(June-July 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

Black Canary replaces Johnny Thunder.

All notes, synopses and credit verifications by Craig Delich.


The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Alex Toth (signed)
Inks:
Alex Toth (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]
Reprints:
Keywords:
Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Liberty Train; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Washington Monument

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Alex Toth (splash only); Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Alex Toth (splash only); Frank Giacoia
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Bill (pilot); Steve (pilot); Wally (train engineer); un-named FBI official; The Harlequin [Molly Mayne] (villain, reforms); The Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard [William I. Zard]; The Fiddler [Issac Bowin]; Sportsmaster [Lawrence "Crusher" Crock]; Huntress [Paula Brooks]; The Icicle [Dr. Joar Mahkent]] (villains)
Synopsis:
The famous Liberty Train mysteriously disappears and Black Canary calls a meeting of the JSA. But they have disappeared because they are the prisoners of the New Injustice Society. The Canary finds the Harlequin at JSA HQ and, before they know it, the Icicle freezes them both and takes them to the gang's HQ. Harlequin uses her special glasses to hypnotize the JSA back to their old selves, and when they return to theor senses, they discover that the Injustice Society plans to steal four of America's greatest treasures. The JSA vows to stop them from doing so.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Cold Ray Gun; Declaration of Independence; Emancipation Proclamation; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Gotham Central Station; Gotham City; Liberty Train; Mind-Eraser; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Star-Spangled Banner; Washington Monument

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich.

The splash page replicates the cover.

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Arthur F. Peddy
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; un-named Police Lieutenant; The Injustice Society of the World [Sportsmaster [Lawrence "Crusher" Crock]; The Wizard [William I. Zard]; The Fiddler [Issac Bowin]; The Huntress [Paula Brooks]; The Icicle [Dr. Joar Mahkent]] (villains)
Synopsis:
Hawkman attempts to stop the Wizard from taking Old Ironsides, but is stopped by a snapping noise, putting him under the villain's control.

At Liberty Hall, the Fiddler steals the Freedom Bell, and stops Dr. Mid-Nite and Wonder Woman in the process.

The Huntress manages to use circus elephants to load Plymouth Rock into a truck, but the Flash and Atom stop her getaway. However, she manages to put the pair back into their mind-eraser state.

The Icicle uses a super ram-jet to haul away the Washington Monument and put GL back into a trance.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Fiddle Car; Freedom Bell; Golden Lasso; Liberty Hall; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; South Boston Navy Yards; Super Ram-Jet; Washington D.C.; Washington Monument

No More Favors (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall (signed)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

The Case of the Patriotic Crimes (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman]; Slugger Trenton (baseball player); un-named stadium announcer; Bob (baseball game attendee); The Harlequin [Molly Mayne] (villain, reforms); The Injustice Society of the World [The Wizard [William I. Zard]; The Huntress [Paula Brooks]; The Sportsmaster [Lawrence "Crusher" Crock]; The Icicle [Dr. Joar Mahkent]; The Fiddler [Issac Bowin]] (villains)
Synopsis:
Harlequin and Black Canary discover the Freedom Train stashewd in a tunnel, but are over-powered by the Wizard. They are taken to the crook's HQ, where Harlequin is unable to restore the JSA with her glasses, and all are lowered into a mine to die.

The Injustice Society takes the ram-jet to Gotham Stadium and removes the stadium to an area where the treasures are stored so the crowd can vote on the best crime, the winner to be the group's leader.

The JSA shakes off the mind-eraser and confronts the villains for final battle. Later, at JSA HQ, Black Canary is made a member of the JSA.
Reprints:
Keywords:
Freedom Bell; Freedom Train; Golden Lasso; Gotham City; Gotham Stadium; Old Ironsides; Plymouth Rock; Power Ring; Washington Monument

Indexer Notes

At the conclusion of this story, there is a full-page "All-Star Daily Extra" newspaper shown with the headline "Black Canary Inducted into Justice Society of America!" There is also a code message shown (in her code) about the story in the following issue, as well as a coupon for readers to use to join the Junior Justice Society of America. Black Canary will be the last new member admitted to the JSA during the original All-Star run.

This page is NOT reprinted in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes! (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. No More Favors
  5. 4. The Case of the Patriotic Crimes (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll