([August] 2004)

DC, 2004 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
0.99 USD; 1.50 CAD
Pages
52
On-sale Date
2004-06-09
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
761941243634 00111
Editing
Dale Crain (senior editor, collected editions)
Color
color cover; color interior
Dimensions
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock
glossy cover; smooth white interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
one-shot

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky; Joe Kubert; Curt Swan
Inks
Bernard Sachs; Joe Kubert?; Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
Typeset

Genre
superhero; war
Characters
Justice League of America [Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman]; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]

Indexer Notes

A composite cover, the Batman figure is by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs and from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #37; the Sgt. Rock figure is probably by Joe Kubert; the Legion figures are by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson from the cover of The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1; the art credits for the remaining JLA members are undetermined, and from a house ad announcing Johnny DC (circa late 1962).

DC Archive Editions Checklist (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Murphy Anderson
Inks
Murphy Anderson
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's only one way to free the Justice League members imprisoned inside that diamond - split it in two with this diamond-tipped arrow!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Green Arrow [Ollie Queen]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credited to Mike Sekowsky in error in item.

Doom of the Star Diamond! (Table of Contents: 3)

Justice League of America / comic story / 25.67 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Welcome to the Justice League, Green Arrow!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Arrow [Ollie Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman [Clark Kent]; Snapper Carr]; Carthan; Xandor
Synopsis
Dictator Xandor banishes Carthan to Earth, and, to ensure he stays there, also sends three machines. If Carthan attempts to leave Earth without removing their coverings, he will go blind; he can leave with his sight if he removes the coverings first, but that will destroy the planet. Carthan challenges the JLA, now including Green Arrow, to disable the machines. After disabling the machines, the JLA enters Carthan’s ship, where he imprisons them in a hollow diamond until he can explain. When Carthan is unable to release the JLA, Green Arrow finds the diamond’s weak spot and shatters it.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Table of Contents: 5)

Superboy / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm sorry, Superboy, but we cannot admit you into our super-hero club! Your low score on the tests we gave you proves your powers are too ordinary!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Boy; Saturn Girl]
Reprints

The Legion of Super-Heroes (Table of Contents: 6)

Superboy / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Otto Binder
Pencils
Al Plastino
Inks
Al Plastino
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
My magnetic eyes will slow down that criminal getaway rocket! Knock out their ray-gun with a bolt, Lightning Boy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Superboy [Clark Kent]; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]; Pa Kent
Synopsis
Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.
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Indexer Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story only and all three Legionnaires appear in these costumes in this issue only. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in this story, including one who is colored to imply he is Brainiac 5.

Story mistakenly credited to Jerry Siegel and George Papp in item. Correct credits from Archives and elsewhere.

The Rock of Easy Co.! (Table of Contents: 7)

Sgt. Rock / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Jerry Grandenetti
Inks
Jerry Grandenetti
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Kanigher (original editor)

Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Rock; The Iron Captain
Reprints

The Rock of Easy Co.! (Table of Contents: 8)

Sgt. Rock / comic story / 5.67 pages (report information)

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Colors
?
Letters
?
Editing
Robert Kanigher (original editor)

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Nazi captain was a big man.. he towered over his big soldiers...
Genre
war
Characters
Sgt. Rock [Sgt. Rocky]; The Iron Captain
Synopsis
Sgt. Rock of Easy Company faces down The Iron Captain.
Reprints

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

DC Direct / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice League of America; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes
  2. 1. DC Archive Editions Checklist
  3. 2. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Doom of the Star Diamond!
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. ["From the classic age of comics Batman the Dynamic Duo Archives"]
  6. 5. The Legion of Super-Heroes!
    Superboy
  7. 6. The Legion of Super-Heroes
    Superboy
  8. 7. The Rock of Easy Co.!
    Sgt. Rock
  9. 8. The Rock of Easy Co.!
    Sgt. Rock
  10. 9. ["From the classic age of comics Sgt. Rock Archives"]
  11. 10. ["Powerful heroes!"]
  12. 11. ["JLA Series 2"]
    DC Direct
  13. 12. ["The deadliest secret... Identity Crisis"]
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