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)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Bike bonanza of big buys

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Ad for various mail order novelty items.

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)

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
When Washington crossed the Delaware, we know he chose to stand...
Characters
George Washington

Indexer Notes

On the bottom of page 8 of the main story sequence.

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

Task Force / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 8 of the main story sequence.

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

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 preceding page 9 of the main story sequence.

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm a fudge judge and I submit as evidence that all in...

Indexer Notes

On the bottom of page 16 of the main story sequence.

[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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

[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)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Do you have x-ray eyes?

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Krypton, the world where Superman was born, lives again!
Characters
Superman

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

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: 13)

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

Script
? (ad copy)
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Chet Atkins (photo)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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: 17)

100 Toy Soldiers / 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 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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