Showcase #15
(July-August 1958)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1958-05-20
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); Jack Schiff (actual)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1st Space Ranger

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Space Ranger / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those Shann-Men have me trapped--and I haven't freed Myra yet from the paralybeam!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Ranger; Myra
Reprints
Keywords
paralybeam

Are You a Litter-Bug? (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

The Great Plutonium Plot (Table of Contents: 2)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
At last, I've added you to my collection of crime souvenirs, Space Ranger...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Ranger [Rick Starr] (Introduction); Jarko; Gurph; Myra Mason; Thaddeus Starr; Cryll; Zandor
Synopsis
The Space Ranger must stop whoever is robbing space liners for plutonium.
Reprints
Keywords
Mars; plutonium; Venus

You've Got a Comet by the Tail (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the planet Og, gentlemen!
Genre
humor; science fiction

Escape from Planet X (Table of Contents: 5)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dan Stover stared open-mouthed at the humanoids surrounding him.
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Dan Stover

The Robot Planet (Table of Contents: 6)

The Space Ranger / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (plot); Edmond Hamilton (script)
Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Their needle rays are making me so heavy, I'm sinking into the ground!
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Space Ranger [Rick Starr]; Myra Mason; Cryll; Danaan
Synopsis
Space Ranger travels to the Sirius system and helps Danaan overthrow the robots that have taken over his world.
Reprints
Keywords
Alpha Centauri; Mount Palomar Observatory; Sirius

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Space Ships of the Past! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Jack Kirby
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To travel through the skies has been man's dream since primitive times...
Genre
non-fiction
Reprints
  • from ?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Those Shann-Men have me trapped--and I haven't freed Myra yet from the paralybeam!"]
    The Space Ranger
  2. 1. Are You a Litter-Bug?
  3. 2. The Great Plutonium Plot
    The Space Ranger
  4. 3. You've Got a Comet by the Tail
    Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected
  5. 4. ["Welcome to the planet Og, gentlemen!"]
    On the Planet Og
  6. 5. Escape from Planet X
  7. 6. The Robot Planet
    The Space Ranger
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    A Judy Jupiter Space Stickler
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. Space Ships of the Past!
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
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