(October-November 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

Issue Notes

Professor Napier will re-appear in All-Star Squadron #12 (August, 1982), in a tale pre-dating All-Star #55's by eight years.

All story synopses by Craig Delich.


The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (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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Keywords:
flying saucers

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; John Morrison (Texas oil millionaire); un-named mailroom clerk; un-named postmaster; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain, pictured on splash only); the Green Star people (villains)
Synopsis:
The JSA members gather in their projection room to view the latest newsreels, and the story that shocks them involves Texas oil millionaire John Morrison, who claims to have seen a UFO fly over and land while driving through the desert, and witnessing strange creatures as well. The Army and Police cannot find a trace, but the JSA remembers a Professor Napier from that area, and decide to visit him. They don't locate him, but a wire recorder left behind tells of the Professor building a rocketship to fly to Jupiter, so the JSA finishes the Professor's rocketship and heads toward Jupiter.
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Keywords:
Civic City; Gravity Motor; Jupiter; Needles Point Mountain

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

In panel 4 on page 5, there are two "wanted" posters: one picturing Irwin (no doubt Irwin Hasen) and one picturing Julie (no doubt Julie Schwartz).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Martin Naydel
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
Martin Naydel

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit by Craig Delich (December 2005) and letterer credit, too.

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko (10' tall Jovian); Bolo (Jovian, friend of Miko, flashback); The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); The Green Star People [Bakeelu (their leader); others un-named] (villains); the Green Heads (villains, fish men)
Synopsis:
Thanks to the gravity motor, the JSA reaches Jupiter in just a few minutes, and rescues a man named Miko being attacked by the Green Star people. Miko tells them that Professor Napier is in Jovalus. Leaving Black Canary and Dr. Mid-Nite to guard Miko, the rest head for the city, being attacked by green fish men, but making it into Jovalus. Wonder Woman and Hawkman stay behind while the rest enter the city looking for Napier, where they learn that Bakeelu has a ray that can sever the Earth in two. Wonder Woman, however, has a plan in mind to thwart that possibility.
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; flying saucer; Gravity Motor; Jovalus; Jupiter; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

Pencil credit originally tentatively credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

[Start a Mineral Collection] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis:
Readers are informed by Hawkman about the best way to begin a mineral collection, including pyrites (fool's gold), quartz and Rhodonite (maganese ore).

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (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 [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); The Green Heads (villains); The Green Star People [Limi; rest un-named) (villains); giant ape men (villains); Bakeelu (villain, leader of the Green Star People)
Synopsis:
Hawkman and Wonder Woman overcome the Green Heads, then head to Jovalus, where the Flash tells them that the Conqueror got into a ship and headed for Mars, and the JSA must get to Mars as soon as possible. After landing, they attempt to find their foe and are attacked by huge ape men, who they run off. Green Lantern makes his way into the presence of the Conqueror, who offers him the chance to join him in his plan for conquest, showing GL that the other members are putting his type of helmet on and are under his control, but while GL fights against his double, the Conqueror disappears.
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Keywords:
flying saucer; Jovalus; Jupiter; Mars; Power Ring

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 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]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); Bakeelu (villain, leader of the Green Star People); The Green Star People (villains)
Synopsis:
Bakeelu has the disintegrator aimed at Earth and ready to fire, awaiting orders from the Conqueror. The helmeted members of the JSA are told to find GL and destroy him, but the Green Gladiator uses his ring to remove the helmet and restore their sanity. They attempt to stop the disintegrator ray from destroying Earth, but it fires.....destroying the Green Star instead! Miko captures Bakeelu and returns him to Jupiter while the JSA and Napier head back to Earth in the rocketship.
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Keywords:
Jupiter; Mars; Power Ring; the Disintegrator; The Green Star

Indexer Notes

It is revealed that the hypno helmet was the true "villain" in this story, not Professor Napier.

Capes That Made History (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Julius Schwartz
Pencils:
Raymond Perry
Inks:
Raymond Perry
Colors:
Raymond Perry
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This article does NOT appear in the Archives.

[The Disappearance of Susan Duval] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story! / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril; Susan Duvall

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Craig Delich (2004-4-30).

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 1)
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  4. 3. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 2)
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [Start a Mineral Collection]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  6. 5. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 3)
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (Part 4)
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. Capes That Made History
  9. 8. [The Disappearance of Susan Duval]
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll