Showcase #47
(November-December 1963)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1963-09-26
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

5th and final Tommy Tomorrow feature in Showcase.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Those anti-matter insects explode anything they contact...
Genre
science fiction
Characters
Maj. Tommy Tomorrow; Maj. Lon Vurian

Your United Nations at Work (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
Burmese Lin Tan goes to WHO nursing school in Rangoon. She then discovers the bubonic plague in her home village.

Indexer Notes

inside front cover; published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Part 1: Doomsday for Planet Earth (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; Maj. Tommy Tomorrow; Maj. Lon Vurian of Venus; General Nordyke; Professor Xoroth; Dr. Hu Tekaro; Dr. Nudula of Jupiter; Dr. Suvu of Jupiter (villain)
Synopsis
Maj. Tommy Tomorrow and Maj. Lon Vurian are brought to the Academy of Planetary Sciences, where they are told of an anti-matter cloud that could destroy the entire solar system. They have 10 years to evacuate the 20 billion people from every planet, or find a way to stop the cloud. Maj. Tomorrow leads a crew to investigate the coming cloud, and Maj. Vurian's team seeks a new world on which to relocate. Though the effort is a secret, word somehow leaks to the media.
Reprints
Keywords
Academy of Planetary Sciences; Jovian; Operation Noah's Ark; 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.
(3) Sometime between the previous issue and this one, both Tommy Tomorrow and Lon Vurian were promoted from Captain to Major.

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Here It Is, Fans-- (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

The Brave and the Bold / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Balancing Act in Space (Table of Contents: 5)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
facts about gravity

Part 2: Nine Worlds Gone Mad (Table of Contents: 6)

Tommy Tomorrow / comic story / 10.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Planeteers; Maj. Tommy Tomorrow; Maj. Lon Vurian of Venus; Gor Dyfo; Professor Xoroth; Dr. Hu Tekaro; Dr. Nudula of Jupiter; Dr. Loglov (mentioned, villain); Dr. Suvu of Jupiter (villain); Lt. Lewison (villain)
Synopsis
While Maj. Tomorrow tries to uncover the person who revealed their mission to the press, there is wide unrest around the solar system because the population believes they are doomed. Maj. Vurian's team first finds an inhospitable planet, then one that seems to welcome them. Professor Xoroth comes up with a plan to create a hole in the center of the anit-matter cloud, which would grow large enough in 10 years to allow the solar system to pass safely through it.
Reprints
Keywords
Jovian; Mars; Martian; parabolic-space-drive; Planet S-1 of Solar System 119; Solar Science Academy; Venus; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 2 (story pages 7-17).

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

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

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

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

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) /

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

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
We're going to launch this missile tomorrow.
Genre
humor
Characters
Doctor Rocket

Part 3: Threading the Planetary Needle (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
science fiction
Characters
Planeteers; Maj. Tommy Tomorrow; Maj. Lon Vurian of Venus; Professor Xoroth; Dr. Hu Tekaro; Dr. Nudula of Jupiter; Dr. Loglov (villain); Dr. Suvu of Jupiter (villain); Lt. Lewison (villain)
Synopsis
Both Maj. Tomorrow's and Maj. Vurian's teams contain a traitor who has been working with a criminal mastermind, Dr. Loglov, to profit from the dire situation. The scientists activate their device and blast a hole in the center of the anti-matter cloud. Maj. Tomorrow and Maj. Vurian confront Dr. Loglov and trick him into confessing.
Reprints
Keywords
Jovian; Venusian

Indexer Notes

Chapter 3 (story pages 18-25).

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

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

The Flashiest News of the Year (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

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

Roman War Soldiers / 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) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Those anti-matter insects explode anything they contact..."]
    Tommy Tomorrow of the Planeteers
  2. 1. Your United Nations at Work
  3. 2. Part 1: Doomsday for Planet Earth
    Tommy Tomorrow
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  5. 4. Here It Is, Fans--
    The Brave and the Bold
  6. 5. Balancing Act in Space
  7. 6. Part 2: Nine Worlds Gone Mad
    Tommy Tomorrow
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["Get these favorite, exciting and entertaining comics magazines..."]
  10. 9. Fight Global Air Battles with Planes of All Nations
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  12. 11. ["We're going to launch this missile tomorrow."]
    Doctor Rocket
  13. 12. Part 3: Threading the Planetary Needle
    Tommy Tomorrow
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  15. 14. The Flashiest News of the Year
    The Flash
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Roman War Soldiers
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • John Censullo
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Clayton Emery
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Ed Boner