(June 2000)

DC, 2000 Series
 
Price:
3.95 USD; 6.25 CAD
Pages:
68
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
DC Comics Millennium Edition
Barcode:
76194122420600111
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer (original series editor); Adam Philips (collected edition editor); Nick J. Napolitano (collected edition associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
one-shot

Issue Notes

There is also a Chromium Edition of this comic that has a metallic foil cover instead of a regular cover, was limited to a press run of 7500 copies, and sold for 9.95 USD. The only content difference is the "Remembering the Millennium" feature isn't printed. All story synopses by Craig Delich. Martin O'Hearn, agreeing with Craig Delich, recognizes that the writers for some of the tales inside were written by the original writer, not Gardner Fox, specifically for this issue's tale. They are so noted on the individual tales. Note added by Craig Delich 2008-09-06.


[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]
Reprints:

All Star Comics #3 Comics' First Super-Team (Table of Contents)

Remembering the Millennium / text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Greenberger
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

An overview of the context of this issue, the history of the title, and the group, and credits for this issue. Appears on inside front and back covers.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Introduction] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]] (intro as a group)
Synopsis:
First meeting of the Justice Society of America. The members start to recount their individual adventures at the suggestion of Johnny Thunder.
Reprints:

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

The Flash / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Mary Rogers; Tim Rogers; "Nancy K" sailors (villains); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Flash helps recover a fortune in gold from a sunken Aztec treasure ship, the "Sancta Joanna."
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Flash becomes Chairman of the Justice Society.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 2: The Men Who Could Live in Fire] (Table of Contents)

Hawkman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Mazda (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); The Spectre (cameo)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and Shiera become prisoners of Mazda, ruler of the volcano people.
Reprints:

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

The Spectre / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Jerry Siegel
Pencils:
Bernard Baily; Everett Hibbard (last panel)
Inks:
Bernard Baily; Everett Hibbard (last panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Oom (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Hourman (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Spectre must battle Oom, from the dark side of the Moon.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from Craig Delich 2005-09-30; Hibbard art credit by Craig Delich 2005-12. Writer revision from Gardner Fox to Jerry Siegel by Martin O'Hearn 2008-09-06 via Craig Delich.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 4] (Table of Contents)

Hour-Man / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Ken Fitch
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Regina Paige; Mr. Durant (villain)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler attends a costume party dressed as the Hour-Man, but is surprised to see more Hour-Men at the party....Hour-Men who steal phony jewelry and put the blame on the real Man of the Hour.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Craig Delich (2005-12). Revised writer credit from Gardner F. Fox to Ken Fitch made by Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich 2008-09-06.

Blast into the Silver Age of Comics! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for Silver Age DC Archive Editions, with covers to Justice League, Green Lantern, The Flash, The New Teen Titans, and Legion of Super-Heroes archives depicted.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Interlude] (Table of Contents)

Red Tornado / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel, misspelled as Hunkle in this story]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder
Synopsis:
The Red Tornado is entering JSA HQ when she accidentally snags her pants on a nail, ripping a hole in the seat. Rather than stick around for the meeting, she decides to gracefully "back out"!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Gardner F. Fox to Sheldon Mayer by Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich 2008-09-06.

The Golden Age of Comics Starts Here! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
(various)
Inks:
(various)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Promo for Golden Age DC Archive Editions. Covers to All Star Comics, Superman, Golden Age Flash, Golden Age Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Shazam! archives are depicted.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 5] (Table of Contents)

Sandman / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Chad Grothkopf; Everett E. Hibbard (first panel); Sheldon Mayer (last two panels)
Inks:
Chad Grothkopf; Everett E. Hibbard (first panel); Sheldon Mayer (last two panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Chad Grothkopf

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Dr. Faversham (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Sandman follows up the strange sightings of giant men and animals to a Dr. Faversham, who injects his victims with a secret formula into their pituitary glands.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The credits in this Millennium Edition credit Creig Flessel for the art of this story. The credits shown here are what are listed in the original comic here on GCD (probably more authoritative). The last two panels definitely appear to be by Mayer. Letterer credit from Craig Delich (2004-04-30). Letterer credit confirmed by Chad Grothkopf.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 6] (Table of Contents)

Dr. Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman; Everett E. Hibbard (first and last two panels)
Inks:
Howard Sherman; Everett E. Hibbard (first and last two panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman (except last panel)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; a wizard (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); The Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo)
Synopsis:
Fate must track down and destroy a sorcerer who came across an ancient book that explained how the dead could be restored to life.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich (2004-04-30) and confirmed by Howard Sherman.

Guarding an Heiress (Table of Contents)

Johnny Thunder / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
superhero; humor
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling; Edgar Egwell, Jr.; Thunderbolt; Mike; Theresa Drew; Mr. Drew
Synopsis:
Johnny agrees to act as bodyguard for a young lady for $100 a week.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The Script credit for this story is from the corrections page in the Millennium Edition: Superboy #1 (2001 series), which was the last Millennium Edition. The last half of the second page of the text story features a typeset house ad, with art by Everett Hibbard, announcing the partial results of a contest for readers to suggest which JSA character should receive their own magazine, and the results would be announced in the next issue.

[untitled] (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan's All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Hop Harrigan
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Opportunity to become a charter member of the All-American Flying Club, for boys and girls who are interested in aviation.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 7] (Table of Contents)

The Atom / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill O'Connor
Pencils:
Ben Flinton; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Inks:
Ben Flinton; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James; a gang of crooks (villains); Johnny Thunder (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Mighty Midget helps to round up the infamous Brooklyn Murder Trust.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Writer revision from Gardner F. Fox to Bill O'Connor by Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich 2008-09-06.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Interlude] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (cameo); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (cameo); The Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo)
Synopsis:
The JSA receives a message from the FBI Chief in Washington D.C., and Flash volunteers to make the trip to Washington to see what he wants.
Reprints:

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 8] (Table of Contents)

Green Lantern / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Martin Nodell; Everett E. Hibbard (first two panels)
Inks:
Martin Nodell; Everett E. Hibbard (first two panels)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Commissioner Mason; Paul Pryer; Irene Miller; Commissioner Lacy (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Emerald Crusader looks into the framing of Police Commissioner Mason.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This is one of the very few Green Lantern stories actually written by Gardner F. Fox.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Conclusion] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis:
The Flash returns from Washington and informs the members that he has made an appointment for the group with the FBI Chief for the following Tuesday, and the group agrees to head to Washington.
Reprints:

[Thanks] (Table of Contents)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
From the editors: Thanks for reading this issue, the last two issues were sell-outs, and the next issue is one big episode. The editors of All-Star Comics announce that All-Star will become a bi-monthly with the next issue and previews the story for that next issue.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Preview for All-Star Comics #4. Spot illustration taken from the cover. In this reprint, some of the text that was colored green or red is now colored black.

["Want bones of steel?"] (Table of Contents)

Got Milk?; Superman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman

Indexer Notes

Back cover. Full-page ad with Superman for the "Got milk?" dairy producers campaign.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America]
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. All Star Comics #3 Comics' First Super-Team
    Remembering the Millennium
  3. 2. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 1]
    The Flash
  5. 4. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 2: The Men Who Could Live in Fire]
    Hawkman
  6. 5. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 3]
    The Spectre
  7. 6. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 4]
    Hour-Man
  8. 7. Blast into the Silver Age of Comics!
    DC Archive Editions
  9. 8. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Interlude]
    Red Tornado
  10. 9. The Golden Age of Comics Starts Here!
    DC Archive Editions
  11. 10. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 5]
    Sandman
  12. 11. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 6]
    Dr. Fate
  13. 12. Guarding an Heiress
    Johnny Thunder
  14. 13. [untitled]
    Hop Harrigan's All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 7]
    The Atom
  16. 15. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Interlude]
    Justice Society of America
  17. 16. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Chapter 8]
    Green Lantern
  18. 17. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America] [Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  19. 18. [Thanks]
  20. 19. ["Want bones of steel?"]
    Got Milk?; Superman
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