(2000 [January 2001])

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Volume
6
Price
49.95 USD; 76.00 CAD
Pages
232
On-sale Date
2000-11-22
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics
Brand
DC Archive Editions
ISBN
1-56389-636-2 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
761941202563 00611
Editing
Dale Crain (credited) (editor); Nick Napolitano (credited as Nick J. Napolitano) (associate editor); Sheldon Mayer (editor - original series)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Michael Lark (credited, signed)
Inks
Michael Lark (credited, signed)
Colors
Digital Chameleon (credited)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero

All Star Comics Archives, Volume 6 (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the cover of All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #28.

Table of Contents (Table of Contents: 2)

table of contents / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the final page of the story from All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #24.

The Golden Age of Comics Is -- Four!? (Table of Contents: 3)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Joe Kubert
Inks
Joe Kubert
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Illustration taken from the Hawkman chapter of the story from All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #25.

This Is Our Enemy! (Table of Contents: 4)

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

Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Johnny Thunder; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]
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This Is Our Enemy! [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Sergeant Dick Amber; Conscience of Man; Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo); the Nazis (villains, cameo)
Synopsis
G.L. and Flash enter JSA HQ and are welcomed back, then Hawk tells the group about Dick Amber, who is about to be drafted, and who can't see why the U.S. should be fighting Germany. Dick is told by various members the history of the German people and their attitude toward peace. That doesn't sway him until the Conscience of Man re-awakens and appears at the meeting, and tells them all that she will send Dick back through varied times of Germany's past to see for himself. A JSA member will go along, but cannot interfere, as Dick alone must make up his mind.
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Keywords
Daily Bugle

Indexer Notes

The artists for the head views on the splash page are: Hawkman by E. E. Hibbard, Wonder Woman by Harry Peter, The Flash by Lou Ferstadt, Green Lantern by Howard Purcell, Johnny Thunder by E. E. Hibbard, The Atom by Ben Flinton, Dr. Mid-Nite by Stan Asch, Wildcat by Irwin Hasen, and Mr. Terrific by Stan Asch.

Flash and Green Lantern, both honorary members, are invited back to the JSA as fighting members at the end of this issue. Wildcat and Mr. Terrific were called in by Chairman Hawkman to work on this one case only. There is debate as to whether or not these heroes were actual members of the JSA or merely guests. Wildcat even states that the two were called in on "this special case...for this one time" and neither had been made honorary members previously. The two, therefore, are listed separately from the fighting and honorary JSA members for that reason.

Conscience appears for the second and last time in this story.

[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 6)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited, signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dick Amber [as Reinhard the Fair]; Wanda (Polish girl); Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan] (cameo); Teutonic Knights (villains, some die)
Synopsis
The Hawk and Dick arrive in 1410, where Dick, as a member of the Teutonic Knights, discovers a maid in trouble and helps her, a fact that puzzles her since she is Polish, who are hated by the Germans. He explains that his culture is the right one, but, later, changes his mind when he sees his fellow Knights wanting to slaughter the Poles. He is banished, saved by Wanda, then teaches the Poles how to defeat the Knights, and the battle is won with a little help of the Feathered Fury! Then Dick is pulled into another era by Mr. Terrific, where Amber will now be known as Manfred von Klug.
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Keywords
Teutonic Knights

Wonder Woman Explains Waste Paper Salvage (Table of Contents: 7)

Wonder Woman / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

Script
William Marston
Pencils
Harry Peter (credited as H. G. Peter)
Inks
Harry Peter (credited as H. G. Peter)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
advocacy; superhero; fantasy-supernatural
Characters
Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hippolyte
Synopsis
Queen Hippolyte, having noted strange things in her Magic Sphere, asks her daughter about why Americans are trying to conserve paper. Diana explains that the Americans use paper to pack rations, cartridges and shells in it, use it to line their shoes, being used to make bomb bands, practice bombs wing tips, parachute flares, airplane signals and other essentials for war. Wonder Woman then repeats the need for all boys and girls to also collect and turn in all waste paper themselves in this effort.
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Keywords
magic sphere; paper salvage; waste paper

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich.

[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice Society of America; Mr. Terrific / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (signed as Stan Josephs) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (signed as Stan Josephs) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Dick Amber [as General Manfred von Klug]; Dr. Mid-Nite (cameo); Frederick Wilhelm [aka Emperor Frederick Wilhelm II] (villain, Manfred's cousin); Elva von Klug (traitorous villain, Manfred's wife)
Synopsis
In 1740, Manfred's cousin becomes Emperor Frederick II, and Manfred the trainer of his armies. The Emperor says he will convince the German people that other nations are plotting against Germany, giving him the right to crush them. Manfred voices his concerns, but goes ahead with the Emperor's plans. Later, as a General, he decides that he will no longer follow the Emperor's mad schemes. But Elva betrays her husband. Fortunately, Mr. Terrific lends a hand mopping up the Emperor's hit squad just before Dr. Mid-Nite shows up to take Dick Amber to yet another era of Germany's history.
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[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 9)

Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Dick Amber [as Wilhelm von Shurtleff]; The Atom [Al Pratt] (cameo); Kurt (Wilhelm's friend, death); unnamed daughter of a Prussian General; Fritz Underwurtz (villain)
Synopsis
In 1824 Dick becomes Wilhelm von Shurtleff, who attends a war academy to become an officer, and meets Fritz Underwurtz in dueling class, who thinks that obtaining a dueling scar is the true mark of a Prussian officer. Wilhelm thinks something is wrong with a German who glories in the disfigurement of someone. At the academy ball, Wilhelm's friend Kurt, distraught over not having a scar, commits suicide, and Wilhelm out-duels Fritz before Dr. Mid-Nite intervenes to protect Dick. Then The Atom appears to whisk him away to yet another era, where he becomes Helmut von Conrad.
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Keywords
Prussian War Academy

[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dick Amber [as Helmut von Conrad]; Wildcat [Ted Grant] (cameo); Otto von Bismarck (villain)
Synopsis
Dick appears in 1872 in Prussia as Helmut and finds himself holding a gun on Otto von Bismarck, calling him a liar and a cheat, reminding von Bismarck that he is his official aide, and believed the stories he was told about France's treachery towards Germany. Now privy to state secrets, Helmut learns that the supposed treachery was a lie and calls Bismarck on it. The Atom helps overcome the danger to Dick Amber, who now realizes that, if Germany continues on this course, the world will one day rise up against her. Wildcat shows up to take Dick Amber on to his next rendezvous, as Franz Unger.
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Glider Plight (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jay Marr)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; aviation
Characters
Ben Boyd (Air Scout); Jerry Ross (President of the Warren Junior Chamber of Commerce); Jink (trapper); Clem Samuels (trapper)
Synopsis
Air Scout Ben Boyd was at the controls of the Silver Swallow, which was flying from Colorado (where it had taken off from Pike's Peak) to the wheat fields near Eureka, Kansas. If he made it, it would set a U.S. record for flight! Suffering through many weather-related crises, he finally made it to the Ferris Mountains, some 275 miles from Pike's Peak, not to Eureka, as he hoped, but still setting the record he was after!
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Keywords
Black Squirrel Creek; Colorado Springs; Ferris Mountains; Pike's Peak; Silver Swallow

[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 12)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Dick Amber [as Franz Unger]; unnamed political prisoner; Johnny Thunder (cameo); Mr. Unger (villain, Franz's unnamed father); Gretchen Unger (villain, Franz's mother)
Synopsis
Germany, 1896, and Franz Unger studies chemistry in a lab because his fanatical father is forcing his son to become an officer in the chemical division of the Army. An escaped prisoner, who dared to disagree with the principles of the Pan-Germanic League, reaches the house. Mr. Unger wants to kill him, but Franz forges a document, and frees the man. Wildcat notices that Franz's father has sent men out to follow Franz, and takes care of the problem before they can harm Dick, who Johnny Thunder now takes away to the final era in Germany history, where Amber is known as Karl Wertz.
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Join the Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 14)

Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald] (cameo); Dick Amber [as Karl Wertz]; Adolf Hitler (villain, image only); German Police (villains); Nazis agents [August (Karl's friend); rest unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
Karl and Johnny in the Berlin of 1923, where he remembers that he is a veteran of WW I and was an aviator that slaughtered people without mercy. Now the Nazis are already talking about the next war. August saves Karl from the German Police, but later, when Karl discovers that a razor factory is making weapons, August is ready to kill him. But Johnny and the Thunderbolt show up and make quick work of August and his thugs, then Johnny escorts Dick Amber back to the present time at JSA HQ.
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[This Is Our Enemy! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 15)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel
Inks
Martin Naydel
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo)]; Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloan]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Conscience of Man
Synopsis
Conscience asks Dick if his views are now changed after all of his experiences, and he confesses he has finally learned the truth about German war-mongering, and that it must be stopped for the good of the world! Therefore he will enter the Army. Conscience tells the members that they have a responsibility to now inform the world of the truth learned by Dick Amber. And their solution is the "Formula for a Lasting Peace," which was signed by all the regular members of the JSA and Wonder Woman, Secretary.
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Indexer Notes

The last page of the story features the illustrated 4-point "Formula for a Lasting Peace."

Art credited in error to Stan Aschmeier.

The Forgotten Crime! (Table of Contents: 16)

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

Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]
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Indexer Notes

Cover art credits from Craig Delich. Martin Naydel drew the Flash and Green Lantern figures, which were pasted over the Spectre and Starman figures on this cover.

The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 17)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]; Tim Kimball (amnesiac)
Synopsis
The JSA note the body of a man slumped on the floor of their HQ, looking as if he'd been in an auto accident, and mumbling that Rob Victor is innocent of murdering Ted Kimball 20 years earlier. Hawkman questions the man who says he has clues in his possession that may tell who he is as well as possibly uncovering what had happened to the D.A.. The JSA decides to follow the clues to 1) discover who their visitor really is, and 2) see if they can prove Rob Victor innocent. Unknown to the JSA, a hooded figure outside a window has sworn to get every member before they can learn the truth.
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Indexer Notes

The addition of Naydel to the art credits by Craig Delich.

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 18)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited) (signed as Kubert)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited) (signed as Kubert)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; unnamed housekeeper for the Kimball's (also in flashback); Tim Kimball (flashback); Rob Victor (flashback); Doris Black (flashback); Martini (villain, jeweler); Big Hunk's gang (villains)
Synopsis
Possessing a silver belt buckle as his only clue, the Hawk visits Martini, a famous jeweler who is taken aback when he sees the buckle, who tells Hawk that he may learn more about it from the person he sold it to who lives at the old Kimball country home. When Hawk arrives, he is knocked out, but later captures them. Then he visits the Kimball house and talks to the housekeeper, who was a witness to the murder of Tim Kimball. Before Hawkman heads back to JSA HQ, she tells him that she doesn't know what happened to the District Attorney in the case, who mysteriously disappeared after the trial.
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Keywords
Kimball Country Home

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 19)

Green Lantern; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier); Martin Naydel (Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier); Martin Naydel (Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; unnamed newspaper reporter; Doris Black (also in flashback); unnamed prison warden; Rob Victor (flashback); Tim Kimball (flashback); gang of thugs (villains)
Synopsis
G.L.'s clue is a wallet with "From Boots to Doe" embossed on it, and shows it to a newspaper reporter who had covered the murder. He tells G.L. that the wallet was a birthday gift from Doris Black to Tim Kimball, but that he doesn't have a clue as to who "Boots" is unless it was Kimball. He tells of the quarrel over Doris, but says he should see Doris herself. As G.L. leaves, he is suddenly attacked by several men, but he quickly mops them up. He visits Doris, who recounts that night, then visits the prison warden who tells G.L. that Rob Victor escaped prison two years after being jailed.
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Keywords
Power Ring

Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and illustrated featuring the Starman by Asch. Naydel drew Green Lantern figures that were pasted over the Starman figures. The last panel on page 3 clearly shows that G.L.'s hand once held the Gravity Rod.

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 20)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Jabez Smith (Kimball's butler); Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]; unnamed District Attorney (flashback); gang of thugs (villains)
Synopsis
The Atom's clue is a scarf, so he heads for Bleak Point, where the Kimball's former butler, Jabez Smith, lives. But Atom is jumped by several men, but he takes care of them all, while unknowingly being watched by a mysterious red-hooded figure. The scarf is shown to Smith, which he says was a gift by him to Tim Kimball, and says that he is in possession of the murder weapon, owned by Hengast Kimball and having just one bullet. Just then, the hooded figure grabs and makes off with the gun, Atom chases him, but is knocked out. He is left wondering why the "one bullet" is an important clue.
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Keywords
Bleak Point

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 21)

Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor] (also in flashback); Tim Kimball (flashback); Doris Black (flashback); Kimball's unnamed bodyguards; Hengast Kimball (villain, oil man)
Synopsis
Mid-Nite's clue is a gold watch, and he figures that the one person who benefited most from Kimball's death was his cousin, Hengast Kimball, a millionaire oil man, so he decides to call on him. He spots a hooded figure trying to shoot Kimball, but he gets away and Mid-Nite tangles with some bodyguards. Mid-Nite questions Kimball about the night of the murder and he states that he tried to deter Victor, but couldn't. He also tells about being forced to watch Kimball's body being drug down to the docks, put aboard a boat, doused in gasoline, set afire and adrift.
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Lead in His Shoes (Table of Contents: 22)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jay Marr)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
sports
Characters
Buster Leeds (track coach); Roy Minters; Bill Brent
Synopsis
Roy Minters was discouraged that he hadn't been able to develop a proper "finishing kick" to be able to compete in the mile relay for his college team. Coach Leeds was concerned as well, since the dean of the college had told him that if Porter did not win the Tri-State Meet, he'd be through as coach! Roy makes a deal to help Bill Brent with his grades if Bill will help him develop a finishing kick for the mile relay. As it turns out, Bill passed his classes and became eligible, and Roy successfully ran the finishing leg of the mile relay, leading Porter College to the championship!
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Keywords
Porter College

Indexer Notes

Who's Who of American Comics 1928-1999 gives "J. Marr" as a penname of Jack Miller.

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 23)

Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]; gang of thugs (villains)
Synopsis
Johnny's clue is a tie clasp, but is accosted by toughs, taken to an abandoned house, tied up, and left with a candle burning down to gunpowder. The hooded figure saves Johnny, and tells Johnny that Victor IS innocent, but he can't say more until he kills all of the Kimballs. Johnny suddenly realizes that he can't allow this to happen and begins chasing the strange fellow right to the Kimball house, where he pulls out the murder weapon and points it at the family. Johnny promptly calls for the Thunderbolt to go and get the rest of the JSA members.
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Keywords
Say You

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Interlude] (Table of Contents: 24)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher; Martin Naydel (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]
Synopsis
The T-Bolt gathers up the members and takes them all to the Kimball home. Johnny begins to explain the situation, stating that the red-hooded figure says that the Kimball family was responsible for killing the District Attorney! The Flash asks Hawkman for an assignment, so he tells Flash to go out and round up Big Hunk Adams, the gang czar whose men have been attempting to thwart the JSA's investigation into this case. Hawk then tells the others that all the witnesses in the case will be brought together to settle the case once and for all, as well as identifying the mysterious red-hooded man.
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Indexer Notes

Art credited in error to Stan Aschmeier.

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 25)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Chez "Hunk" Adams (villain); Adam's gang (villains)
Synopsis
After a brief battle, the Flash persuades Big Hunk to tell him why he and his gang were interfering with the JSA's investigation, and he tells Flash that Hengast Kimball came to see him and paid Adams to stop the JSA----one way or another! Flash asks Adams if his boys could identify Hengast as the man who bribed them, and he said that they could. Flash tells the boys that they are going with him, but has to do a bit more "convincing" before they all agree to come along peacefully.
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Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and drawn featuring the Spectre. Naydel drew the Flash figures that were pasted over those of the Spectre.

Join the Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 26) (Expand) /

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 27)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (pages W & X, Flash and Green Lantern figures on pages Y & Z); Joe Gallagher (pages Y & Z)
Inks
Martin Naydel (pages W & X, Flash and Green Lantern figures on pages Y & Z); Joe Gallagher (pages Y & Z)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Doris Black; Hooded Figure [Rob Victor]; Tim Kimball; Jabez Smith; Hengast Kimball (villain)
Synopsis
Flash returns to the Kimball house and informs Hawkman that Big Hunk confessed that Hengast Kimball hired him to keep the JSA out of the case. Hawkman reviews the information about the case as he knows it, which stuns Hengast, when he finds out that the JSA knows about the single bullet, and tries to escape. Hawkman knows why this fact was important, because Hengast knew the gun was empty when Rob Victor held it on all concerned. The red hooded man is unmarked as Rob Victor and the man with amnesia is determined to be Tim Kimball, who recounts how a tramp was killed by Hengast on that boat.
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Indexer Notes

Wonder Woman does not appear in the conclusion.

No art credits given for this sequence in this volume.

The Mystery of the Metal Menace! (Table of Contents: 28)

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

Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]]; Metal Creature
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Vampires of the Void! [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 29)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Metal Creature (villain); Metal Space Ship (villain); Herbert Crawford (villain, scientist, astronomer, physicist, metallurgist, mention only)
Synopsis
When Herbert Crawford, renowned scientist, doesn't appear at the meeting, Hawkman relates to the members Crawford's theory that Earth was soon to be invaded by metal creatures from Jupiter. Hawk had studied Crawford's calculations, even spotting a spaceship on one of the charts heading towards Earth. According to Crawford's studies, only metal was on board: living metal that could eat and grow! When reports come in involving strange occurrences involving metal, each member is assigned to investigate one of the areas involved with that occurrence.
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Indexer Notes

The splash page repeats the cover art except that JSA members and space ship are flip-flopped, with the heroes' chest symbols adjusted.

[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 30)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited) (signed as Kubert)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited) (signed as Kubert)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis
Hawkman heads towards Silverland City where a silver mine had disappeared, where the Jovian spaceship shook loose some of the metal creatures, and they began feeding of the metal, turning a silver color in the process and starting to grow under the warmth of the Earth's sun. When Hawk arrives, he combats them unsuccessfully, but notes they are stealing the mine's payroll, then stumble into some dynamos, charging them with electricity. Securing 100 pennies, he drops on the creatures, shorting them out. Puzzled by the creatures robbing the payroll, he alerts the rest of the JSA of this fact.
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Keywords
Mace; Silverland City

[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 31)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The Atom must discover how the subway system of a great city has been destroyed. It seems that the Jovian beings are attacking the iron rails of the city's subway system, eating the tracks. When the Atom finds that he can't stop them, he talks to Hawkman, who explains what happened in Silverland City. Atom asks the Police to construct an oxygen accelerator for him, then confronts the beings, sprays them and the beings turn red. Atom explains that the beings were eating (and becoming) iron, and that by feeding that iron with oxygen at high pressure, he literally "rusted" the creatures to death!
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[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 32)

Green Lantern; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier); Martin Naydel (credited) (Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier); Martin Naydel (credited) (Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Frankie Tweed (metallurgist); Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis
As Frankie Tweed was at work, one of the strange Jovian metal men approaches him from the rear, grabbing him and the invention he was working on: an alloy as strong as steel, but as light as aluminum. G.L. saves him while also receiving a message from Hawkman thru the help of his power ring, giving him valuable information. Flying back to the factory, they discover the Jovians stealing cash from the safe. Knowing the beings are all magnesium now from feeding on that metal, and not wanting to destroy the factory, G.L. follows them into the countryside then destroys them with his ring.
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Keywords
Power Ring; Ute Magnesium Factory

Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and illustrated with Starman. Naydel drew figures of Green Lantern that were pasted over the Starman's figure. During the filming process, some of these fell off, revealing Starman's gravity rod (see panels 1 and 3 on page 3).

[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 33)

Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Metal Beings (villains, all die)
Synopsis
The Jovians are feeding on telephone copper cables, and as they move on to find more of the metal, they stop off the at a bank to steal cash. When Dr. Mid-Nite can't stop them, he meets with metal workers to arrange a death trap for the beings, then leads them out of town, returns and throws a sack of cash into another bank. Inside, the creatures begin to feed on the hanging light fixtures, becoming ill and dropping over dead. Dr. Mid-Nite explains that when the beings ate the metal, not knowing that lead had been substituted for the copper, they simply died of lead poisoning.
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Keywords
Smithville; Smithville River

Indexer Notes

Martin Naydel also credited for the art in this segment in error in this volume.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 34) (Expand) /

The Junior Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 35)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Metal Creatures (villains, all die)
Synopsis
One evening, strange, tiny metal men burst into a museum and began feeding on gold bracelets and rings. Then, a golden hand picked up a golden necklace, but before it could start feeding on it, the Flash appeared and begun struggling with the Jovians. Unsuccessful, Flash briefly saw Hawkman, and headed back to find the beings stealing pictures. An idea occurs to the Flash: gold is very malleable. Telling the Police to stay back, the Flash took on each of the creatures, reducing each to lumps of gold metal, thus saving the pictures and the solitary gold necklace.
Reprints
Keywords
Metropolis Museum

Indexer Notes

This chapter was originally written and illustrated with the Spectre. Naydel drew new Flash figures that were pasted over the figures of the Ghostly Guardian for much of the story, although he completely re-drew some panels.

The story is narrated by a gold necklace.

Hurricane Orders (Table of Contents: 36)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Robinson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure
Characters
Fletcher Bourne (for Naval Pilot); 'Tater Tomkins (Fletch's friend); unnamed fisherman; fisherman's wife
Synopsis
Ex-Navy pilot Fletch is asked by his friend 'Tater to go aboard The Albatross and test her airworthiness. It's a lucky thing that he did, for he spotted an approaching hurricane and was able to telegraph a warning to all aircraft and ships at sea about the danger.
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Keywords
Bunto Keys; Caribe Indians; The Albatross; Tongaloo

[Vampires of the Void! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 37)

Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Metal Spaceship (villain)
Synopsis
Johnny heads to the frozen north to find the location of the spaceship, which landed there, and meets up with some friendly natives, who supply him with provisions and a dog sled for his trip. Warned not to seek the ship, Johnny won't listen and eventually finds it. Unimpressed, he kicks it and the ship eats the bottom of his shoe, but begins to roll down the hill, growing in size as it does. The natives think Johnny is responsible and try to do him in until brother John calls on the Thunderbolt to save him. Johnny then asks the T-Bolt to gather up the rest of the JSA and bring them there.
Reprints
Keywords
Say You

[Vampires of the Void! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 38)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Inks
Joe Gallagher (credited); Martin Naydel (credited) (Flash and Green Lantern figures)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Hebert Crawford (villain, reforms)
Synopsis
The JSA ponders what to do with the ship. G.L. thinks acid may dissolve it, so he brings a string of acid vats to the scene, dumps them on the ship, which wastes away. They return to HQ to find Herbert Crawford waiting and he suddenly changes colors and begins to attack the members, stating that he has all the powers of the metal men. Hawkman figures, then, that Crawford also has their weaknesses, and that's how the members finally subdue him. He apologizes, and the JSA vow to help Crawford get re-established and use his knowledge for the benefit of the world after he is released from prison.
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Keywords
Power Ring

Indexer Notes

Oddity: The first page of the conclusion is lettered I, while the rest of the pages have the letters X, Y, and Z. Wonder Woman does not appear in the conclusion.

A Place in the World (Table of Contents: 39)

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

Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Fred Monday
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A Place in the World [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 40)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Johnny Thunder; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]; Fred Monday; Jimmy Monday (Fred's brother)
Synopsis
Fred Monday, once an all-scholastic football player, had a handicapped little brother who he always felt sorry for, remarking that he would rather be dead than to be like him. Soon, Fred went into the Army and overseas, where an artillery explosion severely left him without a right arm. In the hospital, his kid brother sent him a letter that lifted his spirits, but when people pitied him, he began to understand how his brother Jimmy felt when he had pitied him! Fred meets with the JSA at a soldier's hospital and asks for their help with some kids in the same situation.
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Indexer Notes

On page E, panel 3, there is an illustration used courtesy of the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults.

[A Place in the World, Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 41)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited, signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Edouard Laviere; unnamed Mayor; The Water Robbers (villains)
Synopsis
Hawkman finds young Edouard Laviere, who has infantile paralysis, walking with crutches and spending hours in a wheelchair. Hawk asks Ed to go along with him to track down the "water robbers," knowing that he swims every day in the pool as a part of his treatment. They locate the crooks at an isolated cabin. Hawk swoops to the attack, but makes it look like he's having a real struggle. Worried, Ed doffs his clothes, swims for help and brings back the Police. Hawkman gives all the credit to Ed, who is honored by the local high school, being named Assistant Swimming Instructor at the school.
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Keywords
Louisiana

[A Place in the World, Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 42)

Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hal Porowski; Mr. Porowski (Hal's father); Ox Morgan (villain, lumberjack)
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite meets up with young Hal Porowski, a totally blind youngster, who has been the recipient of pity ready to jump off a bridge to commit suicide, and stops him. Giving him hope, Mid-Nite asks Hal to help him track down Ox Morgan, who has been setting fires in his father's timberland. Hal uses his enhanced hearing to extinguish a lit fuse on dynamite and locate Morgan. Mid-Nite drops a blackout bomb and a battle ensues. Morgan and his men are captured. Afterwards, Hal tells Dr. Mid-Nite that this adventure has made him want to become a teacher, teaching braille to the blind.
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Keywords
Blackout Bomb

[A Place in the World, Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 43)

Green Lantern; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Paul Reinman (credited, signed)
Inks
Paul Reinman (credited, signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sven Lindquist; Zuni-god (villain); Spirit Robbers (villains)
Synopsis
G.L. meets up with 16-year-old Sven Lindquist, a boy with an artificial arm, and a boy who is feeling sorry for himself because of the actions of other people. Sven desires a job at the local museum, but despairs until G.L. shows up and tells Sven that he needs his help in finding out about the Zuni-god Shu-lu-wit-zu, who had been demanding tribute from the natives in the area. Sven proves these robbers false and Sven helps mop them up. A few hours later, Sven is honored by the town fathers, who nominate him for the position of assistant curator for the museum.
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Keywords
City Courier; New Mexico; Power Ring; Sentinel; Standard Daily

[A Place in the World, Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 44)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Chester Kozlak (signed) (credited as Jon Chester Kozlak)
Inks
Chester Kozlak (signed) (credited as Jon Chester Kozlak)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Anthony Cellini; gang of crooks (villains)
Synopsis
Wildcat goes to Big City to enlist the help of Anthony Cellini, who is nearly deaf, a condition unknown by his teacher and classmates. Wildcat learns that Anthony has learned the art of reading lips, so the Feline Fury asks Anthony for his help in rounding up a gang of crooks, but he refuses and goes to work not realizing that the people he works for are using him to move the stolen goods. Anthony uses his lip-reading skill to help Wildcat catch the crooks, then Wildcat explains to the school how Anthony helped him catch the toughest gang in town, making Anthony a real hero to all concerned.
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Keywords
Big City

Indexer Notes

Wildcat replaces the Atom in this issue as a JSA member without fanfare or explanation. By the next issue, Wildcat is gone and the Atom is back as if he never left.

Money Trouble (Table of Contents: 45)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jim Robinson (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure; crime
Characters
Cokey (vendor); Joe Cronias [aka "Numismatic" Joe] (villain); Pete Raskie (villain)
Synopsis
Joe Cronias has a knack of locating valuable old coins, and then stealing them without being arrested. He sees someone give street vendor Cokey a 1791 quarter for a magazine, but knows it's worth two grand at least. So Joe tries to dope Cokey, and swipe the coin, but first a school kid, noting the coin's date, asks Joe what happened in 1791 for his history test. But then says he meant he wanted to know something about 1792, since that was the year the U.S. Mint was established in Philadelphia! Joe then realizes to his horror that the coin Cokey had, dated 1791, had to be a phony!
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Keywords
Times Square

[A Place in the World, Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 46)

Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Tommy O'Leary; Bad Buttes Gang
Synopsis
Johnny heads west to help Tommy O'Leary, who is afflicted with stuttering, and to enlist his assistance in battling the Bad Buttes Gang. Johnny tells him of the famous Greek orator, Demosthenes, who had the same problem as Tommy, and who filled his mouth with small pebbles and practiced speaking through them. Encouraged Tommy agrees to help brother John, who jumps on a horse and injures his lip. T-Bolt decides on his own to help, and rounds up the gang, then Johnny tells the local townspeople of the actions of Tommy, who give the reward money to Tommy so he can go to a speech therapy clinic.
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[A Place in the World, Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 47)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Billy Yancey; Bog Logan (villain); Logan's Gang (villains)
Synopsis
The Flash speeds to Hollywood, to deal with a couple of tough gangsters and a Hollywood movie studio...all with the help of young Billy Yancey, who is spastic. Billy, a budding mystery writer, is selling stories to his agent, Bog Logan, who pays a few bucks to Billy. The Flash notes a suspicious similarity between crimes and Billy's stories, and figures out that Logan is using Billy to get ideas for crimes. Billy volunteers to help the Flash, and they set a trap to capture Logan and his gang at Reality Studios. The trap works and the next day Billy is hired by the studio as a script writer.
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Keywords
Hollywood; Reality Studios

[A Place in the World, Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 48)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo); Fred Monday; Jimmy Monday; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (cameo); Helen Keller (cameo); Beethoven (cameo); Demosthenes (cameo); Milton (cameo)
Synopsis
The scene shifts back to JSA HQ, where Fred Monday is wheeling his brother Jimmy in to see how the members did on their assignments. Jimmy has an idea for the JSA that he'd like to see implemented: a sort of code of conduct for people on how they treat returning handicapped war veterans. In fact, all handicapped people. The JSA quickly draws one up and presents it for their approval.
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The Paintings That Walked the Earth! (Table of Contents: 49)

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

Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Nels Farrow
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The Paintings That Walked the Earth! [Introduction] (Table of Contents: 50)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited) (signed as mn)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary, cameo, splash page only); Johnny Thunder; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; two men from 11,946; Nels Farrow (villain, archaeologist, death)
Synopsis
In 11,946, in the city of Nu Yuk, in a land known as Amerka, hands reach for several strangely wrought jars that carry a warning from the Justice Society NOT to open them. A parchment attached gives the story behind the warning and the strange jars. It seems Nels Farrow finds the jars, paints a picture of a man, who speaks and tells him that the paints live and whatever is painted into them can be for good or evil. He intends to use them for evil against five men whom he holds a grudge. When Farrow lies dying from an accident, he tells the JSA the story and they head out to save those men.
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Keywords
Amerka; Atlantis; Nu Yuk

Indexer Notes

The splash page repeats the cover scene, except for a minor variation in Naydel's initial signature on one of the paint jars. The Atom, on the cover and splash page, sports long sleeves, while everywhere else in the story, he has short sleeves.

According to Gardner Fox and Jerry Bails, this is the first JSA tale to be written and drawn from the start to include Green Lantern and the Flash in the line-up as returned JSA members.

This story is narrated by the JSA themselves in a document discovered 10,000 years later from 1946 by two inhabitants of the former Nu Yuk in Amerka.

[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 51)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Joe Kubert (credited)
Inks
Joe Kubert (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Hank Kavanaugh (archaeologist); unnamed gangsters (villains, paint beings)
Synopsis
Archaeologist Hank Kavanaugh receives the painting from Farrow, but soon discovers an ancient gold platter with lost Atlantean secrets. Then the full moon comes out, its rays touching the painting, causing gangster figures to live. Hawkman shows up and witnesses this scene, and tries to battle the painting's figures, but he can do them no harm. Hawk hides Kavanaugh's discoveries in a tank of gold polish, them remembers that the beings must become a part of the canvas during the day. So Hawkman grabs the canvas and flies off with it, baiting the figures to follow him.
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[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 52)

Green Lantern; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Chester Kozlak (signed as CK) (credited as Jon Chester Kozlak)
Inks
Chester Kozlak (signed as CK) (credited as Jon Chester Kozlak)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Elbert Jenkins (big game hunter); Jed (villain, hunter); unnamed hunter (villain); paint creatures (villains)
Synopsis
Green Lantern reaches the African veldt and locates hunter Elbert Jenkins, a supplier of rare animals to zoos. G.L. tells him of the painting and its weird properties, and both head to his home to get it before darkness falls. The Emerald Crusader rolls the painting up so the moon rays will not touch it, but unknown to either man, one of Jenkins's native helpers overhears and tells two rival hunters, who unroll it and the figures come to life. G.L. saves Jenkins and flies him back to his home, where Green Lantern rolls up the canvas and goes airborne again, forcing the enemy to chase him.
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Indexer Notes

Power Ring; Africa

[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 53)

Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Greg Scallop (miner); the paint beings (villains)
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Nite heads to the frozen north to seek out Greg Scallop and warn him about his painting, which shows a band of knights in armor. The two go to his office, but arrive too late, as moonlight has already touched the painting and the strange armored figures have come to life, cutting elevator cables leading down into the mine. Mid-Nite keeps the armored figures busy while the cable is repaired, then, when the cable is repaired, the miners yell to the Mid-Nite, who makes it to the surface, grabs the empty canvas, puts on skis and heads down the slope with the paint beings in hot pursuit.
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[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 54)

Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Inks
Stan Asch (signed) (credited as Stan Aschmeier)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; Captain Ira Haggard; paint beings (villains)
Synopsis
Johnny is taken by the Thunderbolt to the "S.S. Headliner" at sea to find its Captain, who received one of Farrow's paintings, and warn him of its perils. Considered a misguided lad, he's locked in the brig while moonlight touches the painting and the beings spring to life and start attacking the passengers. Johnny and the Thunderbolt race in to help with Johnny throwing turpentine on the beings, but with no effect. Even the Thunderbolt is having a rough time, so Johnny grabs the rolled up canvas and T-Bolt flies them away, with the beings on flying seahorses in hot pursuit.
Reprints
Keywords
S.S. Headliner

[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 55)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Atom [Al Pratt]; Black Jack Cassidy (oil well owner); Miss Evans (Cassidy's Secretary); paint beings (villains)
Synopsis
Cassidy was well-pleased by the Farrow painting that he received, and ordered his secretary to have it framed immediately. The doorbell rings and the Atom arrives to tell her that the beings in the painting will be coming to life, and, as they turn around, the beings come at them. When Atom is knocked out, the beings then head for Cassidy's oil fields and attack all there. The Atom sprays the beings with oil and sets them afire, with no effect. The Atom races back to the office, grabs the canvas and begins running with it, hoping the beings will follow him, which they do.
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The Case of the Nifty Lifter (Table of Contents: 56)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Jack Miller (credited as Jesse Merlan)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
crime
Characters
Detective Sergeant Mooney; unnamed Plice Chief
Synopsis
Sgt. Mooney was having breakfast at the corner drugstore, baffled by a criminal that left no clues and had the Police scratching their heads. In his head, he reviewed the Case of the Silver Cup, bought by Percy Van Husted for $50,000, shipped to America, but was mysteriously missing from the crate it was sent in upon arrival. Sgt. Mooney decided to read a few detective books while thinking about the case and he just happened to find a book which described a crime of the very nature as the Silver Cup case. As it turns out, that book helped Mooney solve the case and get promoted to Lieutenant.
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[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 57)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Josh Mason (circus owner); paint beings (villains)
Synopsis
Farnum and Daley Circus owner Josh Mason is warned by the Flash of the terrible evil in the painting that Farrow had sent him, which showed cavemen and savage beasts. As Mason tries to convince Flash to join the circus, this delay allows the painting to come to life. As the beings enter the arena floor, Flash goes into action while Mason assures the crowd that all of this is a part of the show. And what a show it is...but soon, Flash realizes it is all for naught, so he heads to Mason's office, grabs the empty canvas and begins running with it to attract the paint beings into following him.
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Keywords
Farnum and Daley Circus

