(June-July 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-04-25
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited) (editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Ghost of Billy the Kid! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost of Billy the Kid! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; unnamed Mayor of Civic City [as the Pirate King]; Paul Pascal; Professor Otis Baker; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain, fake death); Pecos Joe (villain); Frosty (villain); Billy the Kid [William Bonny] (villains, image only)
Synopsis
At a Community Chest fundraiser, the festivities are suddenly interrupted by Billy the Kid and his gang, who steal $100,000 in gold. The JSA's only clue is a professor in a hospital near a deserted old west ghost town, and he tells them a story of his encounter with the Kid years before. The professor believes the same person is involved and plans to steal more gold unless the JSA can stop him.
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Keywords
Civic City; Daily Post; Evening Star; Golden Lasso; Silver City (New Mexico)

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

Kellogg's Corn Flakes / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Trouble in the Bull Ring (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost of Billy the Kid, Part II (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 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]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Mr. Barker (refining company owner); unnamed refinery messenger; unnamed Police Commissioner; unnamed U.S. Secretary; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain); Pecos Joe (villain); Frosty (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Black Canary visit a gold refinery and learn that a messenger has left with more than $21,000 in gold, and the duo follow the armored car and interrupt the Kid and his gang robbing the armored car. Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite, Flash and Wonder Woman note that the nation of Norland is sending a $2 million debt payment in gold, to be picked up at the airport. When they arrive, the Kid and his gang set a trap with fumes of loco weed to disable the Police and grab the gold. When the JSA pursues the crooks, they get a surprise!
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Keywords
Civic Book Shop; Civic City; Civic City Airport; Civic Hats; Golden Lasso; Hotel Ritz; loco weed; Norland

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles; Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike! / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Adventure of the Shipwrecked Pirates (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Ghost of Billy the Kid, Part III (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; unnamed CCB radio announcer [Walter Winchell?]; Mr. Groves (VP of Civic National Bank); Professor Otis Baker; Billy the Kid [Hal Hampden] (villain); Pecos Joe (villain); Frosty (villain)
Synopsis
When the rumor of a lost gold mine under Civic City hits the airwaves, the Kid and his gang make for the spot, and loot the treasure. Then they discover the gold is in a bank vault and is part of a trap laid by the Atom and Green Lantern. After a brief battle, the duo follow the Kid and get a surprise. Meanwhile the rest of the JSA figure out that the professor is missing from the hospital and a ghost town is being used as the gang's hideout, so they head for Silver Butte. There they are taken prisoner by the Kid, but GL's ring saves the day, the Kid is unmasked and the gold recovered.
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Keywords
CCB radio; Civic City; Civic National Bank; Power Ring; Silver Butte (deserted ghost town)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Lightning Speed...Heroic Deed! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

"P-F" Canvas Shoes; Another Jim Wise Story / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Monark Super Deluxe / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

Time Will Tell! (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

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

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

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A bird called the bittern can move each of its eyes...
Genre
non-fiction; nature

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

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

Listerine Tooth Paste / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[The First Windmill] (Table of Contents: 17)

Rockhead McWizzard / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Ed Wheelan
Inks
Ed Wheelan
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
FL86
Genre
humor
Characters
Rockhead McWizzard

Indexer Notes

Art credits per Jim Van Dore. We formerly credited this story to Jack Farr in error.

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Thom McAn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Popsicle Pete" and the Bob Feller Fire-Ball! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Popsicle Pete / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

Ruining the Ransom Plan (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal [U. S. Royal; adventure comic ad]; U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal] / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Ghost of Billy the Kid!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. The Ghost of Billy the Kid! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Corn Flakes
  5. 4. Trouble in the Bull Ring
    Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. The Ghost of Billy the Kid, Part II
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Columbia Bicycles; Daydream Mike and His Wonderful Bike!
  8. 7. Adventure of the Shipwrecked Pirates
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  9. 8. The Ghost of Billy the Kid, Part III
    Justice Society of America
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  11. 10. Lightning Speed...Heroic Deed!
    "P-F" Canvas Shoes; Another Jim Wise Story
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  13. 12. To All Junior Justice Society Members!
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  14. 13. Editorial Advisory Board
  15. 14. Time Will Tell!
  16. 15. ["A bird called the bittern can move each of its eyes..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Listerine Tooth Paste
  18. 17. [The First Windmill]
    Rockhead McWizzard
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Thom McAn
  20. 19. "Popsicle Pete" and the Bob Feller Fire-Ball!
    Popsicle Pete
  21. 20. ["A big hit in Adventure Comics!"]
    Superboy
  22. 21. Ruining the Ransom Plan
    "U. S." Royal [U. S. Royal; adventure comic ad]; U. S. Royal Bicycle Tires [U. S. Royal Bike Tires; U. S. Royal Tires; U. S. Bike Tires; Uniroyal]
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