(February-March 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1949-12-07
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.

Invaders from the World Below! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
Jack Adler ?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; the Diamond People [Exnam; Obnir; Aknon]
Reprints

National Comics Takes "Top Place As the Choice of Parents and Children." (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Invaders from the World Below! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Dr. Craig (mention only); Charles Crillon [aka The Crackpot of Science]; the Diamond People [Exnam] (villain)
Synopsis
Several mysterious events in Civic City spur the JSA to meet with Army officials, and are mystified by the uncanny predictions of a scientist named Crillon. They attend a meeting where Crillon is speaking about a race of Diamond People who live beneath the surface of the Earth whom he believes are responsible for the events happening re the Bottomless Lake and Old Reliable Geyser, and that a major catastrophe may occur if people do not act soon. When Crillon and a Mr. Exnam suddenly disappear at the meeting and the JSA reads the scientist's notebook, they decide to act.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottomless Lake; Civic City; Civic Press; Golden Lasso; Old Reliable Geyser; Operation Volcano; the Crillon Society

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Miss Melody Lane of Broadway / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Invaders from the World Below! 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 [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; the Diamond People [Exnam; Obnir; Aknon]
Synopsis
Flash, Wonder Woman and Black Canary head to the old World's Fair grounds, where Crillon's notes indicate the Diamond People will strike. When a volcano suddenly emerges on a playground, the trio stops the lava flow and faces the Diamond People, who use a gem ray on the JSA, blinding them and plunging them into the smoking volcano. Meanwhile, at Bottomless Lake, G.L. and the Atom investigate why the lake suddenly has filled with ice. They succeed in saving the city, but the Diamond People arrive and over-power the duo with the gem ray, blinding them and causing them to go over a cliff.
Reprints
Keywords
Bottomless Lake; Civic City; Gem Ray; Golden Lasso; Power Ring; The Perisphere; The Trylon

Indexer Notes

The Perisphere and Trylon will later be the headquarters for the All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series), though those stories are set before this story.

Bear Trapped! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

What's Your Name? / 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
Is your name Maria or Mary?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

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

Invaders from the World Below! Part III (Table of Contents: 9)

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]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Ed (government crew worker); Charles Crillon; unnamed 8th Army Command General; The Diamond People [Exnam; Illmra; Aknon; Obnir] (villains, all die]
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite and Hawkman head to a secret government facility and discover that the Diamond Men are already on the attack there. The duo have them disabled, but one creature pulls out the Gem Ray, blinding the JSA pair, who nearly fly into a high tension wire. Returning to HQ, the duo meet with the other members, who relate their escapes...then a Diamond Man, Charles Crillon, walks in and spills the beans on the Diamond People, while Flash discovers that sound vibrations can destroy them. A battle ensues, the Diamond People destroyed and Crillon returned to normal.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; Civic City; Crillon Club; Gem Ray; Golden Lasso; Light Gun; Operation Volcano; Power Ring

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

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

[The Principle of the Helicopter; An Optical Illusion] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]
Synopsis
Guest scientist Dr. Mid-Nite shows how to create your own helicopter by using a strip of light cardboard plus six paper clips. He also tries to puzzle the reader with an optical illusion.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Lists F. W. Ellsworth as Editor and J. S. Liebowitz as Business Manager.

Feathered Pilots (Table of Contents: 13)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

Little Arthur's Surprise Cartoon / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Martin Naydel
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Aw, Ma -- Why don't you get a fountain pen that doesn't leak!
Genre
humor; children
Characters
Little Arthur

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

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

The Ice Queen (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Howard Purcell
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; the Ice Queen

Indexer Notes

Purcell inks credit removed by Craig Delich.

This story does NOT appear in the Archives.

Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship! (Table of Contents: 17)

Batman and Robin / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre
advocacy; superhero
Characters
Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

This PSA does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Invaders from the World Below!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. National Comics Takes "Top Place As the Choice of Parents and Children."
  3. 2. Invaders from the World Below! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Miss Melody Lane of Broadway
  6. 5. Invaders from the World Below! Part II
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Bear Trapped!
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  8. 7. ["Is your name Maria or Mary?"]
    What's Your Name?
  9. 8. To All Junior Justice Society of America Members
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  10. 9. Invaders from the World Below! Part III
    Justice Society of America
  11. 10. ["A complete picture-story of a thrilling new movie..."]
    Feature Films
  12. 11. [The Principle of the Helicopter; An Optical Illusion]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
  14. 13. Feathered Pilots
  15. 14. ["Aw, Ma -- Why don't you get a fountain pen that doesn't leak!"]
    Little Arthur's Surprise Cartoon
  16. 15. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  17. 16. The Ice Queen
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  18. 17. Batman and Robin Stand Up for Sportsmanship!
    Batman and Robin
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Rubber-for-Molds
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Keith Chandler
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head