AMAZING WORLD OF DC COMICS #16 – Golden Age Issue
Indicia: Volume 4 Number 16 - Dec 1977 - Published by DC Comics, 75 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, N.Y. 10019 Copyright 1977 by DC Comics. All Rights Reserved. Single Copies $1.50 - Annual Subscription $9.00. - Send all mail orders to AWODCC, P.O. Box 116, Radio City Station, New York NY 10019
Front Cover / Back Cover: Golden Age issue - wraparound of JSA collecting around giant structure in shape of "1940", by Marshall Rogers - Inside Cover: Key to the cover - Inside Back Cover: Photo of Christopher Reeve as Superman.
Table of Contents
Roots of the Golden Age, by Skip Kirkland - Page 2
Find out what comics were like before the advent of the super-hero.
The Freedom Fighters - Quality is their middle name, by
Roger Klorese - Page 6
Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, The Ray, The Black Condor, Doll Man, and The Human Bomb are all discussed from their beginnings at Quality Comics to their reintroduction in the 1970's.
In the Beginning... Gold!, by Thomas Tuna - Page 10
An in-depth look at how the comic book affected the people and the period during the Golden Age.
That Rough 'N Ready Red Clad Rubberband Man - Plastic Man,
by Larry Herndon - Page 18
Jack Cole's wacky creation gets a delightful run-down on these pages.
Dating the All Stars, by Paul Levitz - Page 22
Paul Levitz explains his criteria for dating each member when their second run in All Star Comics began in the 1970's.
Center Spread of the JLA, by Joe Staton and Bob Layton -
Wonder Woman in bondage while Hitler holds a gun on her, but the rest of the JSA are coming to save the day.
The Silver Age of Comics, by Mike Gold - Page 29
A discussion of the period that followed the Golden Age and the return of the super-hero as the leader in the comic book field.
A Small Meeting of the JSA (feature on fan Fred Schneider),
by - Page 35
Fan Fred Schneider details his work in building a complete set of models of the Justice Society.
Speculations of the Spectre, by Cary Burkett - Page 38
Chapter Four in the Continuity Guide to Confusing Continuity, dealing with the adventures of the Ghostly Guardian.
The Legion Outpost, by Jack C. Harris - Page 42
The Legions adventures squaring off against The Time Trapper are highlighted here.
The Amazing World of Letters, by Bob Rozakis - Page 45
Special Feature: The Great Superman Movie Contest, by Mike
Gold - Page 46
Article on the contest that DC ran for two people to guest star in the Superman movie with Christopher Reeve. Two boys were selected in a drawing (pulled by Christopher Reeve) and were in a Smallville scene where young Clark realizes his great powers.