Showcase #40
(September-October 1962)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date
1962-07-31
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

4th Metal Men appearance.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Day the Metal Men Melted! (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
Take Tina away before I contaminate her!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Will Magnus; Iron; Mercury; Platinum [Tina]; Tin; Gold; Lead
Reprints

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

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

The Day the Metal Men Melted! (Table of Contents: 2)

Metal Men / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Keep Tina away!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Will Magnus; Platinum [Tina]; Gold; Mercury; Lead; Iron; Tin; Chemo; Col. Henry Caspar
Synopsis
The Metal Men battle Chemo after he turns Doc Magnus into a radioactive giant.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story in three parts with same overall title: unnumbered part one (7.67 pages), Part Two (7.67 pages), Part Three (8.67 pages); continued in Metal Men #1; Doc Magnus is repeatedly referred to as Doc Evans.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

What's the Difference Between... / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Metal... Mineral...

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 16 of the main story sequence.

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

Littleton Coin Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

Script
? (as Metal Men)
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Dear editor: I thought the first Metal Men adventure was good!
Characters
Metal Men [Gold; Mercury; Tin; Platinum [Tina]; Lead; Iron]

Indexer Notes

Letters from Fred Bronson, Lester Phillips, Miguel A. Morales, Larry Brown, Jeff Wetmore.

On the page immediately preceding page 17 of the main story sequence.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chet Atkins Method / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day the Metal Men Melted!
    Metal Men
  2. 1. ["Bike bonanza of big buys"]
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Day the Metal Men Melted!
    Metal Men
  4. 3. ["When Washington crossed the Delaware, we know he chose to stand..."]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Giant Batman Annual; Giant Lois Lane Annual
  7. 6. ["I'm a fudge judge and I submit as evidence that all in..."]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  8. 7. ["Metal... Mineral..."]
    What's the Difference Between...
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Littleton Coin Co.
  10. 9. ["Dear editor: I thought the first Metal Men adventure was good!"]
    Metal Scraps
  11. 10. ["Do you have x-ray eyes?"]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  12. 11. ["Krypton, the world where Superman was born, lives again!"]
    Giant Superman Annual
  13. 12. ["Be my guest at Palisades Amusement Park, New Jersey."]
    Palisades Amusement Park
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Chet Atkins Method
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
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