Showcase #71
(November-December 1967)

DC, 1956 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1967-09-26
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Jack Miller

Issue Notes

Third 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
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Who else but Woody Allen would mess with... The Maniaks
Genre
humor
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]; Woody Allen
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What Swings, Fiddle Strings? (Table of Contents: 1)

The Maniaks / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Characters
The Maniaks [Jangle [Gilbert Jeffries]; Silver Shannon; Pack Rat [Byron Williams]; Flip [Philip Folger]]; Woody Allen; Twiggly (Twiggy)
Synopsis
Woody Allen approaches the Maniaks to star in a Broadway musical he's written called "Confederate Yankees". The songs were written by George M. Coldham (Editor notes he was last seen in INFERIOR FIVE #2). "Twiggly" and many goofy parodies of actors join in. Off to the theater!
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Keywords
Broadway musical; Woody Allen

Indexer Notes

Chapter 1

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2)

Maniak Memos / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Part Two, Act 1, of "Confederate Yankees!" Confused? (Table of Contents: 3)

The Maniaks / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The show goes on, a Northern-Southern feud set during the Civil War. Many bad song parodies ensue.
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Indexer Notes

Chapter 2

Act II -- Part III (or Should That Be Part III -- Act II?) (Table of Contents: 4)

The Maniaks / comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
humor
Synopsis
The musical lurches along with spies, betrayals, reversals, and people falling in love. More song parodies lead to the finale. Woody Allen waits for the reviews. The Maniaks wait for the readers to "buy... buy!" copies of their Showcase tryout. "Bye, bye!"
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Job Number
6557
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Why don't you put white walls on your tires?

Indexer Notes

Idea from Craig Sluth, Spokane, Wash.

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Who else but Woody Allen would mess with... The Maniaks"]
    The Maniaks
  2. 1. What Swings, Fiddle Strings?
    The Maniaks
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Maniak Memos
  4. 3. Part Two, Act 1, of "Confederate Yankees!" Confused?
    The Maniaks
  5. 4. Act II -- Part III (or Should That Be Part III -- Act II?)
    The Maniaks
  6. 5. ["Why don't you put white walls on your tires?"]
    Cap's Hobby Hints
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
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