(January-February 1979)

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Volume
45
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1978-10-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041502
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Paul Levitz (editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #161.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Flash; Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman; Deadman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
Todd Klein

Job Number
C-852
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Flash [Jay Garrick]]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris Allen; Wonder Woman (Earth-1); Wonder Girl; Deadman (inset)
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Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

Dateline: Adventure Comics (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Jim Aparo; Todd Klein (background)
Inks
Jim Aparo; Todd Klein (background)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover. Includes an editorial note, a small copy of the original version of the cover, a table of contents, and the indicia. Background credits from the artist.

The Multiple Murders of Mapleville! (Table of Contents: 2)

The Flash / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Irv Novick
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5515
Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Iris Allen
Synopsis
Barry Allen is compelled to shoot a man with a shotgun. But the Flash figures out it's all a plot to help criminals get new identities.
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Pursuit! (Table of Contents: 3)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jim Aparo
Inks
Jim Aparo
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Jim Aparo

Job Number
J-5585
Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Cleveland Brand; Tiny; Lorna Winchell; Mr. Solomon; Vashnu; Lita Brand; Alexi Kronsky; Inga Brand
Synopsis
Deadman figures out that Mr. Solomon is behind the issues at the circus. Deadman helps Alexi Kronsky get free of Solomon. Deadman starts to put it all together, as Kronski arrives at the circus and it is revealed that he is the father of Cleveland Brand's wife Inga.
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Prologue (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice Society of America / foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5666
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Batman (of Earth-2); Superman (of Earth-2, cameo); Dr. Fate; Wonder Woman (of Earth-2, cameo); Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo); Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders] (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo); the Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (cameo); Dr. Mid-nite (cameo); Black Canary (cameo); Power Girl; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Robin (Earth-2)]; The Key (of Earth-2, flashback); Batman (of Earth-1); Superman (of Earth-1); Wonder Woman (of Earth-1); Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; the Flash [Barry Allen]; the Creeper; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'onn J'onzz]; Green Arrow (of Earth-1); Atom [Ray Palmer]
Synopsis
Explanation of the existence of two worlds -- Earth-1 and Earth-2 -- occupying the same space, but vibrating at different speeds, and the differences between the superheroes of the two worlds.
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Only Legends Live Forever (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando

Job Number
J-5470
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Robin (Earth-2)]; Chief O'Hara; Bill Jensen (villain)
Synopsis
Bill Jensen climbs one of the twin Trade Towers in Gotham City to get the attention of Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne, but the Justice Society is first on the scene.
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Indexer Notes

Feature continues from All-Star Comics #74 due to the cancellation of All-Star Comics in the "DC Implosion" in 1978. This the first part of the story originally intended to be printed in All-Star Comics #75, following the new three-page introduction (listed above).

Chapter 2: War Atop the Tower (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Paul Levitz
Pencils
Joe Staton
Inks
Joe Staton
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda
Editing
Joe Orlando

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Power Girl; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Robin (Earth-2); Dr. Fate]; Gotham City Police Commissioner Bruce Wayne; Bill Jensen (villain)
Synopsis
Jensen easily defeats the Justice Society before Commissioner Wayne arrives to arrest him. Jensen accuses Wayne of framing him and strikes at him with massive power, but Dr. Fate protects the former Batman until he too is taken out by Jensen.
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Indexer Notes

This is the second part of the story originally intended to be printed as issue #75 of All-Star Comics. Story continues in the following issue.

The Hand That Feeds the Earth... (Table of Contents: 7)

Aquaman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Paul Kupperberg
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Frank Chiaramonte
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
S-5598
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Dr. Vulko; Aqualad [Garth]
Synopsis
Aquaman and Mera discover an company is now farming right outside of Atlantis. When Aquaman and Aqualad investigate the company, Aquaman finds some incriminating information he has to get back to Atlantis.
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School of the Amazoids (Table of Contents: 8)

Wonder Woman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Jack C. Harris
Pencils
Jack Abel
Inks
Jack Abel
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Karen Kish [as Karisha]

Job Number
J-5540
Genre
superhero
Characters
Teen Titans [Robin; Speedy; Kid Flash; Aqualad] (flashback); Wonder Woman; Headmaster-Mind (villain); Wonder Girl (origin, guest star); the Amazoids; Randy Jakes; Hippolyta (flashback); Superman (flashback); Batman (flashback)
Synopsis
Wonder Woman and Wonder Girl battle Headmaster-Mind.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dateline: Adventure / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-185

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Steven Feldberg, Kent A. Phenis, Beppi Sabatini, Peter Holden, Stan Timmos, Mark Lamport, Norman Tipton, Zohar A. Rom and Penny Jacobson.

The Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice Society of America / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Todd Klein

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Fate; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Power Girl; Huntress [Helena Wayne]; Star-Spangled Kid; Dr. Mid-Nite; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Robin (of Earth-2); Hourman [Rex Tyler]]
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Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Flash; Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman; Deadman
  2. 1. Dateline: Adventure Comics
  3. 2. The Multiple Murders of Mapleville!
    The Flash
  4. 3. Pursuit!
    Deadman
  5. 4. Prologue
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Only Legends Live Forever
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Chapter 2: War Atop the Tower
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. The Hand That Feeds the Earth...
    Aquaman
  9. 8. School of the Amazoids
    Wonder Woman
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
  11. 10. The Justice Society of America
    Justice Society of America
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