(December 1949-January 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-10-19
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
Superman DC National Comics
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth (credited editor); Julius Schwartz (actual editor)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

The Prophecy of Peril! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks
Bob Oksner
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from Craig Delich and verified by Oksner; previously given to Bernard Sachs, then to Joe Giella. Pencils formerly credited to Irwin Hasen, but he denied the credit.

Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad) (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Roadmaster / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Prophecy of Peril! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Professor Hughes (Jay Garrick's Senior class advisor); Paul Turnbull (Garrick's classmate); Johnson (Garrick's classmates); three unnamed classmates of Jay Garrick; unnamed college night watchman; Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain, bank President)
Synopsis
The JSA members, being honored at Midwestern University, are to have a dinner in their honor. However, the Flash can't attend because of a commitment made ten years previously, when he and seven of his classmates, along with their college professor, made prophecies as to what they believed their lives would be like, and now they were to examine those prophecies to see how accurate they were. One, Paul Turnbull, refuses to participate, burns his prophecy, and leaves the room. However, using ultra-violet light, the JSA sees Turnbull's prediction that he would become a criminal named Mr. Alpha.
Reprints
Keywords
Midwestern University

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

Ralston / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Case of the Vanishing Buildings (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

The Prophecy of Peril! Part II (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Scott Jeffrey [aka the Cotton King]; Thompson (Jeffrey's assistant); unnamed Fern Beach Mayor; Mr. Hawkins (Fern Casino owner); Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman and the Atom head to Gulfport to locate Mr. Alpha, whom they suspect is Paul Turnbull, and arrive in time to help deal with a break in a levee. Discovering sabotage, they head to the Jeffrey estate, wherein the owner is being bound by Mr. Alpha, who traps the duo in a flooding room. Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite and Black Canary are in Florida, following a clue that Mr. Alpha was going to use meteorology to commit a crime. As a hurricane warning goes up, the criminal robs a casino using the hurricane as a cover, but the JSA duo find themselves overpowered and placed in a burning room.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; Fern Beach; Fern Casino; Gulfport

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

To All Junior Justice Society Members! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

The Prophecy of Peril! Part III (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Joe Giella
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; unnamed zoo engineer; Mr. Sword (auto company owner); Mr. Alpha [Fred Kincaid] (villain)
Synopsis
Flash and Wonder Woman go to a zoo, but when the electricity goes out, they discover that Mr. Alpha is responsible and head to the city hall, where Alpha is stealing tax money. Alpha knocks them out with electrical current and leaves. In Zenith, G.L. faces the criminal, who intends to steal a diamond-encrusted car at the Sword Auto Company. The Green Gladiator, however, gets trapped in harden magnetic oil and nearly electrocuted. But he and all previous JSA'ers are saved by Paul Turnbull! The reunited JSA listens to Turnbull, who provides the tell-tale clue to Alpha's true identity.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso; magnetic oil; Natural Setting Zoo; Power Ring; Prairie City; Sword Automobile Company; Zenith

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich and confirmed by Giella, previously given both to John Belfi and then Bob Oksner. Pencil credit from Craig Delich, previously given to Arthur F. Peddy.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The New World's First Banker!] (Table of Contents: 11)

Flag Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

On the page immediately preceding the 9th page of the previous story sequence.

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

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

Chemcraft / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[A Magic Ice Lens; The Chemical Principle of Precipitation] (Table of Contents: 14)

The Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]
Synopsis
Guest scientist Wonder Woman demonstrates how to create heat with an ice lens, as well as showing how water, lime, a straw and vinegar can be used to replicate your breath.

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

Nestlé's Crunch / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

American Sports of Long Ago (Table of Contents: 16)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This article was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid (Table of Contents: 17)

The Green Arrow / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
George Papp
Inks
George Papp
Colors
?
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]

Indexer Notes

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

The 37 Terrible Days! A True Adventure of the Early Yellowstone! (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Frank Frazetta [as F. F.] (signed)
Inks
Frank Frazetta [as F. F.] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure; non-fiction

Indexer Notes

Writer credit verified by Jerry Bails.

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Prophecy of Peril!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Jimmy's Biggest Christmas (Thanks to Dad)
    Roadmaster
  3. 2. The Prophecy of Peril! [Part I]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Ralston
  5. 4. The Case of the Vanishing Buildings
    Adventures of Sam Spade; Wildroot Cream-Oil
  6. 5. The Prophecy of Peril! Part II
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. To All Junior Justice Society Members!
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  10. 9. The Prophecy of Peril! Part III
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  12. 11. [The New World's First Banker!]
    Flag Facts
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Chemcraft
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Erector
  15. 14. [A Magic Ice Lens; The Chemical Principle of Precipitation]
    The Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  17. 16. American Sports of Long Ago
  18. 17. The Green Arrow and the Red Feather Kid
    The Green Arrow
  19. 18. The 37 Terrible Days! A True Adventure of the Early Yellowstone!
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Daisy B-B Guns
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
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