(October-November 1941)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

All story synopses and notes from Craig Delich.


[The Justice Society Raises $1,000,000 for War Orphans!] (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Hour-Man [Rex Tyler]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Honorary Member, inset); Superman [Clark Kent] (Honorary Member, inset)]; two orphans
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$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (introduction) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
Synopsis:
New JSA Chairman Green Lantern returns from war-torn Asia and Europe, announcing that things are very bad over there, and immediate financial aid is needed. Hawkman recommends that each member raise $100,000 towards that end, but Johnny offers to raise $300,000 himself!
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Indexer Notes

This is the last story in All-Star that Dr. Fate wears the full helmet.

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Martin Nodell
Inks:
Martin Nodell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Doiby Dickles; Felix Doon [also as Matthew Doon] (business tycoon, mentally unstable); Matthew Doon; Tommy (villain); other un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern decides to pick Doiby's brain as to how to raise his share of the money. Later, a man named Doon enters Doiby's cab, followed by people trying to kidnap him, and Doiby is taken prisoner. The man claims to be a wealthy individual who would gladly donate $100,000 to G.L. providing he is rescued. He is rescused, but then goes batty. Asylum attendants taken him into custody as Green Lantern turns over the thugs to the Police. Suddenly, the sane brother of Doon appears and writes a check for the $100,000, and the Emerald Crusader breathes a sigh of relief.
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Keywords:
Green Lamp; New York City; Oath; Power Ring

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks:
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Killer Kratzer (boxer); Kratzer's manager; Swami Ikthask (fortune teller); un-named thieves (villains, one dies)
Synopsis:
The Spectre, in order to raise his funds, fights a boxing match, captures some crooks, plays the stock market, aids a fortune teller, stops a strike at a munitions plant and secures some buried treasure.
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Keywords:
Putt and Taake Stock Brokers; Wentworth Factory

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Ben Flinton
Inks:
Ben Flinton
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt] [aka Domino, The Masked Demon]; un-named Dean of Calvin College; Joe (Al's boxing manager); two un-named gamblers (villains)
Synopsis:
At the request of Calvin College's Dean and trustees, and a $50,000 guarantee, The Atom assumes the role of The Masked Demon to uncover a gang of men betting on college sports. He successfully wins his match that he is supposed to throw, rounds up the gamblers and turns them over to the Police, who then provide the Mighty Mite with the $50,000 reward (giving the Atom $100,000 in raised funds).
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Keywords:
Calvin College

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Inza Cramer; un-named banker; The Crime Writers League [Birdy; rest un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate seeks out the advice of Inza to raise money and she suggests writing an article on crime that pays $25,000 to the winning entry. Inza wins for her bank robbery idea, but is kidnapped by the men sponsoring the contest as they are seeking out sure-bet crime scenarios, and this appears to be one to them. Fate saves her and is rewarded with his $100,000 share by the banker involved.
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Keywords:
New York City; Salem Tower

Indexer Notes

Oddity: Dr. Date has no cape in panel 6 on page 3, and panels 3 and 4 on page 6.

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks:
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Will Harring (newspaper publisher); gang of racketeers (villains)
Synopsis:
The Flying Fury aids a newspaper editor being threatened and bullied by people who disagree with his hard-hitting editorials. When the owner refuses, the gangsters begin destroying the delivery trucks and bullying the newsboys. Hawk and the owner agree on a sum of $100,000 to be paid to the JSA in return for allowing the Tribute's owner to accompany the Hawkman as he rounds up the crooks responsible.
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Keywords:
Cannin Building; The Tribute

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks:
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dian Belmont; Mu King [aka Chinatown Charlie] (villain); Roughhouse Rogan (villain); Sharpie Slocum (villain)
Synopsis:
Wesley Dodds consults Dian Belmont on how to raise his needed share of the money and she suggests visiting Police HQ and pulling down a few wanted posters whose rewards total his $100,000 goal. They select three crooks, whose rewards offer that much money, and, with Dian driving the car, Sandman rounds up his intended bad guys and turns them over to the Police, collecting his reward.
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Keywords:
Charlie John's Joss House; Gas Gun

Secret Airport (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustrations)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer (spot illustrations)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Ikky; Prop Wash; Sampson (airport grease-monkey); group of spies (villains)
Synopsis:
A group of spies get Hop to take off in his new secret bi-plane, hoping to be able to capture it or shoot it down first.
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Keywords:
The Chaser

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich, previously credited to Sheldon Mayer. The credit in Archives is wrong.

