America vs. the Justice Society – 4

General Info

Issue No:
4
On Sale Date:
January 1985
Cover Date:
April 1985
Era:
Bronze Age
Story Title:
Chapter Four: D-Day for Degaton

Creative Team

Cover Artist:
Jerry Ordway
Writer:
Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas (co-plotter)
Penciller:
Howard Bender
Inker:
Alfred Alcala
Letterer:
David Cody Weiss
Colourist:
Carl Gafford
Editor:
Roy Thomas, Janice Race (Associate Editor)

Characters

Main:
Justice Society of America: Wonder Woman (Diana Prince Trevor), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Doctor Mid-Nite (Charles McNider), The Atom (Al Pratt), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Flash (Jay Garrick), Doctor Fate (Nabu/Kent Nelson), Sandman (Wesley Dodds), Superman (Clark Kent/Kal-L), Johnny Thunder, Hourman (Rex Tyler), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Robin (Dick Grayson), Batman (Bruce Wayne), Huntress (Helena Wayne)
Heroes:
Power Girl (Kara Zor-L), Infinity Inc.: Star-Spangled Kid (Sylvester Pemberton), Nuklon (Albert Rothstein), Fury (Lyta Trevor), Jade (Jennie-Lynn Hayden), Norhtwind (Norda Cantrell), Obsidian (Todd Rice), Silver Scarab (Hector Hall)
Villains:
Per Degaton, Wizard (William Zard), A.K. O'Fallon
Olympians:
N/A
Amazons:
N/A
Other:
Congressman Jason Philips, Congresswoman Linda Valdez, Senator William Hopkins, Edmund Blake, Jane Blake, Lois Kent, Inza Nelson, Shiera Hall, Professor Nichols, Malachi Zee
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Synopsis

As the JSA continues to testify, Dick Grayson puts all the pieces together and heads to Professor Zee’s lab, where Per Degaton awaits the arrival of the professor and his time machine. A dying Prof. Zee stumbles out of his machine and declares Degaton his murderer in front of the arriving JSA and congressional committee. Caught, Degaton commits suicide.

Afterwards, Huntress reveals that at the end of his life Batman knew he was dying of cancer, which caused his hostility to the JSA, but his subconscious took over and left the diary behind as a coded warning about Per Degaton.