(June-July 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-04-24
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 Gun That Dropped Through Time! (Table of Contents)

The 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]]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Art Peddy (including splash)
Inks
Bernard Sachs (including splash)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Ted Weldon (reporter for the Civic City Press); Dr. Alvin Swanley [aka Stanley] (inventor, death); Helen Swanley (Dr. Swanley's niece); Erik Pomar (villain)
Synopsis
The JSA attends the National Society of Inventors Show at the Palace, when their friend, inventor Dr. Swanley is found dying, and the blame for his murder is laid on news reporter Weldon, even though the murder weapon cannot be found. Swanley's weird invention and papers are turned over to Swanley's friend, Pomar, and the All-Stars visit Pomar to learn of the invention's use, which turns out to be a time chute. The JSA reasons someone murdered Swanley and then dropped the gun into the time chute, and they have only two hours to recover the gun and murderer before Weldon is executed.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Civic City Press; Civic Palace; Power Ring; Time Chute; Time Ledge; Time Montain

Phil Rizzuto (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Bazooka / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! [Part II] (Table of Contents: 5)

The 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 [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Tamurlane, The Khan (villain, Asian leader and Conqueror); Ackman (villain, the Khan's servant); Attila the Hun (villain); the Huns (villains)
Synopsis
Flash and Black Canary travel back through the Time Chute to the 14th Century, where the gun in question is in the possession of the Khan. After amusing the Khan to win a favor, the Flash secures the gun, then he and the Canary must battle guards to keep it. Then the gun suddenly disappears from Flash's hand. Meanwhile, Wonder Woman and Dr. Mid-Nite land in Europe in the 5th Century, and are taken prisoner, coming before Attila, who has the gun in hand. Through trickery, the JSA duo secure the gun after battling Attila's Huns, but the gun disappears from the Man of Night's hand!
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; Golden Lasso; Time Chute

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

Schwinn / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Beating the Broken Buckboard! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

"U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! Part III (Table of Contents: 8)

The 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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Hadrin (a gladiator); Spartacus (a gladiator); Julius Caesar (villain, Roman ruler); Queen Atlanta of Atlantis (villain, death)
Synopsis
Hawkman and the Atom land in ancient Rome in the year 71 B.C. and notice a poster telling of gladiator bouts being held, and one gladiator, Spartacus, will be using a newly discovered weapon. The duo head for the arena where the Atom spots the gun and takes it, but is set upon by the other gladiators. Winning the battle, the duo speed away with the gun, which vanishes. G.L. is dropped off in 9638 B.C. and eventually meets with the Queen of Atlantis, who shows him the murder gun. An sudden earthquake allows G.L. to secure the gun and his ring keeps it from disappearing again.
Reprints
Keywords
"The Eternal City"; Atlantis; Power Ring; Rome; Time Ledge

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

Nabisco Shredded Wheat / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We Could Have Killed Him! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Gun That Dropped Through Time! Part IV (Table of Contents: 11)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; 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]]; unnamed Governor; unnamed prison Warden; Ted Weldon (cameo); Helen Swanley (cameo); Erik Pomar [aka Mr. X] (villain, death)
Synopsis
G.L. uses his ring to pick up the other members from their Time Ledges, and a quick visit to the Governor with the gun saves Weldon's life. The JSA is asked to return the Time Chute to Pomar, and when they do, they discover Pomar to be Swanley's killer. He uses a new ray to destroy their will to live, but Dr. Mid-Nite pulls a trick on Pomar by causing the rays of the weapon to play on Pomar, causing him to commit suicide.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Self-Destruction Ray; Time Chute; Time Ledge

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

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

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

"Pencils" the Clown / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

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

Characters
Pencils

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

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

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

Little Known Facts About Little Known Islands (Table of Contents: 15)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This text article was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

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

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

What's Your Name? / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Is your name Ivy?
Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

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

Schwinn Hand Brakes / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Race of Wheel and Keel (Table of Contents: 19)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils
Gil Kane
Inks
Harry Lazarus
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
adventure
Reprints

Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

["X-Ray" Photos!] (Table of Contents: 20)

The 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
The Flash [Jay Garrick]
Synopsis
Guest scientist Flash shows readers how to take cardboard, a small glass plate, adhesive tape and blueprint paper to actually makes photographs of everyday objects.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

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

Shredded Ralston / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Stagecoach Stick-Up (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

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

A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Jack Schiff
Pencils
Win Mortimer
Inks
Win Mortimer
Letters
Ira Schnapp

Genre
superhero
Characters
Superman [Clark Kent]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Robin [Dick Grayson]

Indexer Notes

Found on the inside back cover.

This PSA was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Rope 'Em Both, Partner! (Table of Contents: 25) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Gun That Dropped Through Time!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. ["You will always hit the bull's-eye..."]
  3. 2. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! [Part I]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Phil Rizzuto
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Bazooka
  6. 5. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! [Part II]
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn
  8. 7. Beating the Broken Buckboard!
    "U. S." Royal; U. S. Bike Tires
  9. 8. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! Part III
    The Justice Society of America
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  11. 10. We Could Have Killed Him!
    Ray-o-Vac
  12. 11. The Gun That Dropped Through Time! Part IV
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    Monark Super Deluxe
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    "Pencils" the Clown
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Nestlé's Crunch
  16. 15. Little Known Facts About Little Known Islands
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Popsicle
  18. 17. ["Is your name Ivy?"]
    What's Your Name?
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Schwinn Hand Brakes
  20. 19. The Race of Wheel and Keel
  21. 20. ["X-Ray" Photos!]
    The Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    Shredded Ralston
  24. 23. The Stagecoach Stick-Up
    Another Jim Wise "P-F" Adventure; "P-F" Canvas Shoes
  25. 24. A Salute to the Boy Scouts of America
    Superman; Batman and Robin
  26. 25. Rope 'Em Both, Partner!
    Daisy Air Rifles
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Gene Reed (R.I.P.)
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