(March 1972)

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Volume:
13
Price:
0.25 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
monthly (with the exception of Jan., Apr., and July)
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [character]
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 Day the Earth Screams! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Neal Adams
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
S-1122

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Starbreaker
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Cover art credits confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics

The Day the Earth Screams (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 37 pages (report information)

Script:
Mike Friedrich (pages 1-14, 27, 29-37); Gardner Fox (pages 15-26, 28)
Pencils:
Dick Dillin (pages 1-14, 18 (first panel), 21 (first panel), 24 (first panel), 27, 29-37); Mike Sekowsky (pages 15-26, 28)
Inks:
Joe Giella (pages 1-14, 18 (first panel), 21 (first panel), 24 (first panel), 27, 29-37); Bernard Sachs (pages 15-26, 28)
Colors:
?
Letters:
John Costanza (1-14, 27, 29-37); Gaspar Saladino (15-26, 28)
Job Number:
S-1078

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Canary; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz] (flashback); Superman; Wonder Woman (flashback)] (origin); Sargon the Sorcerer (cameo); Starbreaker (villain)
Synopsis:
Starbreaker arrive on Earth and easily defeats the League's most powerful members, which causes despair among the team. Hawkman gives them a pep talk that leads them to review the circumstances of their first case, which then inspires them to fight on.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Batplane; green kryptonite; origin

Indexer Notes

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

Most of the story from issue #9 is retold here; some of it redrawn, some pages reprinted directly (15-26, 28 in this issue; from pages 6-17, 19 in the original).

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The JLA Mail Room / letters page / 1.67 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz [as JS]
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson (logo illustration)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1132

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Ted Waller, Paul Dushkind, Greg Potter, Anthony Kowalik, Tom Calhoun, and Steve G. Johnson.

Statement of the Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1971
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Kinney Services, Inc., 10 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10020, a publicly-held corporation
Average number of copies sold preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 210,108
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 219,767

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day the Earth Screams!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. The Day the Earth Screams
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
  4. 3. Statement of the Ownership, Management and Circulation
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Allen Ross
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross