(February-March 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
68
Indicia frequency:
?
On-sale date:
1942-12-23
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 girlfriends of the JSA members appear in the story, but only four are identified: Doris Lee, Shiera Sanders, Inza and Peachy Pet (adopted daughter of Johnny). A Junior Justice Society of America code message in the Hawkman code is found on the Editor's page.

All story synopses and notes from Craig Delich.


The Man Who Created Images! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Frank Harry
Inks:
Frank Harry
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (inset)]; Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.]
Reprints:

The Man Who Created Images! (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 [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Johnny Thunder (head view); The Atom [Al Pratt] (head view); Starman [Ted Knight] (head view); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (head view); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (head view); The Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (head view); The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (head view); Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (head view)]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Peachy Pet; Inza Cramer (dresses as Dr. Fate); Dian Belmont (dresses as the Sandman); Doris Lee (dresses as the Starman); Clarice Winston (dressed as the Spectre)
Synopsis:
Every member of the JSA miss their reguarly scheduled meeting, leaving Wonder Woman with only letters from each member stating that they hate to miss, but they are working on very important cases. So, the Princess gathers together the girlfriends of the members and has them costume themselves as their boyfriend's heroic identity, then head out to capture the man behind the crisis.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman is not listed in the roll call, except in the text preceding it.

This is the Brain Wave's first appearance, later appearing in All-Stars #17, 30, and 37.

The Man Who Created Images! (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]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; "Rubber-Man" Nevil (rubber plantation tycoon, death); Mark Nevil (Nevil's son, chemist, death); Homer Nelson (villain, partner of Nevil); "Big Tiny" Norman (villain); two un-named crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman is working on a strange case concerning men who disappear after being touched. Tracking down clues after seeing a man murdered and the killer disappearing in a flash of light, he discovers a man named Big Tiny, who may have knowledge about what is happening. Tiny, however, thinks the Feathered Fury is an agent of "The Brain Wave," but Hawkman convinces him otherwise and takes him into custody, then heads out to Sharktooth Bay and the tower in which Brain Wave resides.
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Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by the Hawkman through his letter to Wonder Woman.

The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 2) (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]; Myra Mason; Hooty (an owl); Jason Shannon (multi-millionaire amateur sculptor); Hedda (Shannon's wife); Charles (Shannon's step-son); un-named doctor; two un-named crooks (villains); "Hunky" Pollak (villain)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite, Hooty and an amateur sculptor are mystified by statutes that come to life, but soon learn through crook "Hunky" Pollak that the Brain Wave is using his uncanny abilities to materialize thought images.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Hudson Vally Mansion

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by Dr. Mid-Nite through his letter to Wonder Woman.

The Man Who Created Images! (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:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; un-named Naval officer; Horatio Morrison (villain, museum director); Sticker (villain)
Synopsis:
After setting a record for the lowest score on the Naval Officer Candidate School exam, Johnny begins looking into the Morrison Museum, a supposedly public museum that avoids paying taxes like the private museum it really is. In reality, the museum serves as a warehouse for stolen loot and when brother John investigates, the statues of Caesar and others come to life before his eyes. The Thunderbolt puts an end to this, but is also mystified about the sudden disappearance of the ghostly figures. Further investigation uncovers the stolen gems, and the criminals behind the plot are apprehended.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Morrison Museum; Say You

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by Johnny Thunder through his letter to Wonder Woman.

Johnny wears his U.S. Naval uniform in the story.

The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 4) (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]; Johnny Spartan (baseball player); Spartan's un-named Coach; "Runty" Becker (villain); Big John Timberlake (villain, racketeer); un-named thug (villain)
Synopsis:
Johnny Spartan, big-league ball player, was once hit by a pitch and has been plate-shy since. A shifty-eyed man approaches and tells Johnny that he has the cure for this problem. It's cured all right, but at crucial times in the game, Johnny doesn't make sure plays, and the Atom confronts him. He discovers that, by Johnny not making plays, a gambler is making money. Atom makes quick work of the guy.
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Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by the Atom through his letter to Wonder Woman.

Flying Colors (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
John M. Jenks
Pencils:
John M. Jenks
Inks:
John M. Jenks
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Stanley Cord (villain); Baldy (villain); Baldy's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Wealthy men across the nation begin to suffer nightmares concerning the Sandman, perhaps brought on by guilty consciences. They dream that the Sandman was actually blackmailing them, and then fading away! One night, however, Sandman appears before Wesley Dodds and Sandy Hawkins, and the pair don their costumes to investigate what the true situation is and put an end to this vicious blackmailing racket.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Sandmobile

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by the Sandman through his letter to Wonder Woman.

Script credit from Craig Delich. Re-writes confirmed by Jack Kirby.

Death Rays from the Sun (Table of Contents)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.66 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jon L. Blummer (illustration of Hop Harrigan)
Inks:
Jon L. Blummer (illustration of Hop Harrigan)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Ed Dobrotka
Inks:
Ed Dobrotka
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Starman [Ted Knight]; Edwin Ackerman (physicist); Lucy Ackerman (Edwin's wife); Henry King [aka the Brain Wave] (villain, flashback); Blackie (King's pet dog, flashback); two thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Edwin Ackerman is beset each night by phantoms that keep him awake. One day he decides he'll get sleep, no matter what, but is once again is awakened by three strange little people that are seen even by Starman, who learns the man is working on atomic energy and the little imps are begging him to stop the project. Ackerman tells Starman of a kid he knew growing up named of Henry King, who had the ability to "create" his own friends. Seeing a connection with that person and the dreams, Starman learns about the Brain Wave and decides to head to Sharktooth Bay to confront him.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Gravity Rod

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by the Starman through his letter to Wonder Woman.

The Man Who Created Images! (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:
Howard Ferguson

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Big Turk Thompson (villain); Thompson's gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Spectre interrupts robbery by confronting the felons, who then disappear in a puff of smoke. He later learns of more phantom burglaries, connects it with findings made by the Psychic Research Society in Boston, and puts an end to the phantom and real-life crooks before heading to the lonely tower at Sharktooth Bay...home of the Brain Wave!
Reprints:
Keywords:
First Union Bank; Industrial Trust Company

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by the Spectre through his letter to Wonder Woman.

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 8) (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]; "Fan" Gregory (reformed racketeer); Gregory's un-named sister; some thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
"Fan" Gregory, racketeer, had made quite a life for himself in the rackets until the very men he had murdered began appearing to him, and he vowed to go straight. But there are others who want to use his services, but he doesn't knuckle under to the pressure, but goes instead to the lonely tower of Dr. Fate to seek assistance. Fate promises help and delivers.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The Salem Tower

Indexer Notes

The chapter is narrated by Doctor Fate through his letter to Wonder Woman.

The Man Who Created Images! (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Peachy Pet; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Dian Belmont (dressed as the Sandman]; Doris Lee (dressed as the Starman); Inza Cramer (dressed as Doctor Fate); Clarice Winston (dressed as the Spectre); Sir Lancelot (image only); two un-named college professors of Henry King's; Brain Wave [Henry King, Sr.] (villain, introduction); Attila the Hun (villain, image only)
Synopsis:
At Sharktooth Bay, a strange figure called the Brain Wave oversees the inert forms of the JSA members. He thinks back to the time that he learned the ability to materialize people out of thin air. Unfortunately, he was only motivated by money, and that led him to a life of crime. Then he sees Wonder Woman and the girlfriends in their uniformns, and decides to use mental images of their boyfriends against them, and are captured. Brain Wave attempts to gas them all, Wonder Woman breaks her fetters and breaks out of their prison just in time to see the Brain Wave jump to his death from the tower.
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Indexer Notes

The Brain Wave appears to commit suicide, but returns in All-Star #17 with an explanation of how he survived.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Created Images!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Man Who Created Images! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  6. 5. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Flying Colors
  8. 7. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Death Rays from the Sun
    Hop Harrigan
  10. 9. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 7)
    The Justice Society of America
  12. 11. The Man Who Created Images! (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. The Man Who Created Images! (conclusion)
    The Justice Society of America
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  • Craig Delich
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