Showcase #29
(November-December 1960)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-09-27
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

Third Sea Devils appearance.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Last Dive of the Sea Devils! (Table of Contents)

Sea Devils / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Wash cover. Grey tones by Russ Heath. Color separations by Jack Adler, per Comic Creator #4, TwoMorrows, Winter 2014.

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Last Dive of the Sea Devils! (Table of Contents: 2)

Sea Devils / comic story / 12.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Space holds many mysteries!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; Horro; US Coast Guard crewmen; Vasto
Synopsis
As the radio reports a UFO sighting, the Sea Devils, out in the boat Sea Witch, meet a giant "King Neptune" spearing boats from a giant sea horse. The sunken UFO's recorded message warns that Horro was a dictator on Venus banished to space. The Sea Devils dodge the mad giant until they can steer a dud torpedo into him. Whroom! But the Sea Witch was sunk, their transportation gone!
Reprints
Keywords
depth charges; frogmen; seahorse; submarine; torpedo; trident; UFO; Venus

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

Commercial Trades Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Keep Learning-- The Key to Success! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, Frank, I made up my mind!
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Frank; Bob
Synopsis
Bob plans to quit school and make money. His friend advises he get a high school diploma. Then Bob's dad announces HE's going back to school to learn new skills. Bob gets it: keep learning!

Indexer Notes

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

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

The Flash; Strange Adventures / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear Sea Devils: My friends and I think that your underwater adventures are out of this world!
Synopsis
Questions about diving, and a suggestion the Sea Devils adopt a pet mascot.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Walter Lloyd, Peter Raskin, Jim Waddel, and Sidney Walker.

Just Imagine! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamp Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Divers of Olde! (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Alexander the Great's fleet was held off by ancient Tyre in 333 B.C.!
Genre
non-fiction; history
Characters
Alexander the Great
Synopsis
Historical piece about Alexander the Great's use of "combat divers".
Reprints

Undersea Scavenger Hunt! (Table of Contents: 10)

Sea Devils / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold on!
Genre
adventure
Characters
Sea Devils [Dane Dorrance; Judy Walton; Nicky Walton; Biff Bailey]; T.T. Hartley; The Black Mantas (dive team)
Synopsis
Having lost their boat, the Sea Witch, the Sea Devils enter a millionaire-sponsored underwater scavenger hunt to win a new boat. They find a life ring from the Marie Celeste, a jeweled sword, and other treasures, but lose them through mishaps. Then the prize boat is highjacked by the Black Mantas, and the Sea Devils swarm aboard and rescue the millionaire sponsor - and win the boat! The Devils then tell the reader this was their last dive, so if you want more adventures, drop a card to Sea Devils, National Comics!
Reprints
Keywords
frogmen; giant squid; Marie Celeste; swordfish

Indexer Notes

Series continued with Sea Devils #1.

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

Sgt. Rock; Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Motor's Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Last Dive of the Sea Devils!
    Sea Devils
  2. 1. ["Dear Friend, My name is Charles Atlas."]
    Charles Atlas
  3. 2. The Last Dive of the Sea Devils!
    Sea Devils
  4. 3. ["You'll soon be happy in a great new job..."]
    Commercial Trades Institute
  5. 4. Keep Learning-- The Key to Success!
  6. 5. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Strange Adventures
  7. 6. ["Dear Sea Devils: My friends and I think that your underwater adventures are out of this world!"]
    Undersea Breezes
  8. 7. Just Imagine!
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamp Co.
  10. 9. The Divers of Olde!
  11. 10. Undersea Scavenger Hunt!
    Sea Devils
  12. 11. ["Sgt. Rock & the combat-happy Joes of Easy Company invite you to a battle ball..."]
    Sgt. Rock; Our Army at War
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Motor's Auto Repair Manual
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