(April-May 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 Junior Justice Society is involved in this story, but not in the Spectre or Johnny Thunder chapters. This is the last issue to refer to the JSA as the Justice Battalion. The Editor's page features a JJSA secret code message in the Atom code.

All story synopses and notes by Craig Delich.


[The Justice Society Fights for a United America!] (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 [The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
Reprints:

The JSA Fights for a United America (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 [Superman [Clark Kent] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Johnny Thunder]; Adolf Hitler (villain, flashback); Ernst Buehler (villain)
Synopsis:
Hawkman informs the members that the Nazis are trying a new strategy on America: divide and conquer, by using prejudices and hatred among people to severely disrupt our war effort. Each member is asked to enlist the assistance of the Junior Justice Society members in their locality and to sign up new members where possible.
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Keywords:
Junior Justice Society of America

Indexer Notes

On page C, panel 3, are shown the JSA membership certificate, the decoder and membership badge.

The JSA Fights for a United America (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]; Mr. Bolton (steel company owner, Jim's father); Mrs. Bolton (Jim's mother, cameo); Bolton's un-named butler (cameo); Jim Bolton; Al Reed (union representative, Bill's father); Al Reed; Mrs. Casey (landlady, cameo); Ernst Buehler (villain)
Synopsis:
Hawkman becomes involved in a situation involving the Bolton Steel Works, located near Hawk Valley. It seems that a fifth columnist has gained a job at the factory and is stirring up resentment against their boss. Hawkman arrives on the scene and uncovers the plot to stir up hate and prejudice between the workmen, and nabs the Nazi agent.

Then Hawkman passes out each member's assignment to uncover Fifth Columnists at work in various areas.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bolton Steel Works; Hawk Valley

Indexer Notes

Hawkman is the narrator of this chapter.

The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 2) (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:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Tony Scarlotti, Jr. (JJSA member); Mrs. Scarlotti (cameo); "Tough Tony" Scarlotti (former racketeer, death); Kurt Schultz (villain, death); Schultz's thugs (villains, some die)
Synopsis:
Tony Scarlotti was a big-time gangster until his son was born, then he vowed to give it up and lead the type of life his son could be proud of. Dr. Mid-Nite comes to visit the Scarlotti home.....not to see Tony, but his son, a JJSA member, who has been the victim of racial and religious prejudice, vowing to stop it. Meanwhile, an old "friend" of Tony shows up and wants Tony to help spread racial and religious prejudices, or else! Tony agrees, not wanting his son to find out about his past. But when young Scarlotti is kidnapped, Dr. Mid-Nite steps in to straighten out the situation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Victory Puzzles / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script:
A. W. Nugent
Pencils:
A. W. Nugent
Inks:
A. W. Nugent
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
children

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

The JSA Fights for a United America (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]; Eddie Brackus (JJSA member); Mr. Brackus (mine owner, Eddie's father); group of Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis:
The Atom has saved the lives of many workers in a coal mine, when the roof caves in on top of him. As he lay there, his mind goes back when a JJSA member tells him about the "killer mine" that the miners refuse to enter. A Nazi newcomer spreads propaganda that the mine owner has not adding safety features in the mines....but the Atom refutes that claim. The Atom kicks the guy out of camp, takes miners down himself to prove that the mine has safety features. When other fifth columnists sabotage the mine, the Atom digs his way out, and collects evidence against the men who rigged the accidents.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Pebble Coal Corporation

The JSA Fights for a United America (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]; Jimmy; Jimmy's un-named brother; Eddie; Eddie's un-named father; Mr. Fortune (villain); Mr. Fortune's thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
A strange seer named Mr. Fortune is predicting the very accidents or fortunes that begin occuring to people. Unknown to them, he not only predicts the situations, but makes sure they come true. When people begin to believe anything he tells them, he plans to begin spreading Nazi propaganda that they should hoard rationed items against their helpless future. Dr. Fate enters the scene, only to be accused by Fortune of actually being un-American! Fate visits the down-hearted JJSA members in the area and tells them that he will prove that Fortune is a Nazi, spreading phony propaganda.
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Indexer Notes

Jimmy and Eddie aid Dr. Fate during the story, then are made members of the JJSA at the end.

The JSA Fights for a United America (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)
Pencils:
Jack Kirby
Inks:
Joe Simon
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Ted Worth (JJSA member, newsboy); Henry Overman [aka Hans Emil Obermeyer] (villain); Nazi thugs (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo)
Synopsis:
The publisher of a Nazi newspaper called the New Way is being haunted by visions of the Sandman. But the real Sandman enlists the aid of a JJSA newsie to spread the truth about the paper and its publisher in order to smoke the rat out of hiding, and put an end to his activities.
Reprints:
Keywords:
The New Way

Indexer Notes

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

The JSA Fights for a United America (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]; un-named JJSA members; two un-named Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis:
In the town of Granary, Nazi propagandists move in to convince the farmers that, while they do all the hard work of planting and harvesting the grain, it's the storekeepers who are making all the profit from their labors. Starman arrives on the scene and is accused by the farmers themselves that he's on the side of the storekeepers, so he enlists the aid of the JJSA to help prove that the propagandists are really Nazis...and they do...big time!
Reprints:
Keywords:
Bijou Theatre; Granary; Gravity Rod

Secret Weapon (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
aviation
Characters:
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 7) (Table of Contents)

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]; Jan Szybowski; Peg Szyboweski [aka Peg Kelly]; Agent Z-4637 (villain)
Synopsis:
In the small town of Shelby, a defense plant's safe is robbed, nothing being taken except a floor plan. However, from that point on, newer workers in that plant begin stirring up racial hatred by accusing one of the workers of the attempted theft, after planting the stolen floor plan on him. Spectre handles the situation by taking a sleeping propagandist into outer space and pretending to be Satan himself. Scared silly, the propagandist contacts Hitler by radio and the other workers see him do it and beat him up.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Shelby

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

The JSA Fights for a United America (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 [Archibald]; group of Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis:
Johnny is given the location of a hideout being used by fifth columnists and the password to get in...and in he goes, in spite of what the Thunderbolt tells him. While in there, he listens to Nazi propaganda about how farmers are destroying foodstuffs in order to rake in huge profits, and Johnny falls for it, even becoming their spokesperson! Johnny finally sees the error of his beliefs, and, with the help of the T-Bolt, defeats the bad guys. The owner of a theatre then tells Johnny that he is having a War Bond rally, and the T-Bolt suggests the JSA al appear on stage.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Say You

The JSA Fights for a United America (conclusion) (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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; The Thunbderbolt [Archibald]
Synopsis:
The JSA gather at a giant motion picture palace to talk to the American people about what the Nazis are attempting to do and ask for their help in ending racial and religious prejudices. After all, as Hawkman says, we are ALL Americans, regardless of race, creed or religion, and the enemies are Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo, and together we can defeat that enemy!
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America!]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The JSA Fights for a United America (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  6. 5. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America
  9. 8. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America
  10. 9. Secret Weapon
    Hop Harrigan
  11. 10. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 7)
    Justice Society of America
  12. 11. The JSA Fights for a United America (Chapter 8)
    The Justice Society of America
  13. 12. The JSA Fights for a United America (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