(December 1942 - January 1943)

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

The first Junior Justice Society of America code message is found on the Editor's page in the Hawkman code.

All story synopses and notes from Craig Delich.


Food for Starving Patriots! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Gallagher
Inks:
Joe Gallagher
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

ODDITY: Hawkman's green tights are missing on this cover.

Food for Starving Patriots! (introduction) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
Synopsis:
Chairman Hawkman announces to the members that two things must be accomplished quickly: 1) the freedom-loving peoples of Europe must be fed, and 2) this must be done without the knowledge of the Nazis. To accomplish this feat, Hawkman has created tiny food capsules that, once treated with a special solution, become complete dinners. Each member is to carry these capsules to a different European nation.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page is identical to the cover except for a few pieces of fruit missing.

Food for Starving Patriots! (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]; The Sly One; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman makes his way to an occupied city in France and meets up with a willing, but skeptical underground force. However, after a good meal, they tell the Feathered Fury about the man they call "The Sly One," who fearlessly fights the Germans, but has been captured by them. Hawkman and the underground take on the Nazis in order to free him, and Hawk promises them more food will be delivered in a dud bomb marked with an "X".
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Keywords:
France; R.A.F.

Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Lou Ferstadt
Inks:
Lou Ferstadt
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; The "Ghosts of the Polish Knights" [aka Bowmen of Mons]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Starman is headed for Poland, conquered already by the Nazis, but a nation not willing to entirely give up. He spots an ancient order of Poles called the Bowman of Mons, who at once think he is an enemy, but a good meal changes their minds. Starman volunteers to help the group free their imprisoned peoples, capture guns and weapons, and aid in the world-wide fight for freedom. Starman disguises himself as an informer and gives the Nazis a "secret code" to decipher copnsisting of pro baseball players batting averages. After mopping up the Nazis, Starman promises more food dropped by parachute.
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Keywords:
Gravity Rod; Poland; R.A.F.

Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt] [also as an un-named Gestapo officer]; un-named Dutch boy; Hilda; un-named Gestapo officer (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Atom arrives in Holland in disguise and helps wreck a small convoy of German vehicles, although he quickly captured and thrown into jail. Changing to his fighting togs, he bends the bars and escapes, soon meeting up with a young Dutch boy, whom he feeds along with many others. After dinner, the young boy shows the Atom Nazi artillery shells they have built, hollowed out, in which are encased maps of the locations of German secret hangers. They fire some shells where the R.A.F. can get hold of them and they arrive to bomb the hangers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Holland; R.A.F.

Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 4) (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:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] [also disguised as a Nazi Captain]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herman Göring (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Hitler is having tea leaves read which indicate a visit soon by Doctor Fate. Fate arrives in the middle of a concentration camp to secretly feed the prisoners, and then shows the prisoners how to commit sabotage against the Germans without their knowledge by mixing sand with gunpowder in their artillery shells.
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Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 5) (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); Martha; Eric (brother of Gunther, Martha's wife, inventor); Harriet (Eric and Martha's daughter); Gunther (mention only); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite and Hooty head for Norway, having the name of the underground leader in his possession. Upon arriving at his house, a young lady nervously tells him that the man isn't home, but the good doctor is not to be denied. After feeding the pair, the man shows Dr. Mid-Nite a special gun he has invented to fight submarines. Dr. Mid-Nite then aids he and his men in blowing up some German ammunition.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Narvik; Norway

Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Ghostly Guardian soon arrives in Belgium near a hidden Nazi airplane hanger, noting the capture of some members of the underground. He quickly frees them, feeds them and marks a path for Allied bombers to come in and destroy the hangers.
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Keywords:
Belgium; R.A.F.

Indexer Notes

Revised art credits from Craig Delich, previously reversed.

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

The Statue of Buddha (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Mitsui Mato (villain, spy); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Hop must deal with a Japanese spy, Mitsui Mato, who is trying to figure out where Allied attacks are coming from, and to eliminate them.
Reprints:
Keywords:
218th Squadron; Batavia; Curtiss Kittyhawk

Food for Starving Patriots! (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]; Gestapo agents (villains)
Synopsis:
Johnny arrives in Czechoslovakia and immediately feeds members of the Czech underground. Unfortunately, a German soldier sees what is happening and Johnny asks the Thunderbolt to eliminate him. That done, Johnny secures the plans the Germans have drawn up and deals with their plan in a most unusual manner.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Czechoslovakia; Say You

Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 8) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox; Jack Kirby (partial re-write)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks:
Howard Ferguson
Colors:
?
Letters:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Adolf Hitler (villain); un-named Nazi Captain (villains); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis:
The Sandman and Sandy are sent to Greece, and the German commander dreams about them coming and disrupting their operation. The duo help destroy some Nazi equipment, then claim that they are turning Nazi as a ruse to further learn more of the Nazi agenda, then they crush it!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Greece

Indexer Notes

Sandman was assisted by his junior partner Sandy in All-Star for the 1st time (Sandy also appears in issues #15 & 19).

All credits from Craig Delich, script credit confirmed by Jack Kirby.

Food for Starving Patriots! (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Johnny Thunder; Starman [Ted Knight]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder]
Synopsis:
One by one the different members show up to file their reports with Hawkman...all except Johnny, who was so busy that he didn't have time to eat himself. So he grabs a handful of the capsules and downs them all at once, with distressing results!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Golden Lasso
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Food for Starving Patriots!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Food for Starving Patriots! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. The Statue of Buddha
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 7)
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. Food for Starving Patriots! (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. Food for Starving Patriots! (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