Showcase #31
(March-April 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1961-01-26
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

2nd Aquaman solo book.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Sea Creatures from One Billion, B.C.! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover credits confirmed John Wells in Alter Ego magazine #69

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

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

The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C. (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Professor Richards; John Cook
Synopsis
John Cook has stolen Professor Richards ray that will turn a normal fish into a large sea monster.
Reprints

Your Passport to Amazing Adventures! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure; House of Secrets / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Soapy the Skin Diver / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm anxious to try out my new underwater camera!
Genre
humor

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

Rip Hunter... Time Master / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Don't Sell Nature Short! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Chapter 2: The Creature Army (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; John Cook
Synopsis
Aquaman captures John Cook but some of the sea monsters are turned into "future" sea creatures that must be stopped.
Reprints

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

Slim the Skin Diver / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Now to get to work...

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

Grit Publishing Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Daredevils of the Deep (Table of Contents: 10)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Chapter 3: The Menace of the Future Fish (Table of Contents: 11)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; John Cook; Professor Richards
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad put and end to the rampage of the "future" fish and return all the fish to their proper size.
Reprints

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Floating Tanks! (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Reprints

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Sea Creatures from One Billion, B.C.!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  3. 2. The Sea Beasts from One Billion B.C.
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  4. 3. Your Passport to Amazing Adventures!
    House of Mystery; My Greatest Adventure; House of Secrets
  5. 4. ["I'm anxious to try out my new underwater camera!"]
    Soapy the Skin Diver
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  7. 6. Don't Sell Nature Short!
  8. 7. Chapter 2: The Creature Army
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  9. 8. ["Now to get to work..."]
    Slim the Skin Diver
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Grit Publishing Co.
  11. 10. Daredevils of the Deep
  12. 11. Chapter 3: The Menace of the Future Fish
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Floating Tanks!
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
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