"Justice Society of America: "The Injustice Society of the World!"": The Wizard challenges the nation and the Justice Society by assembling an Injustice Society of the World and liberating convicts from prisons all over the country t
- And now-- on to Capitol City, Degaton! When that falls, our war is won!
- -- The Wizard
Appearing in Justice Society of America: "The Injustice Society of the World!"
- Injustice Society of the World (First appearance)
- Knuckles (Single appearance)
- Safe-Cracker Brigade
- Spike (Single appearance)
- Carlton Swayne (Single appearance)
- General "Stubby" Klemper (Single appearance)
- Governor Curtis (Single appearance)
- Bracelets of Submission
- Green Flame of Life
- Green Lantern Ring
- Heavy Ray Machine
- Metal Projector
- Nth Metal Wings
- Pocket Transmitters
- Smoke Thrower
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Injustice Society of the World!"
The Wizard challenges the nation and the Justice Society by assembling an Injustice Society of the World and liberating convicts from prisons all over the country to join in an attempted coup against the government. Along with the Thinker, Vandal Savage, the Gambler, the Brain Wave and newcomer Per Degaton, the Wizard plans to launch a 3 pronged assault on the Justice Society. The first part of their plan is to generate an army of criminals by liberating American penitentiaries. The second requires disruption of the government and legal system through conquest and replacement of key figures with ISW-controlled androids. The final part is to capture and place on trial their collective enemy, the Justice Society of America.
Fragmenting into individual efforts, the ISW launched strikes at government facilities around the nation, each with a private army of convicts. In addition to furthering their primary aims, the villains were each assigned to capture a member of the JSA. To ensure that the JSA showed up, the villains notified the heroes of their plans. In due course, Hawkman was captured by Vandal Savage as the criminals attacked an airport. The Flash fell victim to his long-time foe, the Thinker by invisible wires. After an encounter at a government nuclear facility, the Brain Wave left the Green Lantern for dead at the bottom of a ravine. The Atom realized an army General was really an android duplicate and overpowered him. He disguised himself as the android, freed the real General, and found the ISW Headquarters, but was snared by the Gambler. The Wizard ordered Degaton to attack Capital City. Doctor Mid-Nite fought against his safe-cracker brigade who were using smoke to hide their attack. He pursued Degaton, but was suddenly seized from behind and knocked out against a wall by Degaton, who then took control of the city.
By the time Mid-Nite comes to, he has been tied up, along with the rest of the Justice Society. Having heard of Degaton's capture of Dr. Mid-Nite in Washington, Wonder Woman and Johnny Thunder left the JSA Headquarters to intervene, only to be captured themselves. Bringing the JSA to trial before Judge Thinker, the heroes are tried for plots against evil. The villains are thwarted however, when the Thinker is reveals himself as Green Lantern, not quite so dead as assumed by the over-confident Brain Wave. Quickly liberating his colleagues, the JSA turns the tide against the villains. All are handily captured save the Wizard, who flees into the street only to be captured by a group of children who idolize the Justice Society.
- This story is divided into six chapters.
- This issue is reprinted in DC 100-Page Super Spectacular DC-17, The Greatest Golden Age Stories Ever Told and All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 8.
- First appearance of the Injustice Society of the World.
- Doctor Mid-Nite appeared last in All-American Comics #90. He appears next in All-American Comics #91.
- The Gambler appeared last in Green Lantern (Volume 1) #27. He appears next in Green Lantern (Volume 1) #30.
- Per Degaton chronologically appeared last in Justice League of America (Volume 1) #209. He appears next in All-Star Comics #59.
- This issue includes a "Ton O'Fun" humor strip by Harry Lampert. Filler strips do not appear in the All-Star Archives reprints.
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Links and References
- All-Star Comics article at Wikipedia
- Justice Society of America article at Wikipedia
- Justice Society of America article at Don Markstein's Toonopedia
- Justice Society of America article at the Hembeck Files
- Justice Society of America at DrakeSix's Web Site
- JSA: Fact File
- JSA Chronology