Showcase #33
(July-August 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1961-05-31
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)

Issue Notes

4th Aquaman solo book.

On-sale date from ad in Detective Comics #293 and copyright registration.

Prisoners of the Aqua-Planet! (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
You have helped our enemies, Earthlings--and for this, you are condemned to die!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]
Reprints

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

National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Prisoners of the Aqua-Planet, Chapter 1 (Table of Contents: 2)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Suffering sardines! We haven't got a chance...
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mermor
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad meet Mermor, an alien from Venus who was driven to Earth by the tyrant Naeco.
Reprints

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

Zenith Company / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Gifts from Your Elders! (Table of Contents: 6)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Gosh, what's the sense of visiting a club for old folks--they're no fun!
Genre
advocacy
Characters
Jim; Mr. Lightfoot; Mr. Green
Synopsis
Jim is reluctant to visit elderly individuals, but soon learns that they can be interesting.

Did You Know That... (Table of Contents: 7)

cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
What do you think I'm doing?
Genre
non-fiction

Chapter 2: The Alien Creature Ambush (Table of Contents: 8)

Aquaman and Aqualad / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aquaman! Without water (gasp!) w-we're too weak to escape these deadly creatures!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Mermor; Naeco; Topo; Lor
Synopsis
Aquaman and Aqualad are captured along with Mermor and taken to Venus.
Reprints
Keywords
Venus

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

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

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

Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Big Game of the Sea (Table of Contents: 11)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To the skin diver, exploring the mysterious and unknown wastelands of the deep, the ocean is like a...
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Keywords
dogfish shark; great white shark; hammerhead shark; manta ray; whale shark

Chapter 3: King of the Land Creatures (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Naeco!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Aqualad [Garth]; Naeco; Mermor
Synopsis
Aquaman helps Mermor and his followers in overthrowing the tyrant Naeco and returns to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Venus

Indexer Notes

Continued in Detective, and then Aquaman gets his own book which runs concurrently with the World's Finest strip for a while.

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

Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

Flipper and Fin (Table of Contents: 15)

cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Penguins sleep standing up!
Genre
non-fiction; animal
Keywords
penguins; sunfish

Indexer Notes

Facts about penguins and sunfish.

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Prisoners of the Aqua-Planet!
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    National Sports Council
  3. 2. Prisoners of the Aqua-Planet, Chapter 1
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  4. 3. ["History says when Columbus sailed a new world was his goal but the..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Zenith Company
  7. 6. Gifts from Your Elders!
  8. 7. Did You Know That...
  9. 8. Chapter 2: The Alien Creature Ambush
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  10. 9. ["There's more than meets the eye..."]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins
  12. 11. Big Game of the Sea
  13. 12. Chapter 3: King of the Land Creatures
    Aquaman and Aqualad
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  15. 14. ["Corky's face on an ancient coin sends Rip Hunter and his companions back in time on..."]
    Rip Hunter... Time Master
  16. 15. Flipper and Fin
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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