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"Justice Society of America: "Hemisphere Defense"": J. Edgar Hoover calls on the Justice Society again, this time to ask their help in rooting out Nazi and Fascist spies in Mexico and South America. Each member travels to


Quote1.png What men! What real patriotic Americans! All I do is ask them for help and how they leap at the chance! Why… I almost feel sorry for the men they're going after… Almost! Quote2.png
J. Edgar Hoover

All-Star Comics #9 is an issue of the series All-Star Comics (Volume 1) with a cover date of March, 1942.

Synopsis for Justice Society of America: "Hemisphere Defense"

J. Edgar Hoover calls on the Justice Society again, this time to ask their help in rooting out Nazi and Fascist spies in Mexico and South America. Each member travels to a different country to fulfill their covert orders. Hawkman confronts a German spy ring in Mexico who are attempting to take over the Southern Pacific railroad. The Spectre uncovers an operation stealing planes for the Luftwaffe in Argentina. The Atom travels to Chile and unmasks the leader of a Nazi propaganda organization. The Sandman prevents sabotage to Venezuelan oil fields. Johnny Thunder visits Cuba, where he is supposed to meet with a top Cuban spy. The spy, knowing Johnny's reputation, sends Johnny on a phony mission, where Johnny accidentally gets captured by German spy ring. Johnny manages to summon his Thunderbolt, who sends the entire spy ring back to Germany in a sailboat. On the plane ride to Brazil, Doctor Fate uncovers a plot to replace the democratically elected leader with a Nazi look-alike. In Bolivia, Starman busts up a gang of tin-mine invaders. Doctor Mid-Nite exposes a mind-control scheme attempting to end democracy in Colombia. Once their missions are complete, the members meet at the Panama Canal. To celebrate their success, the girl friends of the Justice Society are brought down for a victory ball, however, Johnny accidentally has his Thunderbolt send him and Daisy to the moon, instead.

Appearing in Justice Society of America: "Hemisphere Defense"

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Other Characters:

  • Alberto Medina (Single appearance)
  • Alma Cordoban (Single appearance)
  • Bradley Zenea (Single appearance)
  • Carlos (Single appearance)
  • Doctor Gomez (Single appearance)
  • Estabana Cordoban (Single appearance)
  • Fred Simmons (Single appearance)
  • Jose Ortez (Single appearance)

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Notes

  • All the shown JSA members except Johnny Thunder speak Spanish.
  • This issue went on sale in December 1941, thus it features the second-to-last Golden Age showing of Sandman's original business-suit costume, which would make one last appearance in World's Finest #5.
  • Although J. Edgar Hoover is pretty unambiguously depicted in this story, his actual name is never used. At this story's end, he is voted in as an Associate Member of the JSA.
  • "Hemisphere Defense" is reprinted in All-Star Comics Archives Vol. 2.
  • Also appearing in this issue of All-Star Comics were:
    • "Good Books For Christmas" (text article)
    • "Hop Harrigan: 'Midnight Meeting'" (text story) probably by Evelyn Gaines

Trivia

  • Colombia is incorrectly referred to as "Columbia."


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