Showcase #69
(July-August 1967)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-05-23
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 (editor); Barbara Friedlander (associate editor)

Issue Notes

Second Maniaks appearance.

On-sale date from copyright registration.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Maniaks / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]

Poor Richard's Maniak! (Table of Contents: 1)

The Maniaks / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell (credited)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (credited)
Inks
Mike Esposito (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]
Synopsis
Flip, the acrobat, jumps off a building to promote their show, but the stadium only holds three guys! Richard Pipdyke XIV bought out the show. He's the son of the richest man in the world - and gold-digging Shannon is intrigued. "Tell me more!"

Indexer Notes

Part I

Part II: Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Dough! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Maniaks / comic story / 8.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor
Synopsis
Richard Pipdyke takes the Maniaks to his "modest" mansion. Everything is super-expensive, from the giant cars to imported Playboy Bunnies to the cavernous wine cellar. Pack Rat shows off a goofy gadget to open a cask. And Shannon has agreed to be Richard's bride!

Make Your Summer Count! (Table of Contents: 3)

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: 4)

Maniak Memos / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Parody of DC's ediorial, production and freelance staff.

If You're Going to Trot Down the Bridal Path, You Need a Groom! (Table of Contents: 5)

The Maniaks / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The guys confer. Shannon is just after Richard's gold. "It can only lead to misery." They must break up the engagement, even though "We'll still be stuck with her ourselves!" Jangle impersonates Richard, but flunks the mustache test. The guys hire an actress to claim she's Richard's wife at the wedding, but she runs off to the horse races. The wedding goes ahead, until Shannon hears "for richer or for POORER" and balks. And "That's the end of our second Showcase ish!"

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Job Number
6525
First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'll buy that Aurora Thunderjet model car.
Genre
humor

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Maniaks
  2. 1. Poor Richard's Maniak!
    The Maniaks
  3. 2. Part II: Happiness Is Just a Thing Called Dough!
    The Maniaks
  4. 3. Make Your Summer Count!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Maniak Memos
  6. 5. If You're Going to Trot Down the Bridal Path, You Need a Groom!
    The Maniaks
  7. 6. ["I'll buy that Aurora Thunderjet model car."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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