All Star Comics – 38

General Info

Issue No:
38
On Sale Date:
October 1947
Cover Date:
December 1947 - January 1948
Era:
Golden Age
Story Title:
History's Crime Wave!

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Alex Toth
Writer:
Robert Kanigher
Penciller:
Alex Toth
Inker:
Alex Toth
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:
Black Canary (Dinah Drake)
Villains:
Lucrezia Borgia, Genghis Khan, Attila the Hun, Nero, Goliath, Cesare Borgia, Captain Kidd
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
Paula
Other:
N/A
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Synopsis

The Police are stunned and mystified with five separate crimes, each resulting in a death, and each being blamed by the suspects on infamous villain in history. All the suspects are quickly tried, convicted and sentenced to death.

To make matters worse, when six members of the JSA investigate, they are actually killed by the villains blamed for the other crimes! A dying Johnny Thunder sends his companion, the Black Canary, to JSA HQ to report all that has gone on to Wonder Woman.

As Wonder Woman sits alone in JSA HQ wondering what has happened to her team members, Black Canary enters and tells the Amazon Princess what has happened. Wonder Woman leaves and collects the corpses of the JSA members, and takes them back to HQ. Then, she and Black Canary fly them to Paula’s secret lab and bring them back to life again with the Purple Ray, after which the members dash to the wax museum, looking for the villains. Realising they are only wax, they are perplexed. However, Black Canary, after listening to Green Lantern’s recounting of events, figures out a way to capture the true villain.