The Maniaks

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The Maniaks
ManiaksShowcase71.jpg
The Maniaks with Woody Allen from Showcase #71,
artist Mike Sekowsky
Publication information
Publisher DC Comics
First appearance Showcase #68, (May 1967)
Created by E. Nelson Bridwell (writer)
Mike Sekowsky (artist)
In-story information
Type of business Rock band
Owner(s) Silver Shannon
Philip "Flip" Folger
Gilbert "Jangle" Jeffries
Bryon "Pack Rat" Williams

The Maniaks are a fictional rock band published by DC Comics. They first appeared in issue Showcase #68 (May 1967), and were created by E. Nelson Bridwell and Mike Sekowsky.

Fictional team history[edit]

The Maniaks were created in the mold of TV's the Monkees—a band that would also get involved in wild adventures, often on the way to their gigs. The band would meet fictionalized versions of famous celebrities, such as "Jeannette Punchinello" (Annette Funicello), "Rock Hutsut" (Rock Hudson), and "Twiggly" (Twiggy). An exception was comedian Woody Allen, who appeared in an unfictionalized form in Showcase #71.

Power Company[edit]

Main article: Power Company

The Maniaks as a band made no further appearances after Showcase #71. Silver Shannon later appeared in The Power Company limited series, where she worked as a personal assistant to Josiah Power.

The Power of Shazam[edit]

In The Power of Shazam #48, a one-issue revival that tied into the Blackest Night event, Amon Tomaz makes a brief reference to the Maniaks.

Justice League of America: Vixen: Rebirth[edit]

In the 2017 one-shot Justice League of America: Vixen: Rebirth, Mari McCabe is said to be dating Phil Folger of The Maniaks.

Membership[edit]

  • Silver Shannon - lead vocals, manager
  • Philip "Flip" Folger - guitars, contortionist
  • Gilbert "Jangle" Jeffries - guitars, ventriloquist
  • Byron "Pack Rat" Williams - drums

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