(April-May 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume:
?
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
?
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand:
A Superman DC Publication
Editing:
Sheldon Mayer; Julius Schwartz (uncredited)
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

Johnny Thunder is not mentioned in this or in any future issue of All-Star. Black Canary guest stars in his place. The Junior Justice Society of America ad from All-Stars #37-39 is repeated in this issue. This issue's half-page JJSA code message from the Flash tells about the next JSA story in All-Star.

All notes sections, synopses and credit verifications by Craig Delich.


[The Justice Society of America Tackles the Problem of Juvenile Delinquency!] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]
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The Plight of a Nation! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino (splash only); Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (splash only); Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Junior Justice Society of America member [Don Brent]; Julia Brent (Don's sister); un-named Manager of Safeway Armored Car Company; Dr. M. S. Vine; The Orioles (juvenile gang); The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); rest un-named] (villains); The Junior Crimson Claws [Lefty; Chick Brent (Julia's brother); Billy Peters; rest un-named] (villains, all reform)
Synopsis:
The Crimson Claw Gang has been pulling off daring crimes that baffle the authorities, but when the JSA is contacted by a member of the JJSA wanting to provide information re that gang, he is injured. Investigation by GL and Black Canary reveal the existence of a junior version of the gang committing petty thefts. Meanwhile the Flash and Hawkman discover the junior gang is playing right into the hands of the adult gang, and interrupt a crime in progress, only to get captured and on the verge of electrocution.
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Keywords:
Gotham Bridge; Gotham City; Riversend; Safeway Armored Car Company; Tonys Vegetable Market

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich.

The splash page is basically a repeat of the cover scene with a few minor changes.

Even though she is not a member of the JSA yet, Black Canary, in panel 1 on pafe 4, is referred to as a member.

The Brent residence is given as 232 Forest Lane.

The Plight of a Nation! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Mr. Jennings (social worker); "Joe" Delinquent (not a real person, just an example of one); Julia Brent (Don's sister); Mrs. Peters (Billy's Mom, death); The Junior Justice Society [Don Brent; others un-named]; The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); other un-named]; The Junior Crimson Claws [Lefty; Chick Brent (Don's brother); Billy Peters; others un-named] (villains)
Synopsis:
In Riversend, Black Canary tells GL that a big problem exists with kid gangs that needs to be dealt with, so Green Lantern visits a social worker to learn about the causes of juvenile delinquency and why kids like them want to emulate criminal gangs.

Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite and Atom enlist the aid of the JJSA to help in the matter and they enlist Don Brent to infiltrate the gang. At the same time, Hawkman and the Flash bring Eddie Brent to justice for their near-murder.

And the Junior Claws discover Don Brent is a mole, so they tie him to railroad tracks to try and scare him.
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Keywords:
Gotham City; Riversend

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich, pencils originally credited to Frank Giacoia and inks originally credited to John Belfi.

Oddity: In Part 1, Don Brent lives on Forest Lane, but in this part (2), he lives on Hooper Street! Later in this part, it is stated that a Mrs. Peters lives on Hooper Street, the mother of one of the Junior Claws.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Keep It Under Your Hat (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Cliff Rhodes (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story did NOT appear in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Ton o' Fun / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Plight of a Nation! (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Alex Toth
Inks:
Alex Toth
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Julia Brent (Don's sister); The Junior Justice Society [Don Brent; rest un-named]; The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); rest un-unamed]; The Junior Crimson Claws [Chick Brent (Don's brother); Lefty; rest un-named] (villains, all reform)
Synopsis:
The Flash trails Eddie to the Crimson Claw's HQ, then uses Wonder Woman's mental radio to alert the rest of the JSA to its location while he attempts to keep the gang busy until they arrive. At the same time, the Junior Claws are damaging property to blame it on a rival gang, and an exposion draws authorities while the adult gang commits a crime. But the JSA is on hand to round them up.

The JJSA and Julia save Don's life, then duke it out with the Junior Claws. But Wonder Woman steps in with the Magic Sphere to reveal the future of the juveniles, which encourages them to reform.
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Gotham City; Magic Sphere; Mental Radio; Power Ring; Riversend School

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Nips / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jack of All Trades / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks:
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Harry Lampert

Genre:
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [The Justice Society of America Tackles the Problem of Juvenile Delinquency!]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Plight of a Nation! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Plight of a Nation! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' Fun
  5. 4. Keep It Under Your Hat
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Ton o' Fun
  7. 6. The Plight of a Nation! (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    Nips
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
    Jack of All Trades
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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