Showcase #19
(March-April 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-01-20
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Adam Strange / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?; Ira Schnapp (Adam Strange logo design)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adam -- Help me! I'm being pulled into space by a magnetic meteor!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover pencils credit from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics; the records indicate that Frank Giacoia was paid for the inks but art spotters agree they are by Bernard Sachs. Logo design credit per Todd Klein.

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

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

Challenge of the Star-Hunter! (Table of Contents: 2)

Adam Strange / comic story / 12.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
One of these two animals we have captured is really the super-alien, Leothric, in disguise!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Sardath; Leothric (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Adam Strange is selected to be Rann's champion to face Leothric.
Reprints
Keywords
fakir; Indian Rope Trick; Ranagar; Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics. Pages 8 and 13 are 2/3 pages.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Planetary Names (Table of Contents: 6)

cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
It is mistakenly thought that the planet Pluto (discovered by Tombaugh in 1930) was named after Percival Lowell...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
William Herschel
Reprints
Keywords
Neptune; Pluto; Uranus

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
J. S. Liebowitz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 9 of the previous story sequence.

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

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Family Favorite! (Table of Contents: 9)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Harry, I wish you'd get your tools and see what you can do to stop this window from rattling.
Characters
Harry; Jimmy

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

Our Strange Universe / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Astronomers estimate that of the millions of galaxies...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints
Keywords
Kruger 60; Pleiades

The "End" of the Universe (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Several years ago the outstanding British astronomer, Sir James Jeans, speculating upon the...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints
Keywords
negative universe

Mystery of the Mental Menace! (Table of Contents: 12)

Adam Strange / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Sy Barry
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Adam! Save me!
Genre
adventure; science fiction
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Zakkad (first appearance, villain)
Synopsis
Zakkad sends a magnetic meteor to Rann to draw Adam Strange to his world where he plans to get the secret of teleportation from Adam Strange and use it to conquer the universe.
Reprints
Keywords
Ranagar; Rann; Zeta-Beam

Indexer Notes

Pencils and inks credits from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided to the GCD by DC Comics; original indexer credited the inks to Joe Giella.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Fudge / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Colorfoto / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Army Grenade / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Adam -- Help me! I'm being pulled into space by a magnetic meteor!"]
    Adam Strange
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. Challenge of the Star-Hunter!
    Adam Strange
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  7. 6. Planetary Names
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. The Family Favorite!
  11. 10. ["Astronomers estimate that of the millions of galaxies..."]
    Our Strange Universe
  12. 11. The "End" of the Universe
  13. 12. Mystery of the Mental Menace!
    Adam Strange
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Colorfoto
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Army Grenade
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Junior Sales Club of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Ed Boner
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Merlin Haas
  • Peter Croome
  • Gregory Fischer
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner