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The Maniaks

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Publisher  DC Comics
Type of business  Rock band
First appearance  Showcase #68, (May 1967)
Created by  E. Nelson Bridwell (writer) Mike Sekowsky (artist)
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

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

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

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

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


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

    The Maniaks Wikipedia

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