Showcase

    (DC, 1956-1970, 1977-1978)
™ and ©1978 DC Comics, Inc.

As the name implies, Showcase was an anthology series to spotlight various DC creations. Although many such titles are enjoyable reads, they usually have little importance in the larger view of the comics universe. Showcase is an exception to that rule. In issue #4, it introduced readers to Barry Allen, the Silver Age Flash. Four issues later, it gave us the fantastic first appearance of the Challengers of the Unknown.

Later issues would keep up the pace, bringing forth the first appearances of Anthro, Adam Strange, the Silver Age Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), the Silver Age Atom (Ray Palmer), Hawk and Dove, the Creeper, Rip Hunter…Time Master, the Sea Devils, and many others.

Having run for fourteen years between 1956 and 1970, the series came to an end with issue #93. It was later revived in 1977, running until issue #104.

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  NotesWriterArtist

#1

  4/1/1956
  $0.10
  $4,100.00
No copies available
1st Appearance Fireman Farrell; Fire FightersArnold DrakeJohn Prentice

#2

  6/1/1956
  $0.10
  $725.00
No copies available
Kings of the Wild Joe Kubert, Ross Andru, Russ Heath

#3

  8/1/1956
  $0.10
  $825.00
1 copy available for $124.99
The FrogmenRobert KanigherRuss Heath

#4

  10/1/1956
  $0.10
  $68,800.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Flash (Barry Allen); 1st appearance of Iris West; 1st appearance of Mazdan; Begins DC Silver Age revival of heroesRobert Kanigher, John BroomeCarmine Infantino

#5

  12/1/1956
  $0.10
  $1,275.00
No copies available
ManhuntersJack MillerMort Meskin, Curt Swan, Will Ely

#6

  2/1/1957
  $0.10
  $3,100.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Challengers of the Unknown; 1st Appearance of Ace Morgan (Kyle Morgan); Origin of Challengers of the UnknownDave WoodJack Kirby

#7

  4/1/1957
  $0.10
  $1,025.00
1 copy available for $99.50
2nd Appearance of Challengers of the UnknownDave WoodJack Kirby

#8

  6/1/1957
  $0.10
  $8,500.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Captain Cold (Leonard Snart); 2nd Appearance of Flash (Barry Allen); Origin of Captain Cold (Leonard Snart); Reprint from All Star Comics #53Robert Kanigher, John Broome, Gardner FoxCarmine Infantino, Gil Kane

#9

  8/1/1957
  $0.10
  $5,200.00
No copies available
 Jerry Coleman, Otto Binder, Henry BoltinoffAl Plastino, Ruben Moreira, Henry Boltinoff

#10

  10/1/1957
  $0.10
  $1,600.00
No copies available
 Otto Binder, Jerry ColemanWayne Boring

#11

  12/1/1957
  $0.10
  $1,100.00
No copies available
 Dave Wood, Henry BoltinoffJack Kirby, Virgil Finlay, Henry Boltinoff

#12

  2/1/1958
  $0.10
  $1,700.00
No copies available
 Dave WoodJack Kirby

#13

  4/1/1958
  $0.10
  $4,000.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Mr. Element (Albert Desmond); Origin of Mr. Element (Albert Desmond); Versus Mr. Element (Albert Desmond); Mar-Apr issueRobert Kanigher, John BroomeCarmine Infantino, John Broome

#14

  6/1/1958
  $0.10
  $3,200.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Doctor Alchemy (Albert Desmond); Origin of Doctor Alchemy (Albert Desmond); Doctor Alchemy formerly Mr. ElementRobert Kanigher, John BroomeCarmine Infantino

#15

  8/1/1958
  $0.10
  $2,650.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Space RangerGardner Fox, Edmond HamiltonBob Brown

#16

  10/1/1958
  $0.10
  $570.00
No copies available
2nd Appearance of Space RangerGardner Fox, Edmond HamiltonBob Brown

#17

  12/1/1958
  $0.10
  $3,900.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Adam Strange; 1st appearance of Alanna; 1st appearance of Sardath; Origin of Adam StrangeGardner FoxMike Sekowsky

#18

  2/1/1959
  $0.10
  $800.00
1 copy available for $70.60
1st Appearance of Rann; 2nd Appearance of Alanna; 2nd Appearance of Sardath; 2nd Appearance of Adam StrangeGardner FoxMike Sekowsky

#19

  4/1/1959
  $0.10
  $1,300.00
1 copy available for $2,000.00
 Gardner FoxMike Sekowsky

#20

  6/1/1959
  $0.10
  $1,125.00
1 copy available for $78.40
1st Appearance of Rip Hunter; Prehistoric FunJack MillerRuben Moreira

#21

  8/1/1959
  $0.10
  $420.00
No copies available
2nd Appearance of Rip Hunter; Doctor RocketJack MillerMike Sekowsky, Joe Giella

#22

  10/1/1959
  $0.10
  $14,100.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Carol Ferris; 1st appearance of Green Lantern II (Hal Jordan); Origin of Green Lantern II (Hal Jordan)John BroomeGil Kane

#23

  12/1/1959
  $0.10
  $1,675.00
2 copies available from $245.00
1st Appearance of Invisible DestroyerJohn BroomeGil Kane

#24

  2/1/1960
  $0.10
  $875.00
1 copy available for $310.00
Jan-Feb issueJohn BroomeGil Kane

#25

  4/1/1960
  $0.10
  $560.00
2 copies available from $80.00
 Jack Miller, Morris Waldinger, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffJoe Kubert, Morris Waldinger, Ruben Moreira, Henry Boltinoff

#26

  6/1/1960
  $0.10
  $310.00
2 copies available from $40.00
 Jack Miller, Henry Boltinoff, Clemens GretterJoe Kubert, Henry Boltinoff, Clemens Gretter

#27

  8/1/1960
  $0.10
  $440.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Sea Devils; 1st Appearance of Dane Dorrance (Sea Devils); 1st Appearance of Biff Bailey (Sea Devils); 1st Appearance of Judy Walton (Sea Devils); 1st Appearance of Nicky Walton (Sea Devils)Robert KanigherRuss Heath

#28

  10/1/1960
  $0.10
  $210.00
1 copy available for $65.00
2nd Appearance of Sea Devils; 2nd Appearance of Dane Dorrance (Sea Devils); 2nd Appearance of Biff Bailey (Sea Devils); 2nd Appearance of Judy Walton (Sea Devils); 2nd Appearance of Nicky Walton (Sea Devils)Robert KanigherRuss Heath

#29

  12/1/1960
  $0.10
  $295.00
No copies available
3rd Appearance of Sea DevilsRobert KanigherRuss Heath

#30

  2/1/1961
  $0.10
  $1,925.00
No copies available
Origin of AquamanJack MillerRamona Fradon

#31

  4/1/1961
  $0.10
  $490.00
No copies available
 Jack Miller, Henry BoltinoffNick Cardy, Henry Boltinoff

#32

  6/1/1961
  $0.10
  $350.00
No copies available
 Jack MillerNick Cardy

#33

  8/1/1961
  $0.10
  $410.00
No copies available
 Jack MillerNick Cardy

#34

  10/1/1961
  $0.10
  $1,200.00
1 copy available for $225.00
1st appearance of Atom (Ray Palmer); 1st appearance of Jean Loring; Origin of Atom (Ray Palmer); Sep-Oct issue; Palisades Park admission ticket and ride couponsGardner FoxGil Kane

#35

  12/1/1961
  $0.10
  $360.00
1 copy available for $80.00
2nd Appearance of Atom II (Ray Palmer)Gardner FoxGil Kane

#36

  2/1/1962
  $0.12
  $450.00
No copies available
 Gardner FoxGil Kane

#37

  4/1/1962
  $0.12
  $1,300.00
No copies available
1st Appearance of Metal MenRobert KanigherRoss Andru

#38

  6/1/1962
  $0.12
  $245.00
3 copies available from $39.50
2nd Appearance of Metal MenRobert KanigherRoss Andru

#39

  8/1/1962
  $0.12
  $185.00
7 copies available from $23.00
1st Appearance of ChemoRobert KanigherRoss Andru

#40

  10/1/1962
  $0.12
  $245.00
6 copies available from $32.00
Versus ChemoRobert KanigherRoss Andru

#41

  12/1/1962
  $0.12
  $255.00
3 copies available from $20.00
Origin of Tommy TomorrowArnold DrakeLee Elias

#42

  2/1/1963
  $0.12
  $135.00
1 copy available for $29.00
Jan-Feb issue; Tommy TomorrowArnold DrakeLee Elias

#43

  4/1/1963
  $0.12
  $540.00
No copies available
James Bond, Agent 007; Movie adaptationIan FlemingNorman J. Nodel

#44

  6/1/1963
  $0.12
  $50.00
2 copies available from $6.50
 Arnold DrakeLee Elias

#45

  8/1/1963
  $0.12
  $185.00
1 copy available for $35.00
Origin of Sgt. RockRobert KanigherJoe Kubert

#46

  10/1/1963
  $0.12
  $93.00
2 copies available from $16.00
Sep-Oct issue; Tommy TomorrowArnold DrakeLee Elias

#47

  12/1/1963
  $0.12
  $145.00
1 copy available for $29.00
Nov-Dec issue; Tommy Tomorrow storyArnold Drake, Henry BoltinoffLee Elias, Henry Boltinoff

#48

  2/1/1964
  $0.12
  $245.00
2 copies available from $20.00
Jan-Feb issue; Cave CarsonBob Haney, Henry BoltinoffLee Elias, Henry Boltinoff

#49

  4/1/1964
  $0.12
  $99.00
4 copies available from $11.50
 Bob HaneyLee Elias

#50

  6/1/1964
  $0.12
  $93.00
1 copy available for $19.00
Reprints from World’s Finest #64 and Danger Trail #2; I SpyRobert KanigherCarmine Infantino

#51

  8/1/1964
  $0.12
  $77.00
1 copy available for $27.00
Reprints from Danger Trail #1 and 3; I SpyRobert Kanigher, Henry BoltinoffCarmine Infantino, Murphy Anderson, Henry Boltinoff

#52

  10/1/1964
  $0.12
  $72.00
1 copy available for $28.00
 Bob HaneyLee Elias

#53

  12/1/1964
  $0.12
  $81.00
No copies available
Reprints from GI Combat #52, 59 and 60Robert Kanigher, Bob HaneyJoe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick

#54

  2/1/1965
  $0.12
  $68.00
2 copies available from $18.50
Reprints from Our Army at War #75 (Oct 1958), Star Spangled War Stories #50 (Oct 1956) and All-American Men of War #67 (Mar 1959); GI Joe; Jan-Feb issueRobert Kanigher, Bob HaneyJoe Kubert, Russ Heath, Irv Novick, Ross Andru

#55

  4/1/1965
  $0.12
  $460.00
2 copies available from $45.10
Origin of Doctor Fate; Origin of HourmanGardner FoxMurphy Anderson

#56

  6/1/1965
  $0.12
  $125.00
4 copies available from $16.00
1st Appearance of Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden); Origin of Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden); Versus Psycho-Pirate (Roger Hayden)Gardner FoxMurphy Anderson

#57

  8/1/1965
  $0.12
  $320.00
3 copies available from $9.99
 Robert KanigherJoe Kubert

#58

  10/1/1965
  $0.12
  $165.00
3 copies available from $16.85
 Robert Kanigher, Henry BoltinoffJoe Kubert, Henry Boltinoff

#59

  12/1/1965
  $0.12
  $145.00
1 copy available for $31.00
 Bob Haney, George KashdanNick Cardy

#60

  2/1/1966
  $0.12
  $260.00
7 copies available from $24.80
Origin of the Spectre (Jim Corrigan); Versus Azmodus; Jan-Feb issue; Reprint from More Fun Comics #52 (Feb 1940)Gardner Fox, Jack Schiff, Henry BoltinoffMurphy Anderson, Bernard Baily, Henry Boltinoff

#61

  4/1/1966
  $0.12
  $130.00
6 copies available from $15.00
 Gardner Fox, Mort DruckerMurphy Anderson, Mort Drucker

#62

  6/1/1966
  $0.12
  $125.00
3 copies available from $25.00
1st Appearance of Awkwardman; 1st appearance of Blimp; 1st appearance of Dumb Bunny; 1st appearance of Earth-12; 1st appearance of Inferior Five; 1st appearance of Merryman; 1st appearance of White Feather; Origin of Inferior FiveE. Nelson BridwellJoe Orlando, Henry Boltinoff

#63

  8/1/1966
  $0.12
  $41.00
5 copies available from $10.60
1st Appearance of Vendetta (team); 1st Appearance of Vendetta (Earth-12); 1st Appearance of Man-Mountain (Brute Brainard); 2nd Appearance of Inferior Five; Origin of Man-Mountain (Brute Brainard)E. Nelson BridwellJoe Orlando

#64

  10/1/1966
  $0.12
  $119.00
4 copies available from $14.50
Mike Friedrich L.O.C.; Irene Vartanoff L.O.C.Gardner FoxMurphy Anderson

#65

  12/1/1966
  $0.12
  $57.00
4 copies available from $20.00
X-Men parodyE. Nelson BridwellMike Sekowsky

#66

  2/1/1967
  $0.12
  $45.00
1 copy available for $5.00
1st Appearance of B’wana Beast Mike Sekowsky

#67

  4/1/1967
  $0.12
  $27.00
3 copies available from $4.30
  Mike Sekowsky

#68

  6/1/1967
  $0.12
  $37.00
2 copies available from $5.85
1st Appearance of the Maniaks; May-Jun issueE. Nelson Bridwell, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffMike Sekowsky, Henry Boltinoff, Sheldon Moldoff

#69

  8/1/1967
  $0.12
  $42.00
3 copies available from $6.50
 E. Nelson Bridwell, Henry Boltinoff, Jack SchiffMike Sekowsky, Henry Boltinoff, Sheldon Moldoff

#70

  10/1/1967
  $0.12
  $30.00
No copies available
  Bob Oksner

#71

  12/1/1967
  $0.12
  $160.00
1 copy available for $24.80
 E. Nelson BridwellMike Sekowsky

#72

  2/1/1968
  $0.12
  $74.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Reprint from All-Star Western #101, 104 and All-American Western #125; Trigger Twins: Reprint from All-Star Western #101; Texas Rangers: Reprint from All-American Western #125; Johnny Thunder: Reprint from All-American Western #104Robert Kanigher, Joe KubertCarmine Infantino, Joe Kubert, Alex Toth

#73

  4/1/1968
  $0.12
  $220.00
5 copies available from $18.00
1st appearance of Creeper (Jack Ryder); 1st appearance of Jack Ryder (Creeper); 1st appearance of Bill Brane; 1st appearance of Professor Yatz; 1st appearance of Dr. Clayton Wetley; 1st appearance of Angel Devilin; Origin of Creeper (Jack Ryder)Don Segall, Steve DitkoSteve Ditko

#74

  5/1/1968
  $0.12
  $69.00
6 copies available from $16.50
1st Appearance of Anthro; Profile of Howie PostHowie Post, Joe OrlandoHowie Post

#75

  6/1/1968
  $0.12
  $200.00
5 copies available from $38.00
1st Appearance of Dove I (Don Hall); 1st appearance of Hawk I (Hank Hall); Origin of Dove I (Don Hall); Origin of Hawk I (Hank Hall)Dick Giordano, Steve Skeates, Steve Ditko, Henry BoltinoffSteve Ditko, Henry Boltinoff

#76

  8/1/1968
  $0.12
  $51.00
2 copies available from $7.80
1st Appearance of Bat LashNick Cardy, Sergio AragonésNick Cardy, Sergio Aragonés

#77

  9/1/1968
  $0.12
  $55.00
3 copies available from $7.00
1st appearance Angel & The ApeJohn AlbanoBob Oksner

#78

  11/1/1968
  $0.12
  $37.00
7 copies available from $3.00
1st Appearance of Jonny DoubleMarv Wolfman, Joe GillJack Sparling

#79

  12/1/1968
  $0.12
  $190.00
No copies available
1st appearance of Dolphin; Origin of Aqualad; New material and reprinted from Adventure Comics #269Jay Scott Pike, Robert BernsteinJay Scott Pike, Ramona Fradon

#80

  2/1/1969
  $0.12
  $105.00
3 copies available from $21.00
Reprints from Phantom Stranger #2 and Star-Spangled Comics #122Mike Friedrich, John BroomeJerry Grandenetti, Bill Draut, Carmine Infantino, Joe Giella, Leonard Starr

#81

  3/1/1969
  $0.12
  $62.00
2 copies available from $10.00
Windy & Willy; Reprint from The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis #26 (1964) with art and story altered to avoid paying royaltiesLarry NadleBob Oksner

#82

  5/1/1969
  $0.12
  $130.00
10 copies available from $7.50
1st appearance of Nightmaster; Origin of NightmasterDenny O’NeilJerry Grandenetti

#83

  6/1/1969
  $0.12
  $64.00
6 copies available from $7.05
 Denny O’NeilBernie Wrightson

#84

  8/1/1969
  $0.15
  $70.00
8 copies available from $3.95
Price increase to 15 centsDenny O’NeilBernie Wrightson

#85

  9/1/1969
  $0.15
  $31.00
4 copies available from $1.95
1st appearance of FirehairJoe KubertJoe Kubert

#86

  11/1/1969
  $0.15
  $19.00
4 copies available from $2.95
 Joe Kubert, Ric EstradaJoe Kubert

#87

  12/1/1969
  $0.15
  $23.00
6 copies available from $2.95
 Joe KubertJoe Kubert, Ken Barr

#88

  2/1/1970
  $0.15
  $18.00
6 copies available from $4.50
Jason’s QuestMike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#89

  3/1/1970
  $0.15
  $25.00
5 copies available from $1.50
Jason’s QuestMike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#90

  5/1/1970
  $0.15
  $13.50
5 copies available from $4.25
1st appearance of Manhunter 2070; Jason’s QuestMike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#91

  6/1/1970
  $0.15
  $19.00
9 copies available from $2.81
1st appearance Manhunter 2070Mike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#92

  8/1/1970
  $0.15
  $21.00
11 copies available from $3.00
 Mike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#93

  9/1/1970
  $0.15
  $17.00
7 copies available from $2.25
 Mike SekowskyMike Sekowsky

#94

  9/1/1977
  $0.35
  $20.00
9 copies available from $2.50
1st Appearance of Celsius; 1st Appearance of Tempest (Joshua Clay); 1st appearance of Negative Woman (Valentina Vostok); 1st appearance of The Doom Patrol II; Origin of Doom Patrol IIPaul KupperbergJoe Staton

#95

  11/1/1977
  $0.35
  $10.00
14 copies available from $1.25
 Paul KupperbergJoe Staton

#96

  1/1/1978
  $0.35
  $9.00
11 copies available from $1.75
Doom PatrolPaul KupperbergJoe Staton

#97

  2/1/1978
  $0.35
  $24.00
5 copies available from $3.25
Origin of Power GirlPaul LevitzJoe Staton

#98

  3/1/1978
  $0.35
  $12.00
6 copies available from $4.25
Origin of Power GirlPaul LevitzJoe Staton

#99

  4/1/1978
  $0.35
  $7.00
7 copies available from $2.25
Power GirlPaul LevitzJoe Staton

#100

  5/1/1978
  $0.60
  $15.00
6 copies available from $2.00
All-star issue; Double-sizePaul Kupperberg, Paul LevitzJoe Staton
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