(February 1962)

DC, 1960 Series
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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 Justice League of America [The Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]
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 [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (origin)
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.
Reprints:

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
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 [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); Queen Hippolyta (flashback); Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback); aliens from Appellax (villains, flashback)
Synopsis:
Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Wonder Woman the Flash and Green Lantern relate strange occurances they had with weird meteors and their occupants from outer space, which resulted in turning JLA members into wood.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Appellax; meteors; Power Ring

[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
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 [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin); aliens from Appellax
Synopsis:
While a meteor begins turning the JLA members into wood, Superman and Batman take on one of the aliens until the rest of the JLA free themselves and rush to assist.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; golden lasso; meteors; power ring

[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
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Per Sandell
  • Allen Ross
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross