderson. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #52
    Showcase (1956-1978) 52
    • 1/2" spine split from bottom.

    Cover by Lee Elias. "Prisoners of the Lost World," script by Bob Haney, art by Lee Elias; When Cave Carson and his team discover the real underground city of Xanadu, they must face a terrifying monster and a monumental decision! 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #53
    Showcase (1956-1978) 53

    Cover art by Joe Kubert. The Battlefield Jury starring GI Joe, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert and Irv Novick. Hot Corner, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert. Frogman S.O.S.!, script by Bob Haney, art by Russ Heath. Battle Arithmetic, script by Bob Haney, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #54
    Showcase (1956-1978) 54

    G.I. Joe stars in "Blind Night Fighter" (art by Joe Kubert), "Cliff-Hanger!" (art by Ross Andru?), and "The Clean Sweep!" (art by Russ Heath). Kubert cover. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #55
    Showcase (1956-1978) 55
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Color fade.
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    • Slab: Minor side edge cracks
    • Label #0008940005
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    • Slab: Scuffing to inner well of case
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    • Restored: C1
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    • 2" cumulative spine split.
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    Cover by Murphy Anderson. 1st solo Golden Age Green Lantern in Silver Age (pre-dates Green Lantern 40), Doctor Fate, and Hourman star in "Solomon Grundy Goes on a Rampage!", script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson; When Solomon Grundy last fought Green Lantern Alan Scott, Green Lantern encased Solomon Grundy in an emerald sphere prison floating above Earth; Years later, the sphere has now crash landed back on Earth, and Solomon Grundy has emerged to get his revenge on Green Lantern; Solomon Grundy instinctually heads back to his home of Slaughter Swamp, which at this point is bordering the Tyler Chemical Company plant; At the Tower of Fate, Kent Nelson is warned that there is trouble by his crystal ball; Seeing the source of the trouble to be Slaughter Swamp, Nelson becomes Dr. Fate; Hourman comes across Solomon Grundy in Slaughter Swamp; Hourman pops his Miraclo pill, then attacks Solomon Grundy. One-page text feature tells the origins of Dr. Fate and Hourman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #56
    Showcase (1956-1978) 56
    • Staples added (not manufacturing).

    Cover by Murphy Anderson. Doctor Fate and Hourman star in "Perils of the Psycho-Pirate," script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson; On a remote dig in the Middle East, archaeologists Kent Nelson (aka Dr. Fate) and his wife Inza discover the fabled Masks of Medusa; These masks supposedly forced the viewers to be overcome with emotions; Their dig a success, the Nelsons return home to an unveiling party hosted by longtime friend Rex Tyler; The Medusa Masks are put on display at the party, with Rex Tylers fiancé Wendi Harris admiring them; However, when a mysterious man lights a cigarette lighter underneath one of the masks, Wendi is filled with the desire to steal the masks; When the rest of the guests notice the theft, the stranger passes the lighter under another mask, and all of the attendees burst into uncontrollable laughter. One-page text feature tells the origin of the original Psycho-Pirate. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #57
    Showcase (1956-1978) 57
    • Centerfold detached. Cover detached at one staple.
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    • 3/4" Spine split from bottom. Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached.
    • Centerfold detached. Water damage.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 2" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple. Oxidation.

    4th overall appearance of Enemy Ace. Cover art by Joe Kubert. Killer Of The Skies! starring Enemy Ace, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert; The Enemy Ace faces off agains The Hunter, a Canadian Ace, over No-Man's Land. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #58
    Showcase (1956-1978) 58
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover and 3 wraps detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached. 1" Spine split from bottom.
    • Centerfold detached. Writing within interior.
    • 2.5" Cumulative spine split. Centerfold detached at one staple
    • Water damage. Staple rust with migration.

    5th appearance of Enemy Ace. Cover art by Joe Kubert. The Hunters -- and the Hunted! starring Enemy Ace, script by Robert Kanigher, art by Joe Kubert; Enemy Ace faces off against the French pilot named "The One-Eyed Cat." Enemy Ace continues in Star Spangled War #138. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #59
    Showcase (1956-1978) 59
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • 1" cumulative spine split. Cover detached. Centerfold detached at one staple.
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    • 1" spine split from top of comic.
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    3rd appearance of the Teen Titans. Cover art by Nick Cardy. The Return of the Teen Titans, script by Bob Haney, art by Nick Cardy. The Teen Titans battle the rock 'n' roll robbers The Flips, who use a surfboard, a cheerleader's baton, and a trick motorcycle to steal from the public and confound the Titans. The series continues in Teen Titans #1 (1966). 36 pgs. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #60
    Showcase (1956-1978) 60
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
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    • Paper: Off white to white
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    • Centerfold detached at one staple, 1/2" spine split.

    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.

  • Issue #61
    Showcase (1956-1978) 61
    • Paper: Off white to white
    • Slab: Other - see grading notes
    • Scuffing to front of slab and minor side edge crack.
    • Label #1018581008
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple. 1 1/4" Tear in front cover. Oxidation. Chipping.
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    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.

  • Issue #62
    Showcase (1956-1978) 62
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover art by Joe Orlando. First appearance of the Inferior Five in The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando and Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Mike Esposito; super-hero spoof. "Digger" Dugan humor page, art by Henry Boltinoff; "Digger" Dugan can't get any decent help in translating some hieroglyphics. Cap's Hobby Hints, art by Henry Boltinoff. Roll Out the Robot, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito; The mad doctor needs a ruby for his device and creates a robot out of old junk to secure it for him; Fortunately, the Inferior Five stop the robot. Inferior Five Dead Letter Office by Jack Miller; How the Inferior Five came to be and who gets the blame! Professor Eureka humor page, art by Henry Boltinoff. A Gruesome Revenge, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito; Through dumb luck, the heroes defeat the mad scientist and are honored by the city government. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #63
    Showcase (1956-1978) 63

    Cover pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito. Conquer Man-Mountain -- Because He's There!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando and Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Mike Esposito; The Masked Swastika assembles his old gang, formerly enemies of the Freedom Brigade, and with the help of the Silver Sorceress they are all rejuvenated; Unfortunately, the Brigade is retired and only their children, the Inferior 5, are available to stop the villains. Oh, No! Not Another Green-Skinned Monster!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito. Merryman's Last Stand, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Joe Orlando, inks by Mike Esposito. Stories include parodies of Iron Man and the Hulk. Statement of ownership--average print run 388,000; average paid circulation 234,000. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #64
    Showcase (1956-1978) 64
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Oxidation.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached.
    • Centerfold detached. 1 1/2" cumulative spine split.
    • Signed by artist Murphy Anderson with Lone Star Comics certificate of authenticity. Right edge: TRIMMED. Centerfold secured with tape.
    • Cover detached.

    Cover art by Murphy Anderson. 5th appearance of the Spectre inThe Ghost of Ace Chance!, script by Gardner Fox, art by Murphy Anderson; The ghost of gambler Ace Chance takes over the body of Jim Corrigan, stranding the Spectre without a host. Continues in the Spectre #1. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #65
    Showcase (1956-1978) 65
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito. The Inferior Five return in this X-Men parody, Agony at the Academy or A Scrap'll Floor the Teacher!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; At Dean Egghead's Academy for Super-Heroes, the staff quits; The JLA, Metal Men, Doom Patrol, Metamorpho, and even Super-Hip turn him down, so the dean is reduced to hiring the Inferior Five as teachers. Ad for Plastic Man #1. Ad for 80 Page Giant Justice League of America #48. Part II Two Brains Are Better Than One!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; Dr. Dinosaur boasts two brains (one in his tail), so plans to destroy the Egg's Men. Ad for Teen Titans #6 with Beast Boy and Metamorpho #9. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Part III Some Throwbacks Should Be Thrown Back! or But Some Shouldn't!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; Awkwardman crashes into the pool--and meets Angel Fish, a mermaid! Ad for Jerry Lewis 97, with Batman, Robin, and Joker guest stars. New Man Joins Platoon!-- Adventures in the GI Joe Club ad; Hasbro introduces the new G.I. Joe, a Green Beret, then the heroes of Vietnam and subject of a John Wayne movie. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #66
    Showcase (1956-1978) 66

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Joe Giella. (Part 1) The Birth of B'wana Beast, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by George Roussos; Origin of B'wana Beast; In Africa, Game Rangers Mike Maxwell (Caucasian) and Rupert Zambesi Kenboya (Negro) crashed on Mount Kilimanjaro; Kenboya gives Maxwell a mineral-laced drink and a talking red ape gives him a strange helmet; He gained animal strength, can control animals, and even blend them magically into giant hybrids like a rhino-buffalo. Captain Action ad. Ad for Detective Comics #359, the debut of Batgirl. Ad for the 80-Page Giant Superman #193. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Plastic Man #2, vs. The Spider. Ad for Batman #189. Part 2 The Birth of B'wana Beast, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by George Roussos; origin story continues. Ad for Strange Adventures #196 and Tales of the Unexpected #99. B'Wana Beast's Real Africa; article about the modern Africa. Champs Against Odds! public service announcement, pencils by Jack Schiff, inks by Sheldon Moldoff; featuring Mickey Mantle, Wilma Rudolph, and Ben Hogan. Part 3 The Birth of B'wana Beast, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by George Roussos; origin story continues, then continues to next issue. Ad for Challengers of the Unknown #54 and Doom Patrol #109. Ad for GI Joe figures and accesories. Captain Billy & the Kid! Renwal Model Planes ad. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #67
    Showcase (1956-1978) 67
    • Cover detached at one staple. Multiple wraps detached at one staple.

    2nd B'wana Beast appearance. Even if B'wana Beast escapes the killer pack, he must still face...He Who Never Dies! The 24-page "Track of the Immortal One" is illustrated by Mike Sekowsky and George Roussos. Cover by Mike Sekowsky and Frank Giacoia. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #68
    Showcase (1956-1978) 68

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito. A Crooks' Tour of Palisades Amusement Park! or, How to Cook a Goose!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; The Maniaks are "not to be confused with the Beatles, the Monkees, or anyone in his right mind!"; Jangle can do sound effects and impressions; Pack Rat is a gadgeteer; Flip is a contortionist; And Silver Shannon is "The Mod Miser", a golddigger; They perform at Palisades Park, mobbed by teenage girls! Ad for Challengers of the Unknown #56. Cap's Hobby Hints by Henry Boltinoff. Ad for Superboy 138, an 80-Page Giant. Part II You Have to Use Your Noodle When You're in the Soup!, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; The Flips run from two gangs; Pack Rat cobbles a pop-gun and fishhooks to make a grapple to snag the cable car; Flip bounces so much gangsters can't nail him; Pack Rat cobbles an electro-magnet to catch bullets. Ad for The Adventures of Bob Hope #105 and The Adventures of Jerry Lewis #100. Part III. Next on the Menu--Just Desserts, script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito. Ad for Metamorpho #12, art by Ramona Fradon. Ad for Aurora The Rat Patrol model kit. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #69
    Showcase (1956-1978) 69
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.

    They're kooky! They're kicky! They're krazy! They're...the Maniaks! It's real love when Silver (the Go-Go Girl with the Go-Gold Mind) gets engaged to a rich playboy and the action hits the top of the pop charts! Featuring "Poor Richard's Maniak!" (Chapter 1), "Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Dough!" (Chapter 2) and "If You're Going to Trot Down the Bridal Path, You Need a Groom!" (Chapter 3). Written by E. Nelson Bridwell, with art and cover by Mike Sekowsky and Mike Esposito. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #70
    Showcase (1956-1978) 70
    • 1 3/4" spine split.

    Leave it to Binky in these reprints! Binky stars in "Duel Shiners," "Changed Man," "Leap Before You Look" and "Perfect Match." Art by Bob Oksner. Plus, the 2-page "Peggy's Page." Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #71
    Showcase (1956-1978) 71
    • Staple rust with migration.

    Cover art by Mike Sekowsky. "What Swings, Fiddle Strings?", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Mike Sekowsky; Woody Allen approaches the Maniaks to star in a Broadway musical he's written called "Confederate Yankees"; The songs were written by George M. Coldham; "Twiggly" and many goofy parodies of actors join in; Off to the theater! "Part Two, Act 1, of Confederate Yankees! Confused?", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, art by Mike Sekowsky; The show goes on, a Northern-Southern feud set during the Civil War; Many bad song parodies ensue. "Act II -- Part III (or Should That Be Part III -- Act II?)", script by E. Nelson Bridwell, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Mike Esposito; The musical lurches along with spies, betrayals, reversals, and people falling in love; More song parodies lead to the finale; Woody Allen waits for the reviews; The Maniaks wait for the readers to "buy... buy!" copies of their Showcase tryout. 36 pgs., full color. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #72
    Showcase (1956-1978) 72
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • Cover detached at one staple.
    • 3" cumulative spine split. Multiple pages detached at top and bottom staples.

    Cover by Russ Heath. Top Gun western reprints: "Sheriff on a Spot!", script by Robert Kanigher, pencils by Carmine Infantino, inks by Joe Giella; Walt, as sheriff, waits for Doc Doom to arrive; And sure enough, Doc Doom comes gunning for the sheriff, but also brings his gang hiding; Wayne, also dressed as sheriff, spies on Doc Doom and finds the ambush; While Wayne takes on the Docs men, Walt takes on Doc. "Panhandle Terror!", script and art by by Joe Kubert; Joe Freitas was considered one of the most terrifying outlaws in all of Texas; In 1879, Freitas killed panhandler after panhandler, extorting those that had money; The Texas Rangers planned a trap for Freitas. "Unseen Allies!", script by Robert Kanigher, art by Alex Toth; Raze Ruin and his gang are coming to Mesa City; They aim to kill Sheriff Tane and Johnny Thunder and take over the town. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #73
    Showcase (1956-1978) 73
    • Centerfold detached at one staple.
    • Water damage. Oxidation.
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    • Paper: Cream to off white
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. 1st appearance of the Creeper in The Coming of the Creeper!, script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Don Segall (Dialogue), art by Steve Ditko; Professor Yatz is kidnapped by "Reds"; Jack Ryder, mouthy TV host, is fired, then hired as a security investigator; He buys odds and ends for a bizarre costume for Devlin's society ball; He's stabbed and thrown in Yatz; Yatz hides his inventions: a molecular transmitter goes in the wound, and a healing serum in his veins. A Strange Tale Told by the Creeper filler page, art by Morris Waldinger. Ad for Action Comics #360, an 80-Page Giant featuring Supergirl, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by George Klein. Meet the Men Behind the Creeper; bios of Steve Ditko and Don Segall. Ad for the Enemy Ace, art by Joe Kubert. Ad for Ditko's Hawk and the Dove. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #74
    Showcase (1956-1978) 74
    • Original staples missing. Staples added (not manufacturing).
    • Oxidation. Writing in margin of splash page.

    Cover by Howie Post. 1st appearance of Anthro in "It Could Be You!", script and art by Howie Post; Prehistoric teenager Anthro watches a beautiful woman swimming from behind a tree, when he is hit in the head by his father Ne-Ahn; Ne-Ahn, the neanderthal, reminds Anthro that their job is to hunt, not watch the "rounded beasts;" especially because she may be from a tribe that eats human flesh; Anthro, chastised, follows his father on the hunt; The two spearfish, as Ne-Ahn tells his son he has seen signs of the greatest prey: the serpent nose. Legion of Super-Heroes ad. A (satirical) biography of Howie Post and how he started Anthro. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #75
    Showcase (1956-1978) 75
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    Cover art by Steve Ditko. Ad for Secret Six #2 and Brave & Bold 78. 1st appearance of the Hawk and the Dove in Prologue (Table of Contents), script by Steve Skeates and Steve Ditko, art by Steve Ditko; At Elmond University, in a small college town, pro-war and peace demonstrators face off; Caught squarely in the middle are Don and Hank Hall, brothers, a "dove" and a "hawk"; They argue about compromise, force, and rights as a riot breaks out and police rush in. Chapter 1, In the Beginning..., script by Steve Skeates (script) and Steve Ditko (plot suggestions), art by Steve Ditko; In a small college town in Elmond County...; In court, Judge Hall senteces Mr. Dargo, a racketeer, to jail; He vows "my boys" will get revenge; In chambers, Don and Hank argue about compromise vs. violence. Angel and the Ape ad. Chapter II, A Voice...a Voice..., script by Steve Ditko (plot) and Steve Skeates (script), art by Steve Ditko; Hank spots "The man who threw the bomb!"; The boys follow into an abandoned building, but are trapped. House ad for 80-Page Giant Superman #207, 30th Anniversary Issue, pencils by Curt Swan, inks by Neal Adams. Chapter III, The Birds Fly!, script by Steve Skeates (script) and Steve Ditko (plot suggestions), art by Steve Ditko; Costumed, Hawk and Dove burst in on mobsters come to kill Judge Hall in the hospital. Article in which Dick Giordano introduces himself, and The Hawk and the Dove, and the political terms, citing Viet Nam. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #76
    Showcase (1956-1978) 76
    • 2" Spine split from top.
    • Water damage. Oxidation.

    Cover art by Nick Cardy. 1st appearance of Bat Lash in Bat Lash! [Pheasant in Aspic], script by Nick Cardy and Sergio Aragones, art by Nick Cardy; Bat Lash wears a flower in his hat, loves pretty women and fine food, declares, "I hate violence!" but stumbles into trouble time and again; He flees an angry boyfriend, shoots a pheasant on the way to the town of Welcome; He requests the delicious cook prepare pheasant in aspic, and tours the town procuring supplies, punching, shooting, and clobbering villains at every turn; Continued in Bat Lash #1. 2001: A Space Odyssey Pan Am Space Clipper Aurora model kit ad. Ad for Jimmy Olsen 80-Page Giant #113, pencils by Ross Andru, inks by Mike Esposito. Ad and coupons for Palisades Park, NJ, held aloft by Superman. Article on Carmine Infantino being the Editorial Director of National (DC) Comics. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #77
    Showcase (1956-1978) 77

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    Cover pencils by Bob Oksner, cover idea by Sergio Aragones. 1st appearance of Angel and the Ape in Angel and the Ape, pencils by Bob Oksner, inks by Tex Blaisdell; Trumbull, with his leg in a cast, stumbles into O'DAY AND SIMEON, PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS; Angel is a crack PI and judo master; Sam is a gorilla who draws comic books; Sam delivers his latest art to Stan Bragg, publisher at BRAINPIX PUBLICATION, INC. Angel protects Trumbull from kidnapping, but they're nabbed; continues in Angel and the Ape #1. Ad for Lois Lane #86, an 80-Page Giant. Ad for Enemy Ace in Star Spangled War Stories. One-page "Wonderful World of Comics" text feature reviews Star-Studded Comics fanzine (the great publication by Larry Herndon and mycomocshop.com owner Buddy Saunders) and miscellaneous news. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #78
    Showcase (1956-1978) 78

    Cover art by Dick Giordano. 1st appearance of Jonny Double in Meet Jonny Double!.. Chapter 1, script by Marv Wolfman (story) and Joe Gill (dialogue), art by Jack Sparling; A down-beat Don Quixote... a once-white knight in counterfeit armor, the poor man's Peter Pan!; Jonny Double, ex-cop and now PI, is awoken only to be ejected by his landlord; Relocating, he gets a call. Mr. Twain has the picture of his twin brother, a syndicate man who was murdered. Ad for Angel and the Ape #1. Chapter 2, script by Marv Wolfman (story) and Joe Gill (dialogue), art by Jack Sparling; Beaten, Jonny gets sympathy from "Crys" Cross, a blonde waitress; Mr. Twain's brother dealt with Piker and Glass, respectable businessmen; Jonny goes to their office, is turned away, but disguises as a janitor to slip in. Ad for The Geek #1. Half-page text feature on Joe Kubert. Blurb for the first DC Special honoring Carmine Infantino. Love Finds the Inquiring Fanatic! article on Angel and the Ape. Chapter 3, script by Marv Wolfman (story) and Joe Gill (dialogue), art by Jack Sparling; Jonny kicks back, and the goon goes over the rail to a fatal fall; More goons pursue. Jonny runs into an amusement park, then the House of Horrors. Ad for Justice League of America #67, pencils by Neal Adams. Ad for Showcase #79. Ad for Beware the Creeper #4. Ad for World's Finest #180 and Superman #211. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #79
    Showcase (1956-1978) 79
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    Cover pencils by Jay Scott Pike. Ad for Green Lantern #65 and Brave & Bold 81. 1st appearance of Dolphin in The Fantasy at 14 Fathoms!, script and art by Jay Scott Pike; US Navy frogmen cut into a sunken WWII Navy ship to retrieve documents from a vault; And spot a white-haired girl(!) at the sea bottom; When she's brought aboard, she turns blue from suffocation--because she has gills; With regular dips in the ocean, she falls for Chris and learns some English. Ad for Ideal's Captain Action, Action Boy, and Dr. Evil toys, art by Kurt Schaffenberger. Ad for 80-Page Giant Superman #212. The Kid from Atlantis!, script by Robert Bernstein, art by Ramona Fradon; Aquaman helps Aqualad, a rejected child from Atlantis, to overcome his fear of fish; Aquaman adopts Aqualad as his sidekick. Article on "What's In a Fanzine." Ad for Captain Action #2, art by Gil Kane. 36 pgs. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #80
    Showcase (1956-1978) 80
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    Cover by Neal Adams. 1st Silver Age appearance of the Phantom Stranger in "Men Call Me the Phantom Stranger," script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Bill Draut; Children huddle around a candle in a cave, talking about a "curse" that is about to hit the city; The Phantom Stranger appears, and hopes to puts the children at ease with a story. "The Three Signs of Evil...", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino; In Columbus Circle in New York City, a group of sorcerers gather to make use of the full moonlight, using symbols on a board; Artist Mark Davis comes passing by, and unknowingly sketches out the symbols as his newest work of art; When the Stranger takes a look at Davis painting, he realizes that the symbols represent Columbus Circle, Times Square, and Washington Square. "I Talked with the Dead!", pencils by Leonard Starr, inks by Leonard Starr and Wayne Howard (traced & re-inked original); Before his fathers death, Dr. Thirteen made a deal that they would meet up five years after his death; If ghosts were real, then this would prove it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #81
    Showcase (1956-1978) 81

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    Cover pencils by Bob Oksner. "The Haunted Hippie!", script by Arnold Drake, art by Bob Oksner; Windy Wiggs and Willy Newton find themselves in Eerie, Pennsylvania, where Willy is tracking down a pen-pal; Willy is hoping said pen-pal, Hazel Shotland, is a beauty; Willy sees the blonde-haired beauty he hoped for, however, Hazel is actually a witch after Willy for spell components; While Willy is blinded by Hazels beauty, Windy discovers something suspicious about Hazel, including dancing brooms and black cats; Hazel has Willy in her spell, but Windy sees her for the hag she is; Hazel transforms Windy into a horse, in revenge for spoiling her plans for Willy. Mark Hanerfeld talks about the Alley Awards, himself, DC's first comic (New Fun Comics in February 1935), photos of the DC staff, and 3D editions of Batman and Superman. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #82
    Showcase (1956-1978) 82
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. 1st appearance of Nightmaster in "Some Forbidden Fate," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Dick Giordano; Jim Rook, lead guitarist of the Electrics, is performing at the Electric Band Aid, a club in the East Village; When the set is done, Jim is accosted by three thugs who did not like his music or his politics; They fight, and Jim manages to knock them out before the police arrive; He and his fiancée Janny Jones leave, when they come across an empty store called "Oblivion, Inc"; Jim is puzzled, as he thought that the store was a deserted lot the other day; Jim and Janny enter, and are transported to another world; Jim appears on the alien world called Myrra. He meets a small blue humanoid named King Zolto, the king of Myrra; Jim gazes into Zoltos mystic gem, and finds out that, ages ago, there were two warriors: Nacht and Brom; A magician, Farber, created the Sword of Night for Nacht and the Mace of Might for Brom; Brom became greedy, and with Farber, they plotted to slay the king and Nacht; Nacht defeated Brom, but Farber banished Nacht, leaving the Sword of Truth wedged in stone; Farbers rule corrupted Myrra for generations, transforming the humans into the blue dwarfs that now inhabit the world; Zolto has been seeking Nachts descendants to begin to wield the Sword of Night and free Myrra, and Jim Rook is that descendant. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #83
    Showcase (1956-1978) 83
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    Last 12-cent cover price. Cover by Joe Kubert. "Sing a Song of Sorcery," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Bernie Wrightson, inks by Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones (assistant), and Michael W. Kaluta (assistant); The saga of Nightmaster continues!; He will need all his wits about him, as he battles mighty barbarians and evil sorcerers to rescue his fiancée! Map of Nightmaster's world. One-page text feature contains autobiographies of O'Neil and Wrightson. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.

  • Issue #84
    Showcase (1956-1978) 84
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    First 15-cent cover price. Cover by Joe Kubert. "Come Darkness, Come Death," script by Denny O'Neil, pencils by Bernie Wrightson, inks by Bernie Wrightson, Jeff Jones (assistant), and Michael W. Kaluta (assistant); Nightmaster's saga concludes!; But will the Sword of Night be enough to defeat the Warlock Spearo? A Letter - Personal But Not Private article by Denny O'Neil. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #85
    Showcase (1956-1978) 85
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. "I Don't Belong Here - I Don't Belong There," script and art by Joe Kubert; In the early 1800s, there is a great meeting of the Blackfoot Tribe; Their great chief, buffalo-garbed shaman named Grey Cloud, tells the tribe of the coming palefaces and their bringing of sickness and death; But he also sees a hero rising from death; one that will not look like any Indian, and will be despised by his own people; Hours later, the tribe rides forth to fight the palefaces; They assault a wagon train, and over the course of the fight, one brave grabs a small red-haired baby; The brave is about to kill the baby when Chief Grey Cloud stops him; Grey Cloud makes a promise to raise the red-haired child as his own; Grey Cloud keeps his promise, and over the years the baby grows up to become a teenager; Named Firehair, the young boy learns of the ways of the Blackfoot Tribe. Background on Firehair by Joe Kubert. An illustration of Native American sign language, art by Kubert. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #86
    Showcase (1956-1978) 86

    Cover by Joe Kubert. "River of Gold," script and art by Joe Kubert; In the Great Plains in the early 1800s, a grizzled old gold miner walks his way across Absaroke territory looking for riches; The cantankerous old man is beset by a tribe of Absaroke Indians; The old man seems done for, but for the intervention of Firehair; Firehair, son of the chief of the Blackfoot Tribe, intervenes, and is attacked; The chief of the Absaroke war party, Black Eagle, challenges Firehair to one-on-one combat; Firehair agrees, and the two fight. "Saturday – 1787," script and art by Ric Estrada. Information on the American Indian by Joe Kubert. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #87
    Showcase (1956-1978) 87
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    Cover by Joe Kubert. "The Shaman," script and art by Joe Kubert; While discovering the Grand Canyon, Firehair is attacked by a mountain lion; Firehair defeats the mountain lion, but is wounded; Firehair staggers to a campfire, and find the braves around the campfire are expecting him!; We find the tribe at the campfire is run by an evil shaman; The shaman sent the mountain cat after Firehair to kill him. Chief Joseph illustration by Ken Barr. Indian Album two-page activities. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #88
    Showcase (1956-1978) 88

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Beginning," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; Jason learns the truth of his past, and why he and the man he thought was his father was on the run from the mobster, Tuborg; Jason also learns of his sister, Geraldine, and has to find her (and the evidence she has); Along the way, trying to escape Tuborg's thugs, he meets GG (who happens to be his sister, under a wig, but Jason doesn't find out about that). "Ghost Rider," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. Wonder Woman ad. Jason's Quest ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #89
    Showcase (1956-1978) 89

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Deadly Chase," script by Mike Sekowsky, pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; Jason continues on his quest to find his sister, Geraldine; Along the way, while avoiding Tuborg's thugs, he encounters Billie Jo, who falls for Jason. "The Search" text story. Jason's Quest ad. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #90
    Showcase (1956-1978) 90

    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Circle of Death," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; Jason finds GG, and the two go on an adventure together, avoiding Toborg's thugs, and a mad painter protestor named Andy; during this, GG finds out about her past, but the two get separated, forcing Jason to continue his quest for his sister. Letter from comics writer Tony Isabella. Manhunter 2070 ad. First appearance of Manhunter 2070 in "Incident on Krobar 3," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #91
    Showcase (1956-1978) 91
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    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "Planet of Death," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Vince Colletta; In the year 2070, mankind has conquered space and colonized the solar system; However, with interplanetary and interstellar commerce comes space pirates that prey on freighters and mining operations of all the races of the galaxy; With the rise in piracy, the United Federation of Planets calls on a new breed of freelance bounty hunter; One such man is Starker: Manhunter 2070; A suave man, Starker surrounds himself with beautiful women, and his robot assistant Arky, in his satellite orbiting Jupiter; Starker gets word through Arky that there has been an escape from the maximum security prison on Deimos: three fugitive killers (a human, a Jovian, and an Andromedan) are on the run. "Space Duel," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Vince Colletta. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #92
    Showcase (1956-1978) 92
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    Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. It's the origin of Manhunter 2070 in "D.O.A.", script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; On his way back to his satellite home above Jupiter, Starker (aka Manhunter 2070) and his lady friends spot a wanted poster featuring Starker from the local criminal guild; When one of the ladies asks Starker why he hates criminals as much as he does, Starker tells them of his origin; 17 years ago, a young boy named Starker worked with his dad as a Didanium miner; However, space pirated jumped his fathers claim, killing his father in cold blood; The pirates kidnapped young Starker, having him serve as a cabin boy on the pirates space ship; Over the years, Starker was beaten by the pirates, both physically and mentally; However, as he watched the pirates destroy ships and kill innocents, his hatred grew; In secret, Starker watched the pirates, learning how to fight and how to use their equipment; Starker set himself up as a freelance bounty hunter. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #93
    Showcase (1956-1978) 93
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    Last 15-cent cover price (the title takes a seven-year break). Cover pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Dick Giordano. "Never Trust a Red-Haired Greenie," script and pencils by Mike Sekowsky, inks by Frank Giacoia; On his way back to base, Starker (aka Manhunter 2070) get a communiqué from his robotic assistant Arky on a new case; Milton Wallen, former employee of Trans-Planet Mining Co. left the company, taking 2 million credits with him; A price is out for his return and for the return of the money; Arky discovers that Wallen was last seen on the planet Zodan, a planet full of green-skinned thieves; Arky warns that the red-haired greenies are the worst; Starker goes to Zodan, and immediately is beset by thieves trying to steal his luggage and his wallet, and is forced to secure his belongings at gunpoint. 36 pgs., full color. $0.15. Cover price $0.15.

  • Issue #94
    Showcase (1956-1978) 94
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    First 35-cent cover price. Cover by Jim Aparo. 1st appearance of the new Doom Patrol in "The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!", script by Paul Kupperberg, art by Joe Staton; After Robotman survives the blast that killed his teammates, he is reconstructed and returns to the Doom Patrol's headquarters; He expects the mansion to be empty, but instead finds a new team has taken up residence there; Before he can find out more about this new Doom Patrol, the team is attacked by General Immortus. A short history of the Showcase series, what's coming for this feature, and the address for sending letters of comment and recommendations of future Showcase stars by Paul Levitz. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #95
    Showcase (1956-1978) 95
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    Cover by Jim Aparo. "The Origin of Celsius," script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Frank Chiaramonte; General Immortus tortures Celsius to find out the secret of immortality serum that flows in her--a wedding day gift from her husband, Niles Caulder. Hostess Twinkies ad with Wonder Woman. Brief bios of Paul Kupperberg and Joe Staton. Publishorial by Jenette Kahn. DC Profiles #19, Julius Schwartz. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #96
    Showcase (1956-1978) 96

    Cover by Jim Aparo. "Defection!", script by Paul Kupperberg, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Bruce Patterson; The Doom Patrol returns home after their defeat of General Immortus to find a U.S. agent waiting for them in their headquarters; Lt. Matt Cable has been assigned by U.S. Intelligence to apprehend and arrest Russian ex-cosmonaut Lt. Col. Valentina Vostok, aka the new Negative Woman; The Doom Patrol defends their new teammate, and trap Lt. Cable in a locker; Robotman grills Negative Woman on her past, and she leaves; Her exit, though, is interrupted by the Cossack, a Russian agent assigned to bring her in. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #97
    Showcase (1956-1978) 97
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    Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Joe Orlando. "Power Girl," script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton inks by Joe Orlando; Power Girl breaks through the roof of Gotham Citys Central Electronics factory, interrupting a robbery in progress; The thieves boss is looking for the micro-transformers produced by Central, and claims that even Power Girl cant stop them; Power Girl goes about proving them wrong, by taking out three of the four high-tech thieves; A ricocheting bullet delays Power Girl from apprehending the fourth thief, who flees the scene; The thief uses a high-tech escape vehicle, and takes a detour through the Gotham City Rail Line; This barely slows Power Girl down, who catches up to the thief, and disarms his explosive suicide jacket; Power Girl relaxes outside the city, thinking back on her life; She remembers her life on Argo City, when Zor-L and Allura, her parents, put her in an escape pod to escape Argo Citys death; Her rocket sent her to Earth, to become Power Girl; After calming down from her trip down memory lane, she returns to Gotham. Batman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "Sable Lady." 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #98
    Showcase (1956-1978) 98

    Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dick Giordano. "When the Symbioship Strikes!", script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dick Giordano; Power Girl is under attack from Andrew Vinson, trapped in an armored suit; Power Girl recognizes the suit, and gives it a solid punch; However, instead of damaging the suit, Power Girl hurts Vinson; As the G.C.P.D. distracts the suit, Power Girl uses a trick learned by Wildcat, and pins the suit long enough to remove Vinson from it; Once Vinson is removed, the armor transforms into a spaceship; Power Girl reveals that it is the spaceship that brought her from Krypton to Earth; We find out that while Power Girl was being carried from Krypton to Earth, the ship created a virtual environment for her to live in; The ship, called a "Symbioship," taught Power Girl everything she needed to know to grow from toddler to twenty years of age. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #99
    Showcase (1956-1978) 99
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    Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dick Giordano. "The Crater That Was Keystone City," script by Paul Levitz, pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dick Giordano; As Power Girl adopts the secret identity of Karen Starr to better fit in on Earth, Brainwave uses a computer to transport Keystone City into a limbo dimension; Power Girl appears at Brainwaves new headquarters, the former laboratory of Jay Garrick that is stuck in limbo along with the rest of Keystone City; Brainwave has captured the Flash Jay Garrick and the Green Lantern Alan Scott, encasing both of them in spheres designed to hold them; Power Girl also appears in a sphere which is designed to withstand her strength. Article explaining the creation of the character Andrew Vinson based on fan Jeff Kapalka at New York's Creation Comic Convention, including sketches of Andrew Vinson by Joe Staton and Joe Orlando. 36 pgs., full color. $0.35. Cover price $0.35.

  • Issue #100
    Showcase (1956-1978) 100

    Cover pencils by Joe Staton, inks by Dick Giordano. "There Shall Come a Gathering," script by Paul Kupperberg and Paul Levitz, art by Joe Staton; Some unknown force is disrupting the fabric of time and pulling the Earth out of orbit; Volcanoes explode, dinosaurs rampage, and heroes from all times pop up everywhere; Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, and Adam Strange fly to an orbiting spaceship and battle gold robots. Lois Lane, Creeper, and the Challengers fly to the Rocky Mountains to crack a big green alien box; Metal Men and Teen Titans quash Vikings and Nazis; Phantom Stranger gathers heroes and holds a seance to summon the Spectre; together they return the Earth to its orbit; Lois Lane and Angel O'Day repel the alien responsible. Features almost every character who ever appeared in Showcase. Wonder Woman stars in a one-page Hostess ad, "Dilemma." Article by Paul Levitz that tells how the creators - all fans of Showcase - pulled the book together. It then gives brief biographies and cites issues for the 60 superstars, as well as where they appear in the main story. 52 pgs., full color. $0.60. Cover price $0.60.