(May-June 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

3rd Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.
© 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.


Wanted for Treason: Tommy Tomorrow! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Capt. Tommy Tomorrow

Countdown on Excellence (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Jerry; Jerry's father
Synopsis:
Jerry gets a lecture from his father on the importance of doing every job right.

Indexer Notes

On inside front cover in black and white.

Chapter 1: Tommy Tomorrow -- Wanted for Treason (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Vurian of Venus; Squadron Commander Hega; General Nordyke (intro); Dr. Klik (villain); unnamed gazium raiders (villains); Nkolo (villain)
Synopsis:
After gazium raiders use a Planeteer squadron's secret code to lure them away from a gazium theft, all members of that squad, including Capt. Tommy Tomorrow and Capt. Lon Vurian, are placed under investigation. Evidence points to Tomorrow, who is brought before General Nordyke at Supreme Headquarters on Earth. In reality, it is all part of a plan by Nordyke and Tomorrow to uncover the real Planeteer traitor. Tomorrow is found guilty and sentenced to 5 years in Planeteer Prison. Hours later, he escapes. On Uranus, Dr. Klik watches the news of the "renegade Planeteer" with great interest.
Keywords:
gazium; Mars; Mercury; Planeteer Prison; Saturn; Supreme Headquarters; Uranus; 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.

["So these are Earthlings?"] (Table of Contents)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction

Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Mike Esposito
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino (ad copy); Ira Schnapp (cover reproduction)

Genre:
science fiction

Indexer Notes

house ad for Metal Men (DC, 1963 series) #1

Chapter 2: The Fantastic Dr. Klik (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Nordyke; unnamed Acting Commandant; Dr. Klik (villain)
Synopsis:
Using the stolen gazium, Dr. Klik succeeds in greatly expanding the size of a single atom. This strange atom is inhabited by fantastic creatures which, when expanded to scale, will be indestructible. Klik sends his gang to find Tommy Tomorrow. They soon locate him in a shady Venusian cafe, and Tomorrow is brought to Kilk's laboratory on Uranus. Klik explains that he will destroy one of the planets and replace it with his atom world. Tomorrow makes his way back to Earth to speak with General Nordyke, but Nordyke is in a coma and the Acting Commandant knows nothing of their secret plan.
Keywords:
Supreme Headquarters; Uranus; Venus; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (story pages 10-16).

Eye in the Sky (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Chapter 3: The Man Who Would Destroy Mars (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Nordyke; unnamed Acting Commandant; Dr. Klik (villain)
Synopsis:
With Vurian's help, Tomorrow escapes capture and returns to Klik's hideout. Tomorrow tells Klik that he wants to be his partner, and asks to know more about the atom-planet. Suddenly, Vurian arrives and blows Tomorrow's cover. Klik's freezes the two heroes, then leaves to implement his plan to destroy Mars and replace it with his atom-world. Tomorrow is able to free himself, and fires a beam from Klik's machine that starts to reverse the atom's expansion. While Tomorrow frees Vurian, the Planeteers capture Klik. Tomorrow is cleared by Gen. Nordyke, who has finally awoken from his coma.
Keywords:
Mars; Supreme Headquarters; Uranus; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 17-25).

["When a star which is barely visible to the naked eye..."] (Table of Contents)

Mysteries in Space! / filler / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Reprints:
  • from ?

Statement Required By the Act of August 24, 1912 (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
J. S. Liebowitz (business manager)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1962
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months; 220,000
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Wanted for Treason: Tommy Tomorrow!
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. Countdown on Excellence
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Tommy Tomorrow -- Wanted for Treason
    Tommy Tomorrow
  4. 3. ["So these are Earthlings?"]
    On the Planet Og
  5. 4. Now! In Their Own Spectacular Book!
    Metal Men
  6. 5. Chapter 2: The Fantastic Dr. Klik
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. Eye in the Sky
  8. 7. Chapter 3: The Man Who Would Destroy Mars
    Tommy Tomorrow
  9. 8. ["When a star which is barely visible to the naked eye..."]
    Mysteries in Space!
  10. 9. Statement Required By the Act of August 24, 1912
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