(February-March 1960)

DC, 1955 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1959-12-29
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched (Squarebound #112-117, 120, 200)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

First appearance of the Justice League of America.

On-sale date from ad in Mystery in Space #57 and copyright registration.


Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
Ira Schnapp (letters and JLA logo design)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]]; Starro
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Indexer Notes

Enlarged portions of the cover appeared in DC: The New Frontier (DC, 2004 series) #1 and #2. Logo design credit from Todd Klein via his Facebook page, used with permission.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

The National Sports Council / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Starro the Conqueror! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]] (first appearance); Starro; Steve Trevor (cameo); Captain Harding (cameo)
Synopsis
Peter the Puffer Fish alerts Aquaman to an attack on Earth from an alien starfish named Starro the Conqueror. Starro has altered three ordinary starfish into his lieutenants. Aquaman alerts his friends Wonder Woman, Superman, Green Lantern, Batman, Flash, and J'onn J'onzz. Though Superman and Batman are too busy to attend, the rest meet and split up into teams.
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Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!" (Table of Contents: 3)

Superboy / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Superboy

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Hi-Power Binoculars / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

150 Civil War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Starro vs. Green Lantern (Table of Contents: 6)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Starro
Synopsis
One of Starro's lieutenants steals and explodes an atomic bomb to absorb its power. Green Lantern defeats him.
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Starro vs. Wonder Woman and John Jones (Table of Contents: 7)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starro
Synopsis
The second starfish lieutenant steals a laboratory filled with a braintrust of scientists with the intent of absorbing their knowledge of earth science and defenses. Working to free the scientists, Wonder Woman and J'onn J'onzz discover that Starro's lieutenants can transfer absorbed power and knowledge to the others, as this Starro can now fire nuclear blasts.
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The "Starfish" Family (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal

Faster Than Light! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

Starro vs. the Flash! (Table of Contents: 10)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Snapper Carr (intro); Starro; John Carr (Snapper's father); Mrs. Carr (Snapper's mother); Janet Carr (Snapper's sister)
Synopsis
Flash faces his Starro duplicate in Happy Harbor where the entire populace have fallen under Starro's influence, except for one lone teenager. Flash defeats the third Starro lieutenant, learns where the real Starro is, and decides to let "Snapper" Carr join him for the showdown.
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Starro vs. Justice League of America (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Snapper Carr (joins)]; Starro (villain)
Synopsis
During the final battle, Flash and Green Lantern determine that Snapper is covered with lime, and that prevents Starro from affecting him. A few barrels of lime, and Starro becomes a souvenir for the JLA trophy room.
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Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
Typeset

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Space Shoes / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Stephens Credit Sales / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Wilson Chemical Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    The National Sports Council
  3. 2. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Superboy Says: "It's Fun to Help Others!"
    Superboy
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Hi-Power Binoculars
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  7. 6. Starro vs. Green Lantern
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. Starro vs. Wonder Woman and John Jones
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. The "Starfish" Family
  10. 9. Faster Than Light!
  11. 10. Starro vs. the Flash!
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. Starro vs. Justice League of America
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Statement of Ownership
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Space Shoes
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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