Showcase #21
(July-August 1959)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-05-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Schiff (editor); Murray Boltinoff (associate editor); George Kashdan (associate editor)
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

Second appearance of Rip Hunter.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Circe
Reprints
Keywords
centaur

Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!" (Table of Contents: 1)

Buzzy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy
Synopsis
Five dollars goes missing in the clubhouse, and Buzzy warns the kids to search around before making wild accusations.

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in DC comics cover-dated April 1952.

The Secret of the Lost Continent (Table of Contents: 2)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter [Bonnie's kid brother]; Alexander the Great; warriors
Synopsis
(Chapter 1.) Rip has an ancient tablet locating Atlantis, but the last line is obliterated. They journey to Alexandria in 331 BC, because Alexander the Great owned the tablet. Rip and Bonnie will be executed as spies, but the "great metal bird" (Time Sphere) awes Alexander. The oncoming Persian army is huge, and Alexander would retreat. Rip jumps in a chariot and panics the elephants with a gasoline-soaked scarf. The war is won. Rip's crew find the tablet refers to a missing map!
Reprints
Keywords
Alexandria; Atlantis; chariot; Time Sphere; time travel

Indexer Notes

Rip's crew wears civilian clothes, including Bonnie in a fetching red frock. Rip and Jeff also wear pistol belts. Later the crew would adopt green and red uniforms, without guns.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Your Passport to Strange Journeys... (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is my clairvoyance machine.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Doctor Rocket
Synopsis
Doctor Rocket's new "clairvoyance machine" predicts his wife will burn the dinner roast.
Reprints

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

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

Chapter 2: The Forbidden Island (Table of Contents: 7)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; Circe; (fake) centaurs; Cretan sailors
Synopsis
Alexander points the crew to the island of Aeaea, where the tablet came from. They journey. They journey there in 700 BC. Rip and Jeff fall into a pit trap. Circe and her "centaurs" warn them off. But Bonnie and Corky find the "centaurs" wear horse frames covered with skins. Circe is a pretend sorceress to protect her people. Cretan warships arrive. Rip's crew build a dragon lifted by the Time Sphere that breathes acetylene fire, and frighten away the Cretans. Circe points out a carved map and the year Atlantis sank. Bonnie is jealous of Circe's gratitude toward Rip.
Reprints
Keywords
Ancient Greece; Atlantis; centaur; Time Sphere; time travel

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

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

Operation Blackhawks! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

Mystery of the Lost Lands (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
Educational piece on Atlantis and other fabled lost cities.

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

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mort Drucker
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Mort Drucker

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Planets and stars shine with the same light...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Synopsis
Planets and stars shine with the same light... Fish is a brain food... A person's height remains constant through 24 hours... There are place on Earth where it never rains...
Reprints

Chapter 3: The Doomed Continent (Table of Contents: 12)

Rip Hunter... Time Master / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Rip Hunter; Jeff Smith; Bonnie Baxter; Corky Baxter; Aliens from Jexjara; R'Del (Chief Scientist); D'Zar (dictator)
Synopsis
The Time Sphere arrives in Atlantis in 14,000 BC, but it's a futuristic space city! Orange aliens shoot ray guns, but the crew is saved by R'Dell's force field. Before the planet Jexjara exploded, the alien race split up to find a "New Jexjara". A colony came here, and would move on, but the dictator D'Zar won't allow it - and an earthquake is imminent. Rip shoots a giant earth globe to block the door. The aliens board ships to fly to New Jexjara. Rip's crew saved an alien race and witnessed the destruction of Atlantis - with more great spectacles to come!
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; earthquake; Time Sphere; time travel

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

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

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

Peter Puptent, Explorer / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is indeed a strange, mysterious island we are on!
Genre
humor
Characters
Peter Puptent
Synopsis
Peter Puptent's worry about monsters gets a jolt from his partner's shadow puppets.
Reprints

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

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

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

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

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

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  2. 1. Buzzy Says "Be Sure of Your Facts!"
    Buzzy
  3. 2. The Secret of the Lost Continent
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Your Passport to Strange Journeys...
    Strange Adventures; House of Secrets
  6. 5. ["This is my clairvoyance machine."]
    Doctor Rocket
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  8. 7. Chapter 2: The Forbidden Island
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  10. 9. Operation Blackhawks!
    Blackhawk
  11. 10. Mystery of the Lost Lands
  12. 11. ["Planets and stars shine with the same light..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That
  13. 12. Chapter 3: The Doomed Continent
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. ["This is indeed a strange, mysterious island we are on!"]
    Peter Puptent, Explorer
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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