(December 1950-January 1951)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1950-10-18
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 Day the World Ended! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Art Peddy
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
Reprints

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

A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Day the World Ended [Part I] (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Frank Giacoia (including splash)
Inks
Frank Giacoia (including splash)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Tobias Snel (security banker); Baxter (clerk); Mayor Hoving; Svante Arrhenius (19th Century chemist, mention only); Professor Canfield Ellery (31st Century historian); The Chameleons [also as Tobias Snel; also as a working man] (villains); Knelo [also as Hugh Jenkins, a fake farmer; also as a fake Policeman; also as Professor Ellery] (villain, Chief of the Chameleons)
Synopsis
In the world of the 31st Century and the city of New Modernia, a shape-shifting race called the Chameleons have appeared, and they are so great a peril to society that Professor Ellery approaches the Mayor and City Council. He proposes that he take a Time-Bus back to the 20th Century to get the Justice Society involved in the matter and bring them back to the 31st Century. The JSA, after having encountered a Chameleon, agree.
Reprints
Keywords
Barrel 'O Gold Radio Show; Civic City; History of Crime in the 20th Century; New Modernia; Time Travel Bus Lines

Indexer Notes

Art credits by Craig Delich. Pencil credit previously tentatively given to Art Peddy.

The Chameleons can only impersonate someone for a 24 hour period.

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

Columbia / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Synthesis of Light] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

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

Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite discusses the synthesis of light using two different experiments: one with a color disc and the other with a prism.

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Art credits by Craig Delich.

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

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

The Day the World Ended! Part II (Table of Contents: 6)

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 [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Mayor Hoving (picture only); Army General Cadwell (photo only); C. F. Tanner (owner of Spaceships, Inc., photo only); The Chameleons (villains); Knelo (villain, Chief of the Chameleons); a Chameleon [as Professor Canfield Ellery] (villain); a Chameleon [as Mayor Hoving; also as a messenger] (villain)
Synopsis
The JSA arrive in the 31st Century and are led into a chamber housing giant homicidal robots by a person they believe to be Professor Ellery, but who is actually a Chameleon. When the "Professor" leaves the room, Knelo pushes a button activating the robots. The JSA finally defeats them, then seeks the Chameleon Chief, who has fled. Learn the Chameleons plan to impersonate three officials, so they divide up into teams to find and protect the three men. Flash and Wonder Woman head to City Hall, but they face a Chameleon disguised as Mayor Hoving, who escapes with the Great Seal.
Reprints
Keywords
Blackout Bomb; Great Seal of New Modernia; New Modernia

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

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

The Day the World Ended! Part III (Table of Contents: 8)

The 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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Wallaby (scientist); Kenton (scientist); Tanner's unnamed Secretary; The Chameleons (villains); a Chameleon [as Army General Cadwell] (villain); a Chameleon [as C. F. Tanner] (villain)
Synopsis
Two scientists have constructed the Triple-Z Bomb, so powerful that it can blow up the Earth. General Cadwell, actually a Chameleon, tells them to take the bomb to a deserted area and bury it. G.L. and the Atom grab the "General", but must fight the guards, which allows the "General" to escape. Meanwhile, Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Nite and Black Canary arrive at Spaceships, Inc. looking for C. F. Tanner, and discover him in a forbidden area of the facility. The team finds "Tanner" about to board a Skyblaster and are ready to apprehend him when plant guards fight the JSA, allowing "Tanner" to escape.
Reprints
Keywords
Electromatics; New Modernia; Skyblaster; Triple Z Bomb

Indexer Notes

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

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

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Erector / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

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

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

The Day the World Ended! Part IV (Table of Contents: 13)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott; also as Professor Ellery]; The Flash [Jay Garrick; also as C. F. Tanner]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider; also as General Cadwell]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Professor Canfield Ellery; Mayor Hoving; Army General Cadwell; C. F. Tanner; Knelo (villain, Chief of the Chameleons); The Chameleons [Chogpu; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Knelo issues a proclamation, officially sealed, warning all Earthlings to surrender or be blown to pieces by the Triple-Z Bomb. As three real officials contemplate surrender, Black Canary tells them not to as the other JSA members are preparing to attack the Chameleons in disguise as them. Unknowing, Knelno sees them approach, and who suddenly doff their disguises as G.L. renders the Triple-Z Bomb harmless. Knelno's attempt to use the robots fail and the Chameleons are placed in the Skyblaster and shot into space, unable to return for 100 years. The JSA then returns to 1950 via a time tunnel.
Reprints
Keywords
New Modernia; Power Ring

Indexer Notes

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

How Far Is Far Away? (Table of Contents: 14)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

This text story is NOT found in the Archives.

South Carolina (Table of Contents: 15)

State Facts / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre
non-fiction

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

Smith Brothers Cough Drops / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

The Girl from Aquaterra (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Pencils
Gil Kane ?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

Revised pencil and ink credits by Roy Thomas and Craig Delich. Pencil and ink credits previously were given to Joe Kubert.

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

Dash Dog Food / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Special Bargain Offer! (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

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

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

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

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

TelZall / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Day the World Ended!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. ["Everybody - But everybody wants..."]
    A Date with Judy; World's Finest Comics
  3. 2. The Day the World Ended [Part I]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Columbia
  5. 4. [The Synthesis of Light]
    The Justice Society of America Laboratory Notes
  6. 5. The Day's Best Bite!
    Nestlé's Crunch
  7. 6. The Day the World Ended! Part II
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  9. 8. The Day the World Ended! Part III
    The Justice Society of America
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Lionel Trains
  11. 10. Here's Fun! Build This Erector Amusement Park
    Erector
  12. 11. ["Golly! We've got to see that!"]
    Dubble Bubble Gum
  13. 12. Editorial Advisory Board
  14. 13. The Day the World Ended! Part IV
    The Justice Society of America
  15. 14. How Far Is Far Away?
  16. 15. South Carolina
    State Facts
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Smith Brothers Cough Drops
  18. 17. The Girl from Aquaterra
    Johnny Peril's Surprise Story
  19. 18. [no title indexed]
    Dash Dog Food
  20. 19. Special Bargain Offer!
  21. 20. [no title indexed]
    Daisy Air Rifles
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    TelZall
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Dan Kocher
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Per Sandell
  • Jim Stangas