All-Star Squadron #20 [Direct-Sales]
(April 1983)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-01-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein (credited); Nicola Cuti (assistant, 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.


Green Lantern Wins the War--But at What Price? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-263

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [JSA; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2, inset); Dr. Fate (inset); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)]; All-Star Squadron [Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]] (inset)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern stands amid the ruins of a Japanese city he has destroyed.

A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters:
John Costanza (credited)
Job Number:
J-8518

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Tarantula; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Steel [Hank Heywood]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Liberty Belle]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Dr. Mid-Nite; Dr. Fate; Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (flashback); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (flashback); Batman (Earth-2, flashback); Robin (Earth-2, flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Superman (Earth-2, flashback)]; Brain Wave [Dr. Henry King] (villain, origin); Sir Lancelot (illusion); Attila (illusion); Kulak (flashback); Joker (flashback); Doiby Dickles (flashback); Professor Able [Dr. Elba] (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Robin (flashback)
Synopsis:
The All-Star Squadron fails to free the captive Justice Society and all face death. But Green Lantern is able to defeat the mental projections of Brain Wave, freeing everyone.

Indexer Notes

Spotlight on Green Lantern. Story continued from previous issue.
References All-Star Comics #2, #8, #15, Superman #17, Batman #11, All-Flash #4, Green Lantern #4, and All-Star Squadron #17.

The Adventure Is Yours (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

TSR Hobbies, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Announcing an Astonishingly Beautiful New Series of Comic Books for the Collector of the Best! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics; Sea Gate Distributors / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Behind the Candy Counter (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now They'll Save You Money! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Bob - This is Hot News!] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Flynn (credited)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Brooke Shields (photo)
Synopsis:
Information about upcoming comics and other information from DC.
On second page between pages 21-22 of story.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Comments / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas [as RT] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-1214

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #14 and #15 from T. M. Ahorn, Kevin Pratt, Mike Sopp, and Anthony Cardno.
Also corrections from the editors, of errors in All-Star Squadron #14, #15, and Justice League of America #207, #209.

DC Coming Comics (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing New Life Forms Are Taking Over Atari! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

M Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Green Lantern Wins the War--But at What Price?
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here.
    MPC
  3. 2. ...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The Adventure Is Yours
    TSR Hobbies, Inc.
  5. 4. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  6. 5. Announcing an Astonishingly Beautiful New Series of Comic Books for the Collector of the Best!
    DC Comics; Sea Gate Distributors
  7. 6. Behind the Candy Counter
    Bubble Yum
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
  9. 8. Now They'll Save You Money!
    DC Comics
  10. 9. [Bob - This is Hot News!]
    DC Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
  13. 12. DC Coming Comics
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  15. 14. Amazing New Life Forms Are Taking Over Atari!
    M Network
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Matthew Head
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