(September-October 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

4th Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.


["We've uncovered a practice attack on this model of New York..."] (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:
Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian

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

Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Chapter 1: Mission to Disaster (Table of Contents: 2)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Nordyke; Ambassador Gur Doyka; unnamed Unit Sergeant (last in #41); King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
Capt. Tommy Tomorrow and Capt. Lon Vurian meet with Gur Doyka, Chief Minister of the Federation of Planets. The Federation has recently made first contact with a distant solar system, and offered them a non-aggression treaty. The aliens proved suspicious and hesitated signing the pact. Their mission is a final attempt at an agreement to avoid war. Their first stop is Roukar, smallest planet in that solar system. Unfortunately, the planet's boy king, Lorgi, stows away when they depart Roukar for the capital planet, and the ambitious prime minister accuses them of kidnapping.
Keywords:
Federation of Planets; Roukar; 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.

[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)

["Ah - this spot looks fine."] (Table of Contents: 5)

On the Planet Og / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; science fiction
Reprints:

Chapter 2: The Plot to Kill a Solar System (Table of Contents: 6)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; Ambassador Gur Doyka; King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
Capt. Tomorrow, Capt. Vurian, and Gur Doyka are captured and imprisoned for kidnapping the boy king. Prime Minister Bsorbo disregards the king's protests. The three men escape and uncover a plot to invade Earth. King Lorgi locates them and tells them he has a plan to foil Bsorbo. Vurian will wear a mask and pose as the king, while Lorgi leads the other two to a spaceship.
Keywords:
Roukar; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 7-13).

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

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

Strange Secrets of the Stars (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Miller ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

102 Ships of All Nations / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Chapter 3: The Palace of Peril (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Planeteers; Capt. Tommy Tomorrow; Capt. Lon Vurian of Venus; Ambassador Gur Doyka; King Lorgi the Third of Roukar; Prime Minister Bsorbo of Roukar (villain)
Synopsis:
While Capt. Vurian poses as King Lorgi, the others steal a spaceship. Unfortunately, the ship they chose is almost out of fuel. Back at the palace, Bsorbo realizes that the king is an imposter. Capt. Tomorrow and the real king devise a way for Lorgi to speak directly to his armada and order them to halt. The soldiers at the palace place Bsorbo under arrest. Later, at the capital planet of that solar system, a treaty is signed between the two governments.
Keywords:
Roukar; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 14-25).

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

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

["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

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

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

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

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We've uncovered a practice attack on this model of New York..."]
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Made Simple Self-Teaching Encyclopedia
  3. 2. Chapter 1: Mission to Disaster
    Tommy Tomorrow
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Task Force
  6. 5. ["Ah - this spot looks fine."]
    On the Planet Og
  7. 6. Chapter 2: The Plot to Kill a Solar System
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. Strange Secrets of the Stars
  10. 9. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    102 Ships of All Nations
  12. 11. Chapter 3: The Palace of Peril
    Tommy Tomorrow
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  14. 13. ["Hi! Boys and girls, here is your big chance..."]
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
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