(February-March 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Whitney Ellsworth
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The JSA now meets in Civic City as their new and final base of operations. The Junior Justice Society of America secret code message in this issue is from the Atom.

All notes, synopses, and credit verifications added by Craig Delich.


The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (splash also)
Inks:
Bob Oksner (splash also)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; un-named science foundation Professor; Dr. Felix Egri (villain); Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Rocky Castle; Slowpoke; Specs; Ox] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Rocky Castle Gang is on the lam from the Police, who are in pursuit of the Gang's car when it just disappears without a trace! The JSA decides to investigate and comes upon an isloated cottage and hear cries for help. Entering, they discover a helpless Dr. Egri tied up in his lab, who explains his experiments with cosmic radiation. He explains the Rocky Castle Gang has stolen plutonium enriched items, which posess unlimited cosmic power. He's scared of the damage the gang can now inflict on mankind, so most of the JSA head out to four places where cosmic radiation has been strongest.
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Keywords:
Black Light Ring; Civic Center Science Foundation; Civic City; Civic City Courier; Cosmic Radiation; WXYZ radio

Indexer Notes

Oddity: The last panel on page 10 displays Hawkman without the straps holding his wings on.

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel ?
Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (light roughs only)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (finishes)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; the Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Specs; Ox]
Synopsis:
Ox and Gun-Shy rob the Civic Theatre of $20,000 in gate receipts, when cosmic rays strike the stickpin and wristwatch the two are wearing. Wonder Woman and Hawkman overcome the duo, but when they touch the items, something strange occurs.

Pee-Wee and Specs decide to rob a carnival of the $75,000 in the owner's safe. Then cosmic rays strike the gloves and flashlight they took from Dr. Egri, giving one super-strength and the other to shine a black light. Atom and Dr. Mid-Nite arrive on the scene, disable the crooks, but when they touch the stolen objects, something strange happens!
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Keywords:
Civic City; Civic Theatre; Golden Lasso; Mamoth Carnival; Richgood Tires

Indexer Notes

Credits revision and adjustments by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails, pencils previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Dan Rogers (wealthy oil king); The Ranee of Patomar; the Ranee's un-named body guards; The Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Rocky; Slowpoke; Specs; Ox]; Dr. Felix Egri (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Slopoke has just robbed Mr. Rogers of $1 million dollars, and as he exits the mansion, cosmic rays strike his jacket, giving him super-speed. Flash nabs him, but when he touches the jacket, something happens.

A foreign Ranee arrives in the U.S. wearing a necklace made of one piece of flawless ivory, and Rocky is on hand to swipe it, using a cosmic powered ring. GL touches the ring, however, and fades away.

Rocky's gang then confronts Dr. Egri, who has imprisonered the JSA members, and who tells Rocky they were used as pawns and he is going to destroy them. Black Canary saves the day.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Cosmic Transporter; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich, previously credited to Bob Oksner.

Oddity: panel 1 on page 31 displays Hawkman without his chest straps.

A Diller a Dollar (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
John Osgood (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

[Aladdin's Lamp] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  4. 3. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. A Diller a Dollar
  7. 6. [Aladdin's Lamp]
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll