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(September-October 1974)

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Volume:
15
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
100
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [circle]
Editing:
Julius Schwartz; E. Nelson Bridwell (Assistant Editor)
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

[Here Comes TV's Super-Friends! 3 Full-Length Novels!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
S-1780

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman ; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]]; Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince Trevor]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Sandy (as sand monster); Black Canary
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics [August 2007].

Contents (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Julius Schwartz ?; E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-1055

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman; Wonder Woman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; The Flash [Barry Allen]]
Reprints:

The Creature in the Velvet Cage! (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-1748

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Elongated Man; Batman]; Justice Society of America [Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Wonder Woman; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Sandy (as sand monster); Horned Owl Gang (villains, cameo)
Synopsis:
After the JLA and JSA capture the Horned Owl Gang on Earth-2, a silent alarm is triggered inside of Sandman's old lab. When both teams arrive, they discover a sand monster has escaped. After further explanations by Sandman, it's revealed it was once his former partner, Sandy, who had been struck accidentally by an energy beam in his lab, that changed his body into pure silica. Both teams eventually reel him in, but the reason for his escape was that he was trying to quell several severe earthquakes that were about to occur, since in his new form he felt them.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story explanation given as to why Sandman re-adopted his original Golden Age costume by the time he was participating in the annual JLA/JSA teamups.
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.
Only JLA/JSA teamup that was contained in a single issue.

The Freedom Train (Table of Contents)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-1049

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman]
Synopsis:
The Leaguers relate the story of the real-world Freedom Train and its travels in 1947, the real-life inspiration for the reprinted Justice Society story in this issue.

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-976

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman; Dr. Mid-Nite]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

splash page introduction

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; The Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard; The Fiddler; Sportsmaster; Huntress; Icicle] (villains); Harlequin
Synopsis:
The famous Liberty Train mysteriously disappears and Black Canary calls a meeting of the JSA. But they have disappeared because they are the prisoners of the New Injustice Society. The Canary finds the Harlequin at JSA HQ and, before they know it, the Icicle freezes them both and takes them to the gang's HQ. Harlequin uses her special glasses to hypnotize the JSA back to their old selves, and when they return to their senses, they discover that the Injustice Society plans to steal four of America's greatest treasures. The JSA vows to stop them from doing so.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold Ray Gun; Declaration of Independence; Emancipation Proclamation; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Gotham Central Station; Gotham City; Liberty Train; Mind-Eraser; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Star-Spangled Banner; Washington Monument

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! [Chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Arthur Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; The Injustice Society of the World [Sportsmaster; The Wizard; The Fiddler; The Huntress; Icicle] (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman attempts to stop the Wizard from taking Old Ironsides, but is stopped by a snapping noise, putting him under the villain's control. At Liberty Hall, the Fiddler steals the Freedom Bell, and stops Dr. Mid-Nite and Wonder Woman in the process. The Huntress manages to use circus elephants to load Plymouth Rock into a truck, but the Flash and Atom stop her getaway. However, she manages to put the pair back into their mind-eraser state. The Icicle uses a super ram-jet to haul away the Washington Monument and put GL back into a trance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fiddle Car; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Liberty Hall; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; South Boston Navy Yards; Super Ram-Jet; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes [Chapter 3] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman]; The Injustice Society of the World [Wizard; Huntress; Sportsmaster; Icicle; Fiddler]; Harlequin [Molly Maynne]
Synopsis:
Harlequin and Black Canary discover the Freedom Train stashed in a tunnel, but are over-powered by the Wizard. They are taken to the crook's HQ, where Harlequin is unable to restore the JSA with her glasses, and all are lowered into a mine to die. The Injustice Society takes the ram-jet to Gotham Stadium and removes the stadium to an area where the treasures are stored so the crowd can vote on the best crime, the winner to be the group's leader. The JSA shakes off the mind-eraser and confronts the villains for final battle. Later, at JSA HQ, Black Canary is made a member of the JSA.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Freedom Train; Golden Lasso; Gotham City; Gotham Stadium; Liberty Bell; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; Washington Monument

The Cavern of Deadly Spheres! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-1048

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Snapper Carr; The Maestro (villain); Jerry Thomas
Synopsis:
The Maestro uses mind-control music to orchestrate his crimes and capture the JLA, but he overlooks one tiny thing...the Atom!
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Thomas is character whose name is a combination of Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas.
Story is told in 3 chapters, each ending in 2/3 page.

["Trixy the juggler... that's me!"] (Table of Contents)

Trixy the Magic Monkey / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel ?
Job Number:
N-1060

Genre:
children
Reprints:
  • from ?

["They're fit for kings!"] (Table of Contents)

Block Busters / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel ?
Job Number:
N-1061

Genre:
children
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

["Well, we finished this rocket."] (Table of Contents)

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils:
Henry Boltinoff
Inks:
Henry Boltinoff
Colors:
?
Letters:
Henry Boltinoff
Job Number:
N-1062

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Professor Eureka
Reprints:
Keywords:
rockets

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Guy H. Lillian III (signed)
Pencils:
Dick Dillin ? (logo illustration)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (logo illustration)
Colors:
? (logo illustration)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
S-1786

Indexer Notes

letters from: Bob Rodi, Andy Whitehead, David Dasch, Robert Arangua, Kenny Scott, Randy Emenhiser

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Here Comes TV's Super-Friends! 3 Full-Length Novels!]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Contents
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. The Creature in the Velvet Cage!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. The Freedom Train
  5. 4. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes [Chapter 1]
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! [Chapter 2]
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes [Chapter 3]
    Justice Society of America
  9. 8. The Cavern of Deadly Spheres!
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. ["Trixy the juggler... that's me!"]
    Trixy the Magic Monkey
  11. 10. ["They're fit for kings!"]
    Block Busters
  12. 11. ["Well, we finished this rocket."]
    Professor Eureka
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • john cruz
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross