(August-September 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-06-22
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 Strange Lives of Edmund Blake! (Table of Contents)

The 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]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Edmund Blake
Reprints
Keywords
Magic Sphere

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Craig Delich and verified by Hasen; formerly credited to Arthur F. Peddy. Inker credit from Craig Delich.

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

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

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy (splash only); Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs (splash also)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Edmund Blake; Helen Blake (Edmund's sister); Dr. Starret; Dr. Jarman
Synopsis
A young boy is critically ill and needs an operation, but he doesn't seem to care what happens to him. One of the doctor's approach the boy's sister about this, but she tells him that the boy admires the JSA, and a visit by them may cheer him up. Local TV stations then put the story all over the airwaves and the members decide to go to the hospital and perform for the youngster, hoping that will strengthen him enough to endure an operation. He perks up, but sinks back into a dreamworld. Wonder Woman decides to use her Magic Sphere and inject the members into his dreams in order to save him.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; CCB-TV; Civic City; Golden Lasso; Magic Sphere; Midcity Hospital; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Artist credits from Craig Delich. Splash page pencils are by Peddy, not by Hasen. Inker credits formerly given to Bob Oksner.

Bob Lemon (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake, Part II (Table of Contents: 4)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (image only)]; Edmund Blake; Joan Nevins (Edmund's fiancee, image only); Dr. Jarman; Billy (page boy); Mr. Fletcher (Television Town's producer); Pete Dawson (Television Town Guard); unnamed Engineer at Television Town; Ed (Harmouth number one crewman); unnamed Dean of Harmouth College; Dr. Dunnel (explorer); Dip (villain); Basher (villain)
Synopsis
Five years into the future sees Edmund as a Page Boy at Television Town, and his quick thinking alerts Black Canary and Wonder Woman to a theft of securities by several crooks. Four more years pass which finds Edmund as a crewman in a race, and, as the race nears its end, the team passes a capsizing excursion steamer, and Edmund helps to rescue people, aided by Atom and Hawkman. Farther in the future sees Edmund as a naturalist in Australia, looking for possible living prehistoric animals. He discover three, one of which threatens Edmund, but GL and Dr. Mid-Nite are there to save him.
Reprints
Keywords
Deprotodon Australis; Genyornis Newtoni; Golden Lasso; Harmouth College; Macropidae Gigantis; Power Ring; Television Town; Vinton College

Champ to Chump - And Back Again (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

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

Boy Commandos; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! Part III (Table of Contents: 7)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 11 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Edmund Blake; Helen Blake; Dr. Jarman; Joan Nevins; Mrs. Hooker (Joan's housekeeper); Steve Somers [also as Joan's father] (villain, Joan's neighbor); X-Criminal Band (villains)
Synopsis
Another four months into the future sees Edmund racing with the Flash to Joan's home, discovering that she has received a threatening letter. The Flash discovers that Joan's jealous neighbor is responsible. This event perks Edmund up, but he realizes all the things the Magic Sphere showed him were dreams. When the JSA leave his room, Edmund wakes and notes the JSA in the Magic Sphere in trouble against some crooks. When no one believes this threat to the JSA, Edmund leaves the hospital and goes to their aid, being captured in the process. The JSA free themselves and round up the crooks.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso; Magic Sphere; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

The JSA makes Edmund Blake an Honorary Member at the end of the story.

[How an Electric Motor Works; Drawing Pictures with Sound] (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes / activity / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy (Green Lantern); Irwin Hasen (Flash)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (Green Lantern); Bob Oksner (Flash)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]
Synopsis
Green Lantern explains the principles behind how an electric motor works, while the Flash explains how readers can draw mysterious and beautiful pictures by the use of vibrations only.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

Kellogg's Pep / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Fun an' Fact / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The United States Patent Office was closed...
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Frontier Surgeon (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
William Irwin (credited)
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archive.

Watch for Wakely! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Littlest Planet! (Table of Contents: 13)

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

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich; originally given to Howard Purcell.

This story is NOT found in the Archive.

Plane Daring (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Superman on Safety First! (Table of Contents: 15)

Superman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Stan Kaye
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

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

Daisy B-B Guns / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Cheating Death! (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Strange Lives of Edmund Blake!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Now - More Than Ever
  3. 2. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! [Part I]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Bob Lemon
    Wheaties
  5. 4. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake, Part II
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Champ to Chump - And Back Again
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Sports Story; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  7. 6. ["Want mystery?"]
    Boy Commandos; World's Finest Comics
  8. 7. The Strange Lives of Edmond Blake! Part III
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. [How an Electric Motor Works; Drawing Pictures with Sound]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Kellogg's Pep
  11. 10. ["The United States Patent Office was closed..."]
    Fun an' Fact
  12. 11. Frontier Surgeon
  13. 12. Watch for Wakely!
    Jimmy Wakely
  14. 13. The Littlest Planet!
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story!
  15. 14. Plane Daring
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  16. 15. Superman on Safety First!
    Superman
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  18. 17. Cheating Death!
    Another Exciting "R. C." and Quickie Adventure; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head