(June-July 1975)

DC, 1974 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1975-03-06
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Periodical Publications, Inc.
Brand
The Line of DC Super-Stars
Editing
E. Nelson Bridwell (editor); M. C. Gaines (original managing editor); Sheldon Mayer (original editor, uncredited)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Tabloid
Paper Stock
Cardboard covers; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Martin O'Hearn, agreeing with Craig Delich, recognizes that the writers for some of the tales inside were written by the original writer, not Gardner Fox, specifically for this issue's tale. They are so noted on the individual tales.

On-sale date from Comic Reader #116.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Wilson Chem. Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]] (intro as a group)
Synopsis
First meeting of the Justice Society of America. The members start to recount their individual adventures at the suggestion of Johnny Thunder.
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Indexer Notes

A newsstand shows several DC Comics - Detective Comics, Adventure Comics, More Fun Comics, Flash Comics, and All-American Comics.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Mary Rogers; Tim Rogers; "Nancy K" sailors (villains); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (cameo)
Synopsis
The Flash helps recover a fortune in gold from a sunken Aztec treasure ship, the "Sancta Joanna."
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Indexer Notes

Flash becomes Chairman of the Justice Society.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 2: The Men Who Could Live in Fire] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly]; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Shiera Sanders; Mazda (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); The Spectre (cameo)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Shiera become prisoners of Mazda, ruler of the volcano people.
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[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 5)

The Justice Society of America; The Spectre / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

Script
Jerry Siegel; Gardner Fox (4th panel of last page)
Pencils
Bernard Baily; Everett E. Hibbard (4th panel of last page)
Inks
Bernard Baily; Everett E. Hibbard (4th panel of last page)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Oom (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Hourman (cameo)
Synopsis
The Spectre must battle Oom, from the dark side of the Moon.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit from Craig Delich; Hibbard art credit by Craig Delich. Writer revision from Gardner Fox to Jerry Siegel by Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Justice society of America; The Hour-Man / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script
Ken Fitch; Gardner Fox (framing panel re-write)
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Regina Paige; Mr. Durant (villain)
Synopsis
Rex Tyler attends a costume party dressed as the Hour-Man, but is surprised to see more Hour-Men at the party...Hour-Men who steal phony jewelry and put the blame on the real Man of the Hour.
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Indexer Notes

Lettering credit by Craig Delich. Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Interlude] (Table of Contents: 7)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Sheldon Mayer
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer
Inks
Sheldon Mayer
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Red Tornado [Ma Hunkel, misspelled as Hunkle in this story]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder
Synopsis
The Red Tornado is entering JSA HQ when she accidentally snags her pants on a nail, ripping a hole in the seat. Rather than stick around for the meeting, she decides to gracefully "back out"!
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich.

All the Best in Comic Magazine Reading is Contained in This Largest-Selling Group in the World! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Chad Grothkopf; Everett E. Hibbard (first panel); Sheldon Mayer (last two panels)
Inks
Chad Grothkopf; Everett E. Hibbard (first panel); Sheldon Mayer (last two panels)
Colors
?
Letters
Chad Grothkopf

Genre
superhero
Characters
Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Dr. Faversham (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (cameo)
Synopsis
Sandman follows up the strange sightings of giant men and animals to a Dr. Faversham, who injects his victims with a secret formula into their pituitary glands.
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Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 10)

The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman; Everett E. Hibbard (first and last two panels)
Inks
Howard Sherman; Everett E. Hibbard (first and last two panels)
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Sherman (except last panel)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza; a wizard (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo); The Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo)
Synopsis
Fate must track down and destroy a sorcerer who came across an ancient book that explained how the dead could be restored to life.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich and confirmed by Howard Sherman.

Guarding an Heiress (Table of Contents: 11)

Johnny Thunder / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer (spot illo)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Daisy Darling; Edgar Egwell, Jr.; Thunderbolt; Mike; Theresa Drew; Mr. Drew
Synopsis
Johnny agrees to act as bodyguard for a young lady for $100 a week.
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Indexer Notes

The script credit for this story is from the corrections page in the Millennium Edition: Superboy #1 (2001 series), which was the last Millennium Edition.

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

All-Star Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Hop Harrigan's All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

Script
Bill O'Connor; Gardner Fox (framing panel on page 6)
Pencils
Ben Flinton; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Inks
Ben Flinton; Everett E. Hibbard (last panel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Mary James; a gang of crooks (villains); Johnny Thunder (cameo)
Synopsis
The Mighty Midget helps to round up the infamous Brooklyn Murder Trust.
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Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Martin O'Hearn via Craig Delich.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Interlude] (Table of Contents: 15)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (cameo]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (cameo); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (cameo); The Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (cameo)
Synopsis
The JSA receives a message from the FBI Chief in Washington D.C., and Flash volunteers to make the trip to Washington to see what he wants.
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[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Justice Society of America; Green Lantern / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Martin Nodell; Everett E. Hibbard (first two panels)
Inks
Martin Nodell; Everett E. Hibbard (first two panels)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Commissioner Mason; Paul Pryer; Irene Miller; Commissioner Lacy (villain); Johnny Thunder (cameo)
Synopsis
The Emerald Crusader looks into the framing of Police Commissioner Mason.
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Indexer Notes

This is one of the very few Green Lantern stories actually written by Gardner Fox.

[The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 17)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
The Flash returns from Washington and informs the members that he has made an appointment for the group with the FBI Chief for the following Tuesday, and the group agrees to head to Washington.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Attack the Enemy With These Flying Dive Bombers (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Berkeley Models Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Super Prizes Choose Yours Now! (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

Superman; American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Wilson Chem. Co.
  3. 2. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; The Flash
  5. 4. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 2: The Men Who Could Live in Fire]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  6. 5. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  7. 6. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 4]
    The Justice society of America; The Hour-Man
  8. 7. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Interlude]
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. All the Best in Comic Magazine Reading is Contained in This Largest-Selling Group in the World!
  10. 9. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  11. 10. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  12. 11. Guarding an Heiress
    Johnny Thunder
  13. 12. ["Be sure to see the next issue..."]
    All-Star Comics
  14. 13. ["Hope you'll forgive me..."]
    Hop Harrigan's All-American Flying Club
  15. 14. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  16. 15. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Interlude]
    The Justice Society of America
  17. 16. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Green Lantern
  18. 17. [The First Meeting of the Justice Society of America, Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  19. 18. ["Thanks a million, boys and girls..."]
    The Justice Society of America
  20. 19. Attack the Enemy With These Flying Dive Bombers
    Berkeley Models Inc.
  21. 20. Super Prizes Choose Yours Now!
    Superman; American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Allen Ross
  • Chris Boyko
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Dan Kocher
  • Allen Ross