(September-October 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

4th Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.


["We've Uncovered a Practice Attack on This Model of New York"] (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; Capt. Lon Vurian

Chapter 1: Mission to Disaster (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 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 Nordyke; Ambassador Gur Doyka; unnamed Unit Sergeant (last in #41); King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
Capt. Tommy Tomorrow and Capt. Lon Vurian meet with Gur Doyka, Chief Minister of the Federation of Planets. The Federation has recently made first contact with a distant solar system, and offered them a non-aggression treaty. The aliens proved suspicious and hesitated signing the pact. Their mission is a final attempt at an agreement to avoid war. Their first stop is Roukar, smallest planet in that solar system. Unfortunately, the planet's boy king, Lorgi, stows away when they depart Roukar for the capital planet, and the ambitious prime minister accuses them of kidnapping.
Keywords:
Federation of Planets; Roukar; 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.

["Ah -- this spot looks fine."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Reprints:

Chapter 2: The Plot to Kill a Solar System (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; Ambassador Gur Doyka; King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
Capt. Tomorrow, Capt. Vurian, and Gur Doyka are captured and imprisoned for kidnapping the boy king. Prime Minister Bsorbo disregards the king's protests. The three men escape and uncover a plot to invade Earth. King Lorgi locates them and tells them he has a plan to foil Bsorbo. Vurian will wear a mask and pose as the king, while Lorgi leads the other two to a spaceship.
Keywords:
Roukar; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 7-13).

Strange Secrets of the Stars (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Chapter 3: The Palace of Peril (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 11.67 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; Ambassador Gur Doyka; King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
While Capt. Vurian poses as King Lorgi, the others steal a spaceship. Unfortunately, the ship they chose is almost out of fuel. Back at the palace, Bsorbo realizes that the king is an imposter. Capt. Tomorrow and the real king devise a way for Lorgi to speak directly to his armada and order them to halt. The soldiers at the palace place Bsorbo under arrest. Later, at the capital planet of that solar system, a treaty is signed between the two governments.
Keywords:
Roukar; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 14-25).

["Hi! boys and girls, here is your chance..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Johnny DC

Indexer Notes

house ad; ten cents per issue for a two-year subscription

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. ["We've Uncovered a Practice Attack on This Model of New York"]
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. Chapter 1: Mission to Disaster
    Tommy Tomorrow
  3. 2. ["Ah -- this spot looks fine."]
    On the Planet Og
  4. 3. Chapter 2: The Plot to Kill a Solar System
    Tommy Tomorrow
  5. 4. Strange Secrets of the Stars
  6. 5. Chapter 3: The Palace of Peril
    Tommy Tomorrow
  7. 6. ["Hi! boys and girls, here is your chance..."]
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