All-Star Comics No. 19


All Star Comics No. 19 was published by DC Comics in the winter of 1943. The “Crimes Set to Music” cover features the superhero Wonder Woman playing the piano while other members of the "Justice Society of America," including Johnny Thunder, Hourman, Dr. Midnite, The Spectre, The Atom, Dr. Fate, Starman, and a silhouette of Hawkman, gather around.

The “Crimes Set to Music” issue saw the Justice Society team up to track down a kidnapped Hawkman, with each member saving a musician in the process. The team frees Hawkman from his captor, a failed composer intending to kill his more successfull peers.

Introduced in All-Star Comics No. 3, The Justice Society of America was the first team of superheroes to be featured in comic books. The group was popular in the 1940s, and after their prominence faded a decade later several group members were reinvented and brought together again as the Justice League of America. Several Justice Society of America members went on to have their own titles, such as the Flash, the Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.

Date Made: 1943

Maker: D. C. Comics, Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: ComicsWonder Woman


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Credit Line: Gift of Olivia V. Crisson and Phillip M.S. Crisson in honor of Peter Bozzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2013.0086.002Catalog Number: 2013.0086.002Accession Number: 2013.0086

Object Name: comic book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 7 1/2 in x 10 in; 19.05 cm x 25.4 cm


Record Id: nmah_1446172

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