(April-May 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-02-21
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (uncredited editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; the Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Craig Delich; previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

Now More Than Ever (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the Invisible Band! [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 [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Farnsworth (official at Gusher Oil); Higgins (official at Gusher Oil); Mrs. Campion [aka Aunt Mamie] (charwoman); Elmer Doolittle (Mrs. Campion's nephew); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; Doodler; Carat; One-Hair] (villains)
Synopsis
An incredible robbery of $50,000 from an oil company spurs the JSA to the conclusion that the Invisible Band is responsible. However, the charwoman who cleans the apartment the JSA meets in, discovers a sketch (by Dr. Mid-Nite) that looks like a puzzle, so she gives it to her nephew, Elmer, who fancies himself an amateur detective. He reaches the same conclusion as the JSA, so disguises himself to investigate the apartment, believing it to be the HQ of the criminals. When the JSA returns, he believes them to be the crooks dressing as the JSA and leaves to report this to his detective school.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Civic City Courier; Gumshoe Detective Correspondence School; Sky-High Gusher Oil Company

Indexer Notes

The JSA meets in an apartment that changes back into an ordinary room whenever they leave that even the charwoman doesn't know who occupies it. In the first panel on page 8, there is a billboard picturing the JSA encouraging people to buy U.S. Savings Bonds.

The Adventure of the Invisible Band, Part II (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Elmer Doolittle; Fred Bain (coin collector); Mrs. Carroway; Mr. Pomeroy (Gracy's executive); unnamed Gracy's Controller; Tom (florist shop owner); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; Carat; Doodler; One-Hair] (villains)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Black Canary visit the home of ancient coin collector Fred Bain and nearly stop two members of the Invisible Band until Elmer Doolittle, convinced the duo are crooks, helps the real crooks get away. Meanwhile, at Gracy's Department Store, the Band has its eyes on the $1 million in receipts the store has taken in, but Dr. Mid-Nite and Wonder Woman put the squash on that until Elmer shows up and allows the real villains to escape. At an exclusive florist shop, GL is able to stop the Band from seizing the receipts from Sweetheart's Day until Elmer steps in and the crooks escape.
Reprints
Keywords
5th National Bank; Civic City; Gracy's; Power Ring

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Sport Snaps / 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
Before a hockey game...
Genre
non-fiction; sports
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

The Adventure of the Invisible Band, Part III (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Elmer Doolittle; Mr. Forman (bank President); unnamed Police Sergeant; Jim (worker in the Mardi Gras central office); The Invisible Band [Prexy; Bad Beau; One-Hair; Doodler; Carat] (villains)
Synopsis
Members of the Band successfully rob a bank during a Mardi Gras gala, then hide from the Police in a wax museum. The Atom and Flash discover the ruse and knock the Band for a loop until Elmer shows up and allows the Band to escape. Meanwhile, the JSA is being held prisoner by the Invisible Band, who gives Elmer his diploma IF he can put a bullet into seven targets on a stage. Elmer doesn't know that a JSA member is behind each target, but as he prepares to shoot, a stumbles, wild shots hit a water pipe, and the JSA gets free and cleans up the gang.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Civic City Bank; Civic Island Mardi Gras; Golden Lasso; Hugo's Wax Museum

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Kolynos / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Fabulous Ride of Portugee Jack (Table of Contents: 9)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
John Giunta
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Characters
Portugee Jack
Reprints

The Days of Knights (Table of Contents: 10)

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 does NOT appear in the Archives.

Safety Tips from Streak the Wonder Dog (Table of Contents: 11)

Streak the Wonder Dog / public service announcement / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Sheldon Mayer ? (1st panel); Alex Toth ? (2nd panel)
Inks
Sheldon Mayer ? (1st panel); Alex Toth ? (2nd panel)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; anthropomorphic-funny animals
Characters
Streak

Indexer Notes

This PSA does NOT appear in the Archive.

Toth credits from Bob Hughes.

To All Junior Justice Society of America Members! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

Colossus! (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Green Lantern; Boy Commandos / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Adventure of the Invisible Band!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Now More Than Ever
  3. 2. The Adventure of the Invisible Band! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Adventure of the Invisible Band, Part II
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  6. 5. ["Before a hockey game..."]
    Sport Snaps
  7. 6. Editorial Advisory Board
  8. 7. The Adventure of the Invisible Band, Part III
    Justice Society of America
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Kolynos
  10. 9. The Fabulous Ride of Portugee Jack
  11. 10. The Days of Knights
  12. 11. Safety Tips from Streak the Wonder Dog
    Streak the Wonder Dog
  13. 12. To All Junior Justice Society of America Members!
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  14. 13. Colossus!
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Miss Beverly Hills of Hollywood
  16. 15. ["Want mystery?"]
    Green Lantern; Boy Commandos
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Charles Atlas
  18. 17. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Bob Hughes
  • Katie
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head