(October-November 1950)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-08-16
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.

Professor Napier will re-appear in All-Star Squadron #12 (August 1982), in a tale predating All-Star #55's by eight years.

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! (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]]
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucers

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

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

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Frank Giacoia; Art Peddy (splash)
Inks
Frank Giacoia; Bernard Sachs (splash)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; John Morrison (Texas oil millionaire); unnamed mailroom clerk; unnamed postmaster; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain, pictured on splash only); the Green Star people (villains)
Synopsis
The JSA members gather in their projection room to view the latest newsreels, and the story that shocks them involves Texas oil millionaire John Morrison, who claims to have seen a UFO fly over and land while driving through the desert, and witnessing strange creatures as well. The Army and Police cannot find a trace, but the JSA remembers a Professor Napier from that area, and decide to visit him. They don't locate him, but a wire recorder left behind tells of the Professor building a rocketship to fly to Jupiter, so the JSA finishes the Professor's rocketship and heads toward Jupiter.
Reprints
Keywords
Civic City; Gravity Motor; Jupiter; Needles Point Mountain

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich.

In panel 4 on page 5, there are two "wanted" posters: one picturing Irwin (no doubt Irwin Hasen) and one picturing Julie (no doubt Julius Schwartz).

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

Arnold, Schwinn & Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop / cartoon / 0.67 page (report information)

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

First Line of Dialogue or Text
A young growing blue whale...
Genre
non-fiction; nature

Indexer Notes

Writer and letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Day's Best Bite! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Frank Giacoia
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko (10' tall Jovian); Bolo (Jovian, friend of Miko, flashback); The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); The Green Star People [Bakeelu (their leader); others un-named] (villains); the Green Heads (villains, fish men)
Synopsis
Thanks to the gravity motor, the JSA reaches Jupiter in just a few minutes, and rescues a man named Miko being attacked by the Green Star people. Miko tells them that Professor Napier is in Jovalus. Leaving Black Canary and Dr. Mid-Nite to guard Miko, the rest head for the city, being attacked by green fish men, but making it into Jovalus. Wonder Woman and Hawkman stay behind while the rest enter the city looking for Napier, where they learn that Bakeelu has a ray that can sever the Earth in two. Wonder Woman, however, has a plan in mind to thwart that possibility.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; flying saucer; Gravity Motor; Jovalus; Jupiter; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Pencil credit originally tentatively credited to Art Peddy.

[Start a Mineral Collection] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Irwin Hasen
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]
Synopsis
Readers are informed by Hawkman about the best way to begin a mineral collection, including pyrites (fool's gold), quartz and Rhodonite (maganese ore).

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Columbia Bicycles / advertisement / 0.33 page (report information)

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! 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 [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); The Green Heads (villains); The Green Star People [Limi; rest unnamed) (villains); giant ape men (villains); Bakeelu (villain, leader of the Green Star People)
Synopsis
Hawkman and Wonder Woman overcome the Green Heads, then head to Jovalus, where the Flash tells them that the Conqueror got into a ship and headed for Mars, and the JSA must get to Mars as soon as possible. After landing, they attempt to find their foe and are attacked by huge ape men, who they run off. Green Lantern makes his way into the presence of the Conqueror, who offers him the chance to join him in his plan for conquest, showing GL that the other members are putting his type of helmet on and are under his control, but while GL fights against his double, the Conqueror disappears.
Reprints
Keywords
flying saucer; Jovalus; Jupiter; Mars; Power Ring

$100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds! (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! Part IV (Table of Contents: 11)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 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]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Miko; The Conqueror of the Solar System [Professor Elwood Napier] (perceived villain); Bakeelu (villain, leader of the Green Star People); The Green Star People (villains)
Synopsis
Bakeelu has the disintegrator aimed at Earth and ready to fire, awaiting orders from the Conqueror. The helmeted members of the JSA are told to find GL and destroy him, but the Green Gladiator uses his ring to remove the helmet and restore their sanity. They attempt to stop the disintegrator ray from destroying Earth, but it fires...destroying the Green Star instead! Miko captures Bakeelu and returns him to Jupiter while the JSA and Napier head back to Earth in the rocketship.
Reprints
Keywords
Jupiter; Mars; Power Ring; the Disintegrator; The Green Star

Indexer Notes

It is revealed that the hypno helmet was the true "villain" in this story, not Professor Napier.

Capes That Made History (Table of Contents: 12)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Julius Schwartz
Pencils
Raymond Perry
Inks
Raymond Perry
Colors
Raymond Perry
Letters
typeset

Genre
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This article does NOT appear in the Archives.

[The Disappearance of Susan Duval] (Table of Contents: 13)

Johnny Peril's Surprise Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril; Susan Duvall

Indexer Notes

Pencil and ink credits from Craig Delich.

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

Dubble Bubble Gum / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

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

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

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

Quicksand! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System!
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Tomahawk
  3. 2. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! [Part I]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Arnold, Schwinn & Co.
  5. 4. ["A young growing blue whale..."]
    Ma Nature's Curiosity Shop
  6. 5. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! Part II
    Justice Society of America
  8. 7. [Start a Mineral Collection]
    Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Columbia Bicycles
  10. 9. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! Part III
    Justice Society of America
  11. 10. $100,000 in Smuggled Diamonds!
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  12. 11. The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! Part IV
    Justice Society of America
  13. 12. Capes That Made History
  14. 13. [The Disappearance of Susan Duval]
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  15. 14. ["I got the knot hole first!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  16. 15. Editorial Advisory Board
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Motor’s Auto Repair Manual
  19. 18. Quicksand!
    Adventures of "R. C." and Quickie; Royal Crown Cola
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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