Showcase #53
(November-December 1964)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1964-09-24
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

GI Joe / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
war

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

Hasbro's G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Battlefield Jury (Table of Contents: 2)

GI Joe / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert (page 1, signed); Irv Novick (pages 2-4)
Inks
Joe Kubert (page 1, signed); Irv Novick (pages 2-4)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

Framing sequence; three pages before the stories, one page at the end.

Hot Corner! (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Robert Kanigher
Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

The First Medal! (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

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

Tootsie Roll / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Mike Marvel System / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Honesty Is the Best Policy! (Table of Contents: 7)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

Frogman S.O.S.! (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Russ Heath (signed)
Inks
Russ Heath (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

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

Khaki Yaks / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I guess we won't run out of soup like I thought!
Genre
humor; military
Reprints

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

Silly Putty / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

Battle Arithmetic! (Table of Contents: 14)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
war
Reprints

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

Crests of the Army / illustration / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
In commemoration of the cottonbales used as defensive breastworks...
Genre
non-fiction; military
Reprints

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

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

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

102 Ships of All Nations / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Aurora / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    GI Joe
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Hasbro's G. I. Joe
  3. 2. The Battlefield Jury
    GI Joe
  4. 3. Hot Corner!
  5. 4. The First Medal!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Mike Marvel System
  8. 7. Honesty Is the Best Policy!
  9. 8. Frogman S.O.S.!
  10. 9. ["Be first in your neighborhood..."]
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Sgt. Rock's Combat Corner
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  13. 12. ["I guess we won't run out of soup like I thought!"]
    Khaki Yaks
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Silly Putty
  15. 14. Battle Arithmetic!
  16. 15. ["In commemoration of the cottonbales used as defensive breastworks..."]
    Crests of the Army
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Fudge
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    102 Ships of All Nations
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    American Body Building Club
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Aurora
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