All Star Comics – 34


All Star Comics – 34

General Info

Issue No:
34
On Sale Date:
February 1947
Cover Date:
April - May 1947
Era:
Golden Age
Story Title:
The Wiles of the Wizard!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Irwin Hasen
Writer:
Gardner Fox
Penciller:
Irwin Hasen
Inker:
Irwin Hasen
Letterer:
N/A
Colourist:
N/A
Editor:
Sheldon Mayer

Characters

Main:
Wonder Woman, Hawkman (Carter Hall), Johnny Thunder, The Atom (Al Pratt), Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), The Flash (Jay Garrick)
Heroes:
N/A
Villains:
The Wizard (William I. Zard)
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
N/A
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Comments

Wonder Woman plays a secretarial role only.

Synopsis

At JSA HQ, the members read an offer from a Mr. W.I.Zard: $1 million in cash as a reward for their battle against crime. They cannot accept the money, but realise that the money would be a tempting target for a new criminal called the Wizard! Then their HQ turns into a boat, taking them to the Wizard’s abode, where he states that, since they refused the reward, they must be criminals plotting a major crime and he wants to be a part of it. When the JSA refuses, he gives them a list of five crimes he’s planned and challenges them to stop them, lest their reputation be impugned.

Johnny Thunder, mad because the Wizard didn’t give him a case to work on, is complaining to Wonder Woman when the JSA arrives. From a vase of flowers appears the Wizard, who once again charges the JSA with being master criminals. He explains his background as a gunman who went to Tibet to study magic arts and taught himself the black arts and now they are under his post-hypnotic influence and are aboard his ship. Sending grotesque creatures at them, a blackout bomb makes them all disappear as does the Wizard: into a vat of acid!