(June-July 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 Gun That Dropped Through Time! (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]]
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The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy (including splash)
Inks:
Bernard Sachs (including splash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Ted Weldon (reporter for the Civic City Press); Dr. Alvin Swanley [aka Stanley] (inventor, death); Helen Swanley (Dr. Swanley's niece); Erik Pomar (villain)
Synopsis:
The JSA attends the National Society of Inventors Show at the Palace, when their friend, inventor Dr. Swanley is found dying, and the blame for his murder is laid on news reporter Weldon, even though the murder weapon cannot be found. Swanley's weird invention and papers are turned over to Swanley's friend, Pomar, and the All-Stars visit Pomar to learn of the invention's use, which turns out to be a time chute. The JSA reasons someone murdered Swanley and then dropped the gun into the time chute, and they have only two hours to recover the gun and murderer before Weldon is executed.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Civic City Press; Civic Palace; Power Ring; Time Chute; Time Ledge; Time Montain

Indexer Notes

Page count correction by Craig Delich.

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (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 [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Tamurlane, The Khan (villain, Asian leader and Conqueror); Ackman (villain, the Khan's servant); Attila the Hun (villain); the Huns (villains)
Synopsis:
Flash and Black Canary travel back through the Time Chute to the 14th Century, where the gun in question is in the possession of the Khan. After amusing the Khan to win a favor, the Flash secures the gun, then he and the Canary must battle guards to keep it. Then the gun suddenly disappears from Flash's hand.

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Dr. Mid-Nite land in Europe in the 5th Century, and are taken prisoner, coming before Attila, who has the gun in hand. Through trickery, the JSA duo secure the gun after battling Attila's Huns, but the gun disappears from the Man of Night's hand!
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Golden Lasso; Time Chute

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Hadrin (a gladiator); Spartacus (a gladiator); Julius Caesar (villain, Roman ruler); Queen Atlanta of Atlantis (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and the Atom land in ancient Rome in the year 71 B.C. and notice a poster telling of gladiator bouts being held, and one gladiator, Spartacus, will be using a newly discovered weapon. The duo head for the arena where the Atom spots the gun and takes it, but is set upon by the other gladiators. Winning the battle, the duo speed away with the gun, which vanishes.

G.L. is dropped off in 9638 B.C. and eventually meets with the Queen of Atlantis, who shows him the murder gun. An sudden earthquake allows G.L. to secure the gun and his ring keeps it from disappearing again.
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Keywords:
"The Eternal City"; Atlantis; Power Ring; Rome; Time Ledge

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 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]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; 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]]; un-named Governor; un-named prison Warden; Ted Weldon (cameo); Helen Swanley (cameo); Erik Pomar [aka Mr. X] (villain, death)
Synopsis:
G.L. uses his ring to pick up the other members from their Time Ledges, and a quick visit to the Governor with the gun saves Weldon's life. The JSA is asked to return the Time Chute to Pomar, and when they do, they discover Pomar to be Swanley's killer. He uses a new ray to destroy their will to live, but Dr. Mid-Nite pulls a trick on Pomar by causing the rays of the weapon to play on Pomar, causing him to commit suicide.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Self-Destruction Ray; Time Chute; Time Ledge

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

"Pencils" the Clown / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Pencils

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Little Known Facts About Little Known Islands (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This text article was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

What's Your Name? / 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.

The Race of Wheel and Keel (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Gil Kane
Inks:
Harry Lazarus
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
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Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

["X-Ray" Photos!] (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:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis:
Guest scientist Flash shows readers how to take cardboard, a small glass plate, adhesive tape and blueprint paper to actually makes photographs of everyday objects.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Jack Schiff
Pencils:
Win Mortimer
Inks:
Win Mortimer
Letters:
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Gun That Dropped Through Time!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 1)
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 2)
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 3)
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Part 4)
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    "Pencils" the Clown
  7. 6. Little Known Facts About Little Known Islands
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    What's Your Name?
  9. 8. The Race of Wheel and Keel
  10. 9. ["X-Ray" Photos!]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  11. 10. A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America
    Superman and Batman
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