[The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 58)

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

Script
Gardner Fox (credited)
Pencils
Martin Naydel (credited)
Inks
Martin Naydel (credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (cameo)]; two men from 11,946; paint beings (villains, scraped back into jars)
Synopsis
As the members arrive with their empty canvases at JSA HQ, each of them unrolls theirs and places them in prominent positions, then duck for cover. The paint beings enter and head back toward the canvas they came from, then the JSA members scrape the paint off of each canvas and place the scrapings into the jars. Green Lantern then hermetically seals the jars and places the warning on them, along with a parchment being read by the men of 10,000 years in the future. Those men decide, after reading the account, NOT to tempt fate by opening the jars, but leave them where they found them.
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Biographies (Table of Contents: 59)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Waid (credited); Jerry Bails (credited); Joe Desris (credited)
Letters
typeset

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 60)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Member certificate.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 61) (Expand) /

Justice Society of America / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. All Star Comics Archives, Volume 6
  3. 2. Table of Contents
  4. 3. The Golden Age of Comics Is -- Four!?
  5. 4. This Is Our Enemy!
    Justice Society of America
  6. 5. This Is Our Enemy! [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 1]
    Hawkman; Justice Society of America
  8. 7. Wonder Woman Explains Waste Paper Salvage
    Wonder Woman
  9. 8. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 2]
    Justice Society of America; Mr. Terrific
  10. 9. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 3]
    Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America
  11. 10. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 4]
    The Atom; Justice Society of America
  12. 11. Glider Plight
  13. 12. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 5]
    Justice Society of America; Wildcat
  14. 13. Join the Junior Justice Society of America
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  15. 14. [This Is Our Enemy! Chapter 6]
    Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America
  16. 15. [This Is Our Enemy! Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  17. 16. The Forgotten Crime!
    Justice Society of America
  18. 17. The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  19. 18. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 1]
    Hawkman; Justice Society of America
  20. 19. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 2]
    Green Lantern; Justice Society of America
  21. 20. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 3]
    The Atom; Justice Society of America
  22. 21. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 4]
    Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America
  23. 22. Lead in His Shoes
  24. 23. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 5]
    Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America
  25. 24. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Interlude]
    Justice Society of America
  26. 25. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Chapter 6]
    The Flash; Justice Society of America
  27. 26. Join the Junior Justice Society of America
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  28. 27. [The Mystery of the Forgotten Crime, Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  29. 28. The Mystery of the Metal Menace!
    Justice Society of America
  30. 29. Vampires of the Void! [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  31. 30. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 1]
    Hawkman; Justice Society of America
  32. 31. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 2]
    The Atom; Justice Society of America
  33. 32. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 3]
    Green Lantern; Justice Society of America
  34. 33. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 4]
    Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America
  35. 34. ["Join the thousands of boys and girls who are now members..."]
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  36. 35. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 5]
    The Flash; Justice Society of America
  37. 36. Hurricane Orders
  38. 37. [Vampires of the Void! Chapter 6]
    Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America
  39. 38. [Vampires of the Void! Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  40. 39. A Place in the World
    Justice Society of America
  41. 40. A Place in the World [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  42. 41. [A Place in the World, Chapter 1]
    Hawkman; Justice Society of America
  43. 42. [A Place in the World, Chapter 2]
    Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America
  44. 43. [A Place in the World, Chapter 3]
    Green Lantern; Justice Society of America
  45. 44. [A Place in the World, Chapter 4]
    Justice Society of America; Wildcat
  46. 45. Money Trouble
  47. 46. [A Place in the World, Chapter 5]
    Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America
  48. 47. [A Place in the World, Chapter 6]
    The Flash; Justice Society of America
  49. 48. [A Place in the World, Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  50. 49. The Paintings That Walked the Earth!
    Justice Society of America
  51. 50. The Paintings That Walked the Earth! [Introduction]
    Justice Society of America
  52. 51. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 1]
    Hawkman; Justice Society of America
  53. 52. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 2]
    Green Lantern; Justice Society of America
  54. 53. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 3]
    Dr. Mid-Nite; Justice Society of America
  55. 54. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 4]
    Johnny Thunder [superhero]; Justice Society of America
  56. 55. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 5]
    The Atom; Justice Society of America
  57. 56. The Case of the Nifty Lifter
  58. 57. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Chapter 6]
    The Flash; Justice Society of America
  59. 58. [The Paintings That Walked the Earth! Conclusion]
    Justice Society of America
  60. 59. Biographies
  61. 60. The Junior Justice Society of America
  62. 61. [no title indexed]
    Justice Society of America
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