Showcase #34
(September-October 1961)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1961-07-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor)

Issue Notes

The first Silver Age Atom.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Table of Contents)

The Atom / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Gil Kane (sourced)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (sourced)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (sourced) (letters, logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar
Reprints

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

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

Birth of the Atom! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Atom / comic story / 9.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
From the strange combination of white dwarf star and sunlight--product of the awesome forces of nature at her...
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Ray Palmer] (scientist, introduction, origin); Jean Loring (attorney, introduction); un-named students
Synopsis
Scientist Palmer is experimenting with his reducer lens to try and reduce objects in size without blowing them up, all without success. However, when he, Jean and students are trapped in a cave-in, he decides to use the lens on himself and save the others before he is destroyed. To his surprise, he is not destroyed as he becomes a human atom, and the lens later returns him to normal size.
Reprints
Keywords
Ivy University; reducing lens; ultra-violet rays; White Dwarf Star

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Garcelon Stamps / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Battle of the Tiny Titans! (Table of Contents: 7)

The Atom / comic story / 14.33 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Gil Kane (credited)
Inks
Murphy Anderson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Unless I can find a way to overcome you--you'll keep on fighting me until one of us is destroyed!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Kulan Dar; Alma Wilson; Jean Loring; Carl Ballard (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
dominator; europium; Ivytown; Ivytown Bank

Indexer Notes

Page count confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Pages 10 and 15 are 2/3 pages.

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

Tootsie [all other candies] / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

Inside the Atom (Table of Contents: 11)

The Atom / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Ben Flinton; E. E. Hibbard
Inks
Ben Flinton; E. E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
To those of you who are reading Showcase for the first time - welcome!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Atom [Al Pratt]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with artwork from All-American Comics (DC, 1939 series) #19 (October 1940) and All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #3 (Winter 1940-1941). On the two pages immediately preceding page 11 of the previous story sequence.

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

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

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wallace Brown Greeting Cards / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Battle of the Tiny Titans!
    The Atom
  2. 1. ["Complete 4 piece matched set of luggage"]
    Honor House Products
  3. 2. Birth of the Atom!
    The Atom
  4. 3. ["The general who posed with one hand in his vest was Napoleon Bonaparte"]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Garcelon Stamps
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Secret Origins
  8. 7. Battle of the Tiny Titans!
    The Atom
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie [all other candies]
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Palisades Amusement Park Admission
  12. 11. Inside the Atom
    The Atom
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Ice Cream Bar
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown Greeting Cards
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
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