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"Book 4": With the revelations of Tex Thompson's (Americommando) secret diary known to various members of both the All-Star Squadron and the Justice Society, they now gather together in private to discuss how they're going to let the American public know t

Golden Age #4 is an issue of the series Golden Age (Volume 1) with a cover date of May, 1994.

Synopsis for "Book 4"

With the revelations of Tex Thompson's (Americommando) secret diary known to various members of both the All-Star Squadron and the Justice Society, they now gather together in private to discuss how they're going to let the American public know the truth behind both him and Daniel Dunbar (Dynaman). At a public gathering of superheroes in Washington, D.C. by the decree of the President to show their loyalty, Joan Dale (Miss America) bravely goes public with the revelations when Tex has Robert Crane (Robotman) silence her by killing her. Rex Tyler (Hourman) steps in to take Joan's place by exposing Tex Thompson as being the Ultra-Humanite and Dynaman as being Adolf Hitler's brain transplanted into Daniel Dunbar's body. Showing his true colors, Dynaman storms out of the building, ready to take over the world by the power of his might. Many superheroes attack Dynaman to stop him, only to either be seriously injured or killed. Paul Kirk as Manhunter deals with Ultra-Humanite while Bob Daley bravely sacrifices himself to help Paul. Lance Gallant (Captain Triumph) electrocutes himself in stopping Robotman. Alan Scott returns to duty as Green Lantern, and Ted Knight comes as Starman to test out the power of his new "cosmic rod" on a now-weakened Dynaman. Though the rod is snapped in two, Libby Lawrence (Liberty Belle) uses part of it to deliver the final blow on the villain.

At the end of the story, as Johnny Chambers (Johnny Quick) and Libby Lawrence remarry, the Justice Society retires from active duty as a superhero group, and its various heroes go on with their own lives, Johnny notices that one of the heroes who showed up to deal with Dynaman would take on the name Captain Comet, and would become part of a generation of new heroes that would herald in the Silver Age.

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  • It would be established that this story described events that took place on Earth-Thirty-Two.[1]


  • Johnny Chambers mistakenly refers to Black Canary as Diana, the alternate identity of Wonder Woman. The name of Golden Age Black Canary's alternate identity is Dinah Drake.

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