"Balance of Power!"

1974-06

Main Details
Series
Volume 1 (15)
Issue 111
Collects
Credits
Date 1974-06
Publisher
Location of Publication New York, New York
Genre Superhero
Format Softcover
Type Comic Book
Page Count 100
Language English
Characters
  • Batman (Bruce Wayne) (Earth 1)
  • Superman (Kal-El) (Earth 1)
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) (New Earth)
  • Flash (Barry Allen) (New Earth)
  • Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny) (New Earth)
  • Aquaman (Orin) (New Earth)
  • Hawkman (Katar Hol) (Earth 1)
  • Atom (Ray Palmer) (New Earth)
  • Seven Soldiers of Victory:
  • Star Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton) (New Earth)
  • Green Arrow (Oliver Queen) (Earth 2)
  • Speedy (Roy Harper) (Earth 2)
  • Crimson Avenger (Lee Travis) (New Earth)
  • Shining Knight (Justin Arthur) (New Earth)
  • Stripesy (Pat Dugan) (New Earth)
  • Vigilante (Greg Sanders) (Earth 2)
Story Location United Kingdom: England; London, Asia: Singapore, California: Hollywood, Injustice Gang Satellite (First appearance, Justice League Satellite, Atlantic Ocean, Florida; Key West, Louisiana; New Orleans, Missouri: Central City; Central City Park, New Jersey: Gotham City, Batcave, Connecticut: Ivy Town, Metropolis, Michigan: Midway City
Notes 1st Story: "Balance of Power!"

Reprinted Issues:
2nd story: Broken into chapters;
Leading Comics Vol 1 #2, March, 1942; Seven Soldiers of Victory:
1- "Beware! The Black Star Shines!"
2- Shining Knight: "Mystery of the Clowning Criminals"
3-Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy: "Mystery of the Santa Claus Pirate"
4-Green Arrow and Speedy: "Mystery of the One-Man Museum"
5-Crimson Avenger and Wing: "The Case of the Twisted Twins"
6-Vigilante: "The Sixty Kiddie Club"
7-Seven Soldiers of Victory: "The Black Star Shines (Conclusion)"

The Seven Soldiers of Victory are referred to as the Justice League of America at the end of the Mystery of the One-Man Museum story. Nearly two decades later, Gardner Fox used the same name for a new team of superheroes in Brave and the Bold Vol 1 28.
This issue is reprinted in Seven Soldiers of Victory Archives, Volume 1 and Justice League of America (Volume 1) #111-112.
The Crimson Avenger appeared last in Detective Comics #62. He appears next in Detective Comics #63.
Green Arrow and Speedy appeared last in More Fun Comics #78. They appear next in More Fun Comics #79.
The Shining Knight appeared last in Adventure Comics #73. He appears next in Adventure Comics #74.
The Star-Spangled Kid and Stripesy appeared last in Star-Spangled Comics #8. They appear next in Star-Spangled Comics #9.
The Vigilante appeared last in Action Comics #47. He appears next in Action Comics #48.
The Star Sapphire gemstone seen in "Mystery of the Clowning Criminals" is not to be confused with the Star Sapphire crystal used by Carol Ferris.

3d story: Justice League of America Vol 1 #32, December, 1964; Attack of the Star-Bolt Warrior!

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