(March 1968)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price:
0.12 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly with the exception of Jan., Apr., July & Oct.
On-sale date:
1968-01-25
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

Operation: Jail the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Jack Abel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [JLA; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Atom [Ray Palmer]]; Dr. Light [Arthur Light]; The Tattooed Man [Abel Tarrant]; Captain Boomerang [Digger; George Harkness]; Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot]; Mr. I.Q. [Ira Quimby]; Doctor Destiny [John Dee]; Cutlass Charlie; The Plant Master [Jason Woodrue]; Lex Luthor
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (added by Gregory Fischer, May 2009). Inks originally credited to George Roussos.

Operation: Jail the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [JLA; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol; Carter Hall]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]; Lex Luthor (villain); Dr. Light [Arthur Light] (villain); The Tattooed Man [Abel Tarrant] (villain); Captain Boomerang [Digger; George Harkness] (villain); Penguin [Oswald Cobblepot] (villain); Mr. I. Q. [Ira Quimby] (villain); Doctor Destiny [John Dee] (villain); Cutlass Charlie (first appearance; villain); The Plant Master [Jason Woodrue] (villain)
Synopsis:
Doctor Destiny has a plan to switch the heroes with the villains they've battle. Green Arrow is able to escape and foil the plan.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007).

[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 Jeff Pierce; Herman Soon; R. L. Thomas; Joe Arul; Lee D. Salem; Moira L. Maynard

You Too Can Play the Game (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Action Comics (DC, 1938 series) #360 [80 Page Giant #G-45], on sale January 9

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Springer; Neal Adams
Inks:
Frank Springer; Neal Adams
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

listing of DC comics on sale in late January / early February 1968; includes cover art for Secret Six (DC, 1968 series) #1 and Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #210

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

JLA Mail Room - Extra / letters page / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

letters submitted by Vernon Dais; Bill Sheppard

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1967
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 385,800
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 327,700
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Estate of Harry Donenfeld, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, Irwin Donenfeld, S.U. Sampliner, Sonia Mondschein, all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10022

A New Star on the DC Horizon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Steve Ditko ?
Inks:
Steve Ditko ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Showcase (DC, 1956 series) #73 [first Creeper], on sale January 23

200th Smash Issue (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Neal Adams; various (background)
Inks:
Neal Adams; various (background)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

house ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #200, on sale January 18

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Operation: Jail the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Operation: Jail the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
  4. 3. You Too Can Play the Game
    Supergirl
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Direct Currents
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room - Extra
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. A New Star on the DC Horizon
    Beware the Creeper
  9. 8. 200th Smash Issue
    Batman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross