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The Brave and the Bold (1955) - #28
"Starro the Conqueror!"
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Gardner F. Fox

Michael 'Mike' Sekowsky

Murphy Anderson
Joe Giella
Bernard Sachs

Julius Schwartz

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Murphy Anderson
Michael 'Mike' Sekowsky

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Cover Date: Feb/Mar 1960
Cover Price: US $ 0.10

Issue Tagline: Justice League of America

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 32 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
The Brave and the Bold (1955) #28 The Monopoly Game: Justice League of America Collector's Edition

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A giant intelligent starfish from space (Starro) sets his sights on earth. He energizes 3 normal starfish as his "deputies" and sends them out to help conquer the earth. Aquaman learns of the menace from a puffer fish and signals the league. Superman & Batman are too busy with other stuff, but Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman & Martian Manhunter are available to help. Green Lantern battles on deputy, Wonder Woman & Martian Manhunter team up on the 2nd, and Flash takes out the 3rd (in the town of Happy Harbor, where he meets Snapper Carr). The 5 JLA members unite to fight Starro at the end. Noticing that of all the people in Happy Harbor under Starro's mental control, Snapper was the only one who was immune. GL does an analysis of Snapper with his ring and notices that Snapper has traces of Calcium Oxide (lime) on him (he had been putting this on his lawn earlier). Starfish apparently don't like lime, so they get a few barrels and toss it on Starro, and in 3 panels the threat of Starro is defeated! Superman & Batman make an appearance in the 2nd-to-last panel where they induct Snapper as an honorary JLA member.

Reprinted/Collected in:
Clásicos DC (1990) #21
DC Archiv Edition (1998) #1
DC Comics Graphic Novel Collection [GER] (2015) #4
DC Silver Age Classics (1992) The Brave and the Bold #28
Justice League of America (1960) Omnibus HC vol. 01
Justice League of America (1960) The Silver Age TPB vol. 01
Justice League of America (1960) #39
Justice League of America Archives (1997) HC vol. 01
Justice League of America Super Spectacular (1999) #1
Millennium Edition:... (2000) The Brave and the Bold 28
Showcase Presents: Justice League of America (2005) TPB vol. 01
Wielka Kolekcja Komiksów DC Comics (2016) HC vol. 13

1st appearance of the Justice League.
1st appearance of Snapper Carr.
There is a "science" page feature on the starfish family with facts on starfish, sea cucumbers, & sea urchins.
There is a text-page with an excerpt from a US House of Representatives hearing centered on the possibility of faster than light travel. (Julie Schwartz loved to add the science stuff in to the comics!)

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An image for Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Aquaman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Batman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Lucas 'Snapper' Carr exists Lucas 'Snapper' Carr
An image for Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen) exists Flash (DC)(02 - Barry Allen)
An image for Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan) exists Green Lantern (DC)(02 - Hal Jordan)
An image for Captain Harding exists Captain Harding
  An image for Martian Manhunter (DC) exists Martian Manhunter (DC)
An image for Starro (DC)(01 - Starfish) exists Starro (DC)(01 - Starfish)
An image for Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Superman (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
An image for Steve Trevor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis) exists Steve Trevor (DC)(Earth-1 - Pre Crisis)
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