Showcase #43
(March-April 1963)

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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
Bi-monthly
On-sale date
1963-01-31
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
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

1) Full cover title is "Doctor No by Ian Fleming. 2) In Amazing World of DC Comics #10, in the article "There's No Cases Like Showcases", Jack C. Harris notes, "One of Ian Flemming's [sic] popular James Bond novels had just been made into a feature-film and DC acquired a comic adaptation originally prepared like Classics Illustrated. So Showcase #43... featured 007's clash with the infamous Dr. No! A Bob Brown cover surrounded the unique, ad-free 32-page James Bond thriller." 3) The hero on the cover does not resemble Sean Connery, but the interior art is dead-on Connery.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


Doctor No (Table of Contents)

James Bond / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Bob Brown
Inks
Bob Brown
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Another moment, Doctor No, and I'll jam your signals that would've made the...
Genre
spy
Characters
James Bond [007]; Doctor No
Reprints
Keywords
movie adaptation

Action-Packed Highlights (Table of Contents: 1)

James Bond / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photographs)
Inks
? (photographs)
Letters
?

Genre
spy
Characters
James Bond (photo of Sean Connery); Dr. No (photo of Joseph Wiseman); Honey (photo of Ursula Andress)
Synopsis
Five B&W photos of James Bond and Doctor No.
Keywords
movie adaptation

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. (c) 1963 by National Periodical Publications, Inc.

Doctor No (Table of Contents: 2)

James Bond / comic story / 32 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Norman J. Nodel (signed)
Inks
Norman J. Nodel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In Kingston, Jamaica, one evening, people along fashionable Richmond Street were...
Genre
spy
Characters
James Bond [007]; Doctor No; John Strangways; Miss Moneypenny; "M"; Quarrel; Honey Ryder; Potter; Mary Prescott; Major Boothroyd; Felix Leiter; Prof. Dent; Chang
Synopsis
In Jamaica, John Strangways is grabbed by three "blind" beggars. He was checking on "massive interference" with Cape Canaveral rocket launches. Bond goes to Jamaica and zeroes in on Crab Key. He survives fist fights, a tarantula in his bed, gunshots, and being run off the road. Finally, with the help of Honey Ryder and Quarrel, a fisherman, he reaches the island. A "dragon" tank captures them. Doctor No plans to scotch the next missile launch. Bond breaks out of his cell and stops No's radioactive strike as the doctor is electrocuted.
Reprints
Keywords
Crab Key; Jamaica; movie adaptation; Queen's Club

Indexer Notes

A end line reads, "Tommy Tomorrow returns with startling adventures in the May-June #44 issues of SHOWCASE."

The Man Behind the Typewriter (Table of Contents: 3)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

First Line of Dialogue or Text
"James Bond" is already a literary legend.
Characters
James Bond; Ian Fleming
Synopsis
Background on James Bond and his creator, Ian Fleming.

Indexer Notes

Inside back cover.

For the Best in Comics Entertainment (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Various
Inks
Various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Synopsis
Head shots of Superman, Bob Hope, Sugar 'N Spike, other DC characters. "Every DC Comic is approved by the Comics Code Authority".

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Doctor No
    James Bond
  2. 1. Action-Packed Highlights
    James Bond
  3. 2. Doctor No
    James Bond
  4. 3. The Man Behind the Typewriter
  5. 4. For the Best in Comics Entertainment
    DC Comics
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