(December 1942-January 1943)

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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1942-10-17
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. On-sale date of October 23 in ad in Star Spangled Comics #15.


Food for Starving Patriots! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Specte [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
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Indexer Notes

ODDITY: Hawkman's green tights are missing on this cover.

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout (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. The first Junior Justice Society of America code message in the Hawkman code is found at the bottom of the column.

[Food for Starving Patriots! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 3)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
Synopsis
Chairman Hawkman announces to the members that two things must be accomplished quickly: 1) the freedom-loving peoples of Europe must be fed, and 2) this must be done without the knowledge of the Nazis. To accomplish this feat, Hawkman has created tiny food capsules that, once treated with a special solution, become complete dinners. Each member is to carry these capsules to a different European nation.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page is identical to the cover except for a few pieces of fruit missing.

[Food for Starving Patriots! 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]; The Sly One; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Hawkman makes his way to an occupied city in France and meets up with a willing, but skeptical underground force. However, after a good meal, they tell the Feathered Fury about the man they call "The Sly One," who fearlessly fights the Germans, but has been captured by them. Hawkman and the underground take on the Nazis in order to free him, and Hawk promises them more food will be delivered in a dud bomb marked with an "X".
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Keywords
France; R.A.F.

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Lou Ferstadt
Inks
Lou Ferstadt
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; The "Ghosts of the Polish Knights" [aka Bowmen of Mons]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Starman is headed for Poland, conquered already by the Nazis, but a nation not willing to entirely give up. He spots an ancient order of Poles called the Bowman of Mons, who at once think he is an enemy, but a good meal changes their minds. Starman volunteers to help the group free their imprisoned peoples, capture guns and weapons, and aid in the world-wide fight for freedom. Starman disguises himself as an informer and gives the Nazis a "secret code" to decipher consisting of pro baseball players batting averages. After mopping up the Nazis, Starman promises more food dropped by parachute.
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Keywords
Gravity Rod; Poland; R.A.F.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

All-Flash / public service announcement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt; also as an unnamed Gestapo officer]; unnamed Dutch boy; Hilda; unnamed Gestapo officer (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Atom arrives in Holland in disguise and helps wreck a small convoy of German vehicles, although he quickly captured and thrown into jail. Changing to his fighting togs, he bends the bars and escapes, soon meeting up with a young Dutch boy, whom he feeds along with many others. After dinner, the young boy shows the Atom Nazi artillery shells they have built, hollowed out, in which are encased maps of the locations of German secret hangers. They fire some shells where the R.A.F. can get hold of them and they arrive to bomb the hangers.
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Keywords
Holland; R.A.F.

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 9)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Howard Sherman
Inks
Howard Sherman
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson; also disguised as a Nazi Captain]; Adolf Hitler (villain); Herman Göring (villain); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Hitler is having tea leaves read which indicate a visit soon by Doctor Fate. Fate arrives in the middle of a concentration camp to secretly feed the prisoners, and then shows the prisoners how to commit sabotage against the Germans without their knowledge by mixing sand with gunpowder in their artillery shells.
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The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11) (Expand) /

Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Hooty (an owl); Martha; Eric (brother of Gunther, Martha's wife, inventor); Harriet (Eric and Martha's daughter); Gunther (mention only); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite and Hooty head for Norway, having the name of the underground leader in his possession. Upon arriving at his house, a young lady nervously tells him that the man isn't home, but the good doctor is not to be denied. After feeding the pair, the man shows Dr. Mid-Nite a special gun he has invented to fight submarines. Dr. Mid-Nite then aids he and his men in blowing up some German ammunition.
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Keywords
Narvik; Norway

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

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

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

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

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bernard Baily
Inks
Pierce Rice
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Ghostly Guardian soon arrives in Belgium near a hidden Nazi airplane hanger, noting the capture of some members of the underground. He quickly frees them, feeds them and marks a path for Allied bombers to come in and destroy the hangers.
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Keywords
Belgium; R.A.F.

Indexer Notes

Revised art credits from Craig Delich; previously reversed. Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 16) (Expand) /

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

The Statue of Buddha (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Mitsui Mato (villain, spy); the Japanese (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Hop must deal with a Japanese spy, Mitsui Mato, who is trying to figure out where Allied attacks are coming from, and to eliminate them.
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Keywords
218th Squadron; Batavia; Curtiss Kittyhawk

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

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

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 19)

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]; Gestapo agents (villains)
Synopsis
Johnny arrives in Czechoslovakia and immediately feeds members of the Czech underground. Unfortunately, a German soldier sees what is happening and Johnny asks the Thunderbolt to eliminate him. That done, Johnny secures the plans the Germans have drawn up and deals with their plan in a most unusual manner.
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Keywords
Czechoslovakia; Say You

[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

Script
Gardner Fox; Jack Kirby (partial re-write)
Pencils
Jack Kirby; Joe Simon
Inks
Howard Ferguson
Colors
?
Letters
Howard Ferguson

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Sandy [Sandy Hawkins]; Adolf Hitler (villain); unnamed Nazi Captain (villains); the Nazis (villains)
Synopsis
The Sandman and Sandy are sent to Greece, and the German commander dreams about them coming and disrupting their operation. The duo help destroy some Nazi equipment, then claim that they are turning Nazi as a ruse to further learn more of the Nazi agenda, then they crush it!
Reprints
Keywords
Greece

Indexer Notes

Sandman is assisted by his junior partner Sandy in All-Star for the 1st time (Sandy also appears in issues #15 & 19).

All credits from Craig Delich, script credit confirmed by Jack Kirby.

[Food for Starving Patriots! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Joe Gallagher
Inks
Joe Gallagher
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Johnny Thunder; Starman [Ted Knight]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder]
Synopsis
One by one the different members show up to file their reports with Hawkman...all except Johnny, who was so busy that he didn't have time to eat himself. So he grabs a handful of the capsules and downs them all at once, with distressing results!
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso

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) /

National Radio Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 24) (Expand) /

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Food for Starving Patriots!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Editorial Advisory Board
  3. 2. Kit Carson: Trail Blazer and Scout
    Good Books Worth Reading
  4. 3. [Food for Starving Patriots! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  6. 5. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
    Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    All-Flash
  9. 8. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  10. 9. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  11. 10. The Junior Justice Society of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    Ralston; Tom Mix Commandos Comics
  13. 12. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Green Lantern
  15. 14. [no title indexed]
    Mutt & Jeff
  16. 15. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  17. 16. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  18. 17. The Statue of Buddha
    Hop Harrigan
  19. 18. ["Boys and girls - I'm on the radio now..."]
    Hop Harrigan; All-American Flying Club
  20. 19. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  21. 20. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  22. 21. [Food for Starving Patriots! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  23. 22. The Big Eight!
  24. 23. [no title indexed]
    National Radio Institute
  25. 24. [no title indexed]
    American Specialty Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Merlin Haas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll