"Justice Society of America: "Dreams of Madness!"": Brain Wave approaches the Justice Society of America in disguise and dupes them into taking part in an experiment to unlock the potential of man's unconscious through dr


Quote1.png Any normal person would be driven crazy by this place- but not Johnny-- it only makes him sane! Quote2.png
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All-Star Comics #30 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of August, 1946.

Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "Dreams of Madness!"

Brain Wave approaches the Justice Society of America in disguise and dupes them into taking part in an experiment to unlock the potential of man's unconscious through dreaming. The JSA members each allow themselves to be subjected to a sleep inducing machine and then Brain Wave induces dreams in the Justice Society members specifically designed to drive them mad, leaving him free to carry out his crimes undisturbed by their interference.

Hawkman dreams he is in a land where birds are threatened by the constant warring of the ice and fire people. He tries to fight against both sides but is battered by the hot, the cold, and the wind until he is driven crazy, finally believing that he is a thermometer.

In Doctor Mid-Nite's dream, he enters a land of huge, civilized germs. He immediately helps a man escape being a lab rat in a study by the germs, then sets out to kill the germ people with medicine. When the medicine fails to work, Mid-Nite is captured by the germs, but the germs that touch him immediately die. He’s reduced to tears, believing he is no longer human, but merely a living sickness.

[Alan Scott (New Earth)

Appearing in Justice Society of America: "Dreams of Madness!"

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Antagonists:

  • Brain Wave
    • Boreas
    • Fire People
    • Furnace Tenders
    • Germ People
    • Ice People

Other Characters:

  • Alfred
  • The Already-Equipped
  • Astronomers
  • Gemini
  • Man in the Moon
  • Mordred the Magical Man

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Notes

  • Reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 7.
  • This issue was originally slated to be released as All-Star Comics #24. The chapter intended for Starman was redrawn for Green Lanter and a new chapter was written for Flash to replace the Spectre's chapter.

Trivia

  • The Brain Wave's scheme here is similar to the motif of future Justice League of America's villain, Dr. Destiny.


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