COMMENTS: Mike Sekowsky cover; 1st app Amazo (the Android); 1st app of Professor Ivo (creator of Amazo); 3rd app of JLA
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Mike Sekowsky cover; 1st app Amazo (the Android); 1st app of Professor Ivo (creator of Amazo); 3rd app of JLAIn just their third adventure since their inception, the Justice League encounters a superpowered robot named Amazo, who can mimic all the abilities of the hero team, matching them in battle and eventually capturing them for experimentation. It turns out that Amazo is the pawn of one Professor Ivo, who has been harvesting life from animals known for their longevity in an attempt to create an immortality elixir. Green Lantern saves the day by reversing his color polarity to thwart Amazo and freeing his crew to defeat their enemies. Ivo ends up in prison for 500 years, and Amazo gets turned into a trophy back at the JLA’s home base. The story is summed up pretty succinctly on the awesome Murphy Anderson cover.
Mike Sekowsky was an American comics artist known as the penciler for DC Comics' Justice League of America during most of the 1960s (including their initial appearance in Brave and the Bold #28), and as the regular writer and artist on Wonder Woman during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Sekowsky's long career began in the early 40s for Timely Comics drawing the adventures of Captain America, and Sub-Mariner among others in titles such as All Winners Comics, Daring Comics, Marvel Mystery Comics, and Young Allies Comics. He would transition to DC Comics in the 1950s where we would work on Romance and Science Fiction stories including drawing the first appearance of Adam Strange in Showcase #17. He would co-create the Justice League of America with Gardner Fox and continue as it's artist for over 60 issues. Sekowsky would go on to have memorable runs as artist and writer on Metal Men, Wonder Woman, and the Supergirl feature in Adventure Comics.
Inker, started out in the 1940s, ended up at DC Comics working with Gil Kane, Mike Sekowsky, and Carmine Infantino on titles including Wonder Woman, All Star Comics, Justice League of America, and Our Army at War.