378 – Black Canary in the JSA?

In All Star Comics #38 (October 1947), the Black Canary meets and helps out the Justice Society of America for the first time, thanks to Johnny Thunder spilling the beans about their secret meeting place. The JSA show their gratitude and say they hope to have her as a regular member one day.

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377 – Going Gang Busters

In October 1947, DC introduces Gang Busters #1, a comic book version of the popular radio program. The comic supposedly introduces real police case histories and featured criminals and the like being gunned (but no gore).

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376 – Not Kryptonite

In Superman #49 (September 1947), “Clark Kent’s Most Dangerous Assignment” has Superman encounter radiation from a missile built by a scientist that weakens him and saps his powers, leaving with him an inability to fly. Superman waits and the dizziness and weakness eventually pass, allowing Superman to once again easily overcome his foe. I guess […]

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375 – Rose & Thorn

The march of new DC supervillains continues with the introduction of a Golden Age Flash rogue: Thorn from Flash Comics #89 (September 1947). Thorn is the split personality of Rose, who gained her powers in the jungles of Tashmi while helping a professor conduct secret botanical experiments. In this first story it is not fully […]

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374 – The Icicle!

Surprisingly, 1947 featured the introduction of many Golden Age villains from DC: Per Degaton, The Huntress, Harlequin, The Gentleman Ghost. In All-American Comics #90 (August 1947), Green Lantern gets another addition to his rogue’s gallery with The Icicle. Physicist Dr. Joar Mahkent invented a cold ray gun and decided to embark on a life of […]

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373 – Atomic Anachronism

The anachronisms in Superboy stories keep coming with Adventure Comics #121 (August 1947). Superboy helps cheat in a “collector competition” by finding a rock that can be used as a source of radium and uranium, which are acknowledged as “principal raw materials for atomic energy”. Even being generous and saying these stories take place 20 […]

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372 – Super Villain Team-up

While this is certainly not the first villain team-up, All-Star Comics #37 (August 1947) may include the most dramatic one yet: The Injustice Society of the World. The line-up is impressive: The Wizard, The Thinker, The Brain Wave, The Gambler, Vandal Savage and Degaton but the individual hero stories are, as usual, kind of lame. […]

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371 – The Gentleman Ghost

One of Hawkman’s nemeses debuts in Flash Comics #88 (August 1947): The Gentleman Ghost. Called simply “The Ghost” here, and alluded to be nothing more than trickery, The Gentleman Ghost would be one of the more recurring villains for Hawkman trough the remaining of the decline of the Golden Age of Comics. Later decades of […]

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370 – Young Romance

In July 1947, Young Romance #1 debuts. Young Romance was created by Jack Kirby and Joe Simon for Prize Comics and is widely known as the first romance comic, which are distinguishable from teen comics of the day in that these stories are usually devoid of any humor, anthological, and making an attempt to take […]

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369 – Giant Bat Penny

One of the most iconic pieces of memorabilia in the Batcave is a giant Lincoln Penny. In World’s Finest Comics #30 (July 1947), “The Penny Plunderers” introduces this giant penny when Batman and Robin foil Joe Coyne, aka “The Penny Plunderer”, who, like most of Batman’s villains has some gimmick around which they base all […]

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