(August-September 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 Strange Lives of Edmund Blake! (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]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Edmund Blake
Reprints:
Keywords:
Magic Sphere

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Craig Delich and verified by Hasen, formerly credited to Arthur F. Peddy.
Inker credit from Craig Delich.

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy (splash only); Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (splash also)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Edmund Blake; Helen Blake (Edmund's sister); Dr. Starret; Dr. Jarman
Synopsis:
A young boy is critically ill and needs an operation, but he doesn't seem to care what happens to him. One of the doctor's approach the boy's sister about this, but she tells him that the boy admires the JSA, and a visit by them may cheer him up. Local TV stations then put the story all over the airwaves and the members decide to go to the hospital and perform for the youngster, hoping that will strengthen him enough to endure an operation. He perks up, but sinks back into a dreamworld. Wonder Woman decides to use her Magic Sphere and inject the members into his dreams in order to save him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; CCB-TV; Civic City; Golden Lasso; Magic Sphere; Midcity Hospital; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Craig Delich. Splash page pencils are by Peddy, not by Hasen. Inker credits formerly given to Bob Oksner.

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (image only)]; Edmund Blake; Joan Nevins (Edmund's fiancee, image only); Dr. Jarman; Billy (page boy); Mr. Fletcher (Television Town's producer); Pete Dawson (Television Town Guard); un-named Engineer at Television Town; Ed (Harmouth number one crewman); un-named Dean of Harmouth College; Dr. Dunnel (explorer); Dip (villain); Basher (villain)
Synopsis:
Five years into the future sees Edmund as a Page Boy at Television Town, and his quick thinking alerts Black Canary and Wonder Woman to a theft of securities by several crooks.

Four more years pass which finds Edmund as a crewman in a race, and, as the race nears its end, the team passes a capsizing excursion steamer, and Edmund helps to rescue people, aided by Atom and Hawkman.

Farther in the future sees Edmund as a naturalist in Australia, looking for possible living prehistoric animals. He discover three, one of which threatens Edmund, but GL and Dr. Mid-Nite are there to save him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Deprotodon Australis; Genyornis Newtoni; Golden Lasso; Harmouth College; Macropidae Gigantis; Power Ring; Television Town; Vinton College

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Edmund Blake; Helen Blake; Dr. Jarman; Joan Nevins; Mrs. Hooker (Joan's housekeeper); Steve Somers [also as Joan's father] (villain, Joan's neighbor); X-Criminal Band (villains)
Synopsis:
Another four months into the future sees Edmund racing with the Flash to Joan's home, discovering that she has received a threatening letter. The Flash discovers that Joan's jealous neighbor is responsible. This event perks Edmund up, but he realizes all the things the Magic Sphere showed him were dreams.

When the JSA leave his room, Edmund wakes and notes the JSA in the Magic Sphere in trouble against some crooks. When no one believes this threat to the JSA, Edmund leaves the hospital and goes to their aid, being captured in the process. The JSA free themselves and round up the crooks.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Magic Sphere; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

The JSA makes Edmund Blake an Honorary Member at the end of the story.

[How An Electric Motor Works; Drawing Pictures With Sound] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy (Green Lantern); Irwin Hasen (Flash)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (Green Lantern); Bob Oksner (Flash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Synopsis:
Green Lantern explains the principles behind how an electric motor works, while the Flash explains how readers can draw mysterious and beautiful pictures by the use of vibrations only.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

Fun an' Fact (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Frontier Surgeon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
William Irwin (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

The Littlest Planet! (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story! / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich (2004-4-30), originally given to Howard Purcell.

This story is NOT found in the Archive.

Safety First! (Table of Contents)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Stan Kaye
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Strange Lives of Edmund Blake!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [How An Electric Motor Works; Drawing Pictures With Sound]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  6. 5. Fun an' Fact
  7. 6. Frontier Surgeon
  8. 7. The Littlest Planet!
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
  9. 8. Safety First!
    Superman
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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