(February 1963)

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
1962-12-13
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 ad in Wonder Woman #136 and copyright registration.


Triumph of the Tornado Tyrant! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

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

Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives.

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

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

The Triumph of the Tornado Tyrant! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23.67 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Snapper Carr; Superman [Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Rockmen of Pluto (cameo); Adam Strange (flashback); The Tornado Tyrant (as The Tornado Champion, villain); Ulthoon (flashback); Mechanical Masters of Rann (flashback); The Palador on the Space-Island of Peril (flashback); Alanna (flashback); Kanjar Ro (flashback); Dr. Light (flashback)
Synopsis
The Tornado Tyrant's arrogance over his first defeat of the JLA backfires on him when the JLA changes tactics.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The Tornado Tyrant features in the origin of the Red Tornado. It last appeared in Mystery in Space #61.
Story is told across 25 pages in 4 chapters: unnumbered part 1 (4.67 pp.), Part 2 (7.67 pp.), Part 3 (8.67 pp.), Part 4 (2.67 pp.)

Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives.

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

The Flash; Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Health Myths Debunked! (Table of Contents: 4)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy
Synopsis
How to treat frostbite or a black eye, and does cutting your hair make it grow faster?

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Previously appeared in some November 1962 DC titles; later appears in May 1966 titles.
On the page between page 5 and page 6 of the main story sequence.

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

Sea Devils / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters from James Morrison, John DeVries, Jim Dismukes, Joe B. Allen, C. E. Casey, Robert Butts, Dorothy Keyser.
On the two pages between page 13 and page 14 of the main story sequence.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Tootsie Roll Pop / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That-- / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The human eye sees objects right-side up...
Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Reprints

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately following page 22 of the main story sequence.

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

Our Army at War / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1962
Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months; 340,000
Owners: National Periodical Publications, Inc., Harry Donenfeld, Irwin Donenfeld, Sonia Iger, J.S. Liebowitz, P.H. Sampliner, S.U. Sampliner, Harry Donenfeld Foundation, Inc., all at 575 Lexington Avenue, New York 22, N.Y.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Giant Superman Annual; 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) /

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

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

Best Values Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

104 Kings' Knights / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Triumph of the Tornado Tyrant!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Comicpac
  3. 2. The Triumph of the Tornado Tyrant!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. ["For the very best..."]
    The Flash; Green Lantern
  5. 4. Health Myths Debunked!
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Sea Devils
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    The JLA Mail Room
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Tootsie Roll Pop
  9. 8. ["The human eye sees objects right-side up..."]
    Science Says You're Wrong If You Believe That--
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Our Army at War
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Showcase; Tommy Tomorrow
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Giant Superman Annual; Giant Batman Annual
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    100 Toy Soldiers
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    150 Civil War Soldiers
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Best Values Co.
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    104 Kings' Knights
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