(1999)

DC, 1999 Series
 
Price:
4.95 USD; 7.95 CAD
Pages:
84
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
Barcode:
761941220680 00111
Editing:
Jack Schiff (original); Julie Schwartz (original); Dale Crain (replica edition)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint interior; Glossy cardstock cover
Binding:
Squarebound
Publishing Format:
One-Shot

80 pg. Giant Issue No. 8 (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Flash [Barry Allen]]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Superman [Clark Kent; also as Superboy; also as Superbaby]
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Table of Contents (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero

The Origin of the Justice League (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 26 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]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz; aka John Jones]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] Snapper Carr; Appellax aliens (flashback); Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback)
Synopsis:
The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr about the formation of the League, involving the discovery of strange meteors that nearly doomed them forever.
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10 Issues of Your Favorite Magazine (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Birth of the Atom (Table of Contents)

Atom / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Atom [Ray Palmer]; Jean Loring
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Origins of Legendary Heroes (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
superhero
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["This is great!"] (Table of Contents)

Little Pete / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff

Genre:
children
Characters:
Little Pete
Synopsis:
Pete's Dad takes over Pete's model racing car track until Pete puts up a sign saying "Turnpike Toll 25ยข."
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How Aquaman Got His Powers (Table of Contents)

Aquaman / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Bernstein
Pencils:
Ramona Fradon
Inks:
Ramona Fradon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Origin); Atlanna (Flashback); Tom Curry (Flashback); Commander Haskel
Synopsis:
Aquaman stops the U.S. Navy from testing atomic depth charges and recounts his origin to Commander Haskel.
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Keywords:
Atlantis

Indexer Notes

Earth 1 origin of Aquaman, substantially different from More Fun Comics version.

The Man from Robin's Past (Table of Contents)

Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Bill Finger
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks:
Charles Paris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson] (origin re-told); The Flying Graysons (Dick's parents, both die, flashback); Sando (circus friend of Dick's); Sando's son; Limey Lou (villain, fence); Lou's gang (villains, jewel thieves)
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Origin of Flash's Masked Identity (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (on a Golden Age cover that Barry Allen is holding); Dr. Bailey (Jay's physician); art thieves (villains)
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The Story of Superman's Life (Table of Contents)

Superman / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script:
Otto Binder
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El; also as Superboy] (origin retold in detail); Jor-El; Zor-El; Lara; Jonathan Kent; Martha Kent; Lana Lang; Krypto; Lex Luthor (villain); Jimmy Olsen; Lois Lane; Perry White
Synopsis:
Recap of Superman's life from the destruction of Krypton to when he left Smallville after high school.
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Keywords:
green kryptonite; Krypton

Don't Give Fire a Place to Start (Table of Contents)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero

Indexer Notes

On inside back cover page from July 1954 issues.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. 80 pg. Giant Issue No. 8
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. The Origin of the Justice League
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. 10 Issues of Your Favorite Magazine
  5. 4. Birth of the Atom
    Atom
  6. 5. Origins of Legendary Heroes
  7. 6. ["This is great!"]
    Little Pete
  8. 7. How Aquaman Got His Powers
    Aquaman
  9. 8. The Man from Robin's Past
    Batman with Robin the Boy Wonder
  10. 9. Origin of Flash's Masked Identity
    The Flash
  11. 10. The Story of Superman's Life
    Superman
  12. 11. Don't Give Fire a Place to Start
    Superboy
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