(April-May 1943)

DC, 1940 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.10 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale date
1943-02-20
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
All-American Comics, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration. On-sale date of February 24 in ad in More Fun Comics #90.

The Junior Justice Society is involved in this story, but not in the Spectre or Johnny Thunder chapters. This is the last issue to refer to the JSA as the Justice Battalion. The Editor's page features a JJSA secret code message in the Atom code.


The Justice Society Fights for a United America! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Frank Harry
Inks
Frank Harry
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]]
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Muscle Power Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Introduction] (Table of Contents: 2)

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 [Superman [Clark Kent] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Batman [Bruce Wayne] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (inset splash page, Honorary Member, not in story); Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Secretary); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Johnny Thunder]; Adolf Hitler (villain, flashback); Ernst Buehler (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman informs the members that the Nazis are trying a new strategy on America: divide and conquer, by using prejudices and hatred among people to severely disrupt our war effort. Each member is asked to enlist the assistance of the Junior Justice Society members in their locality and to sign up new members where possible.
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Keywords
Junior Justice Society of America

Indexer Notes

On page C, panel 3, are shown the JSA membership certificate, the decoder, and membership badge.

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 1] (Table of Contents: 3)

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]; Mr. Bolton (steel company owner, Jim's father); Mrs. Bolton (Jim's mother, cameo); Bolton's un-named butler (cameo); Jim Bolton; Al Reed (union representative, Bill's father); Al Reed; Mrs. Casey (landlady, cameo); Ernst Buehler (villain)
Synopsis
Hawkman becomes involved in a situation involving the Bolton Steel Works, located near Hawk Valley. It seems that a fifth columnist has gained a job at the factory and is stirring up resentment against their boss. Hawkman arrives on the scene and uncovers the plot to stir up hate and prejudice between the workmen, and nabs the Nazi agent.

Then Hawkman passes out each member's assignment to uncover Fifth Columnists at work in various areas.
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Keywords
Bolton Steel Works; Hawk Valley

Indexer Notes

Hawkman is the narrator of this chapter.

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 2] (Table of Contents: 4)

The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Tony Scarlotti, Jr. (JJSA member); Mrs. Scarlotti (cameo); "Tough Tony" Scarlotti (former racketeer, death); Kurt Schultz (villain, death); Schultz's thugs (villains, some die)
Synopsis
Tony Scarlotti was a big-time gangster until his son was born, then he vowed to give it up and lead the type of life his son could be proud of. Dr. Mid-Nite comes to visit the Scarlotti home...not to see Tony, but his son, a JJSA member, who has been the victim of racial and religious prejudice, vowing to stop it. Meanwhile, an old "friend" of Tony shows up and wants Tony to help spread racial and religious prejudices, or else! Tony agrees, not wanting his son to find out about his past. But when young Scarlotti is kidnapped, Dr. Mid-Nite steps in to straighten out the situation.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Victory Puzzles / activity / 0.67 page (report information)

Script
A. W. Nugent
Pencils
A. W. Nugent
Inks
A. W. Nugent
Colors
?
Letters
?

Indexer Notes

This filler does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

statement of ownership / 0.33 page (report information)

Script
?
Letters
typeset

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 3] (Table of Contents: 7)

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]; Eddie Brackus (JJSA member); Mr. Brackus (mine owner, Eddie's father); group of Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis
The Atom has saved the lives of many workers in a coal mine, when the roof caves in on top of him. As he lay there, his mind goes back when a JJSA member tells him about the "killer mine" that the miners refuse to enter. A Nazi newcomer spreads propaganda that the mine owner has not adding safety features in the mines...but the Atom refutes that claim. The Atom kicks the guy out of camp, takes miners down himself to prove that the mine has safety features. When other fifth columnists sabotage the mine, the Atom digs his way out, and collects evidence against the men who rigged the accidents.
Reprints
Keywords
Pebble Coal Corporation

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 4] (Table of Contents: 8)

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]; Jimmy; Jimmy's unnamed brother; Eddie; Eddie's unnamed father; Mr. Fortune (villain); Mr. Fortune's thugs (villains)
Synopsis
A strange seer named Mr. Fortune is predicting the very accidents or fortunes that begin occurring to people. Unknown to them, he not only predicts the situations, but makes sure they come true. When people begin to believe anything he tells them, he plans to begin spreading Nazi propaganda that they should hoard rationed items against their helpless future. Dr. Fate enters the scene, only to be accused by Fortune of actually being un-American! Fate visits the down-hearted JJSA members in the area and tells them that he will prove that Fortune is a Nazi, spreading phony propaganda.
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Indexer Notes

Jimmy and Eddie aid Dr. Fate during the story, then are made members of the JJSA at the end.

The Big Eight! (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 5] (Table of Contents: 10)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Ted Worth (JJSA member, newsboy); Henry Overman [aka Hans Emil Obermeyer] (villain); Nazi thugs (villains); Adolf Hitler (villain, cameo)
Synopsis
The publisher of a Nazi newspaper called the New Way is being haunted by visions of the Sandman. But the real Sandman enlists the aid of a JJSA newsie to spread the truth about the paper and its publisher in order to smoke the rat out of hiding, and put an end to his activities.
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Keywords
The New Way

Indexer Notes

Script credit from Craig Delich. Re-writes confirmed by Jack Kirby.

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 6] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Gardner Fox
Pencils
Ed Dobrotka
Inks
Ed Dobrotka
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Starman [Ted Knight]; unnamed JJSA members; two unnamed Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis
In the town of Granary, Nazi propagandists move in to convince the farmers that, while they do all the hard work of planting and harvesting the grain, it's the storekeepers who are making all the profit from their labors. Starman arrives on the scene and is accused by the farmers themselves that he's on the side of the storekeepers, so he enlists the aid of the JJSA to help prove that the propagandists are really Nazis...and they do...big time!
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Keywords
Bijou Theatre; Granary; Gravity Rod

Secret Weapon (Table of Contents: 12)

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

Script
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
aviation
Characters
Hop Harrigan; Tank Tinker

Indexer Notes

This text story does NOT appear in the Archives.

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

Picture Stories from the Bible / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 7] (Table of Contents: 14)

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

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

Genre
superhero
Characters
The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Jan Szybowski; Peg Szyboweski [aka Peg Kelly]; Agent Z-4637 (villain)
Synopsis
In the small town of Shelby, a defense plant's safe is robbed, nothing being taken except a floor plan. However, from that point on, newer workers in that plant begin stirring up racial hatred by accusing one of the workers of the attempted theft, after planting the stolen floor plan on him. Spectre handles the situation by taking a sleeping propagandist into outer space and pretending to be Satan himself. Scared silly, the propagandist contacts Hitler by radio and the other workers see him do it and beat him up.
Reprints
Keywords
Shelby

Indexer Notes

Letterer credit from Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

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

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 8] (Table of Contents: 16)

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

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

Genre
humor; superhero
Characters
Johnny Thunder; The Thunderbolt [Archibald]; group of Fifth Columnists (villains)
Synopsis
Johnny is given the location of a hideout being used by fifth columnists and the password to get in...and in he goes, in spite of what the Thunderbolt tells him. While in there, he listens to Nazi propaganda about how farmers are destroying foodstuffs in order to rake in huge profits, and Johnny falls for it, even becoming their spokesperson! Johnny finally sees the error of his beliefs, and, with the help of the T-Bolt, defeats the bad guys. The owner of a theatre then tells Johnny that he is having a War Bond rally, and the T-Bolt suggests the JSA all appear on stage.
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Keywords
Say You

[The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Conclusion] (Table of Contents: 17)

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 [The Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Starman [Ted Knight]; The Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; The Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]]; The Thunbderbolt [Archibald]
Synopsis
The JSA gather at a giant motion picture palace to talk to the American people about what the Nazis are attempting to do and ask for their help in ending racial and religious prejudices. After all, as Hawkman says, we are ALL Americans, regardless of race, creed or religion, and the enemies are Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo, and together we can defeat that enemy!
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Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

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

All-American by John R. Tunis (Table of Contents: 19)

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

Script
Josette Frank
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

The Junior Justice Society of America (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21) (Expand) /

Wonders of Science Simplified / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 22) (Expand) /

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

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Justice Society Fights for a United America!
    The Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Muscle Power Co.
  3. 2. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Introduction]
    The Justice Society of America
  4. 3. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 1]
    The Justice Society of America; Hawkman
  5. 4. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 2]
    The Justice Society of America; Dr. Mid-Nite
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Victory Puzzles
  7. 6. [no title indexed]
  8. 7. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 3]
    The Justice Society of America; The Atom
  9. 8. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 4]
    The Justice Society of America; Doctor Fate
  10. 9. The Big Eight!
  11. 10. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 5]
    The Justice Society of America; The Sandman
  12. 11. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 6]
    The Justice Society of America; Starman
  13. 12. Secret Weapon
    Hop Harrigan
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
    Picture Stories from the Bible
  15. 14. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 7]
    Justice Society of America; The Spectre
  16. 15. ["Be sure to get these top favorites for the best in comics!"]
  17. 16. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Chapter 8]
    The Justice Society of America; Johnny Thunder
  18. 17. [The Justice Society Fights for a United America! Conclusion]
    The Justice Society of America
  19. 18. Editorial Advisory Board
  20. 19. All-American by John R. Tunis
    Good Books Worth Reading
  21. 20. The Junior Justice Society of America
    Junior Justice Society of America
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
    Wonders of Science Simplified
  23. 22. [no title indexed]
    American Seed Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Craig Delich
  • Per Sandell
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jon Ingersoll