Showcase #39
(July-August 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1962-05-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Robert Kanigher
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

Third Metal Men appearance.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Deathless Doom! (Table of Contents)

Metal Men / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Tin - hold on!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Mercury; Tin; Platinum [Tina]; Lead; Iron]; Dr. Will Magnus
Reprints

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Letters
?

Characters
Superman; Batman; Flash; Green Lantern; Aquaman; Bob Hope; Jerry Lewis; Lois Lane; Jimmy Olsen

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. House ad for various DC titles.

The Deathless Doom! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Never mind me!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Will Magnus; Metal Men [Gold; Lead; Iron; Mercury; Tin; Platinum [Tina]]; Col. Henry Caspar; Dr. Ramsey Norton (death); Chemo (introduction)
Synopsis
The Metal Men battle Chemo.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story ends with a note to the readers that "This is the last trial issue of Metal Men," with a plea from the Metal Men themselves for the readers to respond. However, it wasn't quite true, as the very next issue of Showcase (#40) was another Metal Men issue.

Story in 3 parts (splash page incorrectly lists this as a "four-part thriller"): unnumbered part I (6 pp.), Part II (6 pp.), Part III (14 pp., not labeled as Part III except at end of Part II).

For the reprint in issue #42 this story was edited down, leaving out page 7, the last 1/3 of page 12, the first 1/3 and last 1/3 of page 13, and page 18; and editing the final page to remove references to the readers responding if they wanted more Metal Men.

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

Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 6 of the main story sequence.

Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!" (Table of Contents: 4)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'd like to join you in the next project of the community club.
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
John; Superman [Clark Kent]; Billy

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding page 7 of the main story sequence.

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

Metal Scraps / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear editor: I have just finished reading Showcase No. 37, featuring...
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Tin; Iron; Mercury; Lead; Platinum [Tina]]

Indexer Notes

Letters on the first tryout issue (#37) from Edward Fishman, Jerry Johnson, Melvin Herbers, Charles Wonka, Robert Carbonell, and John Fischer.

On the page immediately following page 12 of the main story sequence.

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

Metal Facts and Fancies! / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Recipe for making steel...
Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
barium; cesium; magnesium; silver; strontium

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey.
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

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

American Body Building Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Ben Rebhuhn (photo); John Sill (photo); Jim Norman (photo)

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

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

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Deathless Doom!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
  3. 2. The Deathless Doom!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  5. 4. Superman Says... "Be a Good Citizen!"
    Superman
  6. 5. ["Dear editor: I have just finished reading Showcase No. 37, featuring..."]
    Metal Scraps
  7. 6. ["Recipe for making steel..."]
    Metal Facts and Fancies!
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual
  9. 8. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Del Gruber
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner