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"Hawkman: "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac"": Hawkman's curiosity is attracted by the police in a house he finds a woman's body who seems to be drowned. He also finds a series of clues that leads him to link the crime with the ancient Aztec Empire so he decides to pay a visit to an expert in the field, C

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All-Star Comics #2 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of September, 1940. It was published on August 23, 1940.

Synopsis for Hawkman: "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac"

Hawkman's curiosity is attracted by the police in a house he finds a woman's body who seems to be drowned. He also finds a series of clues that leads him to link the crime with the ancient Aztec Empire so he decides to pay a visit to an expert in the field, Chet Norris.

At Norris' home, he finds Chet tied up and sees that his wife, Irene has been kidnapped by Nyola, an alleged descendant of Montezuma, who is taking her to Mexico where she plans to sacrifice her to Yum Chac, a name given to the Aztec God of rain.

Hakman stops a henchman in the U.S. and then follows Nyola to Chichen Itza (actually a Mayan city) where he contacts the Mexican police and saves Irene just when she is about to be thrown into a pit.

Seeing her plans thwarted, Nyola jumps into the pit to her apparent death.

Appearing in Hawkman: "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac"

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Antagonists:

  • Nyola (First appearance) (Apparent Death)
    • Aztec Natives

Other Characters:

  • Chet Norris (a writer)
  • Irene Norris (Chet's sister)
  • Chichen Itza sheriff
  • New York police officers
  • Mexican police

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Vehicles:

  • S.S. Meridan (a ship)


Synopsis for Green Lantern: "The Robot Men"

In cities across America, vagrants and bums are turned into "robot-men." At night, the robot-men pillage and sabotage the cities. Police shoot these robot-men and the bodies go to the morgue. Concerned about the situation, Green Lantern goes to the morgue, steals a body, and performs an autopsy. He discovers that the robot-men have been injected by a drug that ruins conscious thought, and he creates an antidote for the drug.

Posing for several nights as a wandering hobo, Green Lantern is picked up by Baron Von Zorn's cronies. Once in the Baron's lair, he puts off his disguise, but is captured by Baron Von Zorn. The Baron describes his plan - to attack American statesmen with the drug and abolish democracy. The Baron gives Green Lantern a shot of the drug, and Green Lantern pretends that the drug takes effect. He chases the Baron and the Baron's cronies to Rocky Point, where a battle ensues. Green Lantern shoots the robot-men with the antidote, and they help defeat the Baron's crew.

Appearing in Green Lantern: "The Robot Men"

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Antagonists:

  • Baron Von Zorn

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Locations:

  • Rocky Point

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Synopsis for Spectre: "The Curse of Kulak"

For aeons Kulak, high priest of the world Brztal, used his sorcery to destroy civilizations on many worlds. Under unknown circumstances he was imprisoned millennia ago in a tomb on earth. After archaeologists discovered the tomb, Kulak awoke and attempted to destroy the earth by various cataclysms, but was thwarted by the Spectre.

Appearing in Spectre: "The Curse of Kulak"

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Supporting Characters:

  • Police Chief

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  • Benson

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Synopsis for Sandman: "The Glowing Globes"


Appearing in Sandman: "The Glowing Globes"

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

  • Sir Basil Lorimer (Dies)

Antagonists:

  • Lorimer, twin brother (Dies)

Other Characters:

  • two bank guards (Dies)

Locations:

Items:

  • Lorimar's "Life Taker": a ball of white metal that steals life from living men
  • Sandman's gas gun

Vehicles:

  • Dodds' Red Sedan

Synopsis for Red, White, and Blue: "The Smell That Spelled J-A-I-L"

Red, his pals White and Blue, and Doris West foil a plot by the evil Professor Leaman to destroy the secret records of G-2 with a gas that temporarily blanks out writing from documents.

Appearing in Red, White, and Blue: "The Smell That Spelled J-A-I-L"

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Antagonists:

  • Professor Leaman
  • Truck Bieler

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Synopsis for Johnny Thunder: "The Darling Apartment"


Appearing in Johnny Thunder: "The Darling Apartment"

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Antagonists:

  • Hiram Crooker
  • Faber

Other Characters:

  • Mr. Throstle

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Synopsis for Hour-Man: "Dr. Morte, Spiritualist"


Appearing in Hour-Man: "Dr. Morte, Spiritualist"

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Antagonists:

  • Dr. Morte (Single appearance)
  • Longo (Single appearance)

Other Characters:

  • Robert T. Davis (Mr. Bannerman's brother-in-law) (Single appearance)
  • Clara Bannerman Davis (Mentioned only)

Locations:

  • Cosmos
    • Bannerman Laboratories
    • Ever-Rest Cemetery
    • Minute Men Headquarters
    • Morte's Seance Parlor

Items:

  • Miraclo
  • portable short-wave two-way radio sets

Synopsis for Flash: "The One-Man Newspaper"


Appearing in Flash: "The One-Man Newspaper"

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Antagonists:

  • The Boss

Other Characters:

  • John Baxter
  • Anne Baxter

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Notes

  • Published quarterly by All-American Comics, Inc.
    • This issue includes a letter from the editors explaining that, as a result of the poll in the previous issue, Green Lantern and Johnny Thunder have been added as regular features in All-Star Comics, and that Dr. Fate will also be added in the next issue. Readers are invited to send in suggestions for features to be published in their own quarterly titles. The first 1000 readers to send in suggestions with the coupon provided are to receive free copies of issue #3.
    • This issue is reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 0.
  • Green Lantern:
    • Alan Scott is revealed to have spent two years in medical school.
    • The captions imply that Baron Von Zorn is a foreign scientist, but his nationality is unstated. His goal is destroying democracy, so he's either a Nazi or not, but either way he's a mad foreign would-be conqueror. And it's still 1940.
  • Hawkman: In "Sacrifice for Yum-Chac", Nyola's Aztec temple is located in Chichen Itza, Yucatan, Mexico, a famous Mayan city site.
  • Hour-Man:
    • Per page 2 panel 2, "Bannerman" is spelled thus. Earlier issues had spelled it "Bannermain."
  • Sandman: In "The Glowing Globes", Sandman kills the villain Lorimer, in self-defense.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-Star Comics was:
    • The Invisible Star (text story), by Evelyn Gaines

Trivia

  • Wesley Dodds smokes a pipe.


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