(February-March 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-12-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (editor); Julius Schwartz (uncredited editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The JSA now meets in Civic City as their new and final base of operations.

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso

Which Kodak Camera for Chrsitmas? (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! Part I (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (splash also)
Inks
Bob Oksner (splash also)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; unnamed science foundation Professor; Dr. Felix Egri (villain); Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Rocky Castle; Slowpoke; Specs; Ox] (villains)
Synopsis
The Rocky Castle Gang is on the lam from the Police, who are in pursuit of the Gang's car when it just disappears without a trace! The JSA decides to investigate and comes upon an isolated cottage and hear cries for help. Entering, they discover a helpless Dr. Egri tied up in his lab, who explains his experiments with cosmic radiation. He explains the Rocky Castle Gang has stolen plutonium enriched items, which possess unlimited cosmic power. He's scared of the damage the gang can now inflict on mankind, so most of the JSA head out to four places where cosmic radiation has been strongest.
Reprints
Keywords
Black Light Ring; Civic Center Science Foundation; Civic City; Civic City Courier; Cosmic Radiation; WXYZ radio

Indexer Notes

Oddity: The last panel on page 10 displays Hawkman without the straps holding his wings on.

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Most animals are annoyed...
Genre
humor; non-fiction; nature

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals, Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen (light roughs only)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (finishes)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; the Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Specs; Ox]
Synopsis
Ox and Gun-Shy rob the Civic Theatre of $20,000 in gate receipts, when cosmic rays strike the stickpin and wristwatch the two are wearing. Wonder Woman and Hawkman overcome the duo, but when they touch the items, something strange occurs. Pee-Wee and Specs decide to rob a carnival of the $75,000 in the owner's safe. Then cosmic rays strike the gloves and flashlight they took from Dr. Egri, giving one super-strength and the other to shine a black light. Atom and Dr. Mid-Nite arrive on the scene, disable the crooks, but when they touch the stolen objects, something strange happens!
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Civic Theatre; Golden Lasso; Mamoth Carnival; Richgood Tires

Indexer Notes

Credits revision and adjustments by Craig Delich and Jerry Bails; pencils previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

The Case of the Cosmic Criminals, Part III (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Dan Rogers (wealthy oil king); The Ranee of Patomar; the Ranee's unnamed body guards; The Rocky Castle Gang [Gun-Shy; Peewee; Rocky; Slowpoke; Specs; Ox]; Dr. Felix Egri (villain, death)
Synopsis
Slowpoke has just robbed Mr. Rogers of one million dollars, and as he exits the mansion, cosmic rays strike his jacket, giving him super-speed. Flash nabs him, but when he touches the jacket, something happens. A foreign Ranee arrives in the U.S. wearing a necklace made of one piece of flawless ivory, and Rocky is on hand to swipe it, using a cosmic powered ring. GL touches the ring, however, and fades away. Rocky's gang then confronts Dr. Egri, who has imprisoned the JSA members, and who tells Rocky they were used as pawns and he is going to destroy them. Black Canary saves the day.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Cosmic Transporter; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich; previously credited to Bob Oksner.

Oddity: panel 1 on page 31 displays Hawkman without his chest straps.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

To All Junior Justice Society of America Members! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

"A Diller, a Dollar..." (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome (credited as John Osgood)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

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

Winthrop Jrs. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[Aladdin's Lamp] (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
Howard Purcell
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
CC31
Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Prizes for Everyone! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Lancaster County Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Motor’s Auto Repair Manual / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

Daisy Air Rifles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Which Kodak Camera for Chrsitmas?
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals! Part I
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  5. 4. ["Most animals are annoyed..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  6. 5. Editorial Advisory Board
  7. 6. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals, Part II
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. ["For thrills!"]
  9. 8. The Case of the Cosmic Criminals, Part III
    Justice Society of America
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. To All Junior Justice Society of America Members!
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  12. 11. "A Diller, a Dollar..."
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Winthrop Jrs.
  14. 13. [Aladdin's Lamp]
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  15. 14. Prizes for Everyone!
    Lancaster County Seed Co.
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head