(December 1965)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Jan, July, and Oct (semi-monthly, Nov)
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 Key-Master of the World! (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:
Superman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; The Key
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover title and notes from Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004. Pencilling and inking credits per Julius Schwartz' editorial records. Inking formerly credited to Murphy Anderson and Bernard Sachs. Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives.

Builders of the Future! (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff ?
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Shows the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover. Credits information from Lionel English via Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004; other information on this sequence from Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004.

The Key-Master of the World! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Snapper Carr [Lucas Carr]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo)]; Monarch Butterfly crooks; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sandy Salters; The Invisible Destroyer; The Key (villain); The Wrecker; Weather Wizard
Synopsis:
The Key administers a psycho-chemical to the JLA which forces them to disband and become unable to see his henchmen commit robberies. However, they are returned to normal when Hawkgirl discovers the situation, and go on to defeat The Key.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story is told in three chapters, each ending in 2/3 page.
Hawkman uses the Absorbascon to discover the secret identities of the JLA members.
References Detective Comics 197, Showcase 23.
Credits from "The Official Justice League Of America Index" 2 (and original indexer).
Title punctuation correction, character appearances, synopsis, and notes from Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004.
Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives erroneously credits Joe Letterese.
Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

Ultra the Multi-Alien! (Table of Contents)

Ultra the Multi-Alien / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lee Elias
Inks:
Lee Elias
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1051 series) #104, on sale October 28

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

JLA Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Joe Molenda Jr.; Frank Tower; John Pierce; Ken Hodl;
Two different letters note that Justice League of America 37 was written by Gardner Fox: the editor does not refute this.

By Popular Demand -- Batman and Robin's Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 [80 Page Giant #G-17]

You'll Flip at the Zzzzzip... (Table of Contents)

The Fox and the Crow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Mort Drucker
Inks:
Mort Drucker
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?; Ira Schnapp

Genre:
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Fox and the Crow (DC, 1952 series) #95

They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful... (Table of Contents)

Supergirl and Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jim Mooney
Inks:
Jim Mooney
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1956 series) #63, on sale October 21

Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents)

Superman's Pal. Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Curt Swan
Inks:
George Klein
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1955 series) #89

["How much will you give me on a trade-in..."] (Table of Contents)

Cap's Hobby Center / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Editing:
Julius Schwartz
Job Number:
6337

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Cap; unnamed boy; unnamed boy's father
Synopsis:
A boy is inspired by the trade-in his father receives when buying a new car, and attempts to get a trade-in from Cap for a model he has already assembled.

Indexer Notes

Information on this sequence from Donald Dale Milne on 5 September 2004.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Key-Master of the World!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Builders of the Future!
  3. 2. The Key-Master of the World!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Ultra the Multi-Alien!
    Ultra the Multi-Alien
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
  6. 5. By Popular Demand -- Batman and Robin's Greatest Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  7. 6. You'll Flip at the Zzzzzip...
    The Fox and the Crow
  8. 7. They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful...
    Supergirl and Wonder Woman
  9. 8. Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal. Jimmy Olsen
  10. 9. ["How much will you give me on a trade-in..."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jan Roar Hansen
  • Daniel Thingvold
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross