(October-November 1942)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-08-18
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

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Dr. Fate, though listed on the cover, does not appear in this issue in order to accommodate a special Wonder Woman chapter.


Shanghaied into Space! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
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Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.33 page (report information)

The Torch of Liberty (Table of Contents: 2)

Good Books Worth Reading / text article / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
Josette Frank
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Inside front cover.

[Shanghaied into Space! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Johnny Thunder; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary)]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Gootsden (villain, rocket engineer); Hideki Tojo? (villain); Herman Göring (villain); Dr. Joseph Goebbels (villain); un-named Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Speaking to some of his officers, Adolf Hitler demands that something be done about the Justice Battalion, and a Nazi engineer says he has a way to accomplish that task: by rocketing the members into space and to other planets in the solar system by the use of special rocketships he has designed for interplanetary travel. Meanwhile the JSA is meeting in their HQ when they are suddenly overcome by gas pumped into the room by Nazi agents, placed into the rockets and shot into space.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page replicates the cover.

The JSA is also referred to as the new Justice Battalion in this issue.

Dr. Fate, and the Honorary Members: Superman, Batman, The Flash and Green Lantern, are listed on the roll call, but do not appear in the story. Dr. Fate is mentioned, however, as wanting to be excused from the meeting because of an important mission.

Story later adapted in All-Star Squadron #50.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff [as Shelly] (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Aka (President of Akania); Aklara Tribunal; Ysult (Daughter of Hora); Hora (villain, Regent of Horra)
Synopsis
Hawkman wakens to find himself in a rocketship and getting ready to crash-land on Saturn. Exiting the ship before then, he sees a man being menaced by a vulture and saves his life. Hearing that the population is being menaced by a tyrant named Hora, Hawkman agrees to lend his services to the populace. He defeats them, is rewarded with a leaden box of radium, and rockets back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Akania; Saturn

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #52.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Cliff Young (signed)
Inks
Cliff Young (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Ulala (King of Uranus); unnamed Royal astronomer; Kafta (villain, death)
Synopsis
Sandman finds himself heading toward Uranus, a planet so cold that the population's brains are housed in bodies of crystal! When Sandman lands on the planet, the lack of oxygen nearly kills him until a citizen rescues him with an oxygo-tank. In gratitude, Sandman agrees to help the King of the planet battle his nemesis, Kafta, the evil one, and defeats him. The King presents Sandman with a crystal that cures brain cancer and books that explain its use, which come in handy for reading on the long trip back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Uranus

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #55.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 6)

The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hydara (ruler of subterranean Neptune)
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite lands on Neptune, and spots some sort of a man-built communications system. He is met by several creatures and taken to meet Hydara, ruler of the subterranean people and made a slave. Just then, a person runs in and states that he has caught the dreaded plague that has been killing off his people. Dr. Mid-Nite deduces that they merely have the measles, which he can easily cure. He asks for herbs and makes a solution that the people can absorb through their feet-roots. As a reward, he is given a complete set of books describing their secrets of plant growth and surgical work.
Reprints
Keywords
Neptune

Indexer Notes

Adapted in All-Star Squadron #56.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 7)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; the Jovians (men of metal); Dr. Gootsden (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
Starman is rescued by metal men of Jupiter, show him what had happened to the JSA back on Earth, then tell him that they are doomed because some mysterious force is eating the planet. Starman builds a giant gravity rod and uses it to fling the dangerous foreign matter into space. Thankful to him, Starman is given books that tell how to treat metal so it can be woven into cloth, or made transparent as glass or entirely invisible! Starman then uses the force of the giant gravity rod to propel his ship back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Gravity Rod; Jupiter; the red spot (live quicksand)

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

Green Lantern / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Mutt & Jeff / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; unnamed Kagar of the Northern Martians; northern Martians; Butor (villain, Kagar of the southern Martians); southern Martians (villains)
Synopsis
Atom finds himself crash-landing on the planet Mars, and, strangely enough, he finds it to be like a garden paradise! He also discovers, because of the low gravity, he can jump and fly like Superman. He comes upon two groups battling and decides to fight for the weaker guys. As a reward, the inhabitants show him the canals of Mars, which actually have water in them, and is given an Educatograph, which conducts thought knowledge into the brain. The Atom then wages war on Butor, a renegade that threatens to poison the water supply of the planet before heading back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Atmosphere Plants; Educatograph; Mars

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Bernard Baily
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Thin Ones [Fanna; rest unnamed]; the Furred Ones (villains, all reform)
Synopsis
Spectre heads towards Pluto and exits his ship before it crashes. Unaffected by the cold, he begins to fully explore the planet when he finds a man-made cover for a shaft going into the ground. shrinking, he enters the shaft, reaching a city below, and encountering a resident who believes him to be evil. He explains to the Spectre that they are menaced by the "furred ones" who inhabit in the city's square buildings. Spectre finally makes peace between the two groups. Rewarded by Pluto's scientists with the secret of making heat used for travel in cold areas, Spectre heads back to Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
Pluto

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #59.

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

Turtles and T.N.T. (Table of Contents: 13)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Brigadier General Smithers; Corporal Lacey (stenographer); the Japanese (villains)
Synopsis
A Japanese prisoner relates to General Smithers about how Hop Harrigan and Tank Tinker helped to destroy a secret Japanese submarine base.
Reprints
Keywords
La Minga Bayou; Nicaragua; Panama Canal Zone

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Hop Harrigan; All-American Flying Club / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Vultee Vanguard-P48] (Table of Contents: 15)

How to Spot Planes in the Skies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Falcon Mathieu
Pencils
Falcon Mathieu
Inks
Falcon Mathieu
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
Vultee Vanguard P-48

Indexer Notes

Script and inker credits from Craig Delich.

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Stan Asch
Inks
Stan Asch
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; giant bug creatures; the "Hungry One" (villain, an anteater, death)
Synopsis
Johnny is headed directly at the planet Mercury and only the Thunderbolt keeps Johnny from roasting alive inside. Once on the planet, Johnny encounters a giant bug-like spider, is knocked silly and taken prisoner and put into a cage. Thunderbolt saves him again, this time from a giant ant-eater, and saves the giant bug-like spiders from it as well. Johnny is rewarded with an Occelerator, a device that can be used to get information out of people.
Reprints
Keywords
Mercury; Occelerator; Say You

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #58.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17) (Expand) /

Wonder Woman / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

All-Flash / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (first draft); William Marston (re-write)
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince; aka The Oracle of Aphrodite]; Aphrodite (cameo); Queen Desira (introduction); the men of Venus; The Meteor Men [Solaris; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
The goddess Aphrodite directs the rocket bearing the unconscious Wonder Woman to the planet Venus, and the Amazon is brought before Queen Desira, who immediately recognizes her as the Oracle of Aphrodite. Wonder Woman is asked to help battle giant men-warriors, who are killing and capturing the men of the planet. In a series of desperate adventures, Wonder Woman defeats the warriors and is given the gift of magnetic hearing by the Queen.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso; Venus

Indexer Notes

Adapted into the story in All-Star Squadron #57.

Queen Desira will next be seen in the Wonder Woman story Sensation Comics #11 (November 1942).

[Shanghaied into Space! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 20)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]]; unnamed FBI agent; Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo); Dr. Gootsden (villain); Nazi spies (villains)
Synopsis
After returning from their galactic adventures, the Justice Battalion members are informed as to the whereabouts of the German spies who were responsible for rocketing them into space, and they make short work of them. Wonder Woman, now an Honorary Member of the JSA, is assigned permanent duties as Secretary for the group.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Adapted into story in All-Star Squadron #60.

[Messerschmitt ME109E] (Table of Contents: 21)

How to Spot Planes in the Skies / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Falcon Mathieu
Pencils
Falcon Mathieu
Inks
Falcon Mathieu
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
non-fiction; aviation
Keywords
Messerschmidt ME-109E

Indexer Notes

Script and inker credits by Craig Delich.

This filler is NOT found in the Archives.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 23) (Expand) /

Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Shanghaied into Space!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. The Torch of Liberty
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [Shanghaied into Space! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  6. 5. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  7. 6. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  8. 7. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  9. 8. ["Green Lantern and Doiby Dickles join the army!"]
    Green Lantern
  10. 9. ["Here we are again, boys and girls..."]
    Mutt & Jeff
  11. 10. The Junior Justice Society of America
  12. 11. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  13. 12. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  14. 13. Turtles and T.N.T.
    Hop Harrigan
  15. 14. ["Follow the adventures of Hop Harrigan..."]
    Hop Harrigan; All-American Flying Club
  16. 15. [Vultee Vanguard-P48]
    How to Spot Planes in the Skies
  17. 16. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  18. 17. ["Here it is, boys and girls!"]
    Wonder Woman
  19. 18. ["Here's good news, boys and girls..."]
    All-Flash
  20. 19. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman
  21. 20. [Shanghaied into Space! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  22. 21. [Messerschmitt ME109E]
    How to Spot Planes in the Skies
  23. 22. The Big Eight!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    Webster's Comprehensive Encyclopedic Dictionary
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Peter Croome
  • Matthew Head
  • Per Sandell
  • Craig Delich
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll