(October-November 1949)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-08-17
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 Invasion of the Fire People! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Art Peddy; Irwin Hasen (Wonder Woman figure only)
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Pencils credits confirmed by Hasen on viewing the original artwork. We formerly credited Hasen alone (per Jerry Bails) and then Peddy alone (per Craig Delich). Inks credit confirmed by Delich and by Hasen.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.67 page (report information)

The Invasion of the Fire People! [Part I] (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 [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Dr. Grover Conrad (scientist, narrator); Everett (Conrad's assistant); Agar Akman (ancient scientist, flashback, death); the Fire-People [Xtok; Zbat; Nkasi] (villains)
Synopsis
The JSA has been beaten by the mysterious Fire People, so Dr. Grover Conrad and his assistant jack-hammer a message of warning on the side of the mountain for future generations. Ten days earlier, the arrival of yellow comets spur the JSA to investigate, and their encounter with a meteor sends them to Dr. Conrad, who explains one of the meteor's radiation printed a movie film from the long past revealing the arrival of the Fire People then, and their theft of radium, and the threat they pose for the future. The JSA decides to act and destroy the menace before it's too late.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Civic City Press; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; Yellow Comet

Lou Boudreau (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Rescue from the Ravine (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Invasion of the Fire People! Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Professor Manhin (head of the Palomina Physics lab); The Fire-People [Nkasi; Xlki; Zbtor; Zbat; Yrni; Yzox; Kmago] (villains)
Synopsis
Atom and Black Canary discover the Fire-People at a physics lab, stealing enough radium to power their get-away ship. After a short battle, the duo are chased off by the Fire-People's heat rays. Flash and Dr. Mid-Nite follow the footprints from a meteor to Five Lakes Hospital, and find the Fire-People in the surgery room. A battle ensues, resulting in their fiery foes using open ether cans to overcome them. Hawkman and Wonder Woman discover the Fire-People hauling away radium canisters from a mining company. They put up a great battle, but the duo is overcome by steam.
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Keywords
Civic City; Five Lakes Hospital; gold-leaf electroscope; Golden Lasso; Palomina University Physics Lab; Thor Uranium and Mining Company

Mountain Rescue (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

Hollywood's Top Adventure Star! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

The Adventures of Alan Ladd / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Invasion of the Fire People, Part III (Table of Contents: 9)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Dr. Grover Conrad; Everett (Conrad's assistant); the Fire-People [Xtok; Kurdo; Nkasi; Xlki; Zbtor; Zbat; Yrni; Yzox; Kmago] (villains)
Synopsis
Green Lantern discovers where the Fire People are building their getaway rocket and notifies the Army that the enemy's radium gun is too much for him. The Army planes are also shot down by the radium gun and Dr. Conrad begins to chisel out his warning on the mountain, believing all is lost. As he finishes his message, the JSA shows up and tells him that the Flash has discovered the Comet People's weakness: HEAT! Then the JSA, armed with carbon-arc lamps, attack the Fire People, and defeat them, who retreat to a hill and destroy themselves with the radium gun.
Reprints
Keywords
Carbon-Arc Lamp; Civic City; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; Radium Gun; Yellow Comet

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

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

Buzzy Says Stay in School - Give Yourself a Break! (Table of Contents: 11)

Buzzy [DC] / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Graham Place
Inks
Graham Place
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp
Editing
Jack Schiff

Genre
advocacy; teen
Characters
Buzzy Brown

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Shoes 'Round the World (Table of Contents: 12)

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: 13)

Funny Facts / 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
All race horses have the same birthday!
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

To All Junior Justice Society Members! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

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

[Larry Minter Was Innocent] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Larry Minter

Indexer Notes

Purcell inks credit removed by Craig Delich.

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

[Aviation, Sound, and Jet Propulsion] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction; math & science
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
Hawkman illustrates 1) how the principle of flight works; 2) how to make a mailing-tube trombone, which explains the principle of sound; and 3) how a medicine dropper and balloon can be used to demonstrate how jet propulsion works.

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Rubber-for-Molds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Flames of Death (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / comics-form advertising / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Invasion of the Fire People!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. ["Want action?"]
  4. 3. The Invasion of the Fire People! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Lou Boudreau
    Wheaties
  6. 5. Rescue from the Ravine
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  7. 6. The Invasion of the Fire People! Part II
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. Mountain Rescue
    Bazooka the Atom Bubble Boy
  9. 8. Hollywood's Top Adventure Star!
    The Adventures of Alan Ladd
  10. 9. The Invasion of the Fire People, Part III
    Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  12. 11. Buzzy Says Stay in School - Give Yourself a Break!
    Buzzy [DC]
  13. 12. Shoes 'Round the World
  14. 13. ["All race horses have the same birthday!"]
    Funny Facts
  15. 14. To All Junior Justice Society Members!
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  16. 15. [Larry Minter Was Innocent]
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  17. 16. [Aviation, Sound, and Jet Propulsion]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Rubber-for-Molds
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  20. 19. Flames of Death
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
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