Showcase #13
(March-April 1958)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-01-19
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited); Julius Schwartz (actual)
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 Flash

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents)

The Flash / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Around the World in 80 Minutes! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 13.67 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Le Chat Noir (villain); El Claw (villain); Princess Tara
Synopsis
Flash must stop crimes around the globe and still return to Central City in time to make his lunch date with Iris.
Reprints
Keywords
Egypt; Eiffel Tower; Mount Everest; Paris France; pyramid; submarine; torpedo

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement submitted by J.S. Liebowitz, Business Manager, on September 16, 1957. Appears on the bottom third of page 14 of the first story.

Flash of Lightning (Table of Contents: 4)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
nature
Synopsis
Four illustrations showing how various cultures from history regarded lightning.

Gifts of Nature (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
nature

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

Flash Facts / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The fastest moving thing on Earth is a tidal wave...
Genre
math & science; nature
Reprints

Master of the Elements! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris West; Mr. Element [Albert Desmond] (first appearance, origin, villain, later called Dr. Alchemy); Argon (villain); Radon (villain); Krypton (villain); Xenon (villain)
Synopsis
Mr. Element and his henchmen shoot Flash into space in an attempt to get rid of him.
Reprints

Do You Know What's Behind a Law? (Table of Contents: 8)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

This PSA ran in DC Comics cover dated March and March/April 1958.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Junior Sales Club of America / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Around the World in 80 Minutes!
    The Flash
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
  5. 4. Flash of Lightning
  6. 5. Gifts of Nature
  7. 6. ["The fastest moving thing on Earth is a tidal wave..."]
    Flash Facts
  8. 7. Master of the Elements!
    The Flash
  9. 8. Do You Know What's Behind a Law?
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
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  • Matthew Head
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