New Talent Showcase

    (DC, 1984–1985)
™ and ©1983 DC Comics, Inc.
Title changes to Talent Showcase with #16

One of the dearest dreams of writers and artists everywhere is “breaking in” to the business. DC’s New Talent Showcase provided an avenue for this, and gave recent discoveries a chance to strut their stuff.

It may have oversold the series a bit when it billed the artists and writers featured here as “Tomorrow’s Superstars.” The stories ranged from average to very good, though probably none will ever be hailed as a classic of the art form. Still, stories like “Forever Amber” by Rich Margopoulos and Stan Woch and “Class of 2064” by Todd Klein and Scott Hampton are enjoyable reads that show a great deal of potential.

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   NotesWriterArtist

#1

  1/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.00
12 copies available from $1.25
Wraparound cover Todd KleinStan Woch, Tom Mandrake, Tod Smith, Scott Hampton

#2

  2/1/1984
  $0.75
  $1.75
13 copies available from $0.60
  L.B. Kellogg, Todd KleinTom Mandrake

#3

  3/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.00
11 copies available from $0.75
  Todd KleinScott Hampton, Dan Day, Geof Isherwood, Stan Woch

#4

  4/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.00
9 copies available from $0.65
  Rich Margopoulos, Mike Tiefenbacher, Steve Ringgenberg, Ashley TillmanSteve Lightle, Stan Woch, June Brigman, Shawn McManus

#5

  5/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.00
8 copies available from $1.20
  Peter Scianna, Mindy Newell, Steve Ringgenberg, Rich MargopoulosLouis Scarborough Jr., Cara Sherman-Tereno, Chris Carlson, Steve Lightle

#6

  6/1/1984
  $0.75
  $2.00
6 copies available from $1.50
  Peter Scianna, Rich Margopoulos, Steve RinggenbergLouis Scarborough Jr., Steve Lightle, Chris Carlson

#7

  7/1/1984
  $1.25
  $1.75
9 copies available from $0.75
  Todd KleinGreg Shoemaker, Tom Grindberg, Louis Scarborough Jr., Bob Orzechowski, Terry Shoemaker

#8

  8/1/1984
  $1.25
  $2.00
5 copies available from $1.50
  Mindy Newell, Ashley Tillman, Todd Klein, David MarchmanMark Beachum, Greg Shoemaker, Terry Shoemaker, Bob Orzechowski

#9

  9/1/1984
  $1.25
  $2.00
8 copies available from $0.65
  David Marchman, Dave Hudek, Ashley Tillman, Mindy NewellBob Orzechowski, Jeff Dee, Greg Shoemaker, Mark Beachum

#10

  10/1/1984
  $1.25
  $2.00
10 copies available from $0.65
  Philip Clarke Jr., Mindy Newell, Dave Hudek, Randy StradleyRick Stasi, Mark Beachum, Jeff Dee, Javier Saltares

#11

  11/1/1984
  $1.25
  $2.00
6 copies available from $0.99
  Mindy Newell, Dave Hudek, Stan Timmons, Philip Clarke Jr.Tom Grindberg, Norm Breyfogle, Dave Schwartz, Rick Stasi

#12

  12/1/1984
  $1.25
  $2.00
5 copies available from $0.50
  Rick Kessler, Todd Klein, Peter Scianna, Kevin Juaire, Peter PalmerRobert Williams, Bob Orzechowski, Mike Chen, Tom Grindberg, Gary Myles Johnson

#13

  1/1/1985
  $1.25
  $2.75
6 copies available from $0.90
  Mindy Newell, David Marchman, Mike Tiefenbacher, Kevin Juaire, Peter PalmerEric Shanower, Norm Breyfogle, Stan Woch, Gary Myles Johnson

#14

  2/1/1985
  $1.25
  $5.00
3 copies available from $0.99
 Extra Story called: The Roosevelt ProjectKevin J. Dooley, Robert Simpson, Graham Nolan, Philip Clarke Jr.Stan Woch, Michael Clark, Graham Nolan, Javier Saltares

#15

  3/1/1985
  $1.25
  $3.50
2 copies available from $3.25
  Bjorn Ousland, Stan Timmons, Dennis YeeBjorn Ousland, Louis Scarborough Jr., Dennis Yee

#16

  4/1/1985
  $1.25
  $3.00
3 copies available from $1.50
 Title changes to Talent ShowcaseEric Shanower, L.B. Kellogg, Graham Nolan, Ashley TillmanEric Shanower, Ron Randall, Graham Nolan, Stan Woch

#17

  6/1/1985
  $1.25
  $2.50
4 copies available from $1.99
  Alan Rowlands, Ashley TillmanTom Grindberg, Ron Wagner, Stan Woch

#18

  8/1/1985
  $1.25
  $2.50
5 copies available from $1.00
  Alan Rowlands, Kerry Callen, Shawn McManus, Bruce Jones, John Costanza, Dan Adkins, Robert Simpson, Randi Kapner, Hal SmithJack Arata, Kerry Callen, Shawn McManus, John Costanza, Dan Adkins, Hal Smith

#19

  10/1/1985
  $1.25
  $10.50
3 copies available from $7.00
 Final issueAlan Rowlands, Dan Adkins, Hal Smith, Darren Auck, Dennis YeeDeryl Skelton, Dan Adkins, Hal Smith, Darren Auck, Dennis Yee