(2020)

DC, 2020 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
3.99 USD
Pages
36
On-sale Date
2020-03-18
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Rated T Teen
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Barcode
761941368320 00111
Editing
Julius Schwartz (editor - original series); Jeb Woodard (group editor - collected editions)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interiors
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot reprint

Issue Notes

Facsimile reproduction of The Brave and the Bold (DC, 1955 series) #28 February-March 1960 issue (first appearance of the Justice League of America), including the cover, story, letter pages and advertisements from the original issue. The interior paper stock is a lightweight newsprint similar to the original issue.

Indicia incorrectly lists Robert Kanigher as the editor for the original issue.


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
Reprints

Let Us Pack Your Body with the Muscle Power You've Always Wanted! (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.
Reprints

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
Reprints

Indexer Notes

published in cooperation with the National Social Welfare Assembly

Hi-Power Binoculars (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

150 Civil War Soldiers (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / 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.
Reprints

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.
Reprints

The "Starfish" Family (Table of Contents: 8)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; animal
Reprints

Faster Than Light! (Table of Contents: 9)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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.
Reprints

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.
Reprints

Statement of Ownership (Table of Contents: 12)

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

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

Frontier Cabin / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

100 Toy Soldiers (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Josely Co. / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

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

Space Shoes / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Do You Want Spending Money? (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)

Win a Big Prize! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Starro the Conqueror!
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Let Us Pack Your Body with the Muscle Power You've Always Wanted!
    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. Hi-Power Binoculars
    Josely Co.
  6. 5. 150 Civil War Soldiers
    Josely Co.
  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. 100 Toy Soldiers
    Josely Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Space Shoes
  17. 16. Do You Want Spending Money?
    Stephens Credit Sales
  18. 17. ["Dear friend - My name is Charles Atlas."]
    Charles Atlas
  19. 18. Win a Big Prize!
    Wilson Chemical Co.
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