(December 1981)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages:
40
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1981-09-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein (editor, credited); Mike W. Barr (associate editor, credited)
Color:
color
Dimensions:
standard Modern Age US
Paper Stock:
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding:
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Public Catalog, Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) online (http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First) retrieved 15 August 2015. Registration date: 21 May 1984. Copyright registration number: TX0001369721.


The Justice Society of America vs. the All-Star Squadron (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks:
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-747

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Robotman [Robert Crane]]; Justice Society of America [Superman (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan (Earth-2)]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Dr. Fate; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]]
Synopsis:
The heroes battle each other.
Reprints:

Challenge #8860 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Lego Expert Builder Series / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Day of the Dragon King! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils:
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters:
John Costanza (credited)
Job Number:
J-7355

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Robotman; Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick; Shining Knight; Plastic Man (flashback)]; Phantom Lady (flashback)]; Danette Reilly (does not appear as Firebrand); Justice Society of America [Superman (Earth-2); Batman (Earth-2); Robin (Earth-2); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan (Earth-2)]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson; Nabu]; Johnny Thunder; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Dragon King (intro, villain); Slugger Dunn; Rod Reilly (does not appear as Firebrand); Adolf Hitler (flashback); Tojo (flashback)
Synopsis:
When both teams return to Pearl Harbor and see the damage, the more powerful of the heroes go to defend an island under siege by the Japanese in the Pacific. They arrive, with the others in tow, but slowly begin to fall under both the Holy Tablet (supposedly carved from part of the Holy Grail itself) and the Spear of Destiny's combined magicks (both held by Tojo and Hitler respectively). The others must then fight them and get them back to territory not under Axis control/influence. In Washington, D.C., FDR has declared all heroes as All-Star members now for World War II's duration.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Story continued from All-Star Squadron #3; continues in part in All-Star Squadron #5.
References All-Star Comics #9 and DC Special #29.
Presented in three chapters: Chapter One is "Day of the Dragon King!" (5 pages), Chapter Two is "Aftermath of Infamy!" (8 pages), Chapter Three is "What Price Vengeance?" (14 pages).

The Magic in Gum Is Bubble Yum (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amaze Your Friends with My Willy Wonka Magic Card Trick Kit! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Willy Wonka's candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Penguins on Parade (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Toon Time (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

CBS / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Buy Three Snap Tite Kits and We'll Send You $1.50 (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

NBC Super Star Saturday Pow! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

NBC TV Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comments / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas [as RT] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-892

Indexer Notes

Letters from Junior Kerns, Albert Feichenbach, Mike Dennier, Paul Blaze, Dan Coakley, Dean Rollings, and Mark Lagasse.
Includes letters reviewing the All-Star Squadron story in Justice League of America #193.

You Can win! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

First There Were Fast 111's You Like to Race... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Justice Society of America vs. the All-Star Squadron
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Challenge #8860
    Lego Expert Builder Series
  3. 2. Day of the Dragon King!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The Magic in Gum Is Bubble Yum
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. Amaze Your Friends with My Willy Wonka Magic Card Trick Kit!
    Willy Wonka's candies
  6. 5. Penguins on Parade
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. Toon Time
    CBS
  8. 7. Buy Three Snap Tite Kits and We'll Send You $1.50
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  9. 8. NBC Super Star Saturday Pow!
    NBC TV Network
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
  13. 12. You Can win!
    Tyco
  14. 13. First There Were Fast 111's You Like to Race...
    MPC
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • john cruz
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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