Synopsis: Jay Garrick, student at Midwestern University, is involved in a lab accident and inhales the fumes of hard water gas. The fumes cause Jay to develop tremendous speed, enabling him to move and think at super-human rates.
Jay graduates from college and moves to New York to become an assistant professor at Coleman University. There, he begins a career as the Flash, a super-hero who battles gangsters.
Jay?s college sweetheart, Joan Williams, visits Jay and enlists his help in locating her missing father. Joan?s father, Major Williams, has been kidnapped by the Faultless Four, a group of scientists working for a foreign power. Jay rescues Williams from the villains who want the secret of the Atomic Bombarder. In the process, the Four are all killed, leaving Williams safe.
Synopsis: Weapons collector Carter Hall receives an Egyptian dagger from his friend, Jim Rock. Touching the dagger causes Hall to relive his former life as Prince Khufu in ancient Egypt.
Khufu and his love, Shiera, are both killed with the dagger by Khufu?s longtime enemy, Hath-Set. At the moment of his death, Khufu promises to be reincarnated in order to avenge his own murder.
Carter awakens from the experience with knowledge of his previous unknown life. Soon after he meets Shiera for the first time fleeing a subway accident. Shiera has been plagued by dreams of her previous life as well.
Carter then fashions wings and a belt of ninth metal, an anti-gravity material with special properties. He also dons a hawk-shaped headpiece to appear as the Hawk-God Anubis. As Hawkman, he sets out to find the source of the subway disturbance.
Hawkman soon locates the laboratory of Doctor Hastor, electrician extraordinary. Hall realizes that Hastor is the reincarnation of his ancient foe, Hath-Set.
After a short battle, Hastor summons Shiera using a strange hypnosis to use against Hawkman. The winged hero throws a protective sheet of ninth metal over Shiera to protect her, then shoots Hastor with a crossbow. Hastor appears to die and the laboratory is destroyed. Finally, Hawkman returns Shiera to her home.
Synopsis: One year old Johnny Thunder, son of Simon B. Thunder, is kidnapped by agents of Badhnisia. Johnny was born at 7 AM on July 7, 1917 and according to Badhnisian legend will inherit great powers on his seventh birthday. Johnny is given a zodiac belt and a ceremony is performed with the mystical words Cei-U, which in English sound like "Say You."
When he is five, Johnny escapes from Badhnisia and is returned home by an American freighter. On his seventh birthday, torrential rains last for seven days, but the Thunder home is spared. The Badhnisians search for Johnny, but they cannot locate him until he is 23.
Johnny gains employment as a window washer and during an accident says the words "Say You." A magic thunderbolt appears and answers Johnny?s wishes, although Johnny is unaware of its intervention. The Badhnisians attempt to kidnap Johnny again, but the Thunderbolt rescues him. Johnny however loses his job.
Synopsis: Bored and wealthy playboy Rod Gaynor decides to travel across America with his assistant Wing. His travels bring him to Seguro in the American Southwest, where he meets Marissa Dillon, the daughter of a newspaper publisher. Marissa is concerned for the poor laborers who are being mistreated by the law.
Intrigued by Marissa and wanting to help the poor, Gaynor is inspired by the legend of Don Fernando Suarez, a rich man who took the secret identity of El Castigo, the Whip to fight against wealthy landowners in the 19th century. Gaynor puts the legend to work for him and becomes a new incarnation of the Whip. For his first act, he rescues Carlos, a wrongly imprisoned worker, and defeats the disreputably town sheriff.