(February 1962)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., April, July and Oct.
On-sale Date
1961-12-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Julius Schwartz
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.


The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Origin of the Justice League! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 2.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
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)
Synopsis
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.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

The Flash; Mystery in Space / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Giant Superman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Bomb Sight / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[Total Solar Eclipse... Partial Solar Eclipse... Annular Solar Eclipse...] (Table of Contents: 6)

What's the Difference Between... / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Keywords
eclipses

The Origin of the Justice League -- Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 7)

Justice League of America / comic story / 16.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
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); Queen Hippolyta (flashback); Amazons of Paradise Island (flashback); aliens from Appellax (villains, flashback)
Synopsis
Martian Manhunter, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern relate strange occurrences they had with weird meteors and their occupants from outer space, which resulted in turning JLA members into wood.
Reprints
Keywords
Appellax; meteors; Power Ring

Special Announcement! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Justice League of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

The JLA Mail Room / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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.

The Origin of the Justice League -- Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
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); aliens from Appellax
Synopsis
While a meteor begins turning the JLA members into wood, Superman and Batman take on one of the aliens until the rest of the JLA free themselves and rush to assist.
Reprints
Keywords
Batplane; golden lasso; meteors; power ring

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

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

Another Giant Batman Collection! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Giant Batman Annual / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

100 Toy Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Jowett Institute of Physical Training / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Revolutionary War Soldiers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. ["Dear boys and girls..."]
  3. 2. The Origin of the Justice League!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Mystery in Space
  5. 4. Watch for the Fourth Superman Annual!
    Giant Superman Annual
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Bomb Sight
  7. 6. [Total Solar Eclipse... Partial Solar Eclipse... Annular Solar Eclipse...]
    What's the Difference Between...
  8. 7. The Origin of the Justice League -- Chapter 2
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. Special Announcement!
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
  11. 10. The Origin of the Justice League -- Chapter 3
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Another Giant Batman Collection!
    Giant Batman Annual
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Jowett Institute of Physical Training
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Revolutionary War Soldiers
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Frontier Cabin
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Stangas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Dwayne Best
  • Allen Ross
  • Matthew Head
  • Per Sandell
  • Chris Boyko
  • John Monagle
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross