(June 1973)

DC, 1973 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
100
On-sale date:
1973-03-13
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand:
DC [block]
Editing:
E. Nelson Bridwell (reprint editor); Julie Schwartz (original editor); Sheldon Mayer (original editor)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
Standard Modern Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
newsprint
Binding:
squarebound
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #94.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Nick Cardy
Inks:
Nick Cardy
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-647

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite

Indexer Notes

The three stories referenced on the cover are: Drones of the Queen Bee!, The Royal Flush Gang! and The Justice Society Meets the Injustice Society of the World! Altered, black, white and blue-colored and only partially reprinted version of the covers to Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #23 (November 1963), Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #43 (March 1966) and All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #37 (October-November 1947) are also on the cover.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (promo copy)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Superman [Clark Kent] (headshot); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (headshot); Flash [Barry Allen] (headshot); Dr. Mid-Nite (headshot); The Sandman [Wesley Dodd] (headshot); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (headshot)

Drones of the Queen Bee! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-620

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Ray Palmer] (cameo); Aquaman (cameo); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (cameo); Superman [Clark Kent] (cameo); Snapper Carr (cameo)]; Queen Bee [Queen Zazzala] (villain); Per Kazz
Synopsis:
The Queen Bee blackmails the JLA into securing the elements she needs for an immortality potion, but even though they fulfill their end of the bargain, they prevent her from her ultimate goal.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

This story is only 25 pages long as pages 13, 16 and 26 are only 2/3 of a page each.

The Injustice Society of the World! [Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen (splash page only); John Belfi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-615

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Johnny Thunder ; Atom [Al Pratt]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman]; Injustice Society of the World [The Gambler; Brain Wave; Vandal Savage; The Wizard; Per Degaton; The Thinker] (villains, introduction of the group); Carlton Swayne
Synopsis:
The JSA members are standing in a radio studio to get an award but the announcer doesn't laud them, but the newly organized Injustice Society of the World, promptly pulling a gun on the JSA and firing at them! The Atom stops him and when the JSA returns to their HQ they hear a radio broadcast about simultaneous jail breaks all over the country. Dr. Mid-Nite enters with the announcer's script page, from the Injustice Society, challenging the JSA to a battle of wits. Seeing a connection with the jail breaks and that script page, the members head out to the locations of the jail breaks.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Craig Delich.

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 2 (Table of Contents: 4)

The Justice Society of America; Hawkman / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Vandal Savage (villain); Spike; Knuckles; Gartmoor Prison's Warden
Synopsis:
Hawkman joins forces with the federal police to try to capture the prisoners that have escaped from Gartmoor Prison but Vandal Savage is there to capture him with Brain Wave's Metal Projector.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Brain Wave's metal projector

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 3 (Table of Contents: 5)

The Justice Society of America; The Flash / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
John Belfi (uncredited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Thinker (villain); Governor Curtis; Automaton #? (fake Governor Curtis)
Synopsis:
The Flash discovers that Governor Curtis has been replaced by a mechanical man but not before the fake Governor orders the city's police to lay down their arms and surrender to the enemy.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Belfi sneaked most of his last name into the background of the splash panel.

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 4 (Table of Contents: 6)

The Justice Society of America; Green Lantern / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AS31

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Brain Wave (villain)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern faces off against Brain Wave to try to stop him from stealing Uthorium from Uthorium Town.
Reprints:

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 5 (Table of Contents: 7)

The Justice Society of America; The Atom / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Gambler (villain); General "Stubby" Klemper; Automaton 223 (fake General Klemper); Injustice Society of the World [The Gambler; Brain Wave; Vandal Savage; The Wizard; Per Degaton; The Thinker] (villains)
Synopsis:
The Atom discovers that General Klemper is really an automaton and defeats him. Fortunately the automaton had been summoned to the Injustice Society of the World and leads the Atom there. He tries to defeat the entire Injustice Society alone but is captured by The Gambler.
Reprints:

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 6 (Table of Contents: 8)

The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite; Per Degaton (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite tries to help the army keep Capitol City safe but Per Degaton uses a smoke-machine to help capture the city and ultimately capture Dr. Mid-Nite.
Reprints:

[The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 7 (Table of Contents: 9)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Robert Kanigher
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
John Belfi
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman; Johnny Thunder; Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard; The Gambler; The Thinker; Vandal Savage; Per Degaton; Brain Wave] (villains); Junior Justice Society of America (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Justice Society of America stops the Injustice Society of the World with a little bit of help from the Junior Justice Society of America.
Reprints:

[The Sandman at Sea] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Sandman / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Norris
Inks:
Paul Norris
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
N-621

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Elbert Hudson; unnamed son of Elbert Hudson
Synopsis:
Sandman not only has to save a young man at sea from foreign agents, but also his scientist-father, who has discovered a way to extract magnesium from the ocean.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits verified by Paul Norris per Craig Delich.

The Card Crimes of the Royal Flush Gang! (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script:
Gardner Fox
Pencils:
Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
N-619

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]; Snapper Carr]; Royal Flush Gang [Ace (introduction) [Professor Amos Fortune]; King (introduction); Queen (introduction); Jack (introduction); Ten (introduction)] (introduction) (villains); Hawkgirl [Shiera Hall; Shayera Hol]
Synopsis:
The JLA fights the Royal Flush Gang and their stelleration-powered abilities to a draw until they play their wild card...Snapper.
Reprints:
Keywords:
bat-jet; green kryptonite; robot plane

Indexer Notes

This story is only 23 pages long as pages 8, 16 and 24 are only 2/3 of a page each.

Snapper Carr is hit with stelleration and becomes the Joker (not the Batman villain) for this story.

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

A Look Through the Super Spectacles / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
N-651

Indexer Notes

on inside back cover; a history of the membership of the Justice League of America and the Justice Society of America

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

The Justice Society of America; Justice League of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen; Mike Sekowsky
Inks:
Irwin Hasen; Murphy Anderson
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; Ira Schnapp

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Johnny Thunder; Atom [Al Pratt]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman]; Injustice Society of the World [The Gambler; Brain Wave; Vandal Savage; The Wizard; Per Degaton; The Thinker]; Justice League of America [Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Martian Manhunter; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Hawkman [Carter Hall; Katar Hol]]; Queen Bee; Royal Flush Gang [Ace; Jack; King; Queen; Ten]
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

back cover

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America; Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Table of Contents
  3. 2. Drones of the Queen Bee!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. The Injustice Society of the World! [Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 2
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  6. 5. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 3
    The Justice Society of America; The Flash
  7. 6. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 4
    The Justice Society of America; Green Lantern
  8. 7. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 5
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  9. 8. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 6
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  10. 9. [The Injustice Society of the World!] Chapter 7
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [The Sandman at Sea]
    The Sandman
  12. 11. The Card Crimes of the Royal Flush Gang!
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    A Look Through the Super Spectacles
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    The Justice Society of America; Justice League of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steve Jenner
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  • Darrel McCann
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Daniel Thingvold
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