([July] 1997)

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Volume
3
Price
49.95 USD; 70.95 CAD
Pages
248
On-sale Date
1997-05-29
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-370-3 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941202563 00311
Editing
Bob Kahan (editor); Jim Spivey (associate editor); Sheldon Mayer (original editor); Ted Udall (original editor)
Color
color
Paper Stock
glossy paper
Binding
hardcover with glossy paper dustjacket
Publishing Format
collected edition

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

Sheldon Mayer also credited as co-plotter of the main stories in this volume.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Dave Gibbons
Inks
Dave Gibbons
Colors
Dave Gibbons
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

Foreword: "This Means War!" A Personal and Historical Note (Table of Contents: 1)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! (Table of Contents: 2)

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

Pencils
Sheldon Moldoff; Howard Sherman (Dr. Fate head); E. E. Hibbard (Johnny Thunder head); Stan Asch (Dr. Mid-Nite head); Bernard Baily (Spectre head); Harry Peter (Wonder Woman head); Jack Burnley (Starman head); Ben Flinton (Atom head); Cliff Young (Sandman head)
Inks
Sheldon Moldoff; Howard Sherman (Dr. Fate head); E. E. Hibbard (Johnny Thunder head); Stan Asch (Dr. Mid-Nite head); Bernard Baily (Spectre head); Harry Peter (Wonder Woman head); Jack Burnley (Starman head); Ben Flinton (Atom head); Cliff Young (Sandman head)
Colors
?
Letters
?

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

Art credits from Craig Delich, confirmed by Sheldon Moldoff, who did the basic cover scene.

[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 3)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Johnny Thunder; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (inset on splash page, not in introduction); Hooty (an owl)
Synopsis
Each of the members shows up to the regularly scheduled meeting with the Pearl Harbor attack on their minds, and each of them (except the Spectre, because he is a ghost) has decided to join the military, but can't figure out a way to tell the others. Spectre vows to keep busy on the home front while the others go ahead and enlist.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! 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]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Major Nichols; Carolyn Williams (movie star); the Japanese
Synopsis
Hawkman is assigned to the Interceptor Coast Command and attends flying school as Carter Hall. His girlfriend, Shiera, has joined the nurses and is heading out on a convoy to the Philippines. Suddenly, there is an enemy attack at the air base and Hall switches to Hawkman to help battle the enemy. After whipping them, the Feathered Fury learns that there may be an attack on the convoy Shiera left with, so he is sent out to make sure it arrives safely in the Philippines.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Interlude] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Diana Prince
Synopsis
Hawkman lands on the ship Shiera is assigned to and meets Diana Prince, whom he already knows to be Wonder Woman. Shiera then confides in her that Carter Hall and Hawkman are one and the same person.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Harry Peter
Inks
Harry Peter
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; unnamed USMC Major; the Japanese
Synopsis
Diana is assigned to the ambulance corps and rides one out to the beaches where she begins to treat wounded soldiers. Suddenly there is a Japanese attack, so she switches to Wonder Woman and rounds up the entire invading force!
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; the Japanese
Synopsis
Having proved to be able to fire artillery accurately, Wes Dodds is immediately dispatched to where the action is. Turned down for guard duty, he decides instead, as the Sandman, to keep watch for enemy movements. Finding a captured two-man sub in the harbor loaded with fuel and torpedoes, he discovers a fleet of Japanese carriers. He telegraphs the Japanese that a U.S. fleet is approaching and all of them scatter. He then boards one and destroys all the airplanes aboard.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 8)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ben Flinton
Inks
Ben Flinton
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Lieutenant Gordon; the Japanese
Synopsis
Al Pratt is assigned to the tank corps, and he passes all tests brilliantly, then asks for the most dangerous assignment available. He is told that the Japanese have broken through Allied lines at Kota Bharu, and he'll need to take his company forward to that position at the front. Finding his unit out maneuvered, Al changes to the Atom and uses brute strength to deal with the Japanese tanks and capture the enemy.
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Outlaw Plane (Table of Contents: 9)

Hop Harrigan / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Evelyn Gaines ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Prop Wash; unnamed spies
Synopsis
A new military bomber has just taken off and is followed closely by Tank. Suddenly a black plane appears on the scene and attacks it. Hop decides to jump in a plane and go after the attacker.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; the Japanese
Synopsis
Kent Nelson has volunteered for the Army Parachute Troops and graduates from its school. Aboard an airplane for their first mission to assist a surrounded Marine division, the parachutists are being shot out of the sky by the Japanese before they can even safely land, so Nelson changes into Dr. Fate on the way down and saves the day.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 11)

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]; Myra Mason; Hooty (an owl); Dr. Benson; the Japanese
Synopsis
Just as Charles McNider tries to decide which unit of the armed forces he is going to join up with, and if they will accept a blind man, he gets a call that a Pacific research hospital has been bombed and Dr. Benson, one of McNider's friends, has been fatally wounded and asks McNider to come and take over his work. While on duty one evening, Hooty warns the doctor of approaching enemy planes, and he changes to the Man of Midnight and helps deal with averting the attack.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 12)

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]; Ash (one of Ted's fellow pilots); the Japanese
Synopsis
Ted Knight becomes an Air Force pilot at Randolph Field unaware that the Japanese, a few miles away, are plotting a devastating attack on the base. Changing to Starman, Knight takes on the approaching planes, dispatching many with his gravity rod, and help from a fellow pilot that became ill attempting to fly a plane.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 13)

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]; Commander Sewell; a renegade spy; the Japanese
Synopsis
Johnny joins the Navy and is assigned to an aircraft carrier, where he makes one blunder after another. Commander Sewell decides to give brother John an assignment he can handle: handing a picture in his room. In a series of misadventures, Johnny unknowingly uncovers a plot to blow up the ship.
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[The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 14)

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 [Johnny Thunder; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Starman [Ted Knight]]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]
Synopsis
A group of Army brass is arguing about the feats of the JSA members when the Navy shows up with Johnny, commending him as well. So they decide to bring together all eight members (plus Wonder Woman), and decide who did the best job. In the final analysis, they decide the JSA is doing TOO well in their jobs, showing up all of the other regular Army soldiers, Marines and sailors. So, it is decided that the JSA will become the Justice Battalion of America for the duration of the war.
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[The Black Dragon Menace] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Pencils
Jack Burnley
Inks
Jack Burnley
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Justice Society of America pursues victory for America and democracy!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Johnny Thunder; Starman [Ted Knight]]
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Introduction] (Table of Contents: 16)

The Justice Society of America / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (volunteer secretary)]; The Black Dragon Society
Synopsis
The leader of the secret Black Dragon Society has targeted America's secret weapons as their next area of operation. Meanwhile, at the regular JSA meeting, Chairman Hawkman announces that Wonder Woman has volunteered to be the group's Secretary for the rest of the war. The War Department has asked the Justice Battalion to investigate the threat of the Black Dragon Society and their messenger notifies them that eight inventors have been overcome and their inventions stolen. The Battalion members are each given sealed envelopes containing information on tracking down these items.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 17)

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 Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); unnamed inventor; unnamed agents of the Black Dragon Society (villains)
Synopsis
Hawkman must locate and secure a giant propeller guided by the human brain. Once he finds it, he must stop it from being used to drop bombs on New York. He does and uses the propeller to destroy the Japanese dragon sect's castle lair, when suddenly the Thunderbolt whisks him away to...?
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 18)

The Justice Society of America; 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]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Ivoren (inventor); Black Dragon Society
Synopsis
The Sandman jumps in his Sandcar and heads for a desolate spot in northern New England in order to track down and secure the lost "Greek Fire" which can burn on water. He finds and rescues the kidnapped inventor, but is overcome by treachery, and thrown into a flaming lake. Using a supply of sand, he is able to put out a small portion of the fire, release himself from his bonds and rout the surprised Japanese before being whisked away by Johnny's Thunderbolt.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ben Flinton
Inks
Ben Flinton
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Eben Garner (inventor of powerful explosive); Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
The Atom heads for San Francisco and first meets with an assistant who developed an explosive so powerful, a single grain could blow up a ship. Atom learns that the Black Dragon intends to blow up the whole city of San Francisco. A Japanese-American agrees to lead the Atom to the hideout of the sect, where he changes to Al Pratt, disguises himself as one of the workmen tunneling under the city, changes back to his fighting togs, then finishes off the enemy before the Thunderbolt comes for him.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 20)

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 Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Weldon (inventor of dirigible); Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
Starman is hot on the trail of the Black Dragon when he suddenly spots a giant dirigible with the stolen U.S. dive bombers hanging from it, ready to launch an attack. The Astral Avenger succeeds in destroying several before they climb beyond his range into the stratosphere. He lands at a lab and constructs a device that will keep him warm in those altitudes, then heads back out to finish the job. Just as he succeeds, up pops the Thunderbolt to take him to Johnny.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 21)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bernard Klein
Inks
Bernard Klein
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Cliff Dwellers; Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
Doctor Fate discovers the invention he is to recover out in the desert: a gigantic tank with a long-barreled flame thrower attached, and he dispatches it very quickly. Unknown to Fate, the Japanese have taken American Indian women and children hostage, forcing the men to try to re-take the tank from the Man of Magic. They overcome him with gas and capture the tank. After Fate recovers, he tracks down the Japanese and takes them on, with some help from the Indians. As he is being thanked, Fate is carried away by the Thunderbolt.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 22)

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); Myra Mason; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Dr. Stander (inventor); Dr. Smallheimer [aka Dr. Small]; Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite's assignment is to find a Dr. Stander, inventor of an Y-Ray that can heal wounds and save lives. Not knowing where to look, Mid-Nite goes to the professor's lab, forges a note in Stander's hand and places it in a safe in the lab, which is found by the Police. A notice is put in the newspapers that Charles McNider has a copy of the formula for the Y-Ray, so the Black Dragon hunts him down and imprisons him with the good professor. McNider changes to Dr. Mid-Nite and defeats the Dragon as Stander destroys his invention, and soon after the Thunderbolt arrives on his urgent task.
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Mystery Island (Table of Contents: 23)

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

Script
Evelyn Gaines ?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; the Japanese
Synopsis
Hop and Tank investigate a mysterious light coming from a supposedly uninhabited bean-shaped island.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Bernard Baily (signed)
Inks
Bernard Baily (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Bernard Baily

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Charles Reagan (inventor); Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
The Japanese have kidnapped Charles Reagan, inventor of the amazing rocket-bomb, and are holding him in a submarine submerged in the murky depths trying to pry information out of him. He relents and tells his captors how to build the device, which they do, and they send it on its way to Chicago. The Spectre spots it, diverts it to Japan, then rescues the inventor, and captures the sub before the Thunderbolt shows up.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 25)

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]; Black Dragon Society agents
Synopsis
When Johnny opens his orders, he discovers that the War Department wants him to stay out of the situation completely! Angry, Johnny says the magic words and declares to the Thunderbolt that he'd like to be in the thick of things, and the Thunderbolt promptly drops him into the lap of the Black Dragons. They try every which way to dispose of Johnny, including several clones of him the T-Bolt whips up, until Johnny finally tells the Thunderbolt to get help from the other members before they succeed.
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[The Black Dragon Menace, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 26)

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 [Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Major McNichols (of U.S. Army Intelligence); The Black Dragon Society (villains)
Synopsis
The Justice Battalion members arrive, save Johnny and round up the other members of the sect. Johnny and the rest then meet with Wonder Woman the next day to file their report of this adventure.
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Shanghaied into Space! (Table of Contents: 27)

The Justice Society of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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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[Shanghaied into Space! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 28)

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; Gootsden (rocket engineer); Hideki Tojo; Herman Göring; Dr. Joseph Goebbels; Nazis
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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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 29)

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 (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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 30)

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); Kafta
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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 31)

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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 32)

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 (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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 33)

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]; Kagar of the northern Martians; northern Martians; Butor (Kagar of the southern Martians); southern Martians
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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 34)

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; the Furred Ones
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.
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Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

Turtles and T.N.T. (Table of Contents: 35)

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
Synopsis
A Japanese prisoner relates to General Smithers about how Hop Harrigan and Tank Tinker helped to destroy a secret Japanese submarine base.
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Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 36)

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" (an anteater)
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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 37)

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; the men of Venus; The Meteor Men; Solaris
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.
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[Shanghaied into Space! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 38)

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]]; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Dr. Gootsden; Nazi spies
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.
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Food for Starving Patriots! (Table of Contents: 39)

The Justice Society of America / cover reprint (on interior page) / 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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 40)

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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 41)

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; Nazis
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 42)

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]; Nazis
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 43)

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]; Hilda; Nazis
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 44)

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]; Adolf Hitler; Herman Göring; Nazis
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 45)

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); Nazis
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 46)

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]; Nazis
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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Indexer Notes

Art and letters credits from Craig Delich. Art credits reversed in volume.

The Statue of Buddha (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker; Mitsui Mato (spy); the Japanese
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 48)

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
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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[Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 49)

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; Nazis
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!
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Keywords
Greece

Indexer Notes

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

[Food for Starving Patriots! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 50)

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!
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The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 51)

illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Biographies (Table of Contents: 52)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid, Dale Crain; Jerry Bails; Steve Rowe
Colors
?
Letters
typeset
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. Foreword: "This Means War!" A Personal and Historical Note
  3. 2. The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan!
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  5. 4. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  6. 5. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Interlude]
    The Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman
  8. 7. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  9. 8. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  10. 9. Outlaw Plane
    Hop Harrigan
  11. 10. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  12. 11. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  13. 12. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  14. 13. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  15. 14. [The Justice Society Joins the War on Japan! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  16. 15. [The Black Dragon Menace]
    The Justice Society of America
  17. 16. [The Black Dragon Menace, Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  18. 17. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  19. 18. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; Sandman
  20. 19. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  21. 20. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  22. 21. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  23. 22. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  24. 23. Mystery Island
    Hop Harrigan
  25. 24. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  26. 25. [The Black Dragon Menace, Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  27. 26. [The Black Dragon Menace, Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  28. 27. Shanghaied into Space!
    The Justice Society of America
  29. 28. [Shanghaied into Space! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  30. 29. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  31. 30. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  32. 31. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  33. 32. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  34. 33. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  35. 34. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  36. 35. Turtles and T.N.T.
    Hop Harrigan
  37. 36. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  38. 37. [Shanghaied into Space! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Wonder Woman
  39. 38. [Shanghaied into Space! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  40. 39. Food for Starving Patriots!
    The Justice Society of America
  41. 40. [Food for Starving Patriots! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  42. 41. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  43. 42. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  44. 43. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  45. 44. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  46. 45. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  47. 46. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  48. 47. The Statue of Buddha
    Hop Harrigan
  49. 48. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 7]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  50. 49. [Food for Starving Patriots! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  51. 50. [Food for Starving Patriots! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  52. 51. The Junior Justice Society of America
  53. 52. Biographies
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