(December 1950 - January 1951)

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

Issue Notes

All story synopses and notes by Craig Delich.


The Day the World Ended! (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 Day the World Ended (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia (including splash)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (including splash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Tobias Snel (security banker); Baxter (clerk); Mayor Hoving; Svante Arrhenius (19th Century chemist, mention only); Professor Canfield Ellery (31st Century historian); The Chameleons [also as Tobias Snel; also as a working man] (villains); Knelo [also as Hugh Jenkins, a fake farmer; also as a fake Policeman; also as Professor Ellery] (villain, Chief of the Chameleons)
Synopsis:
In the world of the 31st Century and the city of New Modernia, a shape-shifting race called the Chameleons have appeared, and they are so great a peril to society that Professor Ellery approaches the Mayor and City Council. He proposes that he take a Time-Bus back to the 20th Century to get the Justice Society involved in the matter and bring them back to the 31st Century. The JSA, after having encountered a Chameleon, agree.
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Keywords:
Barrel 'O Gold Radio Show; Civic City; History of Crime in the 20th Century; New Modernia; Time Travel Bus Lines

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Pencil credit previously tentatively given to Arthur F. Peddy.

The Chameleons can only impersonate someone for a 24 hour period.

[The Synthesis of Light] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite discusses the synthesis of light using two different experiments: one with a color disc and the other with a prism.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich (January 2006).

The Day the World Ended (Chapter 2) (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 [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Mayor Hoving (picture only); Army General Cadwell (photo only); C. F. Tanner (owner of Spaceships, Inc., photo only); The Chameleons (villains); Knelo (villain, Chief of the Chameleons); a Chameleon [as Professor Canfield Ellery] (villain); a Chameleon [as Mayor Hoving; also as a messenger] (villain)
Synopsis:
The JSA arrive in the 31st Century and are led into a chamber housing giant homicidal robots by a person they believe to be Professor Ellery, but who is actually a Chameleon. When the "Professor" leaves the room, Knelo pushes a button activating the robots. The JSA finally defeats them, then seeks the Chameleon Chief, who has fled. Learn the Chameleons plan to impersonate three officials, so they divide up into teams to find and protect the three men. Flash and Wonder Woman head to City Hall, but they face a Chameleon disguised as Mayor Hoving, who escapes with the Great Seal.
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; Great Seal of New Modernia; New Modernia

The Day the World Ended (Chapter 3) (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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Wallaby (scientist); Kenton (scientist); Tanner's un-named Secretary; The Chameleons (villains); a Chameleon [as Army General Cadwell] (villain); a Chameleon [as C. F. Tanner] (villain)
Synopsis:
Two scientists have constructed the Triple-Z Bomb, so powerful that it can blow up the Earth. General Cadwell, actually a Chameleon, tells them to take the bomb to a deserted area and bury it. G.L. and the Atom grab the "General", but must fight the guards, which allows the "General" to escape.

Meanwhile, Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Nite and Black Canary arrive at Spaceships, Inc. looking for C. F. Tanner, and discover him in a forbidden area of the facility. The team finds "Tanner" about to board a Skyblaster and are ready to apprehend him when plant guards fight the JSA, allowing "Tanner" to escape.
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Keywords:
Electromatics; New Modernia; Skyblaster; Triple Z Bomb

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Pencil credit originally tentatively given to Arthur F. Peddy.

The Day the World Ended (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] [also as Professor Ellery]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] [also as C. F. Tanner]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] [also as General Cadwell]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Professor Canfield Ellery; Mayor Hoving; Army General Cadwell; C. F. Tanner; Knelo (villain, Chief of the Chameleons); The Chameleons [Chogpu; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Knelo issues a proclamation, officially sealed, warning all Earthlings to surrender or be blown to pieces by the Triple-Z Bomb. As three real officials contemplate surrender, Black Canary tells them not to as the other JSA members are preparing to attack the Chameleons in disguise as them. Unknowing, Knelno sees them approach, and who suddenly doff their disguises as G.L. renders the Triple-Z Bomb harmless. Knelno's attempt to use the robots fail and the Chameleons are placed in the Skyblaster and shot into space, unable to return for 100 years. The JSA then returns to 1950 via a time tunnel.
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Keywords:
New Modernia; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Pencil credit originally tentatively given to Arthur F. Peddy.

How Far Is Far Away? (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archives.

South Carolina (Table of Contents)

State Facts / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Girl from Aquaterra (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gil Kane ?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

Revised pencil and ink credits by Roy Thomas and Craig Delich (2006-9-20). Pencil and ink credits previously were given to Joe Kubert.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Day the World Ended!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Day the World Ended (Chapter 1)
    Justice Society of America
  3. 2. [The Synthesis of Light]
    The Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  4. 3. The Day the World Ended (Chapter 2)
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Day the World Ended (Chapter 3)
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Day the World Ended (Chapter 4)
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. How Far Is Far Away?
  8. 7. South Carolina
    State Facts
  9. 8. The Girl from Aquaterra
    Johnny Peril Suprise Story
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll