World's Best Comics: Silver Age Sampler

DC Comics

United States.

Published
2004
Page count
52
Cover price
0.99 USD
Colour
Colour
Format
Comic series
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/343943

Credits

Editing
Dale Crain (Senior Editor-Collected Editions)

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Show/hide Cover Untitled (Justice League of America; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes) Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes
Genre
Superhero; war
Characters
Justice League of America [Batman; Superman; Wonder Woman; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Aquaman]; Sgt. Rock; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Joe Kubert
Curt Swan
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Joe Kubert?
Murphy Anderson
Letters
Typeset
Editing
Dale Crain (Senior Editor-Collected Editions)

Notes

A composite cover, the Batman figure is by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs and from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #37; the Sgt. Rock figure is probably by Joe Kubert; the Legion figures are by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson from the cover of The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1; the art credits for the remaining JLA members are undetermined, and from a house ad announcing Johnny DC (circa late 1962).

Show/hide 1. Doom of the Star Diamond! (Justice League of America) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Green Arrow [Ollie Queen]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Martian Manhunter

Credits

Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Justice League of America (1960 series) #4

Notes

Cover inks credited to Murphy Anderson on item.

Show/hide 2. Doom of the Star Diamond! (Justice League of America) Comic story, 25.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Justice League of America
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Justice League of America [The Flash [Barry Allen]; Aquaman [Arthur Curry]; The Batman [Bruce Wayne]; Martian Manhunter; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Arrow [Ollie Queen]; Green Lantern [Hal Jordan]; Superman; Snapper Carr]; Carthan; Xandor

Credits

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Mike Sekowsky
Inks
Bernard Sachs
Editing
Julius Schwartz (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #4 (April-May 1961)
Doom of the Star Diamond
Also printed
Australia
Mighty Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #25 ([September 1961?])
Doom of the Star Diamond!
 
United States
Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #67 (November-December 1968)
Doom of the Star Diamond  (80 Page Giant G53)
 
Australia
Superman Supacomic (KG Murray, 1974 series) #186 ([April 1975?])
Doom of the Star Diamond
 
United States
Justice League of America Archives (DC, 1994 series) #1 (1992)
Doom of the Star Diamond!
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (DC, 2006 series) #1 ([December] 2005)
Doom of the Star Diamond
 
United States
Showcase Presents Green Arrow (DC, 2006 series) #1 (2006)
Doom Of The Star Diamond
From GCD
from Justice League of America (1960 series) #4

Synopsis

Carthan, banished from his homeworld Dryanna to Earth by his ruler Xandor, attempts to contact the Justice League for help but cannot do so directly. He activates three machines of destruction that hold him to Earth and takes Green Arrow hostage, hoping that the Justice League can deactivate the machines and free him.

Show/hide 3. The Legion of Super-Heroes! (Superboy) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Boy; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Pencils
Curt Swan
Inks
Stan Kaye
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247
Show/hide 4. The Legion of Super-Heroes (Superboy) Comic story, 12 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superboy
Genre
Superhero
Characters
Superboy; Legion of Super-Heroes [Cosmic Boy; Lightning Lad [as Lightning Boy]; Saturn Girl]

Credits

Script
Otto Binder
Art
Al Plastino
Editing
Mort Weisinger (original editor)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247 (April 1958)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
Also printed
Australia
Century the 100 Page Comic Monthly (Colour Comics, 1956 series) #29 ([October 1958?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Superman Annual (DC, 1960 series) #6 (Winter 1963)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
 
Australia
Giant Superman Album (Colour Comics, 1961 series) #6 ([November 1965?])
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Special Blue Ribbon Digest (DC, 1980 series) #1 (March-April 1980)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #491 (September 1982)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1 (1991)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
DC Silver Age Classics Adventure Comics 247 (DC, 1992 series) (1992)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics No. 247 (DC, 2000 series) (November 2000)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Showcase Presents: Legion of Super-Heroes (DC, 2007 series) #1 ([April] 2007)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Legion of Super-Heroes: 1,050 Years of the Future (DC, 2008 series) ([June] 2008)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
 
United States
Adventure Comics (DC, 2009 series) #0 (April 2009)
The Legion of Super-Heroes
From GCD
from Adventure Comics (DC, 1938 series) #247

Synopsis

Three teens from the future offer Superboy membership in their super-hero club. But when Superboy fails to complete three simple tasks, the Legionnaires pretend to reject him, until they reveal that the three tasks were merely intitiation pranks which proved he is a good sport.

Notes

First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes. Lightning Lad is called Lightning Boy in this story only and all three Legionnaires appear in these costumes in this issue only. Several other unidentified Legionnaires appear in this story, including one who is colored to imply he is Brainiac 5. Story mistakenly credited to Jerry Siegel and George Papp in item. Correct credits from Archives and elsewhere.

Show/hide 5. The Rock of Easy Co.! (Sgt. Rock) Cover reprint (on interior page), 1 page

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock
Genre
War
Characters
Sgt. Rock; The Iron Captain

Credits

Art
Jerry Grandenetti
Editing
Bob Kanigher (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Our Army at War (1952 series) #81
Show/hide 6. The Rock of Easy Co.! (Sgt. Rock) Comic story, 5.67 pages

Featuring

Feature
Sgt. Rock
Genre
War
Characters
Sgt. Rock; The Iron Captain

Credits

Script
Bob Haney
Pencils
Ross Andru
Inks
Mike Esposito
Editing
Bob Kanigher (original editor)

Reprint history

From GCD
from Our Army at War (1952 series) #81

Synopsis

Sgt. Rock of Easy Company faces down The Iron Captain.


Notes

A composite cover, the Batman figure is by Mike Sekowsky and Bernard Sachs and from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #37; the Sgt. Rock figure is probably by Joe Kubert; the Legion figures are by Curt Swan and Murphy Anderson from the cover of The Legion of Super-Heroes Archives (DC, 1991 series) #1; the art credits for the remaining JLA members are undetermined, and from a house ad announcing Johnny DC (circa late 1962).

Status

AusReprints ID

  • 31087

Entry created

  • 05/05/2007

Cover added

  • 03/04/2010

Index completed

  • 03/04/2010

Last updated

  • 16/09/2007