Justice League of America #197 [Newsstand Edition]
(December 1981)

DC, 1960 Series
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Volume:
22
Price:
0.60 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
0709893055512
Editing:
Len Wein; Mike W. Barr (associate editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
Newsprint; Mando (beginning with #254)
Binding:
saddle-stitched (#s 39, 48, 58, 67, 76, 110-116, 200 squarebound)
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue is a variant of Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #197 [Direct].


[Crisis in Limbo!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
George Perez (signed)
Inks:
Mike DeCarlo (signed)
Colors:
Anthony Tollin
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-740

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Firestorm; Black Canary; Batman (Earth-1); Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Atom [Ray Palmer]; Black Canary]; Justice Society of America [Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Superman (Earth-2)]; Secret Society of Super-Villains [Ultra-Humanite; Psycho-Pirate; Killer Frost [Crystal Frost]; Signalman]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

Crisis in Limbo! (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Gerry Conway
Pencils:
Keith Pollard (pages 1-19); George Perez (pages 20-27)
Inks:
Romeo Tanghal
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
Ben Oda
Job Number:
J-7716

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman (Earth-1); Black Canary; Firestorm; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Elongated Man (cameo)]; Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Superman (Earth-2)]; Secret Society of Super-Villains [Ultra-Humanite; The Mist; Psycho-Pirate; Rag Doll; Cheetah (Earth-1) [Deborah Domaine]; Brainwave; Signalman; Floronic Man [Jason Woodrue/Plant Master]; Killer Frost [Crystal Frost]; The Monocle]
Synopsis:
As the changes begin to happen on Earth-2, as they lose all of their heroes (save the ones in limbo in the suspended animation chambers), the Earth-1 members wonder why it happened there. They slowly realize they were duped by Ultra, who knew what would really happen. As they go to attack him, he sends them back to Earth-1, and stranded there, their only chance is to get back to limbo and free the 10 heroes. Once in limbo, with the 10 heroes freed, the heroes then defeat all of the Society members, and Ultra is sent into limbo, with everything returning as it was shortly after.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of annual JLA-JSA team-up. Artist page credits added 2005 by Steven Tice. Page numbers are actual story pages. Ultra-Humanite's story continues in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #'s 21-26, and Annual (DC, 1982 series) #2, as well as in Infinity Inc. (DC, 1984 series) #'s 1-10.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

JLA Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Tamsyn O'Flynn
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-903

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Christian Dattwyler, Rand Lee, The Comic Book Kid, Ken Valentine, and Todd McFarlane.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Crisis in Limbo!]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Crisis in Limbo!
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Steven Samuels
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross