"Hawkman: "The Sorcerer Trygg"": Hawkman is flying over the Welsh Mountains in search of adventure, and finds some. He saves a brother and sister from their uncle Trygg, a sorcerer who has learned the Haitian secret of zombies, and who wishes to kill them for their i
All-Star Comics #1 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of June, 1940. It was published on June 12, 1940.
Synopsis for Hawkman: "The Sorcerer Trygg"
Hawkman is flying over the Welsh Mountains in search of adventure, and finds some. He saves a brother and sister from their uncle Trygg, a sorcerer who has learned the Haitian secret of zombies, and who wishes to kill them for their inheritance, a mine. Trygg has an ally, a witch named Beldame Gaffy. An army of zombies are working the inherited mine. In order to protect the madman's niece and nephew, Hawkman destroys Trygg, his accomplice, and their mountain headquarters in an explosion.
Appearing in Hawkman: "The Sorcerer Trygg"
- Trygg the Sorcerer (First appearance) (Dies)
- Beldame Gaffey (Single appearance) (Dies)
- an army of zombies
- Jan (Beldame's nephew)
- Margo (Beldame's niece)
- Welsh Mountains
Synopsis for Sandman: "The Twin Thieves"
Appearing in Sandman: "The Twin Thieves"
- Don, thief
- Jed, thief
- New York City
- Sandman's 1938 Black Plymouth Coupe
Synopsis for The Flash: "The Murder of Widow Jones"
The Flash investigates a murder, and manages to solve it before the policeman present can even return to the station to report the crime. In the process, the Flash harasses the police chief so badly that he is deputised as a police detective by Commissioner Gardner.
Appearing in The Flash: "The Murder of Widow Jones"
- Commissioner Gardner (Single appearance)
- John "Clutch" Widdles
- unnamed accomplice
- Mrs. Jones (Behind the scenes)
- Keystone City police officers
Synopsis for The Spectre: "The Tenement Fires"
When an epidemic of tenement fires breaks out in Cliffland, the Spectre investigates. He finds that the fires are caused by arsonists in the employ of the tenements' owner, Dr. Cragg, to collect the insurance. But in his initial investigation, after finding a scrap of cloth in a burned out warehouse, the Spectre goes to the afterlife to question the spirit who had once worn the cloth. The dead man informs the Spectre that he spotted the arsonist responsible for the deadly blaze. In the end, when he confronts the businessman responsible, he shows him the faces of all those who died in the fires, which causes the businessman to drop dead, from either fright or shame. And there's no doubt that the Spectre kills him on purpose.
Appearing in The Spectre: "The Tenement Fires"
- Doctor Cragg, slumlord
- Nick "Bates" Brant
- Pete, arsonist
- Fire Warden Zane
- Several disembodied spirits
Synopsis for Hourman: "The Forest Fire"
Rex "Tick-Tock Tyler," in his civilian identity, puts out a forest fire which threatens a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. He also undoes the plan of arsonist John Blair, to force Peggy and her father to turn over the land they own in Mill Meadows to him, so that he may make a huge profit selling it to the government.
Appearing in Hourman: "The Forest Fire"
- John Blair
- two thugs: Blackie, other
- Peggy's father
- Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
- Mill Meadows
- Peggy's Father's old house (Destroyed)
- Old Mill
- Blair Real Estate Office (penthouse office in the Millville skyscraper)
Synopsis for Red, White, & Blue: "The Volcano Invasion"
Red, Whitey and Blooey are called into G-2 HQ and informed that they have been doing such a good job that they have earned a vacation: in Alaska! After getting settled in a local hotel, they discover that Doris West is already there. She tells them that Alaska is being overrun by Kalvanise men who are disguising themselves as Eskimos, and who are believed to have captured or killed a G-2 operative in that area. The trio then go on to round up the oriental crooks and save the life of the G-2 man.
Appearing in Red, White, & Blue: "The Volcano Invasion"
- Wolf Mechant
- Spear Forty Seals (an Eskimo)
- Spear Forty Seals' wife
- Ig Kluk
- Hal Cool
Synopsis for Ultra-Man: "The European war in 2240"
Appearing in Ultra-Man: "The European war in 2240"
- United States of North America President
- Lord Criket (Sylvanian ambassador)
- Uranium mine owners
- Foreign agents
- United States of North America
- Toutonian Embassy
- Balkanian Embassy
- Sylvanian Embassy
- Published quarterly by All-American Comics, Inc.
- The first two issues of this series serve as an anthology title spotlighting various costumed heroes and adventurers in individual stories. With All-Star Comics #3, the format changes, merging eight super-heroes into a shared continuity where they band together as the Justice Society of America. Prior to that issue, the individual characters are regarded as operating within their own insular continuities, separate from that of everyone else.
- This issue also includes a Biff Bronson story entitled, "Remembo" by Albert and Joseph Sulman.
- The Flash appeared last in Flash Comics #6. He chronologically appears next in the first flashback story from All-Star Comics #3.
- Hawkman appeared last in Flash Comics #6. He appears next in Flash Comics #7.
- Hawkman may be en route to New York from Arabia, scene of his previous adventure, at this story's opening.
- Shiera Sanders doesn't appear in this story.
- This is the only Golden Age appearance of Trygg the sorcerer. Trygg doesn't appear again until Hawkman (Volume 4) #35.
- Hawkman body count > 11.
- Hourman appeared last in Adventure Comics #52. He appears next in New York World's Fair Comics #2.
- Hourman is shown in the opening panel firing a handgun at an unseen target. Hourman doesn't carry a handgun, and he doesn't fire one in this story. See also Adventure Comics #50 and Adventure Comics #52.
- Once again, Hourman's Miraclo wears off, and he takes another dose shortly later that same day. See also Adventure Comics #51.
- The Sandman appeared last in Adventure Comics #52. He appears next in New York World's Fair Comics #2.
- This shoulder wound is the Sandman's fourth bullet wound.
- Sandman gets head-konked unconscious, with a pistol butt.
- Sandman gets his gas gun shot out of his hand, Lone Ranger style, by one villain. This keeps happening to him.
- The Spectre appeared last in More Fun Comics #56. He appears next in More Fun Comics #57.
- This issue also includes "Exile to Jupiter" (text story) by Evelyn Gaines.
- This issue is reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 0.
- This issues hosts a contest offering a free copy of All-Star Comics #2. The contest asks readers to fill out a coupon listing three characters to leave out of the next issue, and then list three others that they'd like to see in All-Star Comics #2.
- New York City police commissioner, Gardner is likely named after writer Gardner Fox.
- Jon L. Blummer is credited as "Don Selby" in this issue.