(October-November 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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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

Dr. Fate, though listed on the cover, does not appear in this issue in order to accommodate a special Wonder Woman chapter.

All story synopses and notes from Craig Delich.


Shanghaied into Space! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jack Burnley
Inks:
Jack Burnley
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
Reprints:

Shanghaied into Space! (introduction) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Thunder; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary)]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Gootsden (villain, rocket engineer); Hideki Tojo? (villain); Herman Göring (villain); Dr. Joseph Goebbels (villain); un-named Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Speaking to some of his officers, Adolf Hitler demands that something be done about the Justice Battalion, and a Nazi engineer says he has a way to accomplish that task: by rocketing the members into space and to other planets in the solar syatem by the use of special rocketships he has designed for interplanetary travel. Meanwhile the JSA is meeting in their HQ when they are suddenly overcome by gas pumped into the room by Nazi agents, placed into the rockets and shot into space.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

The splash page replicates the cover.

The JSA is also referred to as the new Justice Battalion in this issue.

Dr. Fate, and the Honorary Members: Superman, Batman, The Flash and Green Lantern, are listed on the roll call, but do not appear in the story. Dr. Fate is mentioned, however, as wanting to be excused from the meeting because of an important mission.

Story later adapted in All-Star Squadron #50.

Shanghaied into Space! (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]; Aka (President of Akania); Aklara Tribunal; Ysult (Daughter of Hora); Hora (villain, Regent of Horra)
Synopsis:
Hawkman wakens to find himself in a rocketship and getting ready to crash-land on Saturn. Exiting the ship before then, he sees a man being menaced by a vulture and saves his life. Hearing that the population is being menaced by a tyrant named Hora, Hawkman agrees to lend his services to the populace. He defeats them, is rewarded with a leaden box of radium, and rockets back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Akania; Saturn

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #52.

Shanghaied into Space! (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]; Ulala (King of Uranus); un-named Royal astronomer; Kafta (villain, death)
Synopsis:
Sandman finds himself heading toward Uranus, a planet so cold that the population's brains are housed in bodies of crystal! When Sandman lands on the planet, the lack of oxygen nearly kills him until a citizen rescues him with an oxygo-tank. In gratitude, Sandman agrees to help the King of the planet battle his nemesis, Kafta, the evil one, and defeats him. The King presents Sandman with a crystal that cures brain cancer and books that explain its use, which come in handy for reading on the long trip back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Uranus

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #55.

Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 3) (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]; Hydara (ruler of subterranean Neptune)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite lands on Neptune, and spots some sort of a man-built communications system. He is met by several creatures and taken to meet Hydara, ruler of the subterranean people and made a slave. Just then, a person runs in and states that he has caught the dreaded plague that has been killing off his people. Dr. Mid-Nite deduces that they merely have the measles, which he can easily cure. He asks for herbs and makes a solution that the people can absorb through their feet-roots. As a reward, he is given a complete set of books describing their secrets of plant growth and surgical work.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Neptune

Indexer Notes

Adapted in All-Star Squadron #56.

Shanghaied into Space! (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 Jovians (men of metal); Dr. Gootsden (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
Starman is rescused by metal men of Jupiter, show him what had happened to the JSA back on Earth, then tell him that they are doomed because some mysterious force is eating the planet. Starman builds a giant gravity rod and uses it to fling the dangerous foreign matter into space. Thanksful to him, Starman is given books that tell how to treat metal so it can be woven into cloth, or made transparent as glass or entirely invisible! Starman then uses the force of the giant gravity rod to propel his ship back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gravity Rod; Jupiter; the red spot (live quicksand)

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; un-named Kagar of the Northern Martians; northern Martians; Butor (villain, Kagar of the southern Martians); southern Martians (villains)
Synopsis:
Atom finds himself crash-landing on the planet Mars, and, strangely enough, he finds it to be like a garden paradise! He also discovers, because of the low gravity, he can jump and fly like Superman. He comes upon two groups battling and decides to fight for the weaker guys. As a reward, the inhabitants show him the canals of Mars, which actually have water in them, and is given an Educatograph, which conducts thought knowledge into the brain. The Atom then wages war on Butor, a renegade that threatens to poison the water supply of the planet before heading back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Atmosphere Plants; Educatograph; Mars

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 6) (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:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
occult; superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Thin Ones [Fanna; rest un-named]; the Furred Ones (villains, all reform)
Synopsis:
Spectre heads towards Pluto and exits his ship before it crashes. Unaffected by the cold and ice, he begins to fully expore the planet when he finds a man-made cover for a shaft going into the ground. shrinking, he enters the shaft, reaching a city below, and encountering a resident who believes him to be evil. He explains to the Spectre that they are menaced by the "furred ones" who inhabit in the city's square buildings. Spectre finally makes peace between the two groups. Rewarded by Pluto's scientists with the secret of making heat used for travel in cold areas, Spectre heads back to Earth.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Pluto

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #59.

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

Turtles and T.N.T. (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Evelyn Gaines ?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Brigadier General Smithers; Corporal Lacey (stenographer); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis:
A Japanese prisoner relates to General Smithers about how Hop Harrigan and Tank Tinker helped to destroy a secret Japanese submarine base.
Reprints:
Keywords:
La Minga Bayou; Nicaragua; Panama Canal Zone

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

How to Spot Planes in the Skies / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Falcon Mathieu
Pencils:
Falcon Mathieu
Inks:
Falcon Mathieu
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords:
Vultee Vanguard P-48

Indexer Notes

Script and inker credits from Craig Delich.

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 7) (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]; giant bug creatures; the "Hungry One" (villain, an anteater, death)
Synopsis:
Johnny is headed directly at the planet Mercury and only the Thunderbolt keeps Johnny from roasting alive inside. Once on the planet, Johnny encounters a giant bug-like spider, is knocked silly and taken prisoner and put into a cage. Thunderbolt saves him again, this time from a giant ant-eater, and saves the giant bug-like spiders from it as well. Johnny is rewarded with an Occelerator, a device that can be used to get information out of people.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Mercury; Occelerator; Say You

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #58.

Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 8) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox (first draft); William Moulton Marston (re-write)
Pencils:
Harry G. Peter
Inks:
Harry G. Peter
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] [aka The Oracle of Aphrodite]; Aphrodite (cameo); Queen Desira (introduction); the men of Venus; The Meteor Men [Solaris; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
The goddess Aphrodite directs the rocket bearing the unconscious Wonder Woman to the planet Venus, and the Amazon is brought before Queen Desira, who immediately recognizes her as the Oracle of Aphrodite. Wonder Woman is asked to help battle giant men-warriors, who are killing and capturing the men of the planet. In a series of desperate adventures, Wonder Woman defeats the warriors and is given the gift of magnetic hearing by the Queen.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Venus

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

Queen Desira will next be seen in the Wonder Woman story Sensation Comics #11 (November 1942).

Shanghaied into Space! (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]]; un-named FBI agent; Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo); Dr. Gootsden (villain); Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis:
After returning from their galactic adventures, the Justice Battalion members are informed as to the whereabouts of the German spies who were responsible for rocketing them into space, and they make short work of them. Wonder Woman, now an Honorary Member of the JSA, is assigned permanent duties as Secretary for the group.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Adapted into story in All-Star Squadron #60.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

How to Spot Planes in the Skies / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Falcon Mathieu
Pencils:
Falcon Mathieu
Inks:
Falcon Mathieu
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords:
Messerschmidt ME-109E

Indexer Notes

Script and inker credits by Craig Delich.

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Shanghaied into Space!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Shanghaied into Space! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Turtles and T.N.T.
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    How to Spot Planes in the Skies
  11. 10. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 7)
    The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. Shanghaied into Space! (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. Shanghaied into Space! (conclusion)
    The Justice Society of America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    How to Spot Planes in the Skies
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Per Sandell
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll