(June-July 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 Ghost of Billy the Kid! (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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden]
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The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; un-named Mayor of Civic City [as the Pirate King]; Paul Pascal; Professor Otis Baker;; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain, fake death); Pecos Joe (villain); Frosty (villain); Billy the Kid [William Bonny] (villains, image only)
Synopsis:
At a Community Chest fundraiser, the festivities are suddenly interrupted by Billy the Kid and his gang, who steal $100,000 in gold. The JSA's only clue is a professor in a hospital near a deserted old west ghost town, and he tells them a story of his encounter with the Kid years before. The professor believes the same person is involved and plans to steal more gold unless the JSA can stop him.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Daily Post; Evening Star; Golden Lasso; Silver City (New Mexico)

The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 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]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Mr. Barker (refining company owner); un-named refinery messenger; un-named Police Commissioner; un-named U.S. Secretary; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain); Pecos Joe (villain); Frosty (villain)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and Black Canary visit a gold refinery and learn that a messenger has left with more than $21,000 in gold, and the duo follow the armored car and interrupt the Kid and his gang robbing the armored car.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite, Flash and Wonder Woman note that the nation of Norland is sending a $2 million debt payment in gold, to be picked up at the airport. When they arrive, the Kid and his gang set a trap with fumes of loco weed to disable the Police and grab the gold. When the JSA pursues the crooks, they get a surprise!
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Keywords:
Civic Book Shop; Civic City; Civic City Airport; Civic Hats; Golden Lasso; Hotel Ritz; loco weed; Norland

The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (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]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; un-named CCB radio announcer [Walter Winchell?]; Mr. Groves (VP of Civic National Bank); Professor Otis Baker; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain); Pecos Joe (villian); Frosty (villain)
Synopsis:
When the rumor of a lost gold mine under Civic City hits the airwaves, the Kid and his gang make for the spot, and loot the treasure. Then they discover the gold is in a bank vault and is part of a trap laid by the Atom and Green Lantern. After a brief battle, the duo follow the Kid and get a surprise.

Meanwhile the rest of the JSA figure out that the professor is missing from the hospital and a ghost town is being used as the gang's hideout, so they head for Silver Butte. There they are taken prisoner by the Kid, but GL's ring saves the day, the Kid is unmasked and the gold recovered.
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Keywords:
CCB radio; Civic City; Civic National Bank; Power Ring; Silver Butte (deserted ghost town)

Time Will Tell! (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

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:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

[The First Windmill] (Table of Contents)

Rockhead McWizzard / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Farr
Pencils:
Jack Farr
Inks:
Jack Farr
Colors:
?
Letters:
Jack Farr

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Rockhead McWizzard

Indexer Notes

Credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Ghost of Billy the Kid!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Time Will Tell!
  6. 5. Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  7. 6. [The First Windmill]
    Rockhead McWizzard
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas
  • Gene Reed
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