(April-May 1948)

DC, 1940 Series
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Price
0.10 USD
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
bi-monthly
On-sale Date
1948-02-23
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
National Comics Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Superman DC Publication
Editing
Sheldon Mayer (editor); Julius Schwartz (uncredited)

Issue Notes

On-sale date from copyright registration.

Johnny Thunder is not mentioned in this or in any future issue of All-Star. Black Canary guest stars in his place.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
The Justice Society of America tackles the problem of juvenile delinquency!
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Kodak / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Plight of a Nation! [Part 1] (Table of Contents: 2)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino (splash only); Art Peddy
Inks
Frank Giacoia (splash only); Bernard Sachs
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; The Atom [Al Pratt]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Junior Justice Society of America member [Don Brent]; Julia Brent (Don's sister); unnamed Manager of Safeway Armored Car Company; Dr. M. S. Vine; The Orioles (juvenile gang); The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); rest unnamed] (villains); The Junior Crimson Claws [Lefty; Chick Brent (Julia's brother); Billy Peters; rest unnamed] (villains, all reform)
Synopsis
The Crimson Claw Gang has been pulling off daring crimes that baffle the authorities, but when the JSA is contacted by a member of the JJSA wanting to provide information regarding that gang, he is injured. Investigation by GL and Black Canary reveal the existence of a junior version of the gang committing petty thefts. Meanwhile the Flash and Hawkman discover the junior gang is playing right into the hands of the adult gang, and interrupt a crime in progress, only to get captured and on the verge of electrocution.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham Bridge; Gotham City; Riversend; Safeway Armored Car Company; Tony’s Vegetable Market

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich.

The splash page is basically a repeat of the cover scene with a few minor changes. Even though she is not a member of the JSA yet, Black Canary, in panel 1 on page 4, is referred to as a member. The Brent residence is given as 232 Forest Lane.

Leo Johnson (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Wheaties / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Leave It to Binky / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[The Plight of a Nation! Part 2] (Table of Contents: 5)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Carmine Infantino
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Mr. Jennings (social worker); "Joe" Delinquent (not a real person, just an example of one); Julia Brent (Don's sister); Mrs. Peters (Billy's Mom, death); The Junior Justice Society [Don Brent; others unnamed]; The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); other unnamed]; The Junior Crimson Claws [Lefty; Chick Brent (Don's brother); Billy Peters; others unnamed] (villains)
Synopsis
In Riversend, Black Canary tells GL that a big problem exists with kid gangs that needs to be dealt with, so Green Lantern visits a social worker to learn about the causes of juvenile delinquency and why kids like them want to emulate criminal gangs. Meanwhile, Dr. Mid-Nite and Atom enlist the aid of the JJSA to help in the matter and they enlist Don Brent to infiltrate the gang. At the same time, Hawkman and the Flash bring Eddie Brent to justice for their near-murder. And the Junior Claws discover Don Brent is a mole, so they tie him to railroad tracks to try and scare him.
Reprints
Keywords
Gotham City; Riversend

Indexer Notes

Art credits from Craig Delich. Pencils originally credited to Frank Giacoia and inks to John Belfi.

Oddity: In Part 1, Don Brent lives on Forest Lane, but in this part he lives on Hooper Street! Later in this part, it is stated that a Mrs. Peters lives on Hooper Street, the mother of one of the Junior Claws.

Mystery on the Mountain (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Ray-o-Vac Batteries / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editorial Advisory Board (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

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

To All Junior Justice Society Members! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

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

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Two keys, please!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

All-American Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Keep It Under Your Hat! (Table of Contents: 11)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Cliff Rhodes (credited)
Pencils
? (spot illustration)
Inks
? (spot illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
adventure

Indexer Notes

This text story did NOT appear in the Archive.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 12)

Ton o' Fun / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Boy, I'll say it does!
Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive. Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

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

[The Plight of a Nation! Part 3] (Table of Contents: 14)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
John Broome
Pencils
Alex Toth
Inks
Alex Toth
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider]; The Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Black Canary [Dinah Drake]; Julia Brent (Don's sister); The Junior Justice Society [Don Brent; rest unnamed]; The Crimson Claw Gang [The Claw; Eddie Brent (Julia's brother); rest unamed]; The Junior Crimson Claws [Chick Brent (Don's brother); Lefty; rest unnamed] (villains, all reform)
Synopsis
The Flash trails Eddie to the Crimson Claw's HQ, then uses Wonder Woman's mental radio to alert the rest of the JSA to its location while he attempts to keep the gang busy until they arrive. At the same time, the Junior Claws are damaging property to blame it on a rival gang, and an explosion draws authorities while the adult gang commits a crime. But the JSA is on hand to round them up. The JJSA and Julia save Don's life, then duke it out with the Junior Claws. But Wonder Woman steps in with the Magic Sphere to reveal the future of the juveniles, which encourages them to reform.
Reprints
Keywords
Golden Lasso; Gotham City; Magic Sphere; Mental Radio; Power Ring; Riversend School

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

Nips / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I know the room is cold...
Genre
humor; children

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

The Tight-Rope Walker (Table of Contents: 16)

Jack of All Trades / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
Harry Lampert (signed)
Pencils
Harry Lampert (signed)
Inks
Harry Lampert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Harry Lampert

Genre
humor

Indexer Notes

This filler did NOT appear in the Archive.

Letterer credit by Craig Delich.

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

Johnson Smith & Co. / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame! (Table of Contents: 18) (Expand) /

Charles Atlas / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19) (Expand) /

Baby Ruth / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Justice Society of America tackles the problem of juvenile delinquency!"]
    Justice Society of America
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Kodak
  3. 2. The Plight of a Nation! [Part 1]
    Justice Society of America
  4. 3. Leo Johnson
    Wheaties
  5. 4. [no title indexed]
    Leave It to Binky
  6. 5. [The Plight of a Nation! Part 2]
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Mystery on the Mountain
    Ray-o-Vac Batteries
  8. 7. Editorial Advisory Board
  9. 8. To All Junior Justice Society Members!
  10. 9. ["Two keys, please!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    All-American Comics
  12. 11. Keep It Under Your Hat!
  13. 12. ["Boy, I'll say it does!"]
    Ton o' Fun
  14. 13. ["Boys and girls! --- The Junior Justice Society of America is back in operation!!"]
    The Junior Justice Society of America
  15. 14. [The Plight of a Nation! Part 3]
    Justice Society of America
  16. 15. ["I know the room is cold..."]
    Nips
  17. 16. The Tight-Rope Walker
    Jack of All Trades
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
    Johnson Smith & Co.
  19. 18. How to Make Your Body Bring You Fame ...Instead of Shame!
    Charles Atlas
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Baby Ruth
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Per Sandell
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