Tuesday, November 3, 2015


In the aftermath of the "DC Implosion" of June 1978, DC produced 35 copies each of a 2-issue photocopy compilation comprised of some of the material from the recently cancelled titles, along with older inventory. Nothing is printed on the back sides of the pages and the stories are separated by pages of colored paper.

Though not for sale, labelled with one dollar price image borrowed from preliminary, unused trade dress for DC's Dollar Comics. Also uses Golden/Silver Age Superman/DC logo.

Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #1
Deadman is featured on the cover. Does not seem to appear in any of the stories. Al Milgrom cover art. 

Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #2

Cancelled Comics Cavalcade #2 cover by Alex Saviuk

Characters featured included Shade (Rac Shade), Deadman, Creeper, OMAC, Steel (Hank Heywood), Vixen, Prez & Kamandi.
"Requiem for a Deadman"  
Deadman is summoned to a seance at a psi-lab where four people are trying to raise the spirit of Boston Brand, whom they believe has been sabotaging their experiments. He suspects that one of the four, Annabelle, is actually subconsciously causing the accidents. Deadman enters her mind, but finds another consciousness present. Their battle in Annabelle's mind sends her into a coma. He finds that another of the group, Conrad Cabel, also possessed psychic powers. Deadman returns to Annabelle's mind to release her from Cabel's control and use her powers, with her help, to defeat Cabel.
Plot by Len Wein with the script by Gerry Conway & art by Jim Aparo.
Cover intended for unpublished Showcase #105 by Jim Aparo. Complete with all trade elements except UPC box. 
"Critic's Page"
Letters page intended for unpublished Showcase #105.

Adventure Comics #464
"Requiem for a Deadman"    
Deadman is called across town to S.T.A.R. Labs, where experiments into the supernatural are going on.
Originally intended for the unpublished Showcase #105. Story printed in the limited distribution Cancelled Comic Cavalcade #2. Original version of the story had a 2-page sequence of Deadman saving a boy during the time he is traveling across town (between panels 2 and 3 on page 4 of this version of the story). 

Nice to show what might have been. Enjoy!

Ad that actually ran in Batman #304, for the subsequently cancelled Showcase #105!

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Letters page intended for unpublished Showcase #105 by Paul Levitz & Joe Staton.

Cover intended for unpublished Demand Classics #1 by Dick Dillin & Frank McLaughlin.

Cover intended for unpublished Western Classics #1 by James Sherman &
Maurice Whitman.

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