(October-November 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 Junior Justice Society of America message in this issue is in the Flash's code and there is a coupon provided for readers to join.

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


The Invasion of the Fire People! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy ?; Irwin Hasen ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Inker credit of Bernard Sachs confirmed by Craig Delich.

Pencil credit is still in question. Back when Jerry Bails did his original "Authoritative Index to All-Star Comics", he listed Hasen as the penciler. Jerry owned the original cover at that time.
Years later, in 1976, when I did the "All-Star Comics Revue", I told Jerry that it looked like Peddy did the pencils, citing various reasons, and he agreed that it could have been him, so the credit was changed to Peddy. Hasen later denied doing the cover to me, so that change stayed in place.
Before Jerry's death, he sold me the original cover to AS #49......which I later sold to a friend back East and, that person, knowing Hasen personally, showed it to Hasen at a show. This time, Hasen stated that he did the cover.
Studying the various aspects of the art very closely, the figures of Wonder Woman, GL and Flash all carry "signatures" of both Peddy as well as Hasen being the penciler.
What makes this the more difficult is the excellent inking of Bernard Sachs, who inked both pencilers over the years. That inking may very well hide tell-tale clues that would pin-point either Peddy or Hasen as the true penciler, since Hasen has said "no he didn't do it, and then "yes" he did do it.
So I am adding Hasen back, along with Peddy, and both with a ?. Added by Craig Delich 2014-1-30.

The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 1 (Table of Contents)

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 [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Tyhe Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Dr. Grover Conrad (scientist, narrator); Everett (Conrad's assistant); Agar Akman (ancient scientist, flashback, death); the Fire-People [Xtok; Zbat; Nkasi] (villains)
Synopsis:
The JSA has been beaten by the mysterious Fire People, so Dr. Grover Conrad and his assistant jack-hammer a message of warning on the side of the mountain for future generations. Ten days earlier, the arrival of yellow comets spur the JSA to investigate, and their encounter with a meteor sends them to Dr. Conrad, who explains one of the meteor's radiation printed a movie film from the long past revealing the arrival of the Fire People then, and their theft of radium, and the threat they pose for the future. The JSA decides to act and destroy the menace before it's too late.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Civic City Press; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; Yellow Comet

The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Professor Manhin (head of the Palomina Physics lab); The Fire-People [Nkasi; Xlki; Zbtor; Zbat; Yrni; Yzox; Kmago] (villains)
Synopsis:
Atom and Black Canary discover the Fire-People at a physics lab, stealing enough radium to power their get-away ship. After a short battle, the duo are chased off by the Fire-People's heat rays.

Flash and Dr. Mid-Nite follow the footprints from a meteor to Five Lakes Hospital, and find the Fire-People in the surgery room. A battle ensues, resulting in their fiery foes using open ether cans to overcome them.

Hawkman and Wonder Woman discover the Fire-People hauling away radium canisters from a mining company. They put up a great battle, but the duo is overcome by steam.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Five Lakes Hospital; gold-leaf electroscope; Golden Lasso; Palomina University Physics Lab; Thor Uranium and Mining Company

The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Dr. Grover Conrad; Everett (Conrad's assistant); the Fire-People [Xtok; Kurdo; Nkasi; Xlki; Zbtor; Zbat; Yrni; Yzox; Kmago] (villains)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern discovers where the Fire People are building their getaway rocket and notifies the Army that the enemy's radium gun is too much for him. The Army planes are also shot down by the radium gun and Dr. Conrad begins to chisel out his warning on the mountain, believing all is lost. As he finishes his message, the JSA shows up and tells him that the Flash has discovered the Comet People's weakness: HEAT! Then the JSA, armed w/carbon-arc lamps, attack the Fire People, and defeat them, who retreat to a hill and destroy themselves with the radium gun.
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Keywords:
Carbon-Arc Lamp; Civic City; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; Radium Gun; Yellow Comet

Stay in School -- Give Yourself a Chance (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Graham Place
Inks:
Graham Place
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
non-fiction; teen
Characters:
Buzzy

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Shoes 'Round the World (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Funny Facts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 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.

[Larry Minter Was Innocent] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Larry Minter

Indexer Notes

Inker is unknown per Craig Delich (2004-4-30).

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

[Aviation, Sound, and Jet Propulsion] (Table of Contents)

JSA Laboratory Notes / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis:
Hawkman illustrates 1) how the principle of flight works; 2) how to make a mailing-tube trombone, which explains the principle of sound; and 3) how a medicine dropper and balloon can be used to demonstrate how jet propulsion works.

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Invasion of the Fire People!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 1
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 2)
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Invasion of the Fire People (Part 3)
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Stay in School -- Give Yourself a Chance
    Buzzy
  6. 5. Shoes 'Round the World
  7. 6. Funny Facts
  8. 7. [Larry Minter Was Innocent]
    Johnny Peril Surprise Story
  9. 8. [Aviation, Sound, and Jet Propulsion]
    JSA Laboratory Notes
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll