(August-September 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:
Whitney Ellsworth; 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

Hawkman sports a new cowl and the Atom dons a completely new uniform beginning with this issue. This is the last issue of All-Star to carry the old cover logo designed by Sheldon Mayer. The Junior Justice Society of America secret message is in the Green Lantern code.

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


The Man Who Hated Science! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Irwin Hasen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Alchemist [Zobar Zodiac]
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Keywords:
Perpetual Motion Machine

The Man Who Hated Science! (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 9 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]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; un-named judge; un-named prosecuting attorney; Galio (scholar, includes flashback, death); Christopher Columbus (mention only); Professor Zabor Zodiac (villain, scientist, narrator)
Synopsis:
Professor Zodiac, charged with murder, tells the court the story of Galio, a 15th Century scholar who discovered the Four Wonders of Alchemy, took the Elixir of Youth to remain young, but saw it wear off in the 20th Century. So he hid the Four Wonders, then went to the JSA to tell them where he had hid the items, which he did before he keeled over dead. However, Zodiac was in another room and overheard the conversation, and rushed out to find the objects, leaving his personal gold cane behind. The JSA realize they must find the objects before Zodiac does.
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Keywords:
Elixir of Youth; Four Wonders of Alchemy (Philosopher's Stone; Globe newspaper; Gotham City; Gotham University; Lifetime magazine; secret of perpetual motion); Universal Solvent

Indexer Notes

The splash page by Peddy and Sachs was based on Hasen's cover, which is nearly identical.

The Man Who Hated Science (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 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]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Horace Albrook (millionaire, death); Jameson (Albrook's butler); The Alchemist [Professor Zabor Zodiac] (villain)
Synopsis:
Professor Zodiac uses a special invention to scan 100 newspapers at a time, and discovers his first clue in the Gotham Globe that an odd occurance at the Gotham Terminal may mean the Philosopher's Stone may be there, so he disguises himself as The Alchemist and heads there. The Flash and Hawkman have the same idea and run into him at the terminal, but are captured.

A millionaire discovers the Universal Solvent and is disintegrated, but the news alerts the Alchemist, Atom and Dr. Mid-nite, who race to the man's home. A struggle ensues, but the Alchemist overcomes the duo.
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Keywords:
Gotham City; Gotham Globe; Gotham Terminal

The Man Who Hated Science (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Jimmy (top-spinning contestant); Professor Michels (of Gother University); The Alchemist [Professor Zabor Zodiac] [also as an un-named contest judge] (villain)
Synopsis:
The Alchemist discovers the Top of Perpetual Motion at a top-spinning contest, but must battle Wonder Woman and Black Canary until the villain claims the top and overcomes them.

Zodiac's testimony at the trial is interrupted again by some youngsters claiming to be the JSA, who are ushered out of court, and Zodiac continues his story, telling of a professor who accidently discovers the Elixir of Youth in a flower bed. GL attempts to capture the Alchemist, who throws his last alchemo-bomb at the Emerald Crusader, freezing the ray of his ring, and allowing the Alchemist to capture him.
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Keywords:
Alchemo Bomb; Gotham City; Gotham Square Garden; Gotham University; Power Ring

Descent into Wonderland (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
adventure; fantasy-supernatural

Indexer Notes

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archive.

The Man Who Hated Science! (Part 4) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; un-named judge; The Alchemist [Professor Zabor Zodiac] (villain, death); Zodiac's Alchemy Army (villains)
Synopsis:
The JSA members awake, tied to the Perpetual Motion Machine, and The Alchemist doffs his disguise and heads back to Gotham to surrender to the Police for the murder of Michaels and to demand a trial, knowing that the JSA will not be able to appear to testify against him. His testimony judges him guilty and he is sentenced to death.

The JSA members drink the youth elixir, escape the perpetual motion machine and arrive at the courtroom in time for Zodiac to throw an alchemo bomb at them to retore them to adults. After a battle, Zodiac attempts to escape by plane, but crashes and dies.
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Keywords:
Alchemo-Bomb; Gotham City

Indexer Notes

Oddity: the splash on page 26 displays only 5 JSA members tied to the perpetual motion machine

[Kismet] (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril Surprise Story / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
Howard Purcell ?
Pencils:
Howard Purcell
Inks:
Howard Purcell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

This story does NOT appear in the Archive.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Man Who Hated Science!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. The Man Who Hated Science! (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. The Man Who Hated Science (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. The Man Who Hated Science (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. Descent into Wonderland
  6. 5. The Man Who Hated Science! (Part 4)
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [Kismet]
    Johnny Peril Surprise Story
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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