(March-April 1974)

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Volume:
15
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
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 Murder of Santa Claus, 1973! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino ?
Job Number:
S-1662

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Black Canary; Green Arrow; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Wonder Woman [Earth-2]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Zatanna; Santa Claus
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

JSA scene on the cover is redrawn from the cover of All-Star Comics #40.
Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. [August 2007]

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils:
various (illustrations)
Inks:
various (illustrations)
Colors:
? (illustrations)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-838

The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script:
Len Wein
Pencils:
Dick Dillin
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Glynis Wein
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
S-1627

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen] (Cameo); The Atom [Ray Palmer] (Cameo); Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny] (Cameo); Black Canary [Dina Lance]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Red Tornado [John Smith](new costume); Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (Cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan] (cameo); Phantom Stranger (cameo)]; Sue Dibny (cameo); Iris Allen (cameo); Mera (cameo); Kathy Sutton (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart]; Santa Simpson; Eric Russell (Iris's father); Fran Russell (Iris's mother); The Key (villain)
Synopsis:
The murder of a department store Santa Claus puts the JLA on the tail of the Key and his scheme to kill them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Christmas

Indexer Notes

Credits include special thanks to Duffy Vohland.

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics (May 2007). Colors credit from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error Tracker, July 2010

The Plight of a Nation! [part 1] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy; Carmine Infantino (spash)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs; Frank Giacoia (splash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-797

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Earth-2]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Black Canary; The Atom [Al Pratt]]
Synopsis:
The Crimson Claw Gang has been pulling off daring crimes that baffle the authorities, but when the JSA is contacted by a member of the JJSA wanting to provide information re that gang, he is injured. Investigation by GL and Black Canary reveal the existence of a junior version of the gang committing petty thefts. Meanwhile the Flash and Hawkman discover the junior gang is playing right into the hands of the adult gang, and interrupt a crime in progress, only to get captured and on the verge of electrocution.
Reprints:
Keywords:
juvenile delinquency

The Plight of a Nation! [part 2] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Earth-2]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]
Synopsis:
In Riversend, Black Canary tells GL that a big problem exists with kid gangs that needs to be dealt with, so Green Lantern visits a social worker to learn about the causes of juvenile delinquency and why kids like them want to emulate criminal gangs. Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite and Atom enlist the aid of the JJSA to help in the matter and they enlist Don Brent to infiltrate the gang. At the same time, Hawkman and the Flash bring Eddie Brent to justice for their near-murder. And the Junior Claws discover Don Brent is a mole, so they tie him to railroad tracks to try and scare him.
Reprints:

The Plight of a Nation! [part 3] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite; Black Canary; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Earth-2]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]
Synopsis:
The Flash trails Eddie to the Crimson Claw's HQ, then uses Wonder Woman's mental radio to alert the rest of the JSA to its location while he attempts to keep the gang busy until they arrive. At the same time, the Junior Claws are damaging property to blame it on a rival gang, and an explosion draws authorities while the adult gang commits a crime. But the JSA is on hand to round them up. The JJSA and Julia save Don's life, then duke it out with the Junior Claws. But Wonder Woman steps in with the Magic Sphere to reveal the future of the juveniles, which encourages them to reform.
Reprints:

Justice Society of America (Table of Contents)

illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
Murphy Anderson
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
S-273

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Justice Society of America [Atom [Al Pratt]; Batman (Earth 2) [Bruce Wayne]; Black Canary [Dinah Lance]; Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Doctor Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Johnny Thunder; Mister Terrific [Terry Sloane]; Red Tornado [Ma Hunkle]; Red Tornado [John Smith]; Robin (Earth 2) [Dick Grayson]; Sandman [Wes Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Superman (Earth 2); Thunderbolt; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman (Earth 2) [Diana Prince]]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Anderson is not credited in this issue, but is credited in the letter column in Justice League of America #85.

JLA Puzzle (Table of Contents)

activity / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
P-4

Indexer Notes

crossword puzzle

Z--as in Zatanna--and Zero Hour! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Sid Greene
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-827

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]]; Zatanna (guest star); Elongated Man (guest star); Zatara (guest star); Amen-Hotep (villain); Allura (villain)
Synopsis:
The conclusion of Zatanna's quest to find her father.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story divided into 3 chapters, 2 ending in 1/2 page.

Flash! The Biggest News in Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Batman Is Now Bigger Than Ever! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Here Is the Answer... (Table of Contents)

activity / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Bob Rozakis
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

solution to crossword puzzle in this issue

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The JLA Mail Room / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Martin Pasko; Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson; ? (logo illustration)
Inks:
Murphy Anderson; ? (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1675

Indexer Notes

Letters from: Clint Thomas, Guy H. Lillian III, Michael Sloan, Warren Morrison, Scott Gibson, "The Diabolical Critic", Bob Hobart, Albert Tanner;
Replies to letters are by Martin Pasko, who is introduced as DC's first Junior Bullpen trainee, who "occasionally assists" editor Schwartz.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Murder of Santa Claus, 1973!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. The Plight of a Nation! [part 1]
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Plight of a Nation! [part 2]
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Plight of a Nation! [part 3]
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Justice Society of America
  8. 7. JLA Puzzle
  9. 8. Z--as in Zatanna--and Zero Hour!
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Flash! The Biggest News in Comics!
    Superman
  11. 10. Batman Is Now Bigger Than Ever!
    Batman
  12. 11. Here Is the Answer...
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Jim Stangas
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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