(December-January 1947)

DC, 1940 Series
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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Scripter Gardner Fox reports writing the unpublished "The Will of William Wilson" in September, 1945, and believes that it was scheduled for publication in this issue. However, the editors decided to scrap that story and use instead the one that Fox had written for All-Star #34.

All notes and synopses added by Craig Delich.


The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

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

Wonder Woman's head and torso appear to be traced or photostated from artwork by Harry G. Peter.

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (introduction) (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary)]; Gillings (prison guard); Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Big Mike (villain, Halstead's cellmate); Mike's un-named partner (villain)
Synopsis:
Charley Halsted uses his powers to charm a guard and escape from jail with his cellmate and they go on an emotion-themed crime rampage. Unknown to Halstead, Big Mike wants revenge against the JSA and intends on using Halstead to accomplish it. Mike provides Johnny Thunder with a clue for the JSA to follow, as, unwittingly, Johnny's shoe picks up that clue in a wallet thrown to the ground by Mike. The JSA see the wallet and discover six emotion crimes being committed, and decide to follow them up. Halstead learns what Mike has done and reluctantly agrees to go along with the crimes.
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Keywords:
Bugle; Globe; News O Sun; Post Herald

Indexer Notes

The cover art is replicated on the splash page.

Wonder Woman's head and torso appear to be traced or photostated from artwork by Harry G. Peter.

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Gardner F. Fox
Pencils:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Inks:
Jon Chester Kozlak
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Yvonne LaSalle (opera star); Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Psycho-Pirate's two un-named thugs (villains); un-named blackmailer (villain)
Synopsis:
As Yvonne DeSalle prepares to go on stage, a man uses the emotion of Pride on her, suggesting her peformance may not be up to par, and asks for $10,000 to assure a good performance. Hawkman enters and starts beating up the thug when Halstead and his men enter, and a real melee occurs, with the Psycho-Pirate's men getting the worst of it. When Halstead uses Pride on the Hawk, he doesn't fall for it, and finishes his thugs off. The Police arrive and jail the criminals, and Miss LaSalle finishes her first act in style as Hawkman decides to look for his enemy who has eluded him.
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Keywords:
City Opera House

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (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]; Jim Handley (Geologist); Handley's un-named partner; Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Psycho-Pirate's three thugs [Ed Furnace; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
Jim Handley is out west to find the mother-load with his partners, and one day finds the platinum he was looking for. But one of his partners, Ed Furnance, actually empoyed by Halstead, uses the emotion of Ambition on him, convincing him to put the others out of the way and take full possession of his find. Dr. Mid-Nite, it seems, can't convince Jim what is happening, so he lays a trap to expose the Psycho-Pirate's plot, which works perfectly, and the gang is rounded up and jailed, while Jim Handley learns that his partners have formed a platinum co-op and have made Jim its President!
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The Return of the Psycho Pirate (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]; George Molon (jewelry store employee); Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Arnie James (villain); three un-named thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
For years, George Molon has been employed by Tippany and Company Jewelers, admired fine gems, but is always taken aback by the wealthy, who just view them as baubles for their pleasure. His friend Arnie James, in the employ of the Psycho-Pirate, uses the emotion of Envy on George, getting him to enter the homes of the wealthy to service their jewels, then steal them. G.L. tries to convince George of this plot, but he thinks the Lantern is a crook himself. But he finally proves his case, confront the villains, and, with George's help, captures the whole gang.
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Keywords:
Oath; Power Ring; Tippany and Company Jewelers

Indexer Notes

Green Lantern repeats his oath while fighting the thugs.

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 4) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America: The Atom / 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:
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Eddie Morgan (student); un-named Police Sergeant; Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); three un-named thugs (villains)
Synopsis:
Eddie Morgan, a student scholar at Midwestern University, working on his doctorate on rare historical documents. Several of the Psycho-Pirate's thugs see him researching in the library, and intend to use the emotion of Curiousity to nab those rare materials. They work on Morgan, who has a pass key and knowledge of the location of these items, but the Atom steps in to stop the plot and the Atom marches the gang off to jail. Then he takes Eddie back to the dorm where they discover some documents planted there to inplicate Morgan and return them.
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Keywords:
Midwestern University

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (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]; Stumble Spinnard (boxer); Battling Barney Balkin (boxing champion); un-named chemist; Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Slugger (villain); Oily Olsen (villain)
Synopsis:
Some weeks before Johnny found the wallet, the Psycho-Pirate watched Stumble Spinnard shadow boxing. Realizing he's not any good, the emotion of Humility is used on Stumble and push-over matches are set for Stumble. Oily signs Stumble to a match with the Champion, but he doesn't know the Champ's water will be drugged. Johnny tells the Champ and asks him to play along,
his plan works, and the Thunderbolt grabs the crooks, as the Psycho-Pirate walks out, not believing that even Johnny Thunder could out smart him.
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Keywords:
Camelot Round Garden; Shillman's Training Gym

Reformer's Reward (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Jim Robinson (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
humor; western-frontier
Characters:
un-named Judge; J. Newton-Rathbun [aka Manfred Wurtles] (reformer); Sheriff "Boss" Runimead; Bill (Deputy Sheriff)
Synopsis:
In Toller City, the surest way to get the Sheriff upset is to strew the courthouse steps with banana peels, and J. Newton-Rathbun, a self-appointed reformer, had just proved it. The Deputy had just arrested him, under an assumed name, Wurtles, for the crime and locked him up. Rathbun was now in the position of being able to get information firsthand on possible ill-treatment of prisoners by the Sheriff. But what Rathbun didn't know was the Judge and Sheriff staged everything to get the reformer off their backs!
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Keywords:
Toller City

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (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 [as mn] (signed)
Inks:
Martin Naydel [as mn] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dan Soames (radio engineer); Dan's un-named boss; Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Curt Marin (villain, lab mole); false Elite Inspector (villain); Big Mike (villain); Mike's cellmate (villain)
Synopsis:
In the Elite Laboratories, devoted to radio research, Dan Soames, is testing a device which doesn't work and he loses his temper and is ready to smash the device when his boos walks in and tells him to cool it. Citing all that he has accomplished for the lab and benefits he has received, including becoming a partner. But a Halstead mole uses the emotion of Anger on Dan, who blows up and begins destroying his work. The Flash arrives at the lab, and gets the mole to tell him Dan is on the way to Halstead to turn over an invention. Flash stops this, and captures the rest of Halstead's men.
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Keywords:
Elite Laboratories; radio-powered auto engine

The Return of the Psycho Pirate (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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder]; Psycho-Pirate [Charley Halstead] (villain); Big Mike (vllain)
Synopsis:
The JSA members reconvene before the old Shelter Hotel, in which they may find their nemesis, and they come in from all directions. Brushing Big Mike aside like a flea, the JSA corners the Psycho-Pirate like the rat that he is. When Halstead asks how they found out where he was, the Atom pulls out the wallet that had been planted on the sidewalk by Big Mike that had the plans in it, and that had gotten stuck to Johnny's shoe. Inside was the address of the hotel! Johnny comes in and says, "What a stupid thing for Big Mike to do. Compared to that guy, I'm a genius!"
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Keywords:
New York City; Power Ring; Shelter Hotel

Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman does not appear in the conclusion.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Foney Fairy Tales / filler / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Pencils:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Inks:
Ed Wheelan (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Ed Wheelan

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This story does NOT appear in the Archives.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Return of the Psycho Pirate
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (introduction)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 1)
    The Justice Society of America: The Hawkman
  4. 3. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 2)
    The Justice Society of America: Dr. Mid-Nite
  5. 4. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 3)
    The Justice Society of America: Green Lantern
  6. 5. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 4)
    The Justice Society of America: The Atom
  7. 6. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 5)
    The Justice Society of America: Johnny Thunder
  8. 7. Reformer's Reward
  9. 8. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (Chapter 6)
    The Justice Society of America: The Flash
  10. 9. The Return of the Psycho Pirate (conclusion)
    The Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Foney Fairy Tales
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
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