([April] 1992)

DC, 1992 Series
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Volume
1
Price
39.95 USD; 47.95 CAD
Pages
264
On-sale Date
1992-02-27
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-043-7 Search at WorldCat
Editing
Michael Charles Hill (Editor, Collected Edition); Bob Kahan (Editor, Collected Edition); Julius Schwartz (Original Editor of all reprinted material)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky; Rick Taylor (art reconstruction)
Inks
Murphy Anderson; Rick Taylor (art reconstruction)
Colors
Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; J'onn J'onzz; Aquaman; Flash [Barry Allen]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Central images taken from the cover of Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #48, but since some parts of the figures were obscured on the original cover, Rick Taylor has had to fill some of them out, particularly the top portion of the Batman figure and the feet of some of the other heroes.

Justice League of America Archives Volume 1 (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; J'onn J'onzz; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Snapper Carr]

Indexer Notes

Title page illustrated with a detail from the splash page from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #4.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Gambaccini
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (illustration)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (illustration)
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
typeset

Characters
Snapper Carr

Indexer Notes

Illustrated with a detail from the story from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #2.

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
Reprints

Indexer Notes

For some reason, in this reprint the DC bullet is printed entirely pink, rather than black and pink.

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs (pp. 1-5, 11-16, 23-26); Joe Giella (pp. 6-10); Murphy Anderson (pp. 17-22)
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Superman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars [J'onn J'onzz]; Snapper Carr (intro)]; Starro; Peter (a puffer fish); Steve Trevor; John Carr; Mrs. Carr; Janet Carr
Synopsis
Aquaman is alerted that an alien starfish has landed on Earth, enlarged to giant-size three Terran starfish, and sent them off to help him conquer the world. Aquaman alerts the JLA, and they break up to take on the three starfish -- Green Lantern handling one, J'onn J'onzz and Wonder Woman handling the second, and Flash tackling the last. Flash finds that his starfish has taken control of the people of Happy Harbor, except for Snapper Carr. He deduces that it is the lime covering Snapper which makes him immune. Knowing the way to defeat their enemy, the heroes regroup to defeat Starro.
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Indexer Notes

Snapper's family members are not named in this story.

Challenge of the Weapons Master! (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; J'onn J'onzz; Flash [Barry Allen]]; Xotar
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Challenge of the Weapons Master! (Table of Contents: 6)

Justice League of America / comic story / 26 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs (pp. 1-6, 13-16, 22-26); Joe Giella (pp. 7-12, 17-21)
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; J'onn J'onzz; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Snapper Carr]; Xotar
Synopsis
Having found an ancient book that appears to indicate that he once defeated the JLA, Xotar travels from 11,960 to the present to test four weapons against the Justice League, in order to determine which weapon will help him defeat the Intersolar Police of his own day. But the JLA counters each of Xotar's weapons and returns him to face justice in his own time.
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The Case of the Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; J'onn J'onzz; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; Professor Ivo; Amazo
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Case of the Stolen Super-Powers! (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Snapper Carr]; Professor Ivo; Amazo; Mirror Master (cameo)
Synopsis
As several JLAers experience a sudden power loss, Flash finds that someone has used powers like theirs to steal a European catfish and a cicada. Snapper suggests the thefts have to do with someone researching immortality, and the JLA splits up to investigate other long-lived creatures. In every case, the JLAers come up against Amazo, who steals their powers, defeats them, and takes them to his creator's lab, where Professor Ivo is preparing an immortality serum. Green Lantern is able to use the weakness of his own ring against Amazo and Ivo, restore the JLA's powers, and defeat the villain.
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Indexer Notes

The last panel was removed for this reprint. It originally said: JLA SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT! WITH THIS ISSUE, WE CLOSE THE CASE-BOOK OF THE JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA! WE'LL BE GLAD TO RE-OPEN IT-- AND CONTINUE THE ADVENTURES OF THE JLA IN A MAGAZINE OF ITS OWN-- IF ENOUGH OF YOU READERS REQUEST IT! PLEASE WRITE AND LET US KNOW! Address:-- JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA, c/o NATIONAL COMICS, 575 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK 22, N.Y.

World of No Return! (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; J'onn J'onzz; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (figurine); Superman (figurine)]; Despero
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The World of No Return! (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [J'onn J'onzz; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman; Snapper Carr]; Despero; Sardanna; Jasonar
Synopsis
Flash encounters two aliens from Kalanor -- Jasonar and Sardanna -- who are on Earth to complete a weapon to overthrow the tyrant Despero, who has taken over their planet. Flash summons the other JLAers to help, but by the time Flash arrives at JLA headquarters, Despero has taken control of Flash's comrades. Despero challenges Flash to a game where losing means the banishment of the JLA members to distant planets. While the JLAers overcome the challenges of the planets they have been sent to and return home, Snapper helps Jasonar use his completed weapon to put an end to the threat of Despero.
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Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This reprint cover is clearly reconstructed as the linework of the art does not correspond to the original, and the price, number, and month are not in the same font as the original. Also, the DC bullet and Comics Code seal have been widened.

Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers! (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; J'onn J'onzz; Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Snapper Carr]; Mandini the Mage; Merlin the Magician; Simon Magus; Saturna; Troll King; manticore; griffin; Jimmy Carr (cameo)
Synopsis
When all scientific devices on Earth stop working, the JLA summons Merlin, who reveals that three sorcerers from the magical dimension have switched their world and Earth. The JLA splits up to find the sorcerers and get from them the three parts of the magical incantation which will restore Earth to its proper dimension.
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Slave Ship of Space! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Aquaman; Wonder Woman]; Kanjar Ro
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The Slave Ship of Space! (Table of Contents: 14)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Aquaman; J'onn J'onzz; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Wonder Woman; Superman; Snapper Carr]; Kanjar Ro; Hyathis; Kromm; Sayyar
Synopsis
Kajar Ro blackmails the JLA into capturing his three rivals -- Kromm, Hyathis, and Sayyar -- by rendering the people of Earth motionless. Only the combined voices of these three despots saying Kanjar Ro's name will release the people of Earth. Once the JLA gathers the trio, however, Kanjar Ro double crosses the JLA and demands that they agree to let him go in exchange for freeing the people of Earth. But the JLA is prepared for his betrayal, and banish Kanjar Ro and his fellow rulers to a deserted world.
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Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]]
Reprints

Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 16)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; J'onn J'onzz; Wonder Woman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Snapper Carr]; Carthan; Xandor
Synopsis
Dictator Xandor banishes Carthan to Earth, and, to ensure he stays there, also sends three machines. If Carthan attempts to leave Earth without removing their coverings, he will go blind; he can leave with his sight if he removes the coverings first, but that will destroy the planet. Carthan challenges the JLA, now including Green Arrow, to disable the machines. After disabling the machines, the JLA enters Carthan’s ship, where he imprisons them in a hollow diamond until he can explain. When Carthan is unable to release the JLA, Green Arrow finds the diamond’s weak spot and shatters it.
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Indexer Notes

The JLA also consider Adam Strange and Hawkman for membership.

When Gravity Went Wild! (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; J'onn J'onzz; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Superman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]]
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When Gravity Went Wild! (Table of Contents: 18)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; J'onn J'onzz; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Snapper Carr]; Monty Moran, the Getaway Mastermind; Captain Cold; King Clock; Professor Menace; Electric Man; Puppet Master; Doctor Destiny
Synopsis
The JLA members tell Superman and Batman several incidents where Green Arrow seemingly betrayed them, but GA explains that he was protecting them from an impostor in their midst. From their stories, Green Arrow can identify the changeling as having taken Green Lantern's place. As they lead the impostor to jail, they are suddenly lifted into his spaceship where he identifies himself as Doctor Destiny. Deadening their wills, Destiny reunites them with Green Lantern and sends them all into space. But GL, having been accidentally released from Destiny's control, turns the tables on the villain.
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Indexer Notes

The second panel on page 25 was used, with various modifications, as the header for the JLA letter column for many years.

The Wheel of Misfortune! (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Tom McCraw (color reconstruction); Rick Taylor (color reconstruction)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Aquaman; J'onn J'onzz; Wonder Woman]; Amos Fortune
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The Wheel of Misfortune! (Table of Contents: 20)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Aquaman; J'onn J'onzz; Snapper Carr]; Amos Fortune; Hazel Deeping; August Jones; Charles Hobart
Synopsis
Amos Fortune discovers that a person's luck is controlled by a pair of glands -- one for good luck, one for bad -- and once he learns how to stimulate those glands, he sets out to cash in on his new power. But when he encounters the members of the JLA, he fears that they will interfere with his fortune-hunting schemes. So he conspires to strap them to a spinning wheel in order to over-stimulate and destroy their good luck glands, leaving them only bad luck. But Fortune forgets that J'onn J'onzz isn't human, and the Martian breaks free and puts a stop to Fortune's plans.
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Indexer Notes

Though there are 26 numbered pages, the last page of chapter 1, 3 & 4 each 2/3 of a page, which accounts for the reduced page count of 25.

[Gardner Fox & Mike Sekowsky] (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography

Indexer Notes

Short bios of the two primary creators of the stories in this volume. On the inside back cover flap of the dustjacket.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Justice League of America Archives Volume 1
  3. 2. Foreword
  4. 3. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Challenge of the Weapons Master!
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. Challenge of the Weapons Master!
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. The Case of the Stolen Super-Powers!
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. Case of the Stolen Super-Powers!
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. World of No Return!
    Justice League of America
  11. 10. The World of No Return!
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers!
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Secret of the Sinister Sorcerers!
    Justice League of America
  14. 13. Slave Ship of Space!
    Justice League of America
  15. 14. The Slave Ship of Space!
    Justice League of America
  16. 15. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  17. 16. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  18. 17. When Gravity Went Wild!
    Justice League of America
  19. 18. When Gravity Went Wild!
    Justice League of America
  20. 19. The Wheel of Misfortune!
    Justice League of America
  21. 20. The Wheel of Misfortune!
    Justice League of America
  22. 21. [Gardner Fox & Mike Sekowsky]
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America
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