I am currently reading volume two of the six-volume collection entitled “Crisis on Multiple Earth”. This is a collection of all of the JLA issues where the Earth-One super group came into contact with the JSA of Earth-Two. Supposedly this took place in two issues each year from 1963 to the mid-1980’s and culminated in a 12-issue special edition entitle “Crisis on Infinite Earths”. I posted earlier about how I missed out on this when I as a 30-year old thought that I had out-grown comic books.
Yet long before that had I stopped reading comic books as in the summer of 1969, my interests were suddenly changed toward other things when I saw a certain girl walking down the street in June of that year.
As it is, not only am I wanting to replace the comic book collection that my mother threw-out in 1973, I have a lot of catching up to do – at least up until 1986.
So, beside the six-volumes of issues leading up to the events of 1985/86 and the 12-issues of “crisis”, I had identified some single-issues that I must have. I am careful to check to see if any of these issues are published in any of the collections that I plan to buy. Also, I add items to the list all of the time.
Issues that I am looking for…
KEY [Y=have it, W=on wish list at ComiXology, X=not found anywhere]
Justice Society of America
(from List of Justice Society of America Members)
All Star Comics/Golden Age members
|Flash||Jay Garrick||All Star Comics #3||Yes||Founding member.
New version active on Earth-2.
|Green Lantern||Alan Scott||Founding member.
New version active on Earth-2.
|Hawkman||Carter Hall||Founding member.|
|Sandman||Weasley Dodds||Founding member.
Deceased in JSA Secret Files #1.
New version active on Earth-2.
|Spectre||Jim Corrigan||Founding member.
Earth-2 Corrigan’s spirit released from service as Spectre as witnessed in All-Star Comics #71; Earth-1 doppelganger given Spectre persona. Released from service in Spectre (vol.3) #63. Spectre force later given to deceased Green Lantern Hal Jordan in Day of Judgment. Also later released from service in Green Lantern: Rebirth #1. Later given to Gotham City Det. Crispus Allen during Infinite Crisis
New version of Corrigan introduced in Phantom Stranger Vol. 3 series.
|Doctor Fate||Kent Nelson||Founding member.
Deceased in Fate #1.
New version referenced as deceased on Earth-2.
|Hourman||Rex Tyler||Founding member.
Deceased in Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #3. Later returned to life by Hourman android when he switched places with Rex Tyler at moment of his death. Retired.
Referenced under Tyler Pharmaceuticals on Earth-2.
|Atom||Al Pratt||Founding member.
Deceased in Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #3.
New version introduced on Earth-2.
Seemingly gave his life in Earth-2: Worlds End #13.
|Johnny Thunder and Thunderbolt / Johnny Thunderbolt||John L. Thunder and Thunderbolt||All Star Comics #6||W||Transformed into combined entity (“Johnny Thunderbolt”) under the command of Jakeem Thunder.|
|Doctor Mid-Nite||Charles McNider||All Star Comics #8||W||Deceased in Zero Hour: Crisis in Time #2.|
|Starman||Ted Knight||????||Deceased in Starman (vol. 2) #72.|
|Diana||All Star Comics #12||W||Deleted by retcon after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pre-Crisis exploits re-acknowledged in JSA Classified #4. Faded away in Infinite Crisis #5. New version deceased in Earth-2 #1.|
|Mister Terrific||Terry Sloane||All Star Comics #24||W||Deceased in Justice League of America #171. New version active on Earth-2.|
|Wildcat||Ted Grant||Sensation Comics #1
(have but contains only Wonder Woman)
|New version active on Earth-2 as world heavyweight boxing champ.|
|Black Canary||Dinah Drake||All Star Comics #41||X||Deceased in Secret Origins (vol. 2) #50. Post-Flashpoint, the two Black Canaries’ histories have been combined in one character.|
Guests in Justice League of America / Silver Age additions
|Dick Grayson||Justice League of America #55 (also active in the “Super Squad” from All-Star Comics #58)||Y
“Crisis on Multiple Earths” Vol 2
|Deceased in Crisis on Infinite Earths #12. Deleted by retcon after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pre-Crisis exploits re-acknowledged in JSA Classified #4.|
|Red Tornado||John Smith/Ulthoon||Justice League of America #65||W||Active.|
Return to All-Star Comics/Bronze Age additions
|Star-Spangled Kid||Sylvester Pemberton, Jr.||All-Star Comics #64 (already active in the “Super Squad” from #58)||W||Deceased in Infinity, Inc. (vol. 1) #51.|
|Power Girl||Karen Starr/Kara Zor-El||All Star Comics #58 (1976)||Y||Active.
Acknowledged as Earth-2 Supergirl.
|Helena Wayne||All-Star Comics #72||W
|Deceased in Crisis on Infinite Earths #12. Deleted by retcon after Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pre-Crisis exploits re-acknowledged in JSA Classified #4. New version active. Previously the Robin of Earth-2.|
Justice League of America
(From List of Justice League Members)
|Character||Real name||Joined in||Has?||Notes|
|Original team: Justice League of America
These members were featured in the team’s first appearance (The Brave and the Bold Vol. 1 #28, February–March 1960), with the incarnation they founded lasting until the mid-1980s.
|Superman||Kal-El / Clark Kent||The Brave and the Bold #28||Yes, in Silver Age Vol 1||Founding member.
|Wonder Woman||Princess Diana / Diana Prince|
|The Flash||Barry Allen|
|Green Lantern||Hal Jordan|
|Aquaman||Orin / Arthur Curry|
|Martian Manhunter||J’onn J’onzz / John Jones||Founding member. Status retconned away following Flashpoint. Former member of Stormwatch.|
|Green Arrow||Oliver Queen||Justice League of America #4||Yes, in Silver Age Vol 1||Active|
|Atom||Ray Palmer||Justice League of America #14||W||Active in civilian identity as an agent of S.H.A.D.E|
|Hawkman||Katar Hol / Carter Hall||Justice League of America #31||W||Retconned as the Golden Age Hawkman (JLA: Incarnations #1).
|Black Canary||Dinah Laurel Lance||Justice League of America #74||Yes, in Crisis on Multiple Earths Vol 2||Active in Birds of Prey. (For a period, after Crisis on Infinite Earths a retcon in Secret Origins v2 #32 (November, 1988) revealed she was a founding member instead of Wonder Woman)|
|Phantom Stranger||Justice League of America #103||W||Active.|
|Elongated Man||Ralph Dibny||Justice League of America #105||W||Deceased in 52 #42. Post Flash-Point member of the Secret Six|
|Red Tornado||Ulthoon / John Smith||Justice League of America #106||W||Post Flash-Point Status unknown|
|Hawkgirl||Shayera Hol / Shiera Hall||Justice League of America #146||W||Retconned as the Golden Age Hawkgirl (JLA: Incarnations #1).
|Zatanna||Zatanna Zatara||Justice League of America #161||W||Active in Justice League Dark.|
|Firestorm||Ronnie Raymond and Martin Stein||Justice League of America #179||X||Ronnie Raymond (with Jason Rusch) Active.
Martin Stein Deceased in Brightest Day #22.
Other Silver-Age Issues of Importance.
|Title & Issue||Has?||Cover date||Relevance|
|Action Comics #40||X||Sep, 1941||Fist appearance of STRIPE (step-father of Star Girl?)|
|Action Comics #252||Y||May 1959||First appearance of Supergirl (Kara Zor-El), cousin to Superman.|
|Action Comics vol. 1 #242||Y||July 1958||Brainiac’s first appearance
(in 75 years of Superman collection )
The first appearance of Kandor, the bottle city
|Adventure Comics #247||Y||April 1958||First appearance of the Legion of Super-Heroes.|
|All-Star Comics #58||Y||Feb, 1976||First appearance of Power Girl|
|Detective Comics #233||X||July, 1956||First appearance of Katherine Kane as Batwoman|
|Detective Comics #485||X||Sep, 1979||Death of Katherine Kane as Batwoman|
|Detective Comics #225||X||Nov. 1955||First appearance of Martian Manhunter.|
|Detective Comics #327||X||May 1964||“New Look” Batman and Robin.|
|Detective Comics #359||Y||Jan. 1967||First appearance of Batgirl (Barbara Gordon).|
|Flash Comics #92||X||Feb 1948||First appearance of Black Canary|
|Green Lantern #16||Y||1963||Carol Ferris as Star Sapphire (“The Secret Life of Star-Sapphire!”)|
|Green Lantern #83||W||1971||Carol Ferris learns GL’s secret ID|
vol. 1 #10
|X||Dec 1943||Vandal Savage first appeared|
|Green Lantern #76||W||April 1970||“The New Green Lantern / Green Arrow” tackles social issues.|
|Justice League of America 1-144||X||July, 1977||“The Origin of the Justice League – Minus One!”
Reference in a magazine article “Worlds Collide: A History of Marvel and DC’s Multiverses”
|Justice League of America #21||Y||Aug. 1963||Reappearance of the Golden Age Justice Society of America. (I think this is the one that introduces Earth-Two and Earth-One concept) – In Crisis On Multiple Earths: Vol 1|
|Showcase #34||X||Oct. 1961||First appearance of Atom (Ray Palmer)|
|Showcase #4||Y||Oct. 1956||First appearance of the Silver Age Flash (Barry Allen). This is the one that marks the start of the Silver Age of comic books.|
|Showcase #9||X||Aug. 1957||First of two pilot issues for the feature “Superman’s Girl Friend, Lois Lane“.|
|Showcase #22||Y||Oct. 1959||First appearance of Green Lantern (Hal Jordan).|
|Showcase #30||X||Feb. 1961||First of four pilot issues for Aquaman. (I think that this is wrong. It should be Adventure Comics 260, 269, & 270 1959)|
|Super Friends Vol 1 #25||X||Oct, 1979|
|The Brave and the Bold #28||Y||March 1960||First gathering of DC’s superheroes as the Justice League of America.|
|The Brave and the Bold #34||X||March 1961||First appearance of Silver Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl.|
|The Brave and the Bold #54||W||June 1965||First appearance of the Teen Titans.|
|The Flash #106||W||April 1959||First app of Grodd and Gorilla City|
|The Flash #123||Y||Sept. 1961||Reappearance of the Golden Age Flash. Introduction of Earth-Two.|
|Wonder Woman 1-59||X||1953||The first instance in a DC or Marvel comic where the title character manages to cross over into a parallel world. Reference in a magazine article “Worlds Collide: A History of Marvel and DC’s Multiverses”>|
|World’s Finest #113||Y||Nov, 1960||Bonnie King (Miss Arrowette) – Issue I found is incomplete and does not contain the Green Arrow story.|
|Superman #129||Y||May, 1959||Appearance of Lori Lemaris, a mermaid friend of Superman|