(December 1979)

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Volume
20
Price
0.40 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1979-09-11
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893055512
Editing
Ross Andru (editor); Joe Orlando (managing editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age, then Modern Age US
Paper Stock
Newsprint; Mando (beginning with #254)
Binding
saddle-stitched (#s 39, 48, 58, 67, 76, 110-116, 200 squarebound)
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #172.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dick Dillin (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
C-196
First Line of Dialogue or Text
We want you on the team, Black Lightning!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman (Earth-1); Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce]; Primak; Human Starburst; Swashbuckler

Testing of a Hero! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-6127
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman (Earth-1); Zatanna; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Green Arrow (Earth-1)]; Black Lightning [Jefferson Pierce] (guest star); The Regulator [Barnabas Boulton] (villain); Inspector Henderson
Synopsis
Green Arrow wants the League to admit Black Lightning, but the others are unconvinced, so they devise a test in which Leaguers will pretend to be supervillains that Black Lightning must defeat. Black Lightning passes the test but refuses the offer of admission.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis; STAR Labs

Indexer Notes

Zatanna masquerades as Prymak, Green Lantern as the Human Starburst, Flash as the Trans-Visible Man, and Green Arrow as Swashbuckler.
Story continues in #174.

Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

JLA Mail Room / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mike W. Barr
Pencils
? (logo illustration)
Inks
? (logo illustration)
Colors
? (logo illustration)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-395

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from Nick Janikides, Matt Jones, Don Jackson, and Seth Spivak.

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

Answer Man / text article / 0.6 page (report information)

Script
Bob Rozakis
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
F-111

Indexer Notes

Part of "The DC Feature Page."

Number 52 Todd Klein (Table of Contents: 5)

DC Profiles / text article / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Michael Catron ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
biography
Characters
Todd Klein

Indexer Notes

Script credit suggested by Michael Catron.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["We want you on the team, Black Lightning!"]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. Testing of a Hero!
    Justice League of America
  3. 2. Wonder Woman Saves the Astronauts
    Wonder Woman; Hostess Fruit Pies
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    JLA Mail Room
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Answer Man
  6. 5. Number 52 Todd Klein
    DC Profiles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Dwayne Best
  • Daniel Thingvold
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Gene Reed
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Allen Ross