(April-May 1942)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman 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

This issue's editorial page features a message in the Supermen of America code. All story synopses and notes from Craig Delich.


[500 Hundred Years Into the Future With the Justice Society of America] (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 [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Superman [Clark Kent] (Honorary Member, inset); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Honorary Member,inset); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Honorary Member, inset)]
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Indexer Notes

ODDITY: Hawkman isn't wearing his green tights.

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (introduction) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 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. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Superman (Honorary Member, inset on splash page, not in story); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (Honorary Member, inset on first page, not in story); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (Honorary Member, inset on first page, cameo in story); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (Honorary Member, inset on first page, cameo in story); The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Hooty (an owl); Big Red (a hawk); Professor Everson; un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
After cleaning up a group of criminals, Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Nite and Sandman are informed by Professor Everson that the scientific community is endeavoring to find a way to protect America from aerial attack. Hawkman sends Big Red out to fetch the other members, and they sit down to dinner with Everson, who casually mentions to Johnny that he has perfected a time ray, and he has used it successfully. At Johnny's suggestion, the members will travel 500 years into the future to try and secure the bomb defense formula, while honorary members Flash and Green Lantern will protect the scientists.
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Indexer Notes

Professor Everson next appears in All-Star #21.

First issue with the new Sandman costume.

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 1) (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]; Superman [Clark Kent] (inset); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (inset); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (image); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (image); The Atom [Al Pratt] (image); Starman [Ted Knight] (image); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (image); Dr, Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (image); Hooty (image); Johnny Thunder (image); The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (image); The Defenders (Police force of the future); un-named judge
Synopsis:
Hawkman arrives in the year 2442 and cornered by the local police who believe that he is a Martian highwayman or insane, but not the fabled Hawkman of years past. He is imprisoned, but with the help of his Nth metal, escapes from jail and heads for the National Televisabrary, where he to discover information on the formula he seeks. He asks the automated system about the formula and the speaker gives him the location of each part of the formula, then heads out to find the first part, secures it and makes ready to hand the other locations off to members as they pass through his time period.
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Keywords:
Gravity Rod; Nth Metal

Indexer Notes

On Page 2, panel 2, is an image of the JSA as seen on the next issue promo page in All-Star #7 and the splash of All-Star #8 (except Dr. Fate has full mask and the Sandman is the original gas-masked version).

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (interlude) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 1 page (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]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Fate [Kemnt Nelson]; Starman [Ted Knight]]
Synopsis:
As the other JSA members arrive in his time era of 2442, Hawkman gives the locations of the formula parts to each member along with special flying belts for those who cannot fly.
Reprints:

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 2) (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]
Synopsis:
Sandman arrives overlooking a glass-domed city, and quickly disguises himself as a workman to avoid detection, and takes an elevator down to the underground area where he pulls out his wirepoon to shoot across an open area to a stalagmite where the Chamber of the Manuscripts is located, housing the formula. A fellow worker sees this, and, believing this guy has stolen the wirepoon from a museum, sounds the alarm. But Sandman writes down the formula, then makes good his escape from an army of flying workmen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Chamber of Manuscripts; The Defender Museum; Wirepoon

Indexer Notes

Sandman wears the yellow and purple costume in All-Star for the first time. The costumes Sandman wears in the introduction and conclusion feature a cape and slightly different cowl.

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (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]; Carla (inhabitant of the sky city); Jon (a Defender); Jak (a Defender)
Synopsis:
The Atom meanwhile crosses the Atlantic Ocean and up to a majestic, massive city, towering upon snow-capped peaks where he finds a race of giants. He is captured and put into a birdcage, but he notes a mountain eagle in another cage and uses the bird language taught to him by Hawkman to communicate with it. The bird helps him escape and flies him to a cave where the forumla is hidden, which is quickly written down. Atom is discovered and must fight his way clear in order to return his part of the formula to 1942.
Reprints:

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; The Defenders
Synopsis:
As Starman arrives at his destination, he is startled to see a city built on trees, his gravity rod is snatched from his hands by a magnetic ray and he is taken prisoner and is placed in a hanging glass sphere by several men. The Man of Light swings the sphere against a rock wall, it breaks and he lands on a giant spring in the valley below, vaulting him through the window of a manuscript room containing the formula he seeks. He copies the formula and then makes his escape back to 1942.
Reprints:
Keywords:
California; Gravity Rod

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Howard Sherman
Inks:
Howard Sherman
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Sherman

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Batman [Bruce Wayne] (statue); Superman [Clark Kent] (statue); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (statue); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (statue); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (statue); George Washington (statue); Thomas Jefferson (statue); The Tribunal; Karles (a Defender); Mary (Karle's wife); The Defenders
Synopsis:
Dr. Fate must go underwater to reach Oceania, a sub-merged city of marine dwellers in order to locate his part of the formula, and is greeted by a pair that houses the Man of Might. After viewing newsreels of where the formula is hidden, Fate dons an underwater suit and is allowed to escape. He finds the formula, copies it and makes a daring escape from those wishing to stop him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Justice Hall; Oceania; yellow ray-beam

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

The Ghost Plane (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Flannery (a detective, death); un-named German spy (villain); X-58 (villain, German spy)
Synopsis:
Hop seeks out the answer to an airplane that, at one time, had 25 people on board, but now has no one on board...and is still flying!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Los Angeles Airport; Nevada

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 6) (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:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hooty (an owl); un-named Chief Administrator of the City of Knowledge; The Supreme Scientists; The Defenders; two un-named scientists (villains)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite and Hooty head for the City of Knowledge, where he knows his part of the formula is located in a place called the Shrine of Science. No one believes he is THE Dr. Mid-Nite until he performs an operation on a Supremem Scientist that only Mid-Nite was known to have performed. Grateful, the inhabitants agree to give him the formula he seeks, but finds out that others want the secret, too, and he must stop them first.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Blackout Bomb; City of Knowledge; Shrine of Science; Solution Y

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (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 Spectre [Jim Corrigan] [also as the Savant]; High Savant of Ultima; two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Arriving on the planet Ultima, sees an inhabited floating island. Landing, he reverts to his Corrigan identity, and boards a rocket ship for Ultima. Criminals on board shoot him and dump his body into space, then he reverts to the Spectre and races on ahead to the planet. As Corrigan, he then visits the High Savant of Ultima, who is told of the criminals coming. The Savant agrees to help him get the formula if the criminals show up. When they do, "Savant" (actually Spectre) is shot down while the real Savant watches, and the Spectre mops up the crooks and gets his part of the formula.
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Keywords:
The Interplanetary Friendship League; Ultima

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 8) (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:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; The Defenders; Black Butch (villain)
Synopsis:
Johnny approaches yet another floating city in the sky in the American Northwest. Unable to control his flying device properly, he crashes into some of the populace, who know who he is. Just then, Johnny learns his part of the formula has been stolen by a Black Butch, so he heads out with the Thunderbolt to confront this character and get the formula.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Say You; Sky City

The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 2 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. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (cameo); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (cameo)]; Professor Everson
Synopsis:
The JSA members return to the secret lab at the same exact time they originally left, give their parts of the formula to the scientists, who quickly build the device, and a test is made to see if it works. Once that is confirmed, the JSA leave to take the Professor and the device to Washington D.C.
Reprints:
Keywords:
New York City
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [500 Hundred Years Into the Future With the Justice Society of America]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (interlude)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. The Ghost Plane
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 7)
    The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. The Case of the Bomb Defense Formula! (conclusion)
    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