(March 1982)

DC, 1960 Series
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Volume
23
Price
1.50 USD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
76
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-11-10
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein; Mike W. Barr (associate 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 copyright registration.


[A League Divided] (Table of Contents)

Justice League of America / cover / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
George Perez (signed)
Inks
George Perez (signed)
Colors
Anthony Tollin
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-801
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Superman; Wonder Woman; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Zatanna; Elongated Man; Batman; Firestorm; Red Tornado; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Green Arrow; Black Canary]; Phantom Stranger; Adam Strange
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Indexer Notes

wrap-around cover
Color credits confirmed by Anthony Tollin.

The First Two Hundred (Table of Contents: 1)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
(cover repros)
Inks
(cover repros)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-971
Synopsis
A brief history of the Justice League of America.

Indexer Notes

Located on the interior front cover and interior back cover.

A League Divided (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Perez (breakdowns) (pages 1-5) ; Brett Breeding (finished art) (pages 1-5)
Inks
Brett Breeding (pages 1-5)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Flash [Barry Allen]; Superman; Batman]; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster; Glass Man; Fire-Lord; Golden Roc] (all in flashback); Firestorm
Synopsis
A recap of the origin of the Justice League of America.
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Indexer Notes

George Perez and Brett Breeding are credited with 35 pages in this issue (pages 1-5, 12-14, 20-21, 33, 39, 45, 51-72). This issue recaps origin of the JLA and features individual chapters where the members fight each other drawn by the artists of the characters of the 1960s. This is a giant size issue.

Chapter 1: Firestorm vs. Manhunter from Mars (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Pat Broderick (pages 6-10); George Perez (pages 11-14)
Inks
Terry Austin (pages 6-10); Brett Bredding (pages 11-14)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Elongated Man; Hawkman; Red Tornado; Black Canary; Zatanna; Atom]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Green Arrow (guest star); Snapper Carr
Synopsis
As Firestorm sits bored during monitor duty, the satellite is invaded by the Martian Manhunter, who is after an Appellax meteor. After he is easily defeated by the Manhunter, Firestorm calls in the other members of the League. The gathered heroes quickly realize that none of the founding members answered the alert and Geen Arrow figures out why: they are gathering up the seven meteors from Appellax from the JLA's first case. The new members then split up, each determined to stop one of the founding members.
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Indexer Notes

Although she is a member of the Justice League during this time, Hawkgirl [Shayera Hol] does not respond to the summons. Her absence is never explained.

Chapter 2: Phantom Stranger, Aquaman vs. Red Tornado (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages15-19); George Perez (pages 20, 21)
Inks
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages15-19); Brett Breeding (pages 20, 21)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (pages 15-19); Carl Gafford (pages 20, 21)
Letters
Jim Aparo (signed) (pages 15-19); John Costanza (pages 20, 21)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Phantom Stranger; Aquaman; Red Tornado; Traya (flashback); Kathy Sutton (flashback); Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Snapper Carr
Synopsis
The Red Tornado tracks down Aquaman and almost stops him from retrieving the meteor. But during the battle, the Phantom Stranger intervenes to ensure Aquaman's success.
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Indexer Notes

Although not mentioned, the Phantom Stranger is also a part-time member of the Justice League during this time.

Chapter 3: Zatanna vs. Wonder Woman (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Giordano (pages 22-26); George Perez (page 27)
Inks
Dick Giordano (pages 22-26); Brett Breeding (page 27)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (pages 22-26); Carl Gafford (page 27)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman; Zatanna; Queen Hippolyta; Amazons
Synopsis
Zatanna locates Wonder Woman at Paradise Island, but is unable to stop the Amazon Princess from retrieving the Appellax meteor.
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Chapter 4: Green Lantern vs. The Atom (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Gil Kane (pages 28-32); George Perez (page 33)
Inks
Gil Kane (pages 28-32); Brett Breeding (page 33)
Colors
Anthony Tollin (pages 28-32); Carl Gafford (page 33)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Snapper Carr; Firestorm; Zatanna; Red Tornado
Synopsis
The Atom travels to Zimbabwe to stop Green Lantern from gathering another Appellax meteor, but is unsuccessful.
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Indexer Notes

"Zimbabwe" is spelled "Zimbabwie" in this story.

Chapter 5: The Flash vs. The Elongated Man (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (pages 34-38); George Perez (page 39)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (pages 34-38); Brett Breeding (page 39)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Flash [Barry Allen]; Elongated Man; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]
Synopsis
The Flash easily defeats the Elongated Man, gathers his Appellax meteor and returns to the Justice League's original headquarters where the other founding members are waiting. They discover the headquarters in ruins and have no memories of anything after their first adventure together as a team.
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Chapter 6: Green Arrow and Black Canary vs. Batman (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Brian Bolland (pages 40-44); George Perez (page 45)
Inks
Brian Bolland (pages 40-44); Brett Breeding (page 45)
Colors
Adrienne Roy (pages 40-44); Carl Gafford (page 45)
Letters
John Costanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Batman; Green Arrow; Black Canary; Snapper Carr; Atom; Elongated Man; Red Tornado; Firestorm; Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]
Synopsis
Batman outsmarts both Green Arrow and Black Canary and takes the Appellax meteor. Both teams meet in their respective headquarters wondering what will happen when the seventh meteor in found.
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Chapter 7: Hawkman vs. Superman (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Joe Kubert (pages 46-50) (signed); George Perez (page 51)
Inks
Joe Kubert (pages 46-50) (signed); Brett Breeding (page 51)
Colors
Tatjana Wood (pages 46-49); Carl Gafford (page 51)
Letters
Joe Kubert School; John Costanza (page 51)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Superman; Superman robots
Synopsis
Hawkman stops two Superman robots from getting the Appellax meteor, but can't stop the real Superman from getting it. As Hawkman drifts into space unconscious, he is mysteriously teleported away.
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[A League Divided: All Together Now!] (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice League of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Perez (pages 52-61)
Inks
Brett Breeding (pages 52-61)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Constanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Adam Strange; Alanna; Justice League of America [Hawkman; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Elongated Man; Black Canary; Atom [Ray Palmer]; Red Tornado; Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Snapper Carr]; Green Arrow; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster; Glass Man; Fire-Lord; Golden Roc]
Synopsis
When the seven meteors are brought together, the seven aliens of Appellax are reborn in their cloned battle forms. Seeing them reborn restores the memories of the Justice League's founding members, but the aliens quickly defeat the heroes. The newer members find the older ones and all join forces to defeat the rampaging aliens.
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Chapter 8 (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Perez (pages 62-64)
Inks
Brett Breeding (pages 62-64)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Constanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Jusstice League of America [Batman; Black Canary; Superman; Hawkman; Wonder Woman; Zatanna]; Green Arrow; Aliens of Appellax [Wood King; Crystal Creature; Mercury Monster]
Synopsis
Where individual efforts against the aliens previously failed, teamwork proves to be the key to victory for the Justice League.
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Chapter 9 (Table of Contents: 12)

Justice League of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Perez (pages 65-67)
Inks
Brett Breeding (pages 65-67)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Constanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Aquaman; Elongated Man; Flash [Barry Allen]; Red Tornado]; Aliens of Appellax [Fire-Lord; Glass-Man]
Synopsis
Flash and Aquaman defeat the Glass Man, while Red Tornado and Elongated Man put out the Fire-Lord.
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Chapter 10 (Table of Contents: 13)

Justice League of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
George Perez (pages 68-72)
Inks
Brett Breeding (pages 68-72)
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Constanza

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [Atom; Firestorm [Ronnie Raymond; Professor Martin Stein]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter [J'Onn J'Onzz]; Red Tornado; Wonder Woman; Superman; Elongated Man; Snapper Carr; Flash [Barry Allen]; Hawkman [Katar Hol]; Black Canary; Batman; Zatanna; Green Arrow]; Aliens of Appellax [Stone God; Golden Roc]
Synopsis
The final two aliens are quickly defeated by the team of Atom, Firestom, Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter. The Justice League then gathers up the remains of all the alien clones and the meteors, sending them into the sun to be destroyed. J'Onn and Snapper return to their lives and Green Arrow decides to rejoin the Justice League.
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [A League Divided]
    Justice League of America
  2. 1. The First Two Hundred
  3. 2. A League Divided
    Justice League of America
  4. 3. Chapter 1: Firestorm vs. Manhunter from Mars
    Justice League of America
  5. 4. Chapter 2: Phantom Stranger, Aquaman vs. Red Tornado
    Justice League of America
  6. 5. Chapter 3: Zatanna vs. Wonder Woman
    Justice League of America
  7. 6. Chapter 4: Green Lantern vs. The Atom
    Justice League of America
  8. 7. Chapter 5: The Flash vs. The Elongated Man
    Justice League of America
  9. 8. Chapter 6: Green Arrow and Black Canary vs. Batman
    Justice League of America
  10. 9. Chapter 7: Hawkman vs. Superman
    Justice League of America
  11. 10. [A League Divided: All Together Now!]
    Justice League of America
  12. 11. Chapter 8
    Justice League of America
  13. 12. Chapter 9
    Justice League of America
  14. 13. Chapter 10
    Justice League of America
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