Justice League of America #142

DC Comics

United States.

Published
May 1977
Page count
52
Cover price
0.50 USD
Colour
Colour
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/31008

Credits

Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor)
Julius Schwartz (editor)
E. Nelson Bridwell (associate editor)

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover No title recorded (Justice League of America) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2562
Characters
Justice League of America [JLA; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Aquaman; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]]; The Construct

Credits

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Jack Abel (signed)
Colours
?
Letters
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Album (KGM, 1976 series) #10 ([January 1979?])
Untitled
Show/hide 1. The Cornered Clown (The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pies) Advertisement, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
The Joker; Hostess Fruit Pies
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Script
?
Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
?
Colours
?
Letters
?

Notes

Inside front cover.

Show/hide 2. Return from Forever! (Justice League of America) Comic story, 33 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2510
Characters
Justice League of America [JLA; Aquaman; The Atom [Ray Palmer]; Elongated Man [Ralph Dibny]; Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Black Canary [Dinah Laurel Lance]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Arrow [Oliver Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman [Clark Kent; Kal-El]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; The Construct (introduction, villain); Willow; King Vulko; Manhunters (flashback)

Credits

Script
Steve Englehart
Pencils
Dick Dillin
Inks
Frank McLaughlin
Colours
Jerry Serpe
Letters
?

Reprint history

Also printed
Australia
Super Adventure Album (KGM, 1976 series) #10 ([January 1979?])
Return from Forever!

Synopsis

While the rest of the League battled the Manhunters, Aquaman, Atom, and Elongated Man were fighting The Construct, an electronic energy composite being who is trying to destroy a woman from another reality.

Notes

Credits for script, pencils and inks confirmed from Julius Schwartz's editorial records, provided by DC Comics.

Englehart has stated that he surreptitiously continued his "Celestial Madonna" storyline from Marvel's Avengers series by having the character of Mantis essentially appear here as Willow. The character next appears as Loralei in Scorpio Rose (Eclipse, 1983 series) #2 before Englehart resumes the storyline with Mantis back at Marvel. See: https://uproxx.com/hitfix/mantis-guardians-of-the-galaxy-interview/.

Show/hide 3. Who -- or What Is the Changing Man? (Shade the Changing Man) Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Shade the Changing Man
Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Script
?
Art
Steve Ditko
Colours
?
Letters
?

Notes

house ad for Shade the Changing Man (DC, 1977 series) #1, on sale March 8

Show/hide 4. No title recorded (JLA Mail Room) Letters page, 0.75 pages

Featuring

Feature
JLA Mail Room
Code
S-2569

Credits

Script
Bob Rozakis (credited)
Letters
typeset

Notes

Letters from Scott R. Taylor; Scott Gibson; Andy Westholder.

Show/hide 5. No title recorded Statement of ownership, 0.25 pages

Credits

Letters
typeset

Notes

Statement of October 1, 1976

Average number of copies sold during preceding 12 months (total paid circulation): 193,000

Actual number sold for issue nearest filing date (total paid circulation): 143,048

Owner: National Periodical Publications, Inc., wholly owned by Warner Communications, Inc., a publicly-held company, both at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, N.Y., N.Y. 10019

Show/hide 6. Metamorpho Says--NO! (100 Issues Ago) Recap, 2 pages

Featuring

Feature
100 Issues Ago
Genre
Superhero
Code
S-2575
Characters
Justice League of America [JLA; Superman (Earth-1); Batman (Earth-1)]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; The Atom [Ray Palmer]]; Metamorpho; Unimaginable

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
E. Nelson Bridwell (new text)
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Colours
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Notes

panels reprinted from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #42


Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #140.

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 26608

Entry created

  • 18/12/1999

Cover added

  • 04/03/2020

Index completed

  • 04/03/2020

Last updated

  • 04/03/2020