"The Creature in the Velvet Cage!"


Main Details
Volume 1 (15)
Issue 113
Date 1974-10
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 100
Language English
  • Batman (Bruce Wayne) (Earth 1)
  • Superman (Kal-El) (Earth 1)
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (New Earth)
  • Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny) (New Earth)
  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Paradise Island) (Earth 1)
  • Snapper Carr (New Earth)
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) (New Earth)
  • Atom (Ray Palmer) (New Earth)
  • Flash (Barry Allen) (New Earth)
  • Aquaman (Orin) (New Earth)
  • Martian Manhunter (J'onn J'onzz) (Earth 1)
  • Justice Society of America:
  • Hourman (Rex Tyler) (New Earth)
  • Flash (Jay Garrick) (New Earth)
  • Sandman (Wesley Dodds) (New Earth)
  • Wonder Woman (Diana of Paradise Island) (Earth 2)
  • Sandy, The Golden Boy (Sandy Hawkins) (New Earth) [as the creature]
  • Green Lantern (Alan Scott) (New Earth)
  • Atom (Al Pratt) (New Earth)
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall) (New Earth)
  • Dr. Mid-Nite (Dr. Charles McNider) (New Earth)
  • Black Canary (Dinah Drake Lance) (New Earth)
Story Location Earth-Two: Massachusetts: Plymouth Rock, New York: New York City; Manhattan, JSA Headquarters, Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Earth 1: Rhode Island: Secret Sanctuary
Notes JLA-JSA Team Up.

1st story: "The Creature in the Velvet Cage!"
While visiting the Justice Society on Earth-2, the Justice League heroes learn the untold story of why the Sandman years ago returned to his original crime fighting costume. An experimental weapon in his arsenal had accidentally exploded, transforming his boy partner, Sandy, into a gigantic monster. Overcome with guilt, Sandman had destroyed his purple and gold costume, which had constantly reminded him of Sandy's plight. Imprisoning the monstrous boy in a chamber which held him unconscious, he had returned to action in his old gas-mask and double-breasted suit.

Reprinted Issues:

2nd story: All-Star Comics Vol 1 #41, July, 1948; Justice Society of America: "The Case of the Patriotic Crimes"
This issue is divided into three chapters.
This issue is reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 9, Justice League of America Super-Spectacular #1 and Justice League of America (Volume 1) #113.
Black Canary joins the Justice Society of America with this issue, replacing Johnny Thunder.

3d story: Justice League of America Vol 1 #16, December, 1962; The Cavern of Deadly Spheres!


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