- Gardner Fox
- Mike Sekowsky
- Bernard Sachs
- Gaspar Saladino
- Feature Logo
- Justice League of America [Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Snapper Carr]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]] (origin)
- The Justice League of America uses the occasion of its third anniversary to tell Snapper Carr and Green Arrow about the formation of the League.
- in 80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #8 (March 1965)
- in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #97 (March 1972) [selected pages, see notes]which is reprinted
- in DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #5 (November-December 1980)
- in DC Archiv Edition (Dino Verlag, 1998 series) #4 - Justice League of America II (1993)
- in Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1992 series) #2 ([December] 1993)
- in More Secret Origins Replica Edition (DC, 1999 series) #1 ([November] 1999)
- in Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2005 series) #1 (2005 [February 2006]) [black and white]
- in DC Comics Anthologie (Urban Comics, 2012 series) (février 2012)
- in DC Universe Secret Origins (DC, 2013 series) (2012 [June 2013])
- in The Justice League of America Omnibus (DC, 2014 series) #1 ([June] 2014)
- in DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection (Eaglemoss Publications, 2015 series) #10 - JLA - Das erste Jahr 1
- in Justice League of America: The Silver Age (DC, 2016 series) #2 (2016 [February 2017])
- in Justice League of America: The Silver Age Omnibus (DC, 2016 series) #1 ([October] 2020)
Features the origin and first case of the Justice League of America.
Most of the story from this issue is retold in issue #97; some of it redrawn, some pages reprinted directly (pages 6-17, 19 in this original are reprinted as pages 15-26, 28 in that issue).
The story was changed slightly; for instance in the original the final creature was turned into a "pile of slivers and splinters" by Wonder Woman (Flash says "destroyed"), while in the updated story it was "planed down to its bare essence", still clearly intact.
- Julius Schwartz
Letters from Sharon Gore, Darrel Weber, Bernard Sampson, Liz C. Hancock, Larry Tucker, Anne Britt, Joe Staton (future comic artist on E-Man, Dick Tracy, etc.), and Dennis Budd.
Average number of copies of each issue of this publication sold or distributed, through the mails or otherwise, to paid subscribers during the 12 months preceding the date shown above [October 1, 1961] was: 335,000