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Showcase Presents: Showcase, Vol. 1 (Showcase Presents)

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Making its debut in 1956, SHOWCASE was the place where DC tried out new characters and concepts. Now, DC reprints the entire series from the beginning for the very first time, including the smash successes of Green Lantern, The Flash and Lois Lane in her own solo series, to more obscure tales of Fire Fighters, Kings of the Wild, and The Space Ranger. This volume collects S ...more
Paperback, 512 pages
Published July 10th 2012 by DC Comics
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Jul 22, 2012 Tom rated it really liked it
Despite the odd title, this volume makes sense as it is reprint of the old Showcase series that DC used as a means of trying out new characters, so there would be at most three issues or so of adventures before a character could hope to get a series of his or her own, and most of the characters included here did get something. Given this was the series that introduced the Silver Age Flash, Challengers of the Unknown, Adam Strange, Space Ranger, Rip Hunter, and solo adventures for Lois Lane, it t ...more
Apr 24, 2016 Skjam! rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: comic book fans
In Ouroboros fashion, DC’s line of black and white reprint comics returns to its roots.

Back in 1956, National Comics (DC) had more ideas for comic books than they had publishing slots to put them in, and readers asking for dozens of different concepts. So they came up with Showcase, a series where a concept would be tried out for an issue or three, and if all went well, would be promoted to its own continuing title. The first issue featured the subject they’d gotten an overwhelming demand for–fi
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Sep 25, 2012 Micki James rated it it was amazing
Not planning to add all my comics anthologies to goodreads, but this is a highlight of the genre. And you've got to love a title like "Showcase Presents Showcase". If we had Bertrand Russell's type theory we could annotate the different occurences of "Showcase" with their proper level, something like "Showcase(series 3) Presents Showcase(series 1)".
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Oct 06, 2012 Yosef Shapiro rated it really liked it
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Not all of the stories in here are winners. But,it does present many first and early appearances of characters that became fan favorites in the DC universe.
Nov 07, 2013 Stephen rated it really liked it
I read Showcase Showcase at Circus Circus as I departed for Walawala, but got caught and had to go to SingSing.
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