(December 1949-January 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
bi-monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
Superman DC National Comics
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 Prophecy of Peril! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bob Oksner
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Craig Delich and verified by Oksner; previously given to Bernard Sachs, then to Joe Giella. Pencils formerly credited to Irwin Hasen, but he denied the credit.

Bob Hughes has correctly pointed out that, even though his name does not appear in this issue, Julius Schwartz was the acutal editor for this issue. Added by Craig Delich.

The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

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 [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Professor Hughes (Jay Garrick's Senior class advisor); Paul Turnbull (Garrick's classmate); Johnson (Garrick's classmates); three un-named classmates of Jay Garrick; un-named college night watchman; Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain, bank President)
Synopsis:
The JSA members, being honored at Midwestern University, are to have a dinner in their honor. However, the Flash can't attend because of a committment made ten years previously, when he and seven of his classmates, along with their college professor, made prophecies as to what they believed their lives would be like, and now they were to examine those prophecies to see how accurate they were. One, Paul Turnbull, refuses to participate, burns his prophecy, and leaves the room. However, using ultra-violet light, the JSA sees Turnbull's prediction that he would become a criminal named Mr. Alpha.
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Keywords:
Midwestern University

The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Scott Jeffrey [aka the Cotton King]; Thompson (Jeffrey's assistant); un-named Fern Beach Mayor; Mr. Hawkins (Fern Casino owner); Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and the Atom head to Gulfport to locate Mr. Alpha, whom they suspect is Paul Turnbull, and arrive in time to help deal with a break in a levee. Discovering sabotage, they head to the Jeffrey estate, wherein the owner is being bound by Mr. Alpha, who traps the duo in a flooding room.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite and Black Canary are in Florida, following a clue that Mr. Alpha was going to use meteorology to commit a crime. As a hurricane warning goes up, the criminal robs a casino using the hurricane as a cover, but the JSA duo find themselves overpowered and placed in a burning room.
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Fern Beach; Fern Casino; Gulfport

The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Joe Giella
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; un-named zoo engineer; Mr. Sword (auto company owner); Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain)
Synopsis:
Flash and Wonder Woman go to a zoo, but when the electricity goes out, they discover that Mr. Alpha is responsible and head to the city hall, where Alpha is stealing tax money. Alpha knocks them out with electrical current and leaves.

In Zenith, G.L. faces the criminal, who intends to steal a diamond-encrusted car at the Sword Auto Company. The Green Gladiator, however, gets trapped in harden magnetic oil and nearly electrocuted. But he and all previous JSA'ers are saved by Paul Turnbull!

The reunited JSA listens to Turnbull, who provides the tell-tale clue to Alpha's true identity.
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso; magnetic oil; Natural Setting Zoo; Power Ring; Prairie City; Sword Automobile Company; Zenith

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich and confirmed by Giella, previously given both to John Belfi and then Bob Oksner. Pencil credit from Craig Delich, previously given to Arthur F. Peddy.

Flag Facts (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

[A Magic Ice Lens; The Chemical Principle of Precipitation] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Synopsis:
Guest scientist Wonder Woman demonstrates how to create heat with an ice lens, as well as showing how water, lime, a straw and vinegar can be used to replicate your breath.

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

American Sports of Long Ago (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This article was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

The Red Feather Kid (Table of Contents)

Green Arrow / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
George Papp
Inks:
George Papp
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

The 37 Terrible Days! A True Adventure of the Early Yellowstone! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Frank Frazetta
Inks:
Frank Frazetta
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Jerry Bails (October, 2005).

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Prophecy of Peril!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 1)
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 2)
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Prophecy of Peril! (Part 3)
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Flag Facts
  6. 5. [A Magic Ice Lens; The Chemical Principle of Precipitation]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  7. 6. American Sports of Long Ago
  8. 7. The Red Feather Kid
    Green Arrow
  9. 8. The 37 Terrible Days! A True Adventure of the Early Yellowstone!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
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