(December 1965)

DC, 1960 Series
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Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly, with the exception of Jan., July and Oct.; (semi-monthly, Nov.)
On-sale date
1965-10-28
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 Key-Master of the World! (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 [Superman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]]; The Key
Synopsis
The Key fires a blast from a key weapon at Green Lantern.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Penciling and inking credits per Julius Schwartz' editorial records. Inking formerly credited to Murphy Anderson and Bernard Sachs. Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives.

Builders of the Future! (Table of Contents: 1)

public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction; advocacy
Synopsis
Shows the importance of UNESCO funding in building schools in Africa.

Indexer Notes

Published in cooperation the National Social Welfare Assembly.
Printed in black-and-white on inside front cover.
Credits information from a list by Lionel English.

The Key-Master of the World! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Snapper Carr [Lucas Carr]; Superman [Kal-El; Clark Kent]; Wonder Woman; Aquaman [Arthur Curry] (cameo); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (cameo)]; Monarch Butterfly crooks; Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol]; Robin [Dick Grayson]; Sandy Salters; The Invisible Destroyer; The Key (villain); The Wrecker; Weather Wizard
Synopsis
The Key administers a psycho-chemical to the JLA which forces them to disband and become unable to see his henchmen commit robberies. However, they are returned to normal when Hawkgirl discovers the situation, and go on to defeat The Key.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Story is told across 24 pages in three chapters of 7.67 pages each. Credits from The Official Justice League Of America Index #2 (and original indexer). Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Lettering credit from reprint in JLA Archives erroneously credits Joe Letterese.

Hawkman uses the Absorbascon to discover the secret identities of the JLA members. References Detective Comics #197 and Showcase #23.

Hey Kids! Transogram's Trik-Trak Is the Greatest! (Table of Contents: 3)

Trik-Trak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toy car and track kit from Transogram Co.
Appears between pages 4-5 of story.

Ultra the Multi-Alien! (Table of Contents: 4)

Ultra the Multi-Alien / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Lee Elias
Inks
Lee Elias
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Mystery in Space (DC, 1051 series) #104, with cover shown, on sale October 28th.
On bottom of page 8 of story.

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

JLA Mailroom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Letters submitted by Joe Molenda Jr., Frank Tower, John Pierce, and Ken Hodl. Two different letters note that Justice League of America #37 was written by Gardner Fox; the editor does not refute this.
Between pages 8-9 of story.

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

Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!
Genre
humor
Characters
Rocky; Bullwinkle
Synopsis
Bullwinkle uses the go-go-go properties of Cheerios without watching where he's going.
Keywords
one-man band

Indexer Notes

Between pages 8-9 of story.

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

Tyco / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Wow! That's the old Hooterville Cannonball right down to the rivets!

Indexer Notes

Ad for Petticoat Junction HO railroad set from Tyco.
Between pages 8-9 of story.
Copyright Wayfilms, Inc.

By Popular Demand -- Batman and Robin's Greatest Foes! (Table of Contents: 8)

Batman and Robin / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Batman (DC, 1940 series) #176 [80 Page Giant #G-17], with cover shown, now on sale.
Between pages 8-9 of story.

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

The Fox and the Crow / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Mort Drucker
Inks
Mort Drucker
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino ?; Ira Schnapp

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll flip at the zzzzzip...
Genre
anthropomorphic-funny animals

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Fox and the Crow (DC, 1952 series) #95, with cover shown.
At bottom of page 16 of story.

Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever! (Table of Contents: 10)

AMT / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Characters
Chuck; Chuck's father

Indexer Notes

Ad for AMT's 1937 Cord 812 model kit.
Between pages 16-17 of story.

They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful... (Table of Contents: 11)

Supergirl and Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Jim Mooney
Inks
Jim Mooney
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1956 series) #63, with cover shown, on sale October 21st.
Between pages 16-17 of story.

Riddle Me This! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset

Characters
Batman; The Penguin

Indexer Notes

House ad for subscriptions to DC Comics.
Between pages 22-23 of story.

Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen (Table of Contents: 13)

Superman's Pal. Jimmy Olsen / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
George Klein
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

House ad for Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1955 series) #89, with cover shown, now on sale.

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

Cap's Hobby Center / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Inks
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff (signed)
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Job Number
6337
First Line of Dialogue or Text
How much will you give me on a trade-in...
Genre
humor
Characters
Cap; unnamed boy; unnamed boy's father
Synopsis
A boy is inspired by the trade-in his father receives when buying a new car, and attempts to get a trade-in from Cap for a model he has already assembled.

Wanted for Cash Immediately! (Table of Contents: 15)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for coin price catalog from unknown company.

100 Individual Magnets (Table of Contents: 16)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toy magnets from unknown company.

Have You Heard the Big News About G. I. Joe (Table of Contents: 17)

G. I. Joe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
? (photo)
Inks
? (photo)
Letters
typeset
Editing
?

Indexer Notes

Ad for toys, membership club and premiums you will receive from Hasbro.
On inside back cover.

Great Moments in Sport (Table of Contents: 18)

Aurora Plastics Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?; typeset
Editing
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Johnny Unitas
Synopsis
The story of the sudden-death final score in the 1958 NFL Championship game.

Indexer Notes

Ad in sequential art form, for plastic figure of Johnny Unitas passing.
On back cover.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Key-Master of the World!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Builders of the Future!
  3. 2. The Key-Master of the World!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Hey Kids! Transogram's Trik-Trak Is the Greatest!
    Trik-Trak
  5. 4. Ultra the Multi-Alien!
    Ultra the Multi-Alien
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mailroom
  7. 6. ["You and Cheerios really make sweet music together, Bullwinkle!"]
    Rocky and Bullwinkle; Cheerios
  8. 7. ["Wow! That's the old Hooterville Cannonball right down to the rivets!"]
    Tyco
  9. 8. By Popular Demand -- Batman and Robin's Greatest Foes!
    Batman and Robin
  10. 9. ["You'll flip at the zzzzzip..."]
    The Fox and the Crow
  11. 10. Biggest Christmas Surprise Ever!
    AMT
  12. 11. They're Brainy... They're Brawny... They're Beautiful...
    Supergirl and Wonder Woman
  13. 12. Riddle Me This!
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Presenting... A New Jimmy Olsen
    Superman's Pal. Jimmy Olsen
  15. 14. ["How much will you give me on a trade-in..."]
    Cap's Hobby Center
  16. 15. Wanted for Cash Immediately!
  17. 16. 100 Individual Magnets
  18. 17. Have You Heard the Big News About G. I. Joe
    G. I. Joe
  19. 18. Great Moments in Sport
    Aurora Plastics Corp.
This issue was most recently modified by:
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