(January-February 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; George Kashdan
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

2nd Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.


The Brain Robbers of Satellite X! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian

Chapter 1: The Brain Robbers of Satellite X (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Vurian of Venus; Lt. Jerex; Lt. Dy-Loru; Lt. Hardy; Lt. Ulubulo; President of the Federated Planets (mentioned); Shivinga; Phoodoy; Aka-Yoqua; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminal (villain)
Synopsis:
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. Soon, they locate scientists who have been disappearing for months, but before they can act they are themselves captured.
Keywords:
Federated Planets; fermite; Jovian; Jupiter; Mars; Martian; Pluto; Venus; Venusian

Indexer Notes

(1) This story takes place in the 21st century.
(2) The stories in Showcase are prequels to the Tommy Tomorrow tales told in Real Fact Comics, Action Comics, and World's Finest Comics.

["Everything's all set for your space flight."] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor; science fiction

Chapter 2: Masters of the Asteroid Brain (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian of Venus; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
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. The scientists warn Lt. Tomorrow and Lt. Vurian that the criminals are now in possession of a machine that is the gravest threat ever created.
Keywords:
Jovian; Martian; mylumium foil; Venusian; zeta ray

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (story pages 9-13).

All Aboard for - Space! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

[The first telescopic observations of Saturn] (Table of Contents)

Planets of Wonder / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Chapter 3: The Doom Factory (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25); Don Heck (story pages 17-24)
Inks:
Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25); Don Heck (story pages 17-24)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt./Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt./Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Vurian of Venus; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
The scientists explain that they have built an electronic brain large and complicated enough to store and utilize all the advanced knowledge of the nine planets. The brain exists as a man-made asteroid floating in space. After stopping the criminals and destroying the satellite, Tommy Tomorrow and Lon Vurian are promoted to the rank of Captain.
Keywords:
Central Headquarters; Jovian; Martian; Satellite X; Saturn; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 14-25).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Brain Robbers of Satellite X!
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. Chapter 1: The Brain Robbers of Satellite X
    Tommy Tomorrow
  3. 2. ["Everything's all set for your space flight."]
    Doctor Rocket
  4. 3. Chapter 2: Masters of the Asteroid Brain
    Tommy Tomorrow
  5. 4. All Aboard for - Space!
  6. 5. [The first telescopic observations of Saturn]
    Planets of Wonder
  7. 6. Chapter 3: The Doom Factory
    Tommy Tomorrow
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