(April-May 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

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; the Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau]
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Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Craig Delich, previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (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 [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Farnsworth (official at Gusher Oil); Higgins (official at Gusher Oil); Mrs. Campion [aka Aunt Mamie] (charwoman); Elmer Doolittle (Mrs. Campion's nephew); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; Doodler; Carat; One-Hair] (villains)
Synopsis:
An incredible robbery of $50,000 from an oil company spurs the JSA to the conclusion that the Invisible Band is responsible. However, the charwoman who cleans the apartment the JSA meets in, discovers a sketch (by Dr. Mid-Nite) that looks like a puzzle, so she gives it to her nephew, Elmer, who fancies himself an amateur detective. He reaches the same conclusion as the JSA, so disguises himself to investigate the apartment, believing it to be the HQ of the criminals. When the JSA returns, he believes them to be the crooks dressing as the JSA and leaves to report this to his detective school.
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Keywords:
Civic City Courier; Civioc City; Gumshoe Detective Correspondence School; Sky-High Gusher Oil Company

Indexer Notes

The JSA meets in an apartment that changes back into an ordinary room whenever they leave that even the charwoman doesn't know who occupies it.

In the first panel on page 8, there is a billboard picturing the JSA encouraging people to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! [chapter 2] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Elmer Doolittle; Fred Bain (coin collector); Mrs. Carroway; Mr. Pomeroy (Gracy's executive); un-named Gracy's Controller; Tom (florist shop owner); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; Carat; Doodler; One-Hair] (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and Black Canary visit the home of ancient coin collector Fred Bain and nearly stop two members of the Invisible Band until Elmer Doolittle, convinced the duo are crooks, helps the real crooks get away.

Meanwhile, at Gracy's Department Store, the Band has its eyes on the $1 million in receipts the store has taken in, but Dr. Mid-Nite and Wonder Woman put the squash on that until Elmer shows up and allows the real villains to escape.

At an exclusive florist shop, GL is able to stop the Band from seizing the receipts from Sweetheart's Day until Elmer steps in and the crooks escape.
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Keywords:
5th National Bank; Civic City; Gracy's; Power Ring

Sports Snaps (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Elmer Doolittle; Mr. Forman (bank President); un-named Police Sergeant; Jim (worker in the Mardi Gras central office); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; One-Hair; Doodler; Carat] (villains)
Synopsis:
Members of the Band successfully rob a bank during a Mardi Gras gala, then hide from the Police in a wax museum. The Atom and Flash discover the ruse and knock the Band for a loop until Elmer shows up and allows the Band to escape.

Meanwhile, the JSA is being held prisoner by the Invisible Band, who gives Elmer his diploma IF he can put a bullet into seven targets on a stage. Elmer doesn't know that a JSA member is behind each target, but as he prepares to shoot, a stumbles, wild shots hit a water pipe, and the JSA gets free and cleans up the gang.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Civic City Bank; Civic Island Mardi Gras; Golden Lasso; Hugo's Wax Museum

The Fabulous Ride of Portugese Jack (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
John Giunta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Portugese Jack
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The Days of Knights (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 does NOT appear in the Archives.

Safety Tips from Streak the Wonder Dog (Table of Contents)

Streak the Wonder Dog / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sheldon Mayer ? (1st panel); Alex Toth ? (2nd panel)
Inks:
Sheldon Mayer ? (1st panel); Alex Toth ? (2nd panel)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Streak

Indexer Notes

This PSA does NOT appear in the Archive.

Toth credits from Bob Hughes.

Colossus (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story! / comic story / 5 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 Adventure of the Invisible Band!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Invisible Band! [chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Sports Snaps
  5. 4. The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Fabulous Ride of Portugese Jack
  7. 6. The Days of Knights
  8. 7. Safety Tips from Streak the Wonder Dog
    Streak the Wonder Dog
  9. 8. Colossus
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
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