Tank Tinker, who gave Harrigan his nick-name, "Hop", was originally called Ikky, as in this story. It was later changed to Tank Tinker, possibly because the character of Captain Midnight at Fawcett had a side-kick named Ikky.

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 7) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Bernard Baily
Inks:
Bernard Baily
Colors:
?
Letters:
Bernard Baily ?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Hour Man [Rex Tyler]; Arthur Wonders; Killer Blaine (villain); Blaine's thugs [Tony; other un-named](villains); un-named taxi driver (villain); The General (villain); Pedro (villain)
Synopsis:
Rex Tyler is visiting the Wonders Expedition and hears about an Aztec treasure being sought. However, two opposing groups of crooks are also after the treasure: Killer Blaine and The General. Hour Man must, with some difficulty, defeat both groups, and when he saves the day for the expedition and uncovers the treasure, he is rewarded with a check for $100,000.
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Keywords:
Mardarini (Mexico); Wonders Expedition

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

No doubt the letterer of this story was the same as those appearing in the Hour Man stories in Adventure Comics. That individual, possibly Baily, separated "Hour" and "Man" into two words, thus it's listed that way here.

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 8) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt; Hotfist (villain, bank robber); Joey (villain, Hotfist's pal); phony Atom (villain); phony Sandman (villain)
Synopsis:
Johnny runs into a gang, headed by a guy named Hotfist, and is mis-took for a member of the gang. After escaping from this mess, he consults the Thunderbolt on how to raise $300,000 and ends up selling peanuts, umbrellas, ice cream.....anything to raise the money, but ends up losing every dime! Later, a phony Atom and Sandman threaten Hotfist and his gang, and Johnny is hired to deal with the phony JSA'ers. The T-Bolt saves the day, but Johnny gets not one penny from Hotfist.
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Keywords:
Say You; United Federal Bank

$1,000,000 for War Orphans! (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Hourman [Rex Tyler]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member); Superman [Clark Kent] (Honorary Member); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Honorary Member)]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (just a pink flash)
Synopsis:
Johnny sneaks back into JSA HQ without being seen, wondering what will happen to him when the other members find out he hasn't got his share of money. Green Lantern's power ring discovers Johnny and he explains his dilemma, and the members begin to make fun of him when the Thunderbolt delivers Honorary Members: The Flash, Superman and Batman, with $100,000 each to save the day for Johnny and the JSA's fund-raising efforts. The three are also given an "official" thanks from the JSA members for their help.
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Keywords:
Power Ring; Say You

Indexer Notes

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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett E. Hibbard
Inks:
Everett E. Hibbard
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (new member); The Starman [Ted Knight] (new member)]; Superman [Clark Kent] (Honorary Member, inset); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Honorary Member, inset); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (New Honorary Member, inset)]; Hooty
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Keywords:
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

This promo-teaser for All-Star #8 relates that Hour-Man is taking a leave of absence and is being replaced by Starman, while Green Lantern is becoming the next honorary member and Dr. Mid-Nite (with Hooty the owl) will replace him.

Hawkman is announced as new JSA Chairman.

This replicated as the splash page for All-Star #8, except for Dr. Fate's helmet and on sale date.

Ad states that All-Star #8 goes on sale about October 25th.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Justice Society Raises $1,000,000 for War Orphans!]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Secret Airport
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 7)
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. $1,000,000 for War Orphans! (conclusion)
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    The Justice Society of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll