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"Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Relived his Life"": The Justice Society of America are summoned by the president to help Joe Fitch, an assistant of Professor Everson. Joe is dying because he drank a fatal serum, an act that allowed the Profes


Quote1 Even though a man is weak, if he fights to overcome his weaknesses -- and wins -- he deserves the best! Quote2
-- Hawkman



Appearing in Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Relived his Life"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Al Crump
    • his gang
    • Jim Nason
  • Big Mike McCullum
  • Butch Barkley
  • Gus Gordon
  • Palmer
  • Pancho Villa
    • his army
  • Sapphire Slim Spears
    • his gang
  • WWI German soldiers

Other Characters:

  • Professor Damon Everson
  • Joseph J. Fitch (Dies)
  • Lily D’arcy
  • Herman Smith
  • Lieutenant Ed Jones
  • Senator Walters

Locations:

Items:

Vehicles:




Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Relived his Life"

The Justice Society of America are summoned by the president to help Joe Fitch, an assistant of Professor Everson. Joe is dying because he drank a fatal serum, an act that allowed the Professor to develop a live-saving disease cure. At Joe’s deathbed, he tells the Justice Society all of the deeds he’s regretted doing. To fix Joe’s regrets, Professor Everson sends the members back through time, and they help set straight the occurrences of evil in his past, by changing history.

In order to repay his gambling debts, Joe abused his position as a bank teller to help a gang rob his bank, but Hawkman helps Joe beat up the gang and turn them over to the police. The Sandman stops Joe from shooting his enemy in a crowded theater, although, due to the San Francisco earthquake, Joe was unaware at the time that he didn’t actually kill anyone. After the shooting, Joe fled to Mexico, where he planned to dynamite a saloon to prove himself to some bandits. Starman tries to talk Joe out of blowing up the building, but sabotages his dynamite, just to be safe. When the saloon blows up anyway, Starman finds the bandits who did it, but Joe had already fled. Joe then joins the military to fight in World War I, where he let his commanding officer die because he was too scared to act. Doctor Mid-Nite is able to talk Joe through his fear, and Joe takes action to save his C.O. Joe then takes a job working for rum-runners. The boss learns about Joe’s past, tries to blackmail Joe into killing for him. Joe intends to shoot the boss, before Doctor Fate intervenes and helps Joe break up the entire gang. Finally, to land a job, Joe helps a crooked politician rig an election, however, Johnny Thunder get involved and convinces Joe to do the right thing, however, it’s the Thunderbolt that actually ensures the election is clean on election day. The Justice Society returns to the present, and one by one tell Joe what really happened in his past, and Joe Fitch passes away content with his life.

Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Express to Berlin"

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Supporting Characters:

Villains:

Other Characters:

  • Arthur Stacey
  • Colonel Leigh

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Vehicles:

  • Messerschmitt Bf 109
  • North American B-25 Mitchell

Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Express to Berlin"

Hop Harrigan and Tank Tinker are ferrying poison gas from London to Tunis, when they spot six Nazi fighters, however, only one engages them. Quickly, the other five pilots shoot down their comrade. Hop and Tank are puzzled, until an armed German spy with stolen British intelligence hijacks the plane and demand Hop flies him to Berlin. Hop and Tank, working together trick the spy, and shatter a vial of the gas to kill the spy.

Notes

  • Reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 5.
  • No solo chapters for: the Atom or the Spectre.
  • Last Golden Age JSA story to feature Sandman.
  • Last Golden Age story to feature Dr. Fate.
  • Professor Everson is revealed, in this story, to have been a member of the Time Trust from All-Star Comics #10.

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