(March-April 1963)

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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

1) Full cover title is "Doctor No by Ian Fleming. 2) In Amazing World of DC Comics #10, in the article "There's No Cases Like Showcases", Jack C. Harris notes, "One of Ian Flemming's [sic] popular James Bond novels had just been made into a feature-film and DC acquired a comic adaptation originally prepared like Classics Illustrated. So Showcase #43... featured 007's clash with the infamous Dr. No! A Bob Brown cover surrounded the unique, ad-free 32-page James Bond thriller." 3) The hero on the cover does not resemble Sean Connery, but the interior art is dead-on Connery.


Doctor No (Table of Contents)

James Bond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Brown
Inks:
Bob Brown
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
James Bond; Doctor No
Reprints:
Keywords:
movie adaptation

Action-Packed Highlights (Table of Contents)

James Bond / photo story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Photos
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Synopsis:
Five B&W photos of James Bond and Doctor No.
Keywords:
movie adaptation

Indexer Notes

(c) 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

Doctor No (Table of Contents)

James Bond / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Norman J. Nodel (signed)
Inks:
Norman J. Nodel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
spy
Characters:
James Bond; Doctor No; John Strangways; Miss Moneypenny; "M"; Quarrel; Honey Ryder
Synopsis:
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. A "dragon" tank captures them. Doctor No plans to scotch the next missile launch. Bond breaks out his cell and stops No's radioactive strike as the doctor is electrocuted.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration
Keywords:
movie adaptation

Indexer Notes

A end line reads, "Tommy Tomorrow returns with startling adventures in the May-June #44 issues of SHOWCASE."

The Man Behind the Typewriter (Table of Contents)

James Bond; Ian Fleming / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Background on James Bond and his creator, Ian Fleming.

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents)

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Various
Inks:
Various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Head shots of Superman, Bob Hope, Sugar 'N Spike, other DC characters. "Every DC Comic is approved by the Comics Code Authority".

Indexer Notes

Back cover

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Doctor No
    James Bond
  2. 1. Action-Packed Highlights
    James Bond
  3. 2. Doctor No
    James Bond
  4. 3. The Man Behind the Typewriter
    James Bond; Ian Fleming
  5. 4. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
    DC Comics
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Per Sandell
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Clayton Emery
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
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