Showcase #62
(May-June 1966)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1966-03-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Miller
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

First appearance of the Inferior Five.

On-sale date from ad in Sea Devils #29 and copyright registration.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Inferior Five / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Joe Orlando (signed)
Inks
Joe Orlando (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Inferior Five [Awkwardman; The Blimp; White Feather; Dumb Bunny; Merryman]

The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents (Table of Contents: 1)

Inferior Five / comic story / 8.67 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Joe Orlando (credited); Jerry Grandenetti (uncredited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
The Inferior Five [Awkwardman; Blimp; Dumb Bunny; Merryman [Myron Victor]; White Feather] (intro, origin); The Freedom Brigade [The Patriot; Lady Liberty; Captain Swift; The Bowman; Princess Power; Mr. Might; The Mermaid]; Toho (flashback only);
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Jerry Grandenetti credit from Mark Evanier.

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents: 2)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy

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

"Digger" Dugan / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I can't get a man to translate the hieroglyphics inside this tomb!
Genre
humor
Characters
"Digger" Dugan
Synopsis
"Digger" Dugan can't get any decent help in translating some hieroglyphics.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

Cap's Hobby Hints / activity / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6400
First Line of Dialogue or Text
So this is your first model kit.
Synopsis
Model kit building tips.

Indexer Notes

Idea from Albert Claps, Glen Ridge, N.Y.

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

Direct Currents / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Part 2: Roll Out the Robot! (Table of Contents: 6)

Inferior Five / comic story / 7.67 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody; superhero
Characters
Inferior Five; Dr. Gregory Gruesome; Hermes (Dr. Gruesome's servant)
Synopsis
The mad doctor needs a ruby for his device and creates a robot out of old junk to secure it for him. Fortunately, the Inferior Five stop the robot.
Reprints

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

The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Miller
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Synopsis
How the Inferior Five came to be and who gets the blame!

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6342
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I wonder if anybody from Earth has landed on this planet.
Genre
humor; science fiction
Characters
Professor Eureka; aliens
Synopsis
Professor Eureka and another astronaut trade with an alien on a distant planet.

Part 3: A Gruesome Revenge! (Table of Contents: 9)

Inferior Five / comic story / 6.67 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Joe Orlando; Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
satire-parody
Characters
Inferior Five; Dr. Gregory Gruesome; Hermes
Synopsis
Through dumb luck, the heroes defeat the mad scientist and are honored by the city government.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Inferior Five
  2. 1. The Coming of the Costumed Incompetents
    Inferior Five
  3. 2. Health Myths Debunked!
  4. 3. ["I can't get a man to translate the hieroglyphics inside this tomb!"]
    "Digger" Dugan
  5. 4. ["So this is your first model kit."]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  7. 6. Part 2: Roll Out the Robot!
    Inferior Five
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Inferior Five Dead Letter Office
  9. 8. ["I wonder if anybody from Earth has landed on this planet."]
    Professor Eureka
  10. 9. Part 3: A Gruesome Revenge!
    Inferior Five
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Gregg Whitmore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
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