Love this warm image of the smiling Justice Society of America rendered by Don Newton for Robert Overstreet's influential Comic Book Price Guide. This "All New 4th Edition" hit the racks in 1974 and the heroes had a lot more reason to smile considering what absolute bargains vintage comics went for back then. Sums for comics were sometimes big, but never enormous and never spectacular nor especially newsworthy. It even makes the dour Spectre evince a wry smile and I bet Sandman is downright giddy behind that fashionable gas mask. Only Atom looks a bit down, likely because as usual he's distracted by how his mother just threw out his comics before he came to the meeting.
And here's another early Newton rendering of the team, this time in glorious black and white. They look like what DC editor Julie Schwartz was afraid the kids would think of a group calling itself a "Society", a bunch of bankers toting up the weekly earnings. That's why he insisted the name get changed to the more adventurous and less chummy "Justice League of America".