Back in the 1970s when DC had embraced the 100 page Super Spectacular format for a bit, a couple issues of Justice League included reprints of a 1940s (I think) series by Howard Purcell. I recall "Just a Story" appearing in Justice League 114 and 116. I don't think there were ever any other reprints in the JLA title.
These were slice of life stories, drawn with that dark, shadowy style that was common in so many books back in the 1940s. They were definitely not big super hero adventures and I remember being confused over what these were doing in issues of JLA. Still, I recall loving the stories and wanting more.
My little bit of research has told me that the series was written and drawn by Purcell and the lead character eventually was known as Johnny Peril (after being known as "Mr. Nobody" in his first appearance). From the looks of things, Johnny Peril hung around for a while and eventually became a supernatural-sort of hero for a time. Still, I'm most interested in those early stories by Purcell. Wondering if they've ever been reprinted anywhere.