(November 1985)

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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Roy Thomas (credited); Janice Race (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.

A Crisis cross-over issue.


Now It Begins! The Search for the Justice Society of America! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Arvell Jones
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Sandy the Golden Boy; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson](half-helmet); Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]]; Monster Society of Evil [Ramulus; Oom; Mr. Who; Nyola; Mr. Mind] (villain); Justice Society of America [Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]] (photo)
Synopsis:
The Monster Society has captured Sandy, Hourman, Dr. Fate, and Hawkgirl.

Indexer Notes

Crisis Cross-over banner.
Jones credit from The All-Star Companion Vol. 2; pencils formerly tentatively credited to Mike Clark.

Fans Choose DC Comics! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Monster Society of Evil! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (co-plotter, credited)
Pencils:
Mike Clark (pages 1-21, credited); Arvell Jones (page 22, credited)
Inks:
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters:
David Cody Weiss (credited)
Job Number:
G-2107

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Spectre (flashback); Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (flashback); Sandy the Golden Boy; Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Monster Society of Evil [Oom; Mister Mind; Mister Who; Nyola; Ramulus [Nightshade]]; Harbinger (flashback); Lenny (dies); Vel; Edgar Bergen (flashback); Charlie McCarthy (flashback); Captain Marvel
Synopsis:
Mister Mind convenes a new Monster Society of Evil, including Oom, Mister Who, Nyola, and Ramulus (nee Nightshade, a Sandman villain). The search for the JSA also begins here, as Sandy and Hawkgirl arrive at a damaged JSA headquarters, only to see the Monster Society inside, and wonder what has become of the JSAers, since they only see a captured Dr. Fate and Hourman inside as well. Meanwhile, Liberty Belle, Green Lantern and Johnny Quick are transported to Earth-S.

Indexer Notes

Story continued from previous issue; story continues in next issue.
References All-Star Comics #3 (1940).

The A-Maze-Ing Oreo! Chocolate Sandwich Cookie (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

["Glubgrafutz"] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Reese's Pieces / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bonkers! Fruit Candy Bonks You out of This World with a Robot-Watch. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On Videocassette (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Family Home Entertainment / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Starfire Is Getting Married... (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Glow in the Dark Posters (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Pineapple Kids Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

DC Puts Dollars in Your Pocket! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

[All Star Comics #13 Cover Recreation] (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Jack Burnley (original, credited); Al Dellinges (recreation, credited)
Inks:
Al Dellinges (credited)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [JSA; Starman [Ted Knight]; