(Fall 1945)

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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand:
An All-American 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

Writer Gardner Fox originally wrote this story to include the Spectre and the Starman, but because of the AA-DC split they had to be replaced by Flash and Green Lantern.

All notes and synopses by Craig Delich.


The Mystery of the Metal Menace! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Metal Creature
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Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich.

This was the last issue of All-Star that carried the AA (All-American Comics) bullet on the cover.

Vampires of the Void! (introduction) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Metal Creature (villain); Metal Space Ship (villain); Herbert Crawford (villain, scientist, astronomer, physicist; metallurgist, mention only)
Synopsis:
When Herbert Crawford, renowned scientist, doesn't appear at the meeting, Hawkman relates to the members Crawford's theory that Earth was soon to be invaded by metal creatures from Jupiter. Hawk had studied Crawford's calculations, even spotting a spaceship on one of the charts heading towards Earth. According to Crawford's studies, only metal was on board: living metal that could eat and grow! When reports come in involving strange occurances involving metal, each member is assigned to investigate one of the areas involved with that occurance.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page repeats the cover art except that JSA members and space ship are flip-flopped, with the heroes' chest symbols adjusted.

Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Inks:
Joe Kubert [as Kubert] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
Hawkman heads towards Silverland City where a silver mine had disappeared, where the Jovian spaceship shook loose some of the metal creatures, and they began feeding of the metal, turning a silver color in the process and starting to grow under the warmth of the Earth's sun. When Hawk arrives, he combats them unsuccessfully, but notes they are stealing the mine's payroll, then stumble into some dynamos, charging them with electricity. Securing 100 pennies, he drops on the creatures, shorting them out. Puzzled by the creatures robbing the payroll, he alerts the rest of the JSA of this fact.
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Keywords:
Mace; Silverland City

Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The Atom must discover how the subway system of a great city has been destroyed. It seems that the Jovian beings are attacking the iron rails of the city's subway system, eating the tracks. When the Atom finds that he can't stop them, he talks to Hawkman, who explains what happened in Silverland City. Atom asks the Police to construct an oxygen accelerator for him, then confronts the beings, sprays them and the beings turn red. Atom explains that the beings were eating (and becoming) iron, and that by feeding that iron with oxygen at high pressure, he literally "rusted" the creatures to death!
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Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier; Martin Naydel (Green Lantern figures)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier; Martin Naydel (Green Lantern figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Frankie Tweed (metallurgist); Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
As Frankie Tweed was at work, one of the strange Jovian metal men approaches him from the rear, grabbing him and the invention he was working on: an alloy as strong as steel, but as light as aluminum. G.L. saves him while also receiving a message from Hawkman thru the help of his power ring, giving him valuable information. Flying back to the factory, they discover the Jovians stealing cash from the safe. Knowing the beings are all magnesium now from feeding on that metal, and not wanting to destroy the factory, G.L. follows them into the countryside then destroys them with his ring.
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Keywords:
Power Ring; Ute Magnesium Factory

Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and illustrated with Starman. Naydel drew figures of Green Lantern that were pasted over the Starman's figure. During the filming process, some of these fell off, revealing Starman's gravity rod (see panels 1 and 3 on page 3).

Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America: Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Metal Beings (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
The Jovians are feeding on telephone copper cables, and as they move on to find more of the metal, they stop off the at a bank to steal cash. When Dr. Mid-Nite can't stop them, he meets with metal workers to arrange a death trap for the beings, then leads them out of town, returns and throws a sack of cash into another bank. Inside, the creatures begin to feed on the hanging light fixtures, becoming ill and dropping over dead. Dr. Mid-Nite explains that when the beings ate the metal, not knowing that lead had been substituted for the copper, they simply died of lead poisoning.
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Keywords:
Smithville; Smithville River

It Isn't Fair (Table of Contents)

[Cap Stubbs and] Tippie / filler / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Pencils:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Inks:
Edwina Dumm [as Edwina] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Characters:
Tippie
Reprints:
  • Newspaper strip reprint

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
various
Inks:
various
Colors:
?
Letters:
?; some typeset

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder
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Indexer Notes

Advertisement promoting membership in the JJSA, showing kit items, and providing a coupon for readers to mail in, with 15 cents, to join.

Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash figures)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis:
One evening, strange, tiny metal men burst into a museum and began feeding on gold bracelets and rings. Then, a golden hand picked up a golden necklace, but before it could start feeding on it, the Flash appeared and begun struggling with the Jovians. Unsuccessful, Flash briefly saw Hawkman, and headed back to find the beings stealing pictures. An idea occurs to the Flash: gold is very malleable. Telling the Police to stay back, the Flash took on each of the creatures, reducing each to lumps of gold metal, thus saving the pictures and the solitary gold necklace.
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Keywords:
Metropolis Museum

Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and illustrated with the Spectre. Naydel drew new Flash figures that were pasted over the figures of the Ghostly Guardian for much of the story, although he completely re-drew some panels.

The story is narrated by a gold necklace.

Hurricane Orders (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Robinson (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Fletcher Bourne (for Naval Pilot); 'Tater Tomkins (Fletch's friend); un-named fisherman and is wife
Synopsis:
Ex-Navy pilot Fletch is asked by his friend 'Tater to go aboard The Albatross and test her airworthiness. It's a lucky thing that he did, for he spotted an approaching hurricane and was able to telegraph a warning to all aircraft and ships at sea about the danger.
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Keywords:
Bunto Keys; Caribe Indians; The Albatross; Tongaloo

Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Metal Spaceship (villain)
Synopsis:
Johnny heads to the frozen north to find the location of the spaceship, which landed there, and meets up with some friendly natives, who supply him with provisions and a dog sled for his trip. Warned not to seek the ship, Johnny won't listen and eventually finds it. Unimpressed, he kicks it and the ship eats the bottom of his shoe, but begins to roll down the hill, growing in size as it does. The natives think Johnny is responsible and try to do him in until brother John calls on the Thunderbolt to save him. Johnny then asks the T-Bolt to gather up the rest of the JSA and bring them there.
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Keywords:
Say You

Vampires of the Void (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks:
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Hebert Crawford (villain, reforms)
Synopsis:
The JSA ponders what to do with the ship. G.L. thinks acid may dissolve it, so he brings a string of acid vats to the scene, dumps them on the ship, which wastes away. They return to HQ to find Herbert Crawford waiting and he suddenly changes colors and begins to attack the members, stating that he has all the powers of the metal men. Hawkman figures, then, that Crawford also has their weaknesses, and that's how the members finally subdue him. He apologizes, and the JSA vow to help Crawford get re-established and use his knowledge for the benefit of the world after he is released from prison.
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Keywords:
Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman does not appear in the conclusion.

Oddity: The first page of the conclusion is lettered I, while the rest of the pages have the letters X, Y, and Z.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Mystery of the Metal Menace!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Vampires of the Void! (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America: Hawkman
  4. 3. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America: The Atom
  5. 4. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America: Green Lantern
  6. 5. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America: Dr. Mid-Nite
  7. 6. It Isn't Fair
    [Cap Stubbs and] Tippie
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America: The Flash
  10. 9. Hurricane Orders
  11. 10. Vampires of the Void! (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America: Johnny Thunder
  12. 11. Vampires of the Void (conclusion)
    The Justice Society of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Kurt Mitchell
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll