(December 1948 - January 1949)

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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

The Junior Justice Society of America message in this issue is in the Flash code. This is the only JSA story to occur in Hollywood.

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


Evil Star Over Hollywood! (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 [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (inset); Black Canary [Dinah Drake] (inset); The Atom [Al Pratt] (inset); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (inset); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset); Evil Star [Guy Pompton] (villain, introduction)
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich. Previously both Irwin Hasen and Bob Oksner were suggested as possibilities.

Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 1) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen (also splash)
Inks:
Bob Oksner (also splash)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
AS 44

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Fred T. Fanum (film producer); Miss Forbes (Fanum's Secretary); Tom Colway (actor); Mr. Benton (movie director); Pete (camerman); Bob Hope (cameo); Bing Crosby (cameo); Humphrey Bogart (cameo); Lauren Bacall (cameo); Peter Lorre (cameo); Evil Star [Guy Pompton]
Synopsis:
A new crime expose film, "Thief in the Night," is in production when one of the cast disappears during a scene. Soon, producer Fred Fanum gets a warning note from a criminal named "Evil Star" to stop production at once, so Fanum calls in the JSA to investigate. Fanum tells them how a mysterious writer started providing only parts of the script so that production could begin, but he had not seen the final part. Dr. Mid-Nite deduces that the script may be factual, exposing the activities of a real criminal, probably Evil Star, who would stop at nothing to halt production on the film.
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Hollywood; Stellar Pictures

Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 2) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 13 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]]; Mr. Benton (movie director); Jimmy (cameraman); Tom Colway's un-named double (actor); Mr. Summers (movie director); Jimmy Stewart (cameo); Barry Fitzgerald (cameo); Evil Star [Guy Pompton] (villain, movie rental agency owner)
Synopsis:
At Lake Arrowhead, Evil Star and his gang suddenly appear on the set, but Flash and Dr. Mid-Nite battle them and chase Evil Star into an office, where they are captured.

Elsewhere, a comedy sequence is being shot when Hawkman and Wonder Woman discover that a gun is loaded with real bullets, and that the "Keystone Cops" are really Evil Star's gang. The villain over-powers the duo.

At Stellar Studios, Atom and Black Canary are on the set as Fanum instructs Guy Pompton to secure props for the next scene. When Evil Star sneaks away with silver ingots, the duo are lured into a trap.
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Keywords:
Golden Lasso; Lake Arrowhead; Stellar Studios

Indexer Notes

Pencil credit from Craig Delich, previously credited to Arthur F. Peddy.

Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 3) (Table of Contents)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script:
John Broome
Pencils:
Irwin Hasen
Inks:
Bob Oksner
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]]; Ned Jenkins (Postmaster, Mayor, Police Chief of Faberville); Harold Forbes (Pompton's Secretary); Evil Star [Guy Pompton] (villain)
Synopsis:
GL visits a ghost town where the scripts to "Thief in the Night" had been mailed from, and discovers the author at work, when Evil Star knocks the Emerald Crusader out. When he recovers, he and the other JSA members find themselves securely bound on the front row of a private theatre.....facing a knife-throwing machine, whose weapons are aimed at the JSAer's chests. G.L. muses that if all members move one way together, the knives thrown will miss them entirely, which proves true. The JSA return to the studios and accuse Pompton of being Evil Star, a battle ensues and he is captured.
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Keywords:
Faberville; Golden Lasso; Hollywood; Power Ring; Stellar Studios

Indexer Notes

Inker credit from Craig Delich, previously credited to Bernard Sachs.

The Puzzle of the Pacific (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Ted Udall [as Charles King] (signed)
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
adventure

Indexer Notes

Writer identified by Craig Delich (March 2006).

This text story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

When the Moon Fell (Table of Contents)

Johnny Peril Surprise Story / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Johnny Peril

Indexer Notes

This story was NOT reprinted in the Archives.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Evil Star Over Hollywood!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 1)
    The Justice Society of America
  3. 2. Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 2)
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Evil Star Over Hollywood (Part 3)
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. The Puzzle of the Pacific
  6. 5. When the Moon Fell
    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:
  • Jon Ingersoll