...a look at Dr. Mid-Nite, Hourman and the Atom!
This tale was reprinted in Justice League of America #95 (December, 1971) under a groovy cover by Neal Adams, without the doctor making the cover! This issue also had Golden Age Dr. Fate reprint, so the doctors are in!
This story was retold in 100-Page Super-Spectacular DC-20 of September, 1973, and the doctor shares the book with Golden Age tales of Batman, Black Canary, the Spectre and more!
This story was reprinted in Detective Comics #445 (February-March, 1975) under a Batman cover by Jim Aparo (and a few other reprints in the book, though no JSAers)...
...and the doctor only had one more adventure, that of All-American Comics #102 (October, 1948) in the Golden Age, or at least that how it appeared back then.
Oddly, this tale was recently reprinted in the Justice Society of America 100-Page Super Spectacular #1 of 2000, along with a solo Silver Age of the Golden Age Flash, a team-up of Starman and Black Canary from the Silver Age, and some team action of the JSA as well.
These tales were reprinted in the All-Star Comics Archives, including a solo Dr. Mid-Nite tale from All-Star Comics #6 (August-September, 1941) in All-Star Comics Archives #1 from 1992 (along with the JSA tales from All-Star Comics #3 to #6)...
...and you can read on how Dr. Mid-Nite joined the JSA here!
...and having to do all this in an hour, as that's as long as his super-strength would last!
This story was reprinted in Justice League of America #96 (February, 1972) under a cover by Neal Adams, in an issue which also featured a Golden Age Wildcat reprint.
Hourman's next reprint done in the 20th century was in Adventure Comics #57 (December, 1940) with the story of "The Menace of Dr. Togg" by writer Gardner Fox and artist Bernard Baily (title created later), where Hourman and his Minute Men of America faced Dr. Togg and his Gombezi (genetically created creatures the doctor controlled).
This story was reprinted in 100-Page Super-Spectacular DC-18 of July, 1973, with a cover by Nick Cardy (and Dr. Togg and his creations returned later to face the robotic Hourman and his friends!).
...where Hourman and the Minute Men of America faced off against Mr. Whistle, who stole mechanical dinosaurs from a museum to use in other robberies.
This reprint came about in the Millennium Edition: Adventure Comics #61 (December, 2000), which was a reprint that came from a vote by the fans, and proved how popular Starman was (with Hourman and his fans also being one of the lucky recipients of that popularity!).
This Hourman was reprinted in Wanted, the World's Most Dangerous Villains #7 (March-April, 1973), with a cover by Nick Cardy, and also contained Golden Age Hawkman and Johnny Quick reprints, in a series edited by E. Nelson Bridwell (who was responsible for so many Golden Age reprints finding new life).
The last Golden Age Hourman story was in Adventure Comics #83 (February, 1943), but we still have a few more of his reprints to cover!
Hourman's first five tales of Adventure Comics #48 to Adventure Comics #52 (July, 1940) made it into the JSA All-Stars Archives #1 of 2007 (along with Dr. Mid-Nite, next JSA to be covered the Atom, where you'll see the cover to this book, and more).
This, and stories with the Golden Age Sandman, Johnny Thunder, Superman, Batman and more is presented in DC Comics Rarities Archives #1 of 2005, and this volume will be referenced back to many more times to come!
These two tales, along with stories about Flash, Spectre, Hawkman and more soon to be JSAers were reprinted in the special All-Star Comics Archives #0 from 2006, and is also a great source of individual JSA solo tales before the JSA existed as such, even if Hourman couldn't make the covers of these books....
...and you can read of Hourman's short Golden Age JSA career here, which also details his later involvement with groups like the Freedom Fighters and the All-Star Squadron!
This tale is reprinted in the Secret Origins of the Super DC Heroes of 1976 (in both hardcover and soft cover) with a cover by Neal Adams, which is one of the best sources for anyone who gets confused about the Golden and Silver Age differences between DC heroes.
Sadly, none of the Atom's appearances in All-American Comics were reprinted in color at the time of release of America vs. the Justice Society (and all too few afterwards!).
Atom did see one of his tales of this period reprinted, his story in the Big All-American Comic Book (1944) by Joe Greene and Joe Gallagher, and the entirety of that book (along with appearances by Mr. Terrific, Wildcat, Hawkman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman and more Golden Age greats) was reprinted in the DC Comics Rarities Archives #1 of 2005.
Atom's next reprinted story was from Flash Comics #90 (December, 1947) with "Murder On A Star", with a little murder mystery that finds the Atom falsely accused of a crime.
This story was reprinted in the 100-Page Super-Spectacular DC-18 of July, 1973 with a cover by Nick Cardy, and has Golden Age reprints of TNT, Captain Triumph and Hourman....and a few tales of some guy with a red cape as well!
This story is reprinted in Justice League of America #99 (June, 1972) under a Nick Cardy cover, and also has a Golden Age Sandman reprint.
Modern Archives weren't too kind to the little man either, the Atom's first five stories from All-American Comics #19 to #23 (February, 1941) were reprinted in the JSA All-Stars Archives #1 of 2007, along with Hourman and Dr. Mid-Nite...
...and Johnny Thunder, the Red Tornado, Mr. Terrific and the Wildcat, whom we will cover soon!