(March 1982)

DC, 1960 Series
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Volume:
23
Price:
1.50 USD; 0.50 GBP
Pages:
76
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein; Mike W. Barr (associate 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

[A League Divided] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
George Perez (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-801

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman; Wonder Woman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Zatanna; Elongated Man; Batman; Firestorm; Red Tornado; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Green Arrow; Black Canary]; Phantom Stranger; Adam Strange
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Indexer Notes

wrap-around cover
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

The First Two Hundred (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
(cover repros)
Inks:
(cover repros)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-971

Synopsis:
A brief history of the Justice League of America.

Indexer Notes

Located on the interior front cover and interior back cover.

A League Divided (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Perez (breakdowns) (pages 1-5) ; Brett Breeding (finished art) (pages 1-5)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (pages 1-5)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman; Batman]; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster; Glass Man; Fire-Lord; Golden Roc] (all in flashback); Firestorm
Synopsis:
A recap of the origin of the Justice League of America.
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Indexer Notes

George Perez and Brett Breeding are credited with 35 pages in this issue (pages 1-5, 12-14, 20-21, 33, 39, 45, 51-72). This issue recaps origin of the JLA and features individual chapters where the members fight each other drawn by the artists of the characters of the 1960s. This is a giant size issue.

Chapter 1: Firestorm vs. Manhunter from Mars (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Pat Broderick (pages 6-10); George Perez (pages 11-14)
Inks:
Terry Austin (pages 6-10); Brett Bredding (pages 11-14)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Elongated Man; Hawkman; Red Tornado; Black Canary; Zatanna; Atom]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Green Arrow (guest star); Snapper Carr
Synopsis:
As Firestorm sits bored during monitor duty, the satellite is invaded by the Martian Manhunter, who is after an Appellax meteor. After he is easily defeated by the Manhunter, Firestorm calls in the other members of the League. The gathered heroes quickly realize that none of the founding members answered the alert and Geen Arrow figures out why: they are gathering up the seven meteors from Appellax from the JLA's first case. The new members then split up, each determined to stop one of the founding members.
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Indexer Notes

Although she is a member of the Justice League during this time, Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol] does not respond to the summons. Her absence is never explained.

Chapter 2: Phantom Stranger, Aquaman vs. Red Tornado (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages15-19); George Perez (pages 20, 21)
Inks:
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages15-19); Brett Breeding (pages 20, 21)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood (pages 15-19); Carl Gafford (pages 20, 21)
Letters:
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages 15-19); John Costanza (pages 20, 21)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Phantom Stranger; Aquaman; Red Tornado; Traya (flashback); Kathy Sutton (flashback); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Snapper Carr
Synopsis:
The Red Tornado tracks down Aquaman and almost stops him from retrieving the meteor. But during the battle, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to ensure Aquaman's success.
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Indexer Notes

Although not mentioned, the Phantom Stranger is also a part-time member of the Justice League during this time.

Chapter 3: Zatanna vs. Wonder Woman (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Dick Giordano (pages 22-26); George Perez (page 27)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (pages 22-26); Brett Breeding (page 27)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy (pages 22-26); Carl Gafford (page 27)
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman; Zatanna; Queen Hippolyta; Amazons
Synopsis:
Zatanna locates Wonder Woman at Paradise Island, but is unable to stop the Amazon Princess from retrieving the Appellax meteor.
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Chapter 4: Green Lantern vs. The Atom (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Gil Kane (pages 28-32); George Perez (page 33)
Inks:
Gil Kane (pages 28-32); Brett Breeding (page 33)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin (pages 28-32); Carl Gafford (page 33)
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Snapper Carr; Firestorm; Zatanna; Red Tornado
Synopsis:
The Atom travels to Zimbabwe to stop Green Lantern from gathering another Appellax meteor, but is unsuccessful.
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Indexer Notes

"Zimbabwe" is spelled "Zimbabwie" in this story.

Chapter 5: The Flash vs. The Elongated Man (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (pages 34-38); George Perez (page 39)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (pages 34-38); Brett Breeding (page 39)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]
Synopsis:
The Flash easily defeats the Elongated Man, gathers his Appellax meteor and returns to the Justice League's original headquarters where the other founding members are waiting. They discover the headquarters in ruins and have no memories of anything after their first adventure together as a team.
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Chapter 6: Green Arrow and Black Canary vs. Batman (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Brian Bolland (pages 40-44); George Perez (page 45)
Inks:
Brian Bolland (pages 40-44); Brett Breeding (page 45)
Colors:
Adrienne Roy (pages 40-44); Carl Gafford (page 45)
Letters:
John Costanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Snapper Carr; Atom; Elongated Man; Red Tornado; Firestorm; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lanern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]
Synopsis:
Batman outsmarts both Green Arrow and Black Canary and takes the Appellax meteor. Both teams meet in their respective headquarters wondering what will happen when the seventh meteor in found.
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Chapter 7: Hawkman vs. Superman (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Joe Kubert (pages 46-49) (signed); George Perez (page 51)
Inks:
Joe Kubert (pages 46-49) (signed); Brett Breeding (page 51)
Colors:
Tatjana Wood (pages 46-49); Carl Gafford (page 51)
Letters:
Joe Kubert School; John Costanza (page 51)

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman; Superman robots
Synopsis:
Hawkman stops two Superman robots from getting the Appellax meteor, but can't stop the real Superman from getting it. As Hawkman drifts into space unconscious, he is mysteriously teleported away.
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[A League Divided: All Together Now!] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Perez (pages 52-61)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (pages 52-61)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Constanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Adam Strange; Alanna; Justice League of America [Hawkman; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Elongated Man; Black Canary; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Red Tornado; Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Snapper Carr]; Green Arrow; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster; Glass Man; Fire-Lord; Golden Roc]
Synopsis:
When the seven meteors are brought together, the seven aliens of Appellax are reborn in their cloned battle forms. Seeing them reborn restores the memories of the Justice League's founding members, but the aliens quickly defeat the heroes. The newer members find the older ones and all join forces to defeat the rampaging aliens.
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Chapter 8 (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Perez (pages 62-64)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (pages 62-64)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Constanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Jusstice League of America [Batman; Black Canary; Superman; Hawkman; Wonder Woman; Zatanna]; Green Arrow; Aliens of Appellax [Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster]
Synopsis:
Where individual efforts against the aliens previously failed, teamwork proves to be the key to victory for the Justice League.
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Chapter 9 (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Perez (pages 65-67)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (pages 65-67)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Constanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Elongated Man; Flash [Barry Allen]; Red Tornado]; Aliens of Appellax [Fire-Lord; Glass-Man]
Synopsis:
Flash and Aquaman defeat the Glass Man, while Red Tornado and Elongated Man put out the Fire-Lord.
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Chapter 10 (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
George Perez (pages 68-72)
Inks:
Brett Breeding (pages 68-72)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Constanza

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Atom; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Red Tornado; Wonder Woman; Superman; Elongated Man; Snapper Carr; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Black Canary; Batman; Zatanna; Green Arrow]; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Golden Roc]
Synopsis:
The final two aliens are quickly defeated by the team of Atom, Firestom, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. The Justice League then gathers up the remains of all the alien clones and the meteors, sending them into the sun to be destroyed. J'Onn and Snapper return to their lives and Green Arrow decides to rejoin the Justice League.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [A League Divided]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. The First Two Hundred
  3. 2. A League Divided
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Chapter 1: Firestorm vs. Manhunter from Mars
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. Chapter 2: Phantom Stranger, Aquaman vs. Red Tornado
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Chapter 3: Zatanna vs. Wonder Woman
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. Chapter 4: Green Lantern vs. The Atom
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. Chapter 5: The Flash vs. The Elongated Man
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. Chapter 6: Green Arrow and Black Canary vs. Batman
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Chapter 7: Hawkman vs. Superman
    Justice League of America
  11. 10. [A League Divided: All Together Now!]
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. Chapter 8
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Chapter 9
    Justice League of America
  14. 13. Chapter 10
    Justice League of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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  • Lou Mazzella
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