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"Justice Society of America: "The Crimes Set to Music, Introduction"": The Justice Society members are surprised when Hawkman's hawks give them a piece of paper with musical notation on it and then lures them to a deserted co

Quote1.png Wait, fellow members! We all want to see Hawkman safe, but he must have given us these musical notes for a reason, and it's our duty to find out that reason! Quote2.png
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All-Star Comics #19 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1943.

Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Crimes Set to Music, Introduction"

The Justice Society members are surprised when Hawkman's hawks give them a piece of paper with musical notation on it and then lures them to a deserted country house with a piano. Convinced that Hawkman is in trouble, the other members try to find him, but Wonder Woman thinks that Hawkman must have had a reason for sending the musical notes. She plays the piano. When each note is played, the piano reveals a name, address, and a riddle: assignments from Hawkman to prevent crimes before they happen.

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Synopsis for Chapter 1: "Starman and the Stradivarius"

Starman helps to protect a violinist's Stradivarius from theft.

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Synopsis for Chapter 2: "Johnny Thunder and the Trumpet Player"

Johnny Thunder and the Thunderbolt help stop the kidnapping of a trumpet player.

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Synopsis for Chapter 3: "Dr. Fate and the Singer"

Doctor Fate helps to protect an opera singer's voice.

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Synopsis for Chapter 4: "Atom and the Hand Molds"

The Atom clears a musician's wrongly convicted daughter of murder.

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Synopsis for Chapter 5: "Sandman and the Pianist's Fingers"

The Sandman stops gangsters from cutting off a pianist's fingers.

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Synopsis for Chapter 6: "Dr. Mid-Nite and the Composer"

Doctor Mid-Nite rescues a composer from brain surgery designed to make him tone-deaf.

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Synopsis for Chapter 7: "The Spectre and the Carillon Bells"

The Spectre helps to remove an ancient Chinese curse from a set of carillon bells.

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Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Crimes Set to Music, Conclusion"

After the members complete their missions, some things are learned.

The seven musicians who were rescued by the Justice Society, as well as their friend Hector Bauer, an aspiring composer, all graduated together, and then moved to New York, to continue their musical education and become successful, while Hector had struggles at home. Hector finally moved to New York too, and convinced his friends to play his compositions, but even their talents were not enough to make up for Hector's lack of musical aptitude. Then Hector suffered a head injury, for which he blamed his friends, and began to plot revenge. Society.

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Synopsis for Chapter 8: "Hawkman and Hector Bauer"

The members of the Justice Society capture Hector Bauer, and find Hawkman, who was his prisoner. Hawkman tells the other members that after preventing a murder, Hawkman pursued Bauer to his house but got captured. Bauer then told Hawkman of all his plans, including the piano with the hidden riddles detailing the crimes. Once Hawkman is alone, he calls for his hawks to bring the notation to the Justice Society.

Appearing in Chapter 8: "Hawkman and Hector Bauer"

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Synopsis for Hop Harrigan: "Hop Harrigan over Torres Strait"

Hop Harrigan, Tank Tinker, and the rest of their crew are sent to find a missing hospital ship. En route, they are attacked by Japanese Zeros and engage in a dogfight. Hop and the crew shoot down the planes, but the fight takes them off-course and leaves them with damaged navigation equipment. Attempting to find their bearings with the radio, Hop locates the hospital ship, and opens fire on it. Thinking Hop must be delirious from the dogfight, Tank tries to wrestle control of the plane from Hop, until the hospital ship starts firing at them with anti-aircraft guns. Then Hop and Tank work together to sink the ship. Hop explains that he heard Japanese voices on the radio until he spotted the hospital ship, and assumed that the ship had been hijacked by Japanese armed forces.

Appearing in Hop Harrigan: "Hop Harrigan over Torres Strait"

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  • Colonel Bryson
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  • Cape York, Australia
  • Port Moresby
  • Torres Strait

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  • Mitsubishi A6M Zero
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  • Published quarterly by All-American Comics, Inc.
  • Hawkman's solo chapter follows the epilogue, instead of leading the individual character chapters, for the only time ever in this magazine.



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