Showcase (1956-1978) #80 FN- [1st Phantom Stranger]
Published Feb 1969 by DC.
over by Neal Adams. 1st Silver Age appearance of the Phantom Stranger in "Men Call Me the Phantom Stranger," script by Mike Friedrich, pencils by Jerry Grandenetti, inks by Bill Draut; Children huddle around a candle in a cave, talking about a "curse" that is about to hit the city; The Phantom Stranger appears, and hopes to puts the children at ease with a story. "The Three Signs of Evil...", script by John Broome, pencils by Carmine Infantino; In Columbus Circle in New York City, a group of sorcerers gather to make use of the full moonlight, using symbols on a board; Artist Mark Davis comes passing by, and unknowingly sketches out the symbols as his newest work of art; When the Stranger takes a look at Davis painting, he realizes that the symbols represent Columbus Circle, Times Square, and Washington Square. "I Talked with the Dead!", pencils by Leonard Starr, inks by Leonard Starr and Wayne Howard (traced & re-inked original); Before his fathers death, Dr. Thirteen made a deal that they would meet up five years after his death; If ghosts were real, then this would prove it. 36 pgs., full color. $0.12. Cover price $0.12.