(September-October 1974)

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Volume
15
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
100
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1974-06-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
DC [circle]
Editing
Julius Schwartz (credited) (editor); E. Nelson Bridwell (assistant editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #107.

The Creature in the Velvet Cage!; The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!; The Cavern of Deadly Spheres! (Table of Contents)

Justice League / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Nick Cardy (signed)
Inks
Nick Cardy (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
S-1780
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]]; Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince Trevor]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake Lance]]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins] (as sand monster)
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Indexer Notes

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

Contents (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Julius Schwartz ?; E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
N-1055
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Wonder Woman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; The Flash [Barry Allen]]
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The Creature in the Velvet Cage! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Job Number
S-1748
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]]; Justice Society of America [Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince Trevor]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins] (as sand monster); Horned Owl Gang (villains, cameo)
Synopsis
After the JLA and JSA capture the Horned Owl Gang on Earth-2, a silent alarm is triggered inside of Sandman's old lab. When both teams arrive, they discover a sand monster has escaped. After further explanations by Sandman, it's revealed it was once his former partner, Sandy, who had been struck accidentally by an energy beam in his lab, that changed his body into pure silica. Both teams eventually reel him in, but the reason for his escape was that he was trying to quell several severe earthquakes that were about to occur, since in his new form he felt them.
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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.

Only single-issue JLA/JSA team-up. Story explains why Sandman re-adopted his original Golden Age costume by the time he was participating in the annual JLA/JSA team-ups.

The Freedom Train (Table of Contents: 3)

comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
E. Nelson Bridwell ?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-1049
Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Batman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman]
Synopsis
The Leaguers relate the story of the real-world Freedom Train and its travels in 1947, the real-life inspiration for the reprinted Justice Society story in this issue.

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
N-976
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman; Dr. Mid-Nite]
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Indexer Notes

splash page introduction

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; The Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard; The Fiddler; Sportsmaster; Huntress; Icicle] (villains); Harlequin
Synopsis
The famous Liberty Train mysteriously disappears and Black Canary calls a meeting of the JSA. But they have disappeared because they are the prisoners of the New Injustice Society. The Canary finds the Harlequin at JSA HQ and, before they know it, the Icicle freezes them both and takes them to the gang's HQ. Harlequin uses her special glasses to hypnotize the JSA back to their old selves, and when they return to their senses, they discover that the Injustice Society plans to steal four of America's greatest treasures. The JSA vows to stop them from doing so.
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Keywords
Cold Ray Gun; Declaration of Independence; Emancipation Proclamation; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Gotham Central Station; Gotham City; Liberty Train; Mind-Eraser; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Star-Spangled Banner; Washington Monument

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; The Injustice Society of the World [Sportsmaster; The Wizard; The Fiddler; The Huntress; Icicle] (villains)
Synopsis
Hawkman attempts to stop the Wizard from taking Old Ironsides, but is stopped by a snapping noise, putting him under the villain's control. At Liberty Hall, the Fiddler steals the Freedom Bell, and stops Dr. Mid-Nite and Wonder Woman in the process. The Huntress manages to use circus elephants to load Plymouth Rock into a truck, but the Flash and Atom stop her getaway. However, she manages to put the pair back into their mind-eraser state. The Icicle uses a super ram-jet to haul away the Washington Monument and put GL back into a trance.
Reprints
Keywords
Fiddle Car; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Liberty Hall; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; South Boston Navy Yards; Super Ram-Jet; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! Part III (Table of Contents: 7)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Irwin Hasen
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman]; The Injustice Society of the World [Wizard; Huntress; Sportsmaster; Icicle; Fiddler]; Harlequin [Molly Maynne]
Synopsis
Harlequin and Black Canary discover the Freedom Train stashed in a tunnel, but are over-powered by the Wizard. They are taken to the crook's HQ, where Harlequin is unable to restore the JSA with her glasses, and all are lowered into a mine to die. The Injustice Society takes the ram-jet to Gotham Stadium and removes the stadium to an area where the treasures are stored so the crowd can vote on the best crime, the winner to be the group's leader. The JSA shakes off the mind-eraser and confronts the villains for final battle. Later, at JSA HQ, Black Canary is made a member of the JSA.
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Keywords
Freedom Train; Golden Lasso; Gotham City; Gotham Stadium; Liberty Bell; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; Washington Monument

The Cavern of Deadly Spheres! (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice League / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
N-1048
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman; Batman; Wonder Woman; Martian Manhunter; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Snapper Carr; The Maestro (villain); Jerry Thomas
Synopsis
The Maestro uses mind-control music to orchestrate his crimes and capture the JLA, but he overlooks one tiny thing...the Atom!
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Indexer Notes

Story across 25 pages in three chapters of 11.67 pages, 5.67 pages, and 6.67 pages.

Jerry Thomas is character whose name is a combination of Jerry Bails and Roy Thomas.

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

Trixy the Magic Monkey / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Job Number
N-1060
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Trixy the juggler... that's me!
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Block Busters / activity / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
Martin Naydel

Job Number
N-1061
First Line of Dialogue or Text
They're fit for kings!
Reprints

Indexer Notes

word puzzle

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

Professor Eureka / comic story / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
Henry Boltinoff
Pencils
Henry Boltinoff
Inks
Henry Boltinoff
Colors
?
Letters
Henry Boltinoff

Job Number
N-1062
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Well, we finished this rocket.
Genre
humor
Characters
Professor Eureka
Reprints
Keywords
rockets

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

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

Script
Guy Lillian (signed as GHLIII)
Pencils
Dick Dillin ? (logo illustration)
Inks
Dick Giordano (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
S-1786

Indexer Notes

letters from: Bob Rodi, Andy Whitehead, David Dasch, Robert Arangua, Kenny Scott, Randy Emenhiser

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Creature in the Velvet Cage!; The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!; The Cavern of Deadly Spheres!
    Justice League
  2. 1. Contents
    Justice League
  3. 2. The Creature in the Velvet Cage!
    Justice League
  4. 3. The Freedom Train
  5. 4. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! Part II
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! Part III
    Justice Society of America
  9. 8. The Cavern of Deadly Spheres!
    Justice League
  10. 9. ["Trixy the juggler... that's me!"]
    Trixy the Magic Monkey
  11. 10. ["They're fit for kings!"]
    Block Busters
  12. 11. ["Well, we finished this rocket."]
    Professor Eureka
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
This issue was modified by, among others
  • Dwayne Best
  • john cruz
  • CTGarry
  • Gregory Fischer
  • John Greb
  • Matthew Head
  • Lou Mazzella
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • John Monagle
  • Allen Ross
  • Jim Van Dore