(Winter 1945-6)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
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

Scripter Gardner Fox reports writing this story after the stories that appeared in #28 and #29, but had been shoehorned in ahead of them because it dealt in part with handicapped servicemen returning from military service, and DC wanted to get it out as soon as possible. DC had been asked to do such a story by the National Institute for the Handicapped, because war-injured veterans were attempting to re-integrate into society. This issue is mentioned in the 1951 edition of the Encyclopedia Americana, in the section on "comics" (Vol. 7, page 362d, column 1).

All notes and story synopses added by Craig Delich (Jan. 2006).


A Place in the World (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Martin Naydel [as mn] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel [as mn] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Fred Monday
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A Place in the World (introduction) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Martin Naydel [as mn] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel [as mn] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Fred Monday; Jimmy Monday (Fred's brother)
Synopsis:
Fred Monday, once an all-scholastic football player, had a handicapped little brother who he always felt sorry for, remarking that he would rather be dead than to be like him. Soon, Fred went into the Army and overseas, where an artillery explosion severly left him without a right arm. In the hospital, his kid brother sent him a letter that lifted his spirits, but when people pitied him, he began to understand how his brother Jimmy felt when he had pitied him! Fred meets with the JSA at a soldier's hospital and asks for their help with some kids in the same situation.
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Indexer Notes

On page E, panel 3, there is an illustration used courtesy of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

A Place in the World (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Edouard Laviere; un-named Mayor; The Water Robbers (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman finds young Edouard Laviere, who has infantile paraylsis, walking with crutches and spending hours in a wheelchair. Hawk asks Ed to go along with him to track down the "water robbers," knowing that he swims every day in the pool as a part of his treatment. They locate the crooks at an isolated cabin. Hawk swoops to the attack, but makes it look like he's having a real struggle. Worried, Ed doffs his clothes, swims for help and brings back the Police. Hawkman gives all the credit to Ed, who is honored by the local high school, being named Assistant Swimming Instructor at the school.
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Keywords:
Louisiana

A Place in the World (Chapter 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hal Porowski; Mr. Porowski (Hal's father); Ox Morgan (villain, lumberjack)
Synopsis:
Dr. Mid-Nite meets up with young Hal Porowski, a totally blind youngster, who has been the receipient of pity ready to jump off a bridge to commit suicide, and stops him. Giving him hope, Mid-Nite asks Hal to help him track down Ox Morgan, who has been setting fires in his father's timberland. Hal uses his enhanced hearing to extinguish a lit fuze on dynamite and locate Morgan. Mid-Nite drops a blackout bomb and a battle ensues. Morgan and his men are captured. Afterwards, Hal tells Dr. Mid-Nite that this adventure has made him want to become a teacher, teaching braille to the blind.
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Keywords:
Blackout Bomb

A Place in the World (Chapter 3) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Inks:
Paul Reinman (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sven Lindquist; Zuni-god (villain); Spirit Robbers (villains)
Synopsis:
G.L. meets up with 16-year-old Sven Lindquist, a boy with an artifical arm, and a boy who is feeling sorry for himself because of the actions of other people. Sven desires a job at the local museum, but despairs until G.L. shows up and tells Sven that he needs his help in finding out about the Zuni-god Shu-lu-wit-zu, who had been demanding tribute from the natives in the area. Sven proves these robbers false and Sven helps mop them up. A few hours later, Sven is honored by the town fathers, who nominate him for the postion of assistant curator for the museum.
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Keywords:
City Courier; New Mexico; Power Ring; Sentinel; Standard Daily

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Watt, the Question Man / filler / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Santi (signed)
Pencils:
Ron Santi (signed)
Inks:
Ron Santi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ron Santi

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

A Place in the World (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as Kozlak] (signed)
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak [as Kozlak] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Anthony Cellini; gang of crooks (villains)
Synopsis:
Wildcat goes to Big City to enlist the help of Anthony Cellini, who is nearly deaf, a condition unknown by his teacher and classmates. Wildcat learns that Anthony has learned the art of reading lips, so the Feline Fury asks Anthony for his help in rounding up a gang of crooks, but he refuses and goes to work not realizing that the people he works for are using him to move the stolen goods. Anthony uses his lip-reading skill to help Wildcat catch the crooks, then Wildcat explains to the school how Anthony helped him catch the toughest gang in town, making Anthony a real hero to all concerned.
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Keywords:
Big City

Indexer Notes

Wildcat replaces the Atom in this issue as a JSA member without fanfare or explanation. By the next issue, Wildcat is gone and the Atom is back as if he never left.

Money Trouble (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; crime
Characters:
Cokey (vendor); Joe Cronias ([aka "Numismatic" Joe] villain); Pete Raskie (villain)
Synopsis:
Joe Cronias has a nack of locating valuable old coins, and then stealing them without being arrested. He sees someone give street vendor Cokey a 1791 quarter for a magazine, but knows it's worth two grand at least. So Joe tries to dope Cokey, and swipe the coin, but first a school kid, noting the coin's date, asks Joe what happened in 1791 for his history test. But then says he meant he wanted to know something about 1792, since that was the year the U.S. Mint was established in Philadelphia! Joe then realizes to his horror that the coin Cokey had, dated 1791, had to be a phony!
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Keywords:
Times Square

Meet Railroad Ralph (Table of Contents)

Who's Who in Zooville / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Santi (signed)
Pencils:
Ron Santi (signed)
Inks:
Ron Santi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ron Santi

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Letterer credit added by Craig Delich.

A Place in the World (Chapter 5) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Inks:
Stan Aschmeier [as Stan Josephs] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; superhero
Characters:
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Tommy O'Leary; Bad Buttes Gang
Synopsis:
Johnny heads west to help Tommy O'Leary, who is afflicted with stuttering, and to enlist his assistance in battling the Bad Buttes Gang. Johnny tells him of the famous Greek orator, Demosthenes, who had the same problem as Tommy, and who filled his mouth with small pebbles and practiced speaking through them. Encouraged Tommy agrees to help brother John, who jumps on a horse and injures his lip. T-Bolt decides on his own to help, and rounds up the gang, then Johnny tells the local townspeople of the actions of Tommy, who give the reward money to Tommy so he can go to a speech therapy clinic.
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Meet Playful Paul (Table of Contents)

Who's Who in Zooville / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Ron Santi (signed)
Pencils:
Ron Santi (signed)
Inks:
Ron Santi (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ron Santi

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler is NOT found in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

A Place in the World (Chapter 6) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Billy Yancey; Bog Logan (villain); Logan's Gang (villains)
Synopsis:
The Flash speeds to Hollywood, to deal with a couple of tough gangsters and a Hollywood movie studio....all with the help of young Billy Yancey, who is spastic. Billy, a budding mystery writer, is selling stories to his agent, Bog Logan, who pays afew bucks to Billy. The Flash notes a suspicious similarity between crimes and Billy's stories, and figures out that Logan is using Billy to get ideas for crimes. Billy volunteers to help the Flash, and they set a trap to capture Logan and his gang at Reality Studios. The trap works and the next day Billy is hired by the stuidio as a script writer.
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Keywords:
Hollywood; Reality Studios

A Place in the World (conclusion) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Martin Naydel
Inks:
Martin Naydel
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Fred Monday; Jimmy Monday; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo); Helen Keller (camro); Beethoven (cameo); Demosthenes (cameo); Milton (cameo)
Synopsis:
The scene shifts back to JSA HQ, where Fred Monday is wheeling his brother Jimmy in to see how the members did on their assignments. Jimmy has an idea for the JSA that he'd like to see implemented: a sort of code of conduct for people on how they treat returning handicapped war veterans. In fact, all handicapped people. The JSA quickly draws one up and presents it for their approval.
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Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. A Place in the World
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. A Place in the World (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. A Place in the World (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America: Hawkman
  4. 3. A Place in the World (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America: Dr. Mid-Nite
  5. 4. A Place in the World (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America: Green Lantern
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Watt, the Question Man
  7. 6. A Place in the World (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America: Wildcat
  8. 7. Money Trouble
  9. 8. Meet Railroad Ralph
    Who's Who in Zooville
  10. 9. A Place in the World (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America: Johnny Thunder
  11. 10. Meet Playful Paul
    Who's Who in Zooville
  12. 11. A Place in the World (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America: The Flash
  13. 12. A Place in the World (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