"Justice Society of America: "The Black Dragon"": The Black Dragon Society, a secret organization of Japanese spies in America, strikes across the country, abducting eight inventors to seize their war inventions for Japan. Initially, the War Department asks t
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Appearing in Justice Society of America: "The Black Dragon"
- Justice Society of America
- Black Dragon Society
- Dr. Smallheimer (Dies)
- Charles Reagan
- Dr. Stander
- Amulet of Anubis
- Cloak of Destiny
- Flame Throwing Tank
- Giant Propeller
- Gravity Rod
- Doctor Fate's Half-Helmet
- Huge Dirigible
- Modern Greek Fire
- Nth Metal Wings
- The Sandcar
Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Black Dragon"
The Black Dragon Society, a secret organization of Japanese spies in America, strikes across the country, abducting eight inventors to seize their war inventions for Japan. Initially, the War Department asks the Justice Society to investigate the Black Dragon Society, but when reports of the abductions come in, new orders come in to recover the inventors and keep their work out of Japanese hands.
Hawkman must locate a giant propeller that is guided by a human brain. Once finds it, he is shot and tied to the propeller, which is sent to bomb New York. He escapes, and he and his hawks catch all the bombs, then he sends the propeller to destroy the Black Dragon hideout. The Sandman follows reports of burning water to a desolate spot in northern New England to find the lost "Greek Fire" which can burn on water. He finds the kidnapped inventor, but is knocked out, and thrown into a flaming lake. Using sand to smother some of the fire, he escapes the flaming lake and finishes off the rest of the Japanese. The Atom heads to San Francisco and learns he is trying to find a powerful explosive. With the help of a Japanese-American man, he locates the local base of operations and learns that the Black Dragon intends to blow up the city of San Francisco. He overpowers the workmen tunneling under the city and recovers the explosive. While flying, Starman finds a huge dirigible with stolen U.S. dive-bombers hanging from it, ready to launch an attack. He fights off the bombers, but the dirigible climbs out of his range. Returning to a military base, he rigs up a warming system with his gravity rod that allows him to pursue the stolen craft into the stratosphere. Using his gravity rod he rescues the scientist and lands the dirigible. Doctor Fate finds and captures the flame-thrower tank he is looking for, but the Japanese force American Indians to get the tank back by taking their women and children hostage. Fate tracks down the Japanese, and seeing that Fate is fighting for them, the Indians help Fate round up the Japanese. Doctor Mid-Nite is to track down Dr. Stander, inventor of the healing Y-Ray. To find the Black Dragon, he goes to Stander's lab and forges a note that says Dr. McNider (Mid-Nite's alter ego) also has a copy of the Y-ray formula. Newspapers run the story, and the Black Dragon locks Dr. McNider in a cell with Dr. Stander, where he learns that the Y-ray has been reversed to make a death ray. Dr. Mid-Nite escapes and frees Dr. Stander, and in the melee the death ray kills the kidnappers. Dr. Stander then destroys the ray to prevent it from ever harming anyone again. The Japanese kidnap Charles Reagan, inventor of the rocket-bomb, and torture him until he tells how to build the one. Once they do, they launch it at Chicago. The Spectre sees the launch and diverts the bomb to Japan. He traces the launch back to the submarine, rescues the inventor, and captures the sub.
At the end of each member's mission, the Thunderbolt whisks them away before they can finish their debriefing with local authorities.
Johnny's orders from the War Department are to stay out of the way of the other members. Angrily, Johnny wishes he could get to the bottom of the situation, and the Thunderbolt obliges, putting him in the middle of the Black Dragon headquarters. After bumbling around, Johnny is captured by the Black Dragon, but not before sending his Thunderbolt to stop a Black Dragon raid on a nearby airplane factory. Johnny refuses to call his Thunderbolt back to save his life, falsely believing the Thunderbolt needs more time to save the factory. Believing he is a martyr for his country, he wishes the other members of the Justice Society could see what a hero he is, and the Thunderbolt happily brings every member to his rescue, and they round up the entire Black Dragon Society on the spot.
Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Mystery Island"
Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Mystery Island"
Hop Harrigan and Tank Tinker investigate a mysterious light coming from a deserted island, only to be shot down by Japanese fighter planes. Hop and Tank manage to get ashore and overrun the hidden base.
- Reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 3.
- Dr. Fate wears a half helmet in this story. Without the Helmet of Fate, his power is severely reduced. For a while, he wore a half helmet because he feared Nabu's influence on him.
- Sandman wears his golden and purple costume, without gas mask.
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