(February 1962)

DC, 1960 Series
< Previous Issue |
| Next Issue >
Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July, and Oct.
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Mando (beginning with #254)
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#s 39, 48, 58, 67, 76, 110-116, 200 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Wonder Woman
Reprints:

"Dear Boys and Girls:" (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters to readers thanking them for buying the comics despite the price increase

The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman; Wonder Woman; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); aliens from Appellax (flashback); Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr and Green Arrow about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; green kryptonite

Indexer Notes

Features the origin and first case of the Justice League of America.

Most of the story from this issue is retold in issue #97; some of it redrawn, some pages reprinted directly (pages 6-17, 19 in this original are reprinted as pages 15-26, 28 in that issue).

The story was changed slightly; for instance in the original the final creature was turned into a "pile of slivers and splinters" by Wonder Woman (Flash says "destroyed"), while in the updated story it was "planed down to its bare essence", still clearly intact.

["Total solar eclipse..."] (Table of Contents)

What's the Difference Between.. / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

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

The Origin of the Justice League-- Chapter 2 (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The JLA Mail Room / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from Sharon Gore, Darrel Weber, Bernard Sampson, Liz C. Hancock, Larry Tucker, Anne Britt, Joe Staton (future comic artist on E-Man, Dick Tracy, etc.), Dennis Budd

The Origin of the Justice League-- Chapter 3 (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Reprints:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding the date shown above [October 1, 1961] was: 335,000

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. "Dear Boys and Girls:"
  3. 2. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. ["Total solar eclipse..."]
    What's the Difference Between..
  5. 4. The Origin of the Justice League-- Chapter 2
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
  7. 6. The Origin of the Justice League-- Chapter 3
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross