Showcase #30
(January-February 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1960-11-25
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
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1st Aquaman solo book.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Creatures from Atlantis! (Table of Contents)

Aquaman and Aqualad / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
No, no, Aquaman!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed John Wells in Alter Ego magazine #69

Treasure Chest of Fun (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Creatures from Atlantis, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Fantastic sea creatures have seized me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (origin); Aqualad [Garth]; Tom Curry (Flashback, father of Arthur Curry); Atlanna (Flashback, mother of Arthur Curry)
Synopsis
Aquaman gets a S.O.S. from Atlantis.
Reprints
Keywords
Aqua-Cave; Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Origin recap. Continued from the strip in Adventure, which runs concurrently.

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

Batman; Detective Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the Second Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

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

Shorty / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
All set for the helmet, Shorty?
Genre
humor
Characters
Shorty
Reprints

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

Stamp Bazaar; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Chapter 2: Prisoner of Atlantis (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Curiosity, and longing to see the homeland of his mother, had sped Aquaman's journey to the sunken continent!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Trino (Amphibious Alien); Aqualad [Garth]
Synopsis
Aquaman is captured but he learns the plans of the Amphibious Aliens.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Get a Grip on Your Gripes! (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
Why don't you watch where you're going?
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Fred; Joe
Synopsis
Fred keeps losing his temper because he lost a track race the previous day.

Strange Denizens of the Deep (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From behind a dense patch of undersea vegetation slithers a monstrous fifteen-foot rooster fish.
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
Cyclothone; hatchet fish; viperfish

Indexer Notes

An article that describes rare and unusual residents of the deep seas.

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

Homer Goes Skin Diving / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm going spear fishing!
Genre
humor
Characters
Homer
Synopsis
Homer and his friend go fishing and Homer's friend catches a whopper.

Chapter 3: The Battle of the Sea Creatures (Table of Contents: 12)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Ramona Fradon
Inks
Ramona Fradon
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
This is the showdown!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Porpy (Porpoise); Topo; Trino (Amphibious Alien)
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad stop the amphibious aliens and force them back to their own dimension.
Reprints
Keywords
Atlantis; Hero of Atlantis medal

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

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

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

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

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creatures from Atlantis!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  2. 1. Treasure Chest of Fun
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Creatures from Atlantis, Chapter 1
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  4. 3. ["This famous symbol is your guarantee..."]
    Batman; Detective Comics
  5. 4. Watch for the Second Superman Annual!
    Superman
  6. 5. ["All set for the helmet, Shorty?"]
    Shorty
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Stamp Bazaar; Maxim Stamp Co., Inc.
  8. 7. Chapter 2: Prisoner of Atlantis
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  9. 8. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    Strange Adventures; Tales of the Unexpected; My Greatest Adventure
  10. 9. Get a Grip on Your Gripes!
  11. 10. Strange Denizens of the Deep
  12. 11. ["I'm going spear fishing!"]
    Homer Goes Skin Diving
  13. 12. Chapter 3: The Battle of the Sea Creatures
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  16. 15. ["Are the best things in life passing you by?"]
    Charles Atlas
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Honor House Products Corp.
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