All Star Comics – 22


All Star Comics – 22

General Info

Issue No:
22
On Sale Date:
August 1944
Cover Date:
Fall 1944
Era:
Golden Age
Story Title:
A Cure for the World

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Frank Harry
Writer:
Gardner Fox
Penciller:
Joe Gallagher
Inker:
Joe Gallagher
Letterer:
N/A
Colourist:
N/A
Editor:
Sheldon Mayer

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman, Hawkman (Carter Hall), Johnny Thunder, The Spectre (Jim Corrigan), Atom (Al Pratt), Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider), Doctor Fate (Kent Nelson), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Starman (Ted Knight)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
N/A
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Conscience of Man
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Comments

Wonder Woman plays a secretarial role only.

Synopsis

After witnessing an attack on a boy because of his religious beliefs, Dr. Mid-Nite takes the young victim to the JSA, and lets the boy tell his story. But the members aren’t sure how they can help until suddenly a strange female being appears and tells them they can IF they are willing to undergo a test, which they agree to do. Each member will be hurled back in time to eras of great persecution and prejudice [without their present knowledge] to become opponents of those prejudices and hatreds. If they let the difficulties of the past overcome them, they will fail their missions.

The JSA members return to their HQ after having all succeeded in their individual assignments. Conscience now identifies herself to the members as the Conscience of Man and tells them that by educating people, their understanding will then overcome their hatreds, fears and prejudices. Conscience then disappears, but the young lad whose dilemma started the whole matter, suggests that the JSA visit his school and start a program of education there. They do, with resounding success!