(November-December 1979)

DC, 1938 Series
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Volume
45
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1979-08-21
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893041512
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Ross Andru (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U.S.; Standard Silver Age U.S.; Standard Modern Age U.S.; Digest size (5" x 6.75") #491-503
Binding
Saddle-Stitched; Squarebound #390, 416, 491-503
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #171.

After this issue Adventure Comics was to be reduced to standard size in anticipation of a new Dollar Comic to be edited by Ross Andru called 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular, mentioned in DC house ads in July-dated comics. When plans for 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular were cancelled, Adventure was put back on the schedule as a Dollar Comic. Because of the changes in plans, the Justice Society would need to be replaced for an issue or more, and a Green Lantern story was created to take its place in #467. That Green Lantern story would eventually see print in Green Lantern #128. But plans changed again and the following issue came out at standard size featuring Plastic Man (originally planned to run in 5 Star Super-Hero Spectacular) and a brand-new Starman series. See The Comic Reader #170 for details.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Aquaman; The Flash; Deadman / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed)
Colors
Tatjana Wood
Letters
?

Job Number
C-193
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman; Mera; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Weather Wizard; Deadman
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Colors credit provided by Anthony Tollin.

The Cloud with the Lethal Lining! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Cary Bates
Pencils
Michael Netzer [as Mike Nasser]
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6110
Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Barry Allen]; Weather Wizard [Mark Mardon] (villain)
Synopsis
Flash battles the Weather Wizard, who appears to have turned good - at first.
Reprints

Never Say Die! (Table of Contents: 2)

Deadman / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Len Wein
Pencils
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Inks
Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Colors
Glynis Wein
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
superhero
Characters
Deadman [Boston Brand]; Abraham Gold; Sarah Gold; Jacob Gold
Synopsis
Deadman tries to help a family where the grandfather wants the son to quit selling drugs.
Reprints

Green Lantern vs Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Defeat of the Justice Society! (Table of Contents: 4)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

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

Job Number
J-6120
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Superman (Earth-2); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Star-Spangled Kid; Dr. Fate; Starman [Ted Knight]; Robin (Earth-2); Black Canary; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Power Girl; Huntress [Helena Wayne]]; The Key (Flashback); Turk; Special Agent Williams
Synopsis
As the JSAers go their separate ways after Mr. Terrific's funeral, Power Girl wonders why the team disbanded in 1951 and Huntress relates the story as she heard it. After a case involving their being kidnapped by a man with foreign interests, the JSA was summoned before Congress and their loyalty to their country questioned. Rather than reveal their identities, the heroes disappeared and retired.
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Indexer Notes

Continues in part from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #172.

Death on Ice (Table of Contents: 5)

Aquaman / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Pencils
Don Newton
Inks
Dan Adkins
Colors
Adrienne Roy
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-6121
Genre
superhero
Characters
Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Mera; Dr. Vulko; Helga (villain)
Synopsis
Aquaman rescues Mera and Vulko who were kidnapped by Nazis controlling Atlantis.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Feature continues in World's Finest Comics (DC, 1941 series) #262.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-355
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Aquaman; The Flash; Deadman
  2. 1. The Cloud with the Lethal Lining!
    The Flash
  3. 2. Never Say Die!
    Deadman
  4. 3. Green Lantern vs Triclops Three-Eyed Keeper of the Cave
    Green Lantern; Hostess Twinkies
  5. 4. The Defeat of the Justice Society!
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Death on Ice
    Aquaman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Dateline: Adventure
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