477 – Junior Justice Society Back

The Junior Justice Society of America (JJSA) was an actual DC fan-club that sometimes made in-universe appearances in stories. With the last appearance of the Justice Society of America in All-Star Comics, I suppose DC didn’t know what to do with this fan club, so they revived it in Wonder Woman comics.

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466 – JSA Jets Out

The last appearance of the Justice Society for more than ten years occurs in All-Star Comics #57 (December 1950) with “The Mystery of the Vanishing Detectives”. It’s mostly a bland story about a crime syndicate boss named The Key, but I did find it interesting that a panel featuring Wonder Woman’s invisible plane describes it […]

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461 – Chameleons in the Future

In All-Star Comics #56 (October 1950), the Justice Society of America take a trip into the 31st century by hitching a ride on a tour bus from the future. It seems like the future is plagued by chameleon creatures who can masquerade as anyone. The natural form of a Chameleon has pointy ears just like […]

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432 – Shared Secrets

In All-Star Comics #50 (October 1949), it is established for the first time that the members of the Justice Society of America know each other’s secret identities. Jay Garrick (The Flash) and his college classmates had written down their ambitions a decade before with their professor, and one of the classmates had decided to become […]

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429 – JSA Hi-Tech

In All-Star Comics #49 (August 1949), the JSA continues to chug along. This story reveals that the JSA have a surprising amount of sophisticated technology – a computer lab that analyzes crime data from newspapers, and video chat technology borrowed from the Amazons: It’s funny that these things, which were 100% science fiction back then, […]

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423 – Justice Society Continues to Mosey

By April 1949, the only DC superheroes left with their own books are the Trinity, but there is one exception: All-Star Comics. Amidst all the superhero comic book cancellations in the late 1940s in both Timely (Marvel) and DC Comics, the Justice Society of America continues to escape replacement by a horror or western comic! […]

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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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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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362 – Super-Bat-Team-Up

In All-Star Comics #36 (June 1947), honorary members Superman and Batman join the JSA on a mission. This is not the first time that Batman and Superman have appeared together in DC continuity, that happened six years earlier. Nonetheless, it’s exciting to see the big three meet – and for more than a single panel. […]

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353 – Per Degaton

More science fiction stuff from DC in April 1947 with All-Star Comics #35. Per Degaton is introduced, who steals a time machine and goes back into the past to prevent Alexander the Great from winning a key battle in order to become ruler of the present-day Earth. As a result, technology starts to disappear in […]

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