Showcase #28
(September-October 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-07-28
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher

Issue Notes

Second Sea Devils.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Undersea Prison! (Table of Contents)

Sea Devils / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Jack Adler (washtone)
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

wash cover

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Prize Flippers! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sea Devils / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher ?
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A strange contest takes place at the bottom of the sea--as the Sea Devils perform feats which would win them...
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Mr. Dorrance
Synopsis
The Sea Devils compete with each other to win the flippers that belong to Dane's father. Everyone knows how badly Nicky wants them, so they each disparage their own efforts in the competition, but it turns out that Nicky really does win the contest when he saves everyone's life when a whale smashes their boat.
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; swordfish; whale

The First Frogman! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
As a present-day frogman dives beneath the surface of the sea...
Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Scyllis; Xerxes
Synopsis
Scyllis, a Greek diver in the fifth century B.C., performs great underwater feats.
Reprints

Bike Safety = Bike Fun! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
quiz based on the rules of the Bicycle Institute of America

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Undersea Prison! (Table of Contents: 5)

Sea Devils / comic story / 15.67 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
How long can a man plunge to the bottom of the sea, and not be found, before he is presumed lost forever!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Mona Moray; Professor Moray
Synopsis
The Sea Devils agree to help Mona Moray locate her missing father. They find that the professor has been taken captive by a race of undersea aliens who are planning a larger invasion of Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; pig latin; sea turtle

Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Sea Devils' dockside office and sign: "The Sea Devils / Underwater Troubleshooters / Have Flippers - Will Travel!"

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

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Undersea Breezes by the Sea Devils (Table of Contents: 8)

Undersea Breezes / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hi, fans of the Sea Devils!
Synopsis
First letters column, with questions about diving from readers and answers from the Sea Devils (as opposed to comments about the comic stories). Questions on choosing diving equipment and lessons from Walt Framer of No. Hollywood, CA; Stan Wood of Atlantic City, NJ; George Kastner of New York, NY; and Dan Stinson of Detroit, MI. The editors asks readers to write to Sea Devils, National Comics Pub, 575 Lexington Ave, New York 22, NY. The logo is a diver giving a lecture to a "school" of mer-people.

Indexer Notes

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

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

Palisades Amusement Park / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Artistic Card Co., Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Undersea Prison!
    Sea Devils
  2. 1. ["Don't be held back by a half-a-man body"]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Prize Flippers!
    Sea Devils
  4. 3. The First Frogman!
  5. 4. Bike Safety = Bike Fun!
  6. 5. Undersea Prison!
    Sea Devils
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  9. 8. Undersea Breezes by the Sea Devils
    Undersea Breezes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Artistic Card Co., Inc.
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
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