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Justice League of America (1960) - #155
"Under The Moons Of Earth!"
DC Comics

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Gerry Conway

Dick Dillin

Frank McLaughlin

Gene D'Angelo

Ben Oda

E. Nelson Bridwell
Julius Schwartz

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Jack Abel - 'Gary Michaels'
Allen 'Al' Milgrom

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Cover Date: June 1978
Cover Price: US $ 0.60

Issue Tagline: Twin Moons Spell Doom When They Threaten To Split Earth Apart!

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 52 pages

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Letters Column: JLA Mail Room

Ray Palmer and Jean Loring are out for a moonlit stroll, Palmer wondering whether he should divulge his secret identity to Jean. Meanwhile the Flash makes short work of Captain Cold. Suddenly a second moon appears in the night sky, causing earthquakes and undersea volcanoes. Red Tornado in the satellite is overwhelmed as Justice Leaguers call in from around the globe requesting immediate assistance as calamities befall every corner of the world.

Superman and Green Lantern go to investigate the second moon, discovering it is an inhabited planetoid called Regna, governed by an alien named Fornag. The explanation offered by the Regnans for their world's sudden appearance seems plausible, but Green Lantern harbors doubts. Batman meanwhile has intercepted a pair of Regnans stealing nuclear materials in New Delhi. Curious, he sets about infiltrating the band of cloaked aliens, tracing them to a nuclear sub in the Panama Canal.

The Justice Leaguers work independently and together to bring relief to human suffering while also attempting to solve the riddle of Regna and its sudden and disastrous appearance in orbit around Earth.

Gerry Conway draws a pointed contrast between Spider-Man, the character he was until just recently scripting for years at Marvel, and The Batman. On Page 28 Batman is shown jumping onto the deck of a nuclear sub overrun with aliens. One sailor shouts, "Batman! Don't know why you're here, fella--but this is one old Gothamite who's glad you are!" The next five panels picture Batman silently trouncing aliens accompanied by captions reading: "The Darknight Detective gives no response. It's not his way to make conversation during combat. He believes in attacking a problem directly--and with a minimum of chatter. He is, after all, a creature of darkness--a man of mood and mystery--and nothing can so easily shatter such a mood as an ill-timed wisecrack--or a badly considered pun."

In addition to Gerry Conway's epic story, beautifully illustrated by Dillin and McLaughlin, the book's enjoyment is heightened by a number of advertisements, among them a full-page for the 40th Anniversary issue of ACTION COMICS (#484, "Superman Takes a Wife") and BATMAN #300, Also meriting a full-page is one for SHOWCASE #101 starring Hawkman. Serving to set the comic in its late 1970's context are ads for the WELCOME BACK, KOTTER tabloid edition and for Wonder Bread's offer of "Free Trading Cards of CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND" in "every specially marked loaf." Also worthy of a mention are ads for SUPERMAN VS. SHAZAM, the "All-New 72-Page Tabloid Thriller" by Conway, Bucker and Giordano, and the then-ubiquitous Hostess Fruit Pie ad starring The Joker in "Laugh, Clown, Laugh."

The JLA Mail Room opens with an insightful letter by future comic critic and writer Bob Rodi.

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