(February-March 1960)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
On-sale date:
1959-12-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

first appearance of the Justice League of America


Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
Jack Adler ?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp (letters and JLA logo design)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Enlarged portions of the cover appeared in DC: The New Frontier (DC, 2004 series) #1 and #2. Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Aquaman; Superman (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]] (first appearance); Starro; Steve Trevor (cameo); Captain Harding (cameo)
Synopsis:
Peter the Puffer Fish alerts Aquaman to an attack on Earth from an alien starfish named Starro the Conqueror. Starro has altered three ordinary starfish into his lieutenants. Aquaman alerts his friends Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Flash, and J'onn J'onzz. Though Superman and Batman are too busy to attend, the rest meet and split up into teams.
Reprints:

It's Fun to Help Others! (Table of Contents)

Superboy / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superboy

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Starro vs. Green Lantern (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Starro
Synopsis:
One of Starro's lieutenants steals and explodes an atomic bomb to absorb its power. Green Lantern defeats him.
Reprints:

Starro vs. Wonder Woman and John Jones (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starro
Synopsis:
The second starfish lieutenant steals a laboratory filled with a braintrust of scientists with the intent of absorbing their knowledge of earth science and defenses. Working to free the scientists, Wonder Woman and J'onn J'onzz discover that Starro's lieutenants can transfer absorbed power and knowledge to the others, as this Starro can now fire nuclear blasts.
Reprints:

The "Starfish" Family (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Faster Than Light (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Starro vs. the Flash! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Snapper Carr (intro); Starro; John Carr (Snapper's father); Mrs. Carr (Snapper's mother); Janet Carr (Snapper's sister)
Synopsis:
Flash faces his Starro duplicate in Happy Harbor where the entire populace have fallen under Starro's influence, except for one lone teenager. Flash defeats the third Starro lieutenant, learns where the real Starro is, and decides to let "Snapper" Carr join him for the showdown.
Reprints:

Starro vs. Justice League of America (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3.667 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman (cameo); Superman (cameo); Snapper Carr (joins)]; Starro (villain)
Synopsis:
During the final battle, Flash and Green Lantern determine that Snapper is covered with lime, and that prevents Starro from affecting him. A few barrels of lime, and Starro becomes a souvenir for the JLA trophy room.
Reprints:

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.333 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. It's Fun to Help Others!
    Superboy
  4. 3. Starro vs. Green Lantern
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. Starro vs. Wonder Woman and John Jones
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. The "Starfish" Family
  7. 6. Faster Than Light
  8. 7. Starro vs. the Flash!
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. Starro vs. Justice League of America
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Statement of Ownership
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