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Showcase   (1956)
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Publisher: DC Comics

Publication Date: Mar/Apr 1956 - September 1978

Country: United States

Language: English

Notes:

There seems to be some debate over the name of this title. Is it Showcase Presents or, more simply, Showcase? It matters, probably, when you were first introduced to the work. If you came to it in the early-mid 60s, you might well think of it as Showcase Presents. But if you have a longer view of the title, you probably think of it as just Showcase. Early issues were not so regular in the use of the word that came after "Showcase", at times opting for "presenting", and, on one or two occasions, opting for no anteceding word at all.

A bigger controversy might be over the titling system used in this database. Because some issues had multiple stories, we've opted to title each issue by the most prominent words on the cover--that is, the characters (or, less frequently, story type) that appeared inside. Stories, even when there's just one, are listed individually. This will hopefully give consistency to this deliberately chaotic title.

Whatever the naming controversies, though, the importance of Showcase is fairly clear. The Silver Age's Star-Spangled Comics or All-American Comics this 105-issue run served as a testbed for new characters, and, as such, marks the first appearances of dozens of criminals and heroes. There were actually a planned 106 issues in this series before the "DC Implosion". Issues #105 and #106 were released (black and white only) in the pages of Cancelled Comic Cavalcade (1978) with #105 showcasing Dead Man and #106 showcasing the Creeper.

Number of issues cataloged: 104

Number of users with this title in their pull list: 5



Issue   Title   Story Arc   Cover Date
104
 
 
  September 1978
103
  Adventures on Other Worlds
 
  August 1978
102
  Strange Adventures
 
  July 1978
101
  Mystery in Space
 
  June 1978
100
  There Shall Come a Gathering
 
  May 1978
99
  The Crater That Was Keystone City
 
  April 1978
98
  When the Symbioship Strikes!
 
  March 1978
97
  Power Girl
 
  February 1978
96
  Defection!
 
  Dec/Jan 1978
95
  The Origin of Celsius
 
  Oct/Nov 1977
94
  The Doom Patrol Lives Forever!
 
  Aug/Sep 1977
93
  Never Trust A Red-Haired Greenie
 
  September 1970
92
  D.O.A.
 
  August 1970
91
  Planet Of Death
 
  June 1970
90
  The Circle Of Death
 
  May 1970
89
  The Deadly Chase
 
  March 1970
88
  Jason's Quest
 
  February 1970
87
  The Shaman!
 
  December 1969
86
  River Of Gold!
 
  November 1969
85
  I Don't Belong Here -- I Don't Belong There!
 
  September 1969
84
  Come Darkness -- Come Death!
 
  August 1969
83
  Sing a Song of Sorcery!
 
  June 1969
82
  Some Forbidden Fate
 
  May 1969
81
  The Haunted Hippie
 
  March 1969
80
  Men Call Me The Phantom Stranger
 
  February 1969
79
  The Fantasy At 14 Fathoms!
 
  December 1968
78
  Meet Jonny Double!
 
  November 1968
77
  presents Angel and the Ape
 
  September 1968
76
  Pheasant In Aspic
 
  August 1968
75
  In The Beginning...
 
  June 1968
74
  It Could Be You
 
  May 1968
73
  The Coming Of The Creeper
 
  Mar/Apr 1968
72
  presents TOP GUN
 
  Jan/Feb 1968
71
  What Swings, Fiddle Strings?
 
  Nov/Dec 1967
70
  presents Leave It to Binky
 
  Sep/Oct 1967
69
  presents The MANIAKS
 
  Jul/Aug 1967
68
  presents The MANIAKS
 
  May/Jun 1967
67
  Track Of The Immortal One
 
  Mar/Apr 1967
66
  The Birth Of B'wana Beast
 
  Jan/Feb 1967
65
  presents INFERIOR FIVE
 
  Nov/Dec 1966
64
  presents THE SPECTRE!
 
  Sep/Oct 1966
63
  presents INFERIOR five
 
  Jul/Aug 1966
62
  INFERIOR five
 
  May/Jun 1966
61
  presents THE SPECTRE!
 
  Mar/Apr 1966
60
  presents THE MOST EXCITING COMIC BOOK EVENT OF THE PAST 20 Y...
 
  Jan/Feb 1966
59
  presents THE RETURN OF THE TEEN TITANS
 
  Nov/Dec 1965
58
  presents ENEMY ACE
 
  Sep/Oct 1965
57
  presents ENEMY ACE
 
  Jul/Aug 1965
56
  presents Doctor FATE and HOURMAN
 
  May/Jun 1965
55
  presents Doctor FATE and HOURMAN
 
  Mar/Apr 1965
54
  presents GI JOE
 
  Jan/Feb 1965
53
  presents GI JOE
 
  Nov/Dec 1964
52
  presents Cave Carson ADVENTURES INSIDE EARTH
 
  Sep/Oct 1964
51
  presents I--SPY!
 
  Jul/Aug 1964
50
  presents I--SPY!
 
  May/Jun 1964
49
  presents Cave Carson ADVENTURES INSIDE EARTH
 
  Mar/Apr 1964
48
  presents Cave Carson ADVENTURES INSIDE EARTH
 
  Jan/Feb 1964
47
  presents Tommy TOMORROW of the PLANETEERS
 
  Nov/Dec 1963
46
  presents Tommy TOMORROW of the PLANETEERS
 
  Sep/Oct 1963
45
  presents Easy Co.'s SGT. ROCK
 
  Jul/Aug 1963
44
  presents Tommy TOMORROW of the PLANETEERS
 
  May/Jun 1963
43
  presents DOCTOR NO by Ian Fleming
 
  Mar/Apr 1963
42
  presents Tommy TOMORROW of the PLANETEERS
 
  Jan/Feb 1963
41
  presents Tommy TOMORROW of the PLANETEERS
 
  Nov/Dec 1962
40
  presents METAL MEN
 
  Sep/Oct 1962
39
  presents METAL MEN
 
  Jul/Aug 1962
38
  presents METAL MEN
 
  May/Jun 1962
37
  presents METAL MEN
 
  Mar/Apr 1962
36
  presents The ATOM
 
  Jan/Feb 1962
35
  The Dooms from Beyond
 
  Nov/Dec 1961
34
  presents The ATOM
 
  Sep/Oct 1961
33
  presents AQUAMAN and AQUALAD
 
  Jul/Aug 1961
32
  presents AQUAMAN and AQUALAD
 
  May/Jun 1961
31
  presents AQUAMAN and AQUALAD
 
  Mar/Apr 1961
30
  presents AQUAMAN and AQUALAD
 
  Jan/Feb 1961
29
  presents SEA DEVILS
 
  Nov/Dec 1960
28
  presents SEA DEVILS
 
  Sep/Oct 1960
27
  presents SEA DEVILS
 
  Jul/Aug 1960
26
  presents Rip Hunter . . . TIME MASTER
 
  May/Jun 1960
25
  presents Rip Hunter . . . TIME MASTER
 
  Mar/Apr 1960
24
  presents GREEN LANTERN
 
  Jan/Feb 1960
23
  presents GREEN LANTERN
 
  Nov/Dec 1959
22
  presents GREEN LANTERN
 
  Sep/Oct 1959
21
  presents Rip Hunter . . . TIME MASTER
 
  Jul/Aug 1959
20
  presents Rip Hunter . . . TIME MASTER
 
  May/Jun 1959
19
  presents ADAM STRANGE
 
  Mar/Apr 1959
18
  ADVENTURES ON Other WORLDS
 
  Jan/Feb 1959
17
  Adventures On Other Worlds
 
  Nov/Dec 1958
16
  presents The SPACE RANGER
 
  Sep/Oct 1958
15
  presents The SPACE RANGER
 
  Jul/Aug 1958
14
  Presenting THE FLASH!
 
  May/Jun 1958
13
  Presenting THE FLASH!
 
  Mar/Apr 1958
12
  Menace of the Ancient Vials
 
  Jan/Feb 1958
11
  The Day the Earth Blew Up
 
  Nov/Dec 1957
10
  presents SUPERMAN'S girl friend LOIS LANE
 
  Sep/Oct 1957
9
  presents SUPERMAN'S girl friend LOIS LANE
 
  Jul/Aug 1957
8
  Presenting THE FLASH!
 
  May/Jun 1957
7
  Ultivac Is Loose!
 
  Mar/Apr 1957
6
  The Secret of the Sorcerer's Box
 
  Jan/Feb 1957
5
  presents MANHUNTERS
 
  Nov/Dec 1956
4
  Presenting THE FLASH!
 
  Sep/Oct 1956
3
  the FROGMEN
 
  Jul/Aug 1956
2
  Presenting KINGS of the WILD
 
  May/Jun 1956
1
  this issue FIRE FIGHTERS
 
  Mar/Apr 1956







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