(January-February 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Murray Boltinoff; George Kashdan
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age US; then standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

2nd Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.


The Brain Robbers of Satellite X! (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 1: The Brain Robbers of Satellite X (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias (signed)
Inks:
Lee Elias (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Vurian of Venus; Lt. Jerex; Lt. Dy-Loru; Lt. Hardy; Lt. Ulubulo; President of the Federated Planets (mentioned); Shivinga; Phoodoy; Aka-Yoqua; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminal (villain)
Synopsis:
Lt. Tommy Tomorrow and Lt. Lon Vurian arrive at the Planeteer Headquarters on Venus and receive their first assignments, convoy duty with the fermite skows running between Pluto and the inner planets. While in space, they stumble upon the activities of alien criminals. Soon, they locate scientists who have been disappearing for months, but before they can act they are themselves captured.
Keywords:
Federated Planets; fermite; Jovian; Jupiter; Mars; Martian; Pluto; Venus; Venusian

Indexer Notes

(1) This story takes place in the 21st century.
(2) The stories in Showcase are prequels to the Tommy Tomorrow tales told in Real Fact Comics, Action Comics, and World's Finest Comics.

["For holiday giving..."] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

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

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

["Everything's all set for your space flight."] (Table of Contents)

Doctor Rocket / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)

Genre:
humor; science fiction

Chapter 2: Masters of the Asteroid Brain (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 4.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt. Lon Vurian of Venus; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
Aliens have kidnapped more than 50 of the solar system's most brilliant scientists and have used a mind-control ray to force them to reveal their secrets. Lt. Tommy Tomorrow fakes falling under their control, then frees the scientists and chases away the criminals. The scientists warn Lt. Tomorrow and Lt. Vurian that the criminals are now in possession of a machine that is the gravest threat ever created.
Keywords:
Jovian; Martian; mylumium foil; Venusian; zeta ray

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (story pages 9-13).

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

Mystery in Space / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

All Aboard for - Space! (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

["The first telescopic observations of Saturn..."] (Table of Contents)

Planets of Wonder! / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Morris Waldinger
Inks:
Tommy Nicolosi
Colors:
?
Letters:
Milt Snapinn

Genre:
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints:

Chapter 3: The Doom Factory (Table of Contents)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 11.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Arnold Drake
Pencils:
Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25); Don Heck (story pages 17-24)
Inks:
Lee Elias (story pages 14-16, 25); Don Heck (story pages 17-24)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Stan Starkman

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Lt./Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Lt./Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Vurian of Venus; Dr. Leda-Ruk of Mars; Professor Jnobi of Jupiter; dozens of unnamed scientists; unnamed alien criminals (villains)
Synopsis:
The scientists explain that they have built an electronic brain large and complicated enough to store and utilize all the advanced knowledge of the nine planets. The brain exists as a man-made asteroid floating in space. After stopping the criminals and destroying the satellite, Tommy Tomorrow and Lon Vurian are promoted to the rank of Captain.
Keywords:
Central Headquarters; Jovian; Martian; Satellite X; Saturn; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 14-25).

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

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Touchdown for Picasso! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
advocacy
Synopsis:
Stan learns that even tough football players can appreciate the fine arts as well.

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

Convoy Terror / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Task Force / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

Daisy Manufacturing Company / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Brain Robbers of Satellite X!
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  3. 2. Chapter 1: The Brain Robbers of Satellite X
    Tommy Tomorrow
  4. 3. ["For holiday giving..."]
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual
  6. 5. ["Everything's all set for your space flight."]
    Doctor Rocket
  7. 6. Chapter 2: Masters of the Asteroid Brain
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Mystery in Space
  9. 8. All Aboard for - Space!
  10. 9. ["The first telescopic observations of Saturn..."]
    Planets of Wonder!
  11. 10. Chapter 3: The Doom Factory
    Tommy Tomorrow
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  13. 12. Touchdown for Picasso!
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Convoy Terror
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Manufacturing Company
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