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"Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part I"": When a star-masked racketeer who calls himself Evil Star terrorizes Stellar Studios, demanding they stop work on their latest movie, THIEF IN THE NIGHT, studio owner Frank T. Fanum calls in the [[Ju

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All-Star Comics #44 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of December, 1948.

Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part I"

When a star-masked racketeer who calls himself Evil Star terrorizes Stellar Studios, demanding they stop work on their latest movie, THIEF IN THE NIGHT, studio owner Frank T. Fanum calls in the Justice Society to help protect him. Black Canary asks Fanum if they can read the script to look for clues, but Fanum tells them that he only has half the script. Fanum tells a story in which masked, armed man broke into his house, giving him only part of the script, promising to mail him the rest of the script later. Doctor Mid-Nite hypothesizes that the script is a true story, and Evil Star must be the czar of all the Hollywood rackets, who is attempting to stop the movie from being made, because it will expose his true identity. Hawkman decides that the film must be made, and gives the members their assignments.

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Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part II"

At Lake Arrowhead, California, Flash and Doctor Mid-Nite pose as actors, protecting a location shoot, where bandits raid a hotel resort. Evil Star's gang replaces some of the actors, then tries to force the crew off a steep slope. The JSA duo go into action and defeat Evil Star's gang, but Evil Star subdues them with the help of prop movie smoke.

At the waterfront amusement arcade in Venice, California, Wonder Woman and Hawkman watch over a police chase scene on a boat. They notice that the movie cops have real clubs and guns, and not props. Knowing something is wrong, they defuse a bomb, and defeat the phony cops. Evil Star appears, then runs away, springing a trap on the duo with more movie props.

At Stellar Studios, Black Canary and the Atom, who have stayed behind, are watching over Fanum. Fanum is meeting with Guy Pompton, the owner of a movie rental agency, which supplies studios with props. After Pompton leaves, Fanum, Atom, and Black Canary chase after him with one last business question. They can't find him, but they do find the chief studio chemist, knocked out, and all of the studio's silver missing. Atom spots Evil Star making a getaway, and Atom and Black Canary chase him through the studio, however, Evil Star leads them into an ambush, and his gang subdues them both.

Appearing in Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part II"

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  • Fred T. Fanum, producer, Stellar Studios
  • Jimmy, cameraman
  • Mr. Benton, director
  • Harold Forbes, secretary

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Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part III"

Green Lantern follows the postmark from the script envelope to see if he can find the script writer and learn of Evil Star's true identity. He finds a ghost town, with only one resident. The man tells Green Lantern that the town was supposed to be a second Hollywood, but no movies were ever made there. Searching the studio, Green Lantern finds the author, who tells him nervously that the whole story is false. Green Lantern doesn't believe him, and he finds and captures Evil Star. Evil Star uses a sound playback machine to distract GL, and knocks him out. All seven members find themselves in the front row of a theater, tied to the trigger of a knife throwing machine, with seven knives aimed at each of their hearts. At Green Lantern's suggestion, they all move simultaneously, and dodge the knives. Returning to the studio, they accuse Guy Pompton of being Evil Star, offering to show a copy of the last page of the movie script as proof. Guy Pompton becomes Evil Star and his gang rushes the room. The JSA knock out the gang, and Green Lantern nets Evil Star as he tries to jump out the window.

Appearing in Justice Society of America: "Evil Star Over Hollywood! Part III"

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  • Fred T. Fanum, producer
  • Jimmy, cameraman
  • Mr. Benton, director
  • Harold Forbes, secretary
  • Ned Jenkins, Faberville resident
  • Tom Colway, actor

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Synopsis for Johnny Peril's Surprise Story: "When the Moon Fell"

Johnny accidentally gets konked on the head with a scale-model Moon, and has a vivid hallucination.

Appearing in Johnny Peril's Surprise Story: "When the Moon Fell"

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  • Dr. Spectrum

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  • Dr. Frisby
  • Frisby's assistant
  • Officer Briggs

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  • Layden Observatory
  • Peril's newspaper office

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Trivia

  • In Part III, Green Lantern gets head-konked unconscious with a metal-looking microphone stand; that shouldn't be possible.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-Star Comics were:
    • "Editorial Advisory Board" (promotional text)
    • "To All Junior Justice Society of America Members" (secret code message)
    • "The Puzzle of the Pacific" (text story) by Charles King


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