(February-March 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
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

Invaders from the World Below! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; the Diamond People [Exnam; Obnir; Aknon]
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Invaders from the World Below! (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]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Dr. Craig (mention only); Charles Crillon [aka The Crackpot of Science]; the Diamond People [Exnam] (villain)
Synopsis:
Several mysterious events in Civic City spur the JSA to meet with Army officials, and are mystified by the uncanny predictions of a scientist named Crillon. They attend a meeting where Crillon is speaking about a race of Diamond People who live beneath the surface of the Earth whom he believes are responsible for the events happening re the Bottomless Lake and Old Reliable Geyser, and that a major catastrophe may occur if people do not act soon. When Crillon and a Mr. Exnam suddenly disappear at the meeting and the JSA reads the scientist's notebook, they decide to act.
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Keywords:
Bottomless Lake; Civic City; Civic Press; Golden Lasso; Old Reliable Geyser; Operation Volcano; the Crillon Society

Invaders from the World Below! (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 [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; the Diamond People [Exnam; Obnir; Aknon]
Synopsis:
Flash, Wonder Woman and Black Canary head to the old World's Fair grounds, where Crillon's notes indicate the Diamond People will strike. When a volcano suddenly emerges on a playground, the trio stops the lava flow and faces the Diamond People, who use a gem ray on the JSA, blinding them and plunging them into the smoking volcano.

Meanwhile, at Bottomless Lake, G.L. and the Atom investigate why the lake suddenly has filled with ice. They succeed in saving the city, but the Diamond People arrive and over-power the duo with the gem ray, blinding them and causing them to go over a ciff.
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Keywords:
Bottomless Lake; Civic City; Gem Ray; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; The Perisphere; The Trylon

Indexer Notes

The Perisphere and Trylon will later be the headquarters for the All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series), though those stories are set before this story.

What's Your Name? (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 does NOT appear in the Archives.

Invaders from the World Below! (Part 3) (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 [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Ed (government crew worker); Charles Crillon; un-named 8th Army Command General; The Diamond People [Exnam; Illmra; Aknon; Obnir] (villains, all die]
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite and Hawkman head to a secret government facility and discover that the Diamond Men are already on the attack there. The duo have them disabled, but one creature pulls out the Gem Ray, blinding the JSA pair, who nearly fly into a high tension wire. Returning to HQ, the duo meet with the other members, who relate their escapes.....then a Diamond Man, Charles Crillon, walks in and spills the beans on the Diamond People, while Flash discovers that sound vibrations can destroy them. A battle ensues, the Diamond People destroyed and Crillon returned to normal.
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Civic City; Crillon Club; Gem Ray; Golden Lasso; Light Gun; Operation Volcano; Power Ring

[The Principle of the Helicopter; An Optical Illusion] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]
Synopsis:
Guest scientist Dr. Mid-Nite shows how to create your own helicopter by using a strip of light cardboard plus six paper clips. He also tries to puzzle the reader with an optical illusion.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

The Statement of Ownership is found at the bottom of this page, listing F. W. Ellsworth as Editor and J. S. Liebowitz as Business Manager.

Feathered Pilots (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Little Arthur's Surprise Cartoon! / activity / 0.66 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Little Arthur

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

The Ice Queen (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
fantasy
Characters:
Johnny Peril; the Ice Queen

Indexer Notes

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

This story does NOT appear in the Archives.

Stand Up for Sportsmanship! (Table of Contents)

Batman and Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

This PSA does NOT appear in the Archives.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Invaders from the World Below!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Invaders from the World Below! (Part 1)
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Invaders from the World Below! (Part 2)
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. What's Your Name?
  5. 4. Invaders from the World Below! (Part 3)
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. [The Principle of the Helicopter; An Optical Illusion]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  7. 6. Feathered Pilots
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Little Arthur's Surprise Cartoon!
  9. 8. The Ice Queen
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
  10. 9. Stand Up for Sportsmanship!
    Batman and Robin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
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