"Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Conquered the Solar System!"": At the latest meeting of the Justice Society they gather to watch bizarre newsreels, including one of a flying saucer and strange creatures getting out from another world. The location of that last one makes some of the JSA
All-Star Comics #55 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of October, 1950.
Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Conquered the Solar System!"
At the latest meeting of the Justice Society they gather to watch bizarre newsreels, including one of a flying saucer and strange creatures getting out from another world. The location of that last one makes some of the JSAers think of a scientist friend of theirs who lived in the reported area but has been incommunicado for a while now. They visit his abandoned house and start a dictaphone playing where Dr. Napier tells the heroes about mentally receiving strange formulae he can't explain but lead him to develop a rocketship. With some clues around his house the JSA divine that Dr. Napier was carried off by creatures from Jupiter for reasons unknown, build the ship he was designing, and use it to fly to Jupiter to rescue him.
On Jupiter the team finds a giant human being chased by aliens like the ones they saw in the newsreel. After rescuing him, the JSA's informed the "green heads" came to Jupiter and their leader is now trying to get them to conquer every planet in the solar system. Flash races in and covertly learns the helmeted leader's plans: since Earth has so many armies, he's decided not to bother conquering it and just cut the planet in half with a superweapon being built on Mars.
The JSA, and the giant man they saved, pursue the leader to the red jungles of Mars, and are immediately attacked by primitive ape-men, but Wonder Woman scares them off by building a fire. Green Lantern finds the leader, who shows the hero that the rest of the JSA have put on helmets like his and become his slaves. The emerald crusader makes to attack the leader, who creates a duplicate of Green Lantern with one of his machines. Every attack Green Lantern makes is met with an equal one and the fight seems a stalemate, but Green Lantern tricks his double into firing a green fist at a wooden cabinet which makes it bounce back and pulverize the double. He knew everything Green Lantern was going to do, but not the longstanding memory of the hero's only weakness: wood.
The leader sics the rest of the Justice Society on Green Lantern, who conjures green hands with his ring and uses them to take off his teammates' helmets. The green heads fire their superweapon, but the giant humanoid the JSA rescued on Jupiter reveals he reprogrammed it to fire at the green heads' home planet and it was destroyed instead. The JSA then unmask the leader, and reveal Dr. Napier, who was under the green heads' mind control while he wore the helmet. The ruler of the green heads is captured, ensuring the Jovian giant people can easily free themselves. The Justice Society and Dr. Napier head for home.
Appearing in Justice Society of America: "The Man Who Conquered the Solar System!"
- Justice Society of America
- People from the Green Star
- Martian primitive men
- Duplicate Green Lantern
- Another dimension
- Doctor Mid-Nite's Blackout Bomb
- Doctor Mid-Nite's Infra-red goggles
- Green Flame of Life
- Green Lantern Ring
- Hawkman's Nth Metal Wings
- Wonder Woman's Bracelets of Submission
- Wonder Woman's Lasso of Truth
- Wonder Woman's Tiara
- Gravity Motor
- Conqueror's helmets
- Rocket Ship
Synopsis for Johnny Peril: "The Disappearance of Susan Duval" or "Johnny Peril's Double"
Appearing in Johnny Peril: "The Disappearance of Susan Duval" or "Johnny Peril's Double"
- Published by National Comics Publications, Inc.
- Reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 11.
- The Man Who Conquered the Solar System! reprinted in Justice Society of America: A Celebration of 75 Years.
- JSA story:
- When in other stories Jupiter is portrayed as plantless and having a strong gravity and cold atmosphere, there is no mention of it in this issue.
- The Jovians resembles giant humans in this story. This is not the first time that the JSA met Jovians. They fought Jovian Metal Creatures in All-Star Comics Vol 1 26, and Starman met metallic Jovians in All-Star Comics Vol 1 13.
- Martians resembles ancient primates in this story.
Links and References
- According with America vs. the Justice Society Vol 1 4, also Pre-Crisis, the planets referred here actually are inhabitable counterparts in another dimension.