(May-June 1974)

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Volume
15
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-02-07
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [block]
Editing
Julius Schwartz

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #103.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Justice League / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy
Inks
Nick Cardy
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1707
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Elongated Man; Hawkman [Katar Hol]]; Injustice Gang of the World [Tattooed Man; Shadow Thief; Chronos; Poison Ivy; Mirror Master; Scarecrow]; Seven Soldiers of Victory [Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Shining Knight; The Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Crimson Avenger; Green Arrow; Speedy]; Libra; Brain Storm; Black Star
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Indexer Notes

Credits for pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

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

Justice League / table of contents / 1 page (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell
Pencils
Neal Adams; Pat Broderick
Inks
Neal Adams; Pat Broderick ?
Colors
?
Letters
Milt Snapinn ?

Job Number
N-888
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Reader!
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

cover art from Justice League of America #89 by Neal Adams, altered and expanded by Pat Broderick

Balance of Power! (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League / comic story / 20 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Dick Giordano
Colors
Glynis Oliver (as Glynis Wein)
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-1660
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Elongated Man; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman [Clark Kent]]; Injustice Gang of the World [Chronos [David Clinton]; Mirror Master [Sam Scudder]; Poison Ivy [Pamela Isley]; Scarecrow; Shadow-Thief; Tattooed Man [Abel Tarrant]; Libra [Justine Ballantine]]
Synopsis
Master criminal Libra gathers six super-villains to use as pawns against the Justice League, stealing half of each of the heroes' powers during the battles he has engineered.
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Indexer Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics. Colors credit from Carl Gafford via the GCD Error Tracker.

Wanted: the Injustice Gang! (Table of Contents: 3)

character profile / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Pat Broderick
Inks
Pat Broderick
Colors
?
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
N-884
Genre
superhero
Characters
Scarecrow; Poison Ivy; Mirror Master; Tattooed Man; Chronos; Shadow-Thief

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4)

JLA Puzzle / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Neal Adams; Murphy Anderson
Inks
Neal Adams; Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
P-5

Indexer Notes

crossword puzzle

Beware! The Black Star Shines! (Table of Contents: 5)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
Mort Meskin
Inks
Mort Meskin
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-839
Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Speedy (Earth-2); Green Arrow (Earth-2); Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Crimson Avenger; Shining Knight]; The Black Star (villain); Falseface; Captain Bigg; The Hopper; The Rattler; The Brain; John Pemberton
Synopsis
When Pat Dugan spies five well-known criminals dressed as policemen, it piques the interest of the Star-Spangled Kid, who calls the Seven Soldiers of Victory to investigate. They discover, from a piece of film, that the Black Star is using those felons to commit crimes on a national basis.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

[Chapter 2] Mystery of the Clowning Criminals (Table of Contents: 6)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
Creig Flessel
Inks
Creig Flessel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-839 ?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Shining Knight; Falseface (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis
Led by Falseface, the Black Star's criminal gang strikes at many areas of the city of New Orleans during Mardi Gras.
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Keywords
Mardi Gras; New Orleans

Indexer Notes

Credit from the index of the original printing.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of October 1, 1973
Average number of copies sold preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 187,051
Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 146,280
Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., 909 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10022, wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019

[Chapter 3] Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate! (Table of Contents: 8)

Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger ?
Pencils
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)
Inks
Harold Sherman (as Hal Sherman) (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-839?
Genre
superhero
Characters
Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Captain Bigg (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis
Captain Bigg, dressed as Santa Claus, and the rest of his men take on the guise of pirates in order to raid luxurious yachts and plunder their loot!
Reprints
Keywords
pirates; Santa Claus

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index of the original printing.

The Seven Soldiers of Victory (Table of Contents: 9)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Martin Pasko ?
Pencils
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Inks
Nick Cardy (illustration)
Colors
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1723
Genre
superhero

Indexer Notes

Article on the first appearances of the individual members of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

The Seven Soldiers of Victory - Plus One (Table of Contents: 10)

Seven Soldiers of Victory / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-886
Genre
superhero
Characters
Vigilante; Green Arrow; Star-Spangled Kid; Shining Knight; Speedy; Stripesy; Crimson Avenger; Wing

[Chapter 4] Mystery of the One-Man Museum (Table of Contents: 11)

Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
Mort Weisinger
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-839
Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Arrow (Earth-2); Speedy (Earth-2); The Hopper (villain); Black Star (villain)
Synopsis
The Hopper and his men target Pleasure City, "home" of an eccentric millionaire named Coburn, who lives in the Castle of Fear at the fair grounds.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement parks

Indexer Notes

Script credit from the index of the original printing.

Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior! (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Job Number
N-883
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Batman; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman]; Brain Storm (introduction, villain)
Synopsis
Brain Storm gathers the JLA as witnesses to his execution of Green Lantern for the murder of his brother.
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Indexer Notes

Story is told across 24 pages in three chapters: unnumbered part one (8.67 pp.), Part Two (4.67 pp.), Part Three (9.67 pp.).

Answer to JLA Puzzle (Table of Contents: 13)

activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

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

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

Script
Martin Pasko
Pencils
Dick Dillin ? (logo illustration)
Inks
Dick Giordano (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1714

Indexer Notes

letters from: Greg Cole, Bill Henley Jr., Mark Miller, Scott Paton, Scott Taylor, Doug Tonks, Joe Peluso, Ray Engelberg, Bob Rodi

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League
  2. 1. ["Reader!"]
    Justice League
  3. 2. Balance of Power!
    Justice League
  4. 3. Wanted: the Injustice Gang!
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    JLA Puzzle
  6. 5. Beware! The Black Star Shines!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  7. 6. [Chapter 2] Mystery of the Clowning Criminals
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Shining Knight
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
  9. 8. [Chapter 3] Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate!
    Seven Soldiers of Victory; The Star-Spangled Kid
  10. 9. The Seven Soldiers of Victory
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  11. 10. The Seven Soldiers of Victory - Plus One
    Seven Soldiers of Victory
  12. 11. [Chapter 4] Mystery of the One-Man Museum
    Green Arrow; Seven Soldiers of Victory
  13. 12. Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!
    Justice League
  14. 13. Answer to JLA Puzzle
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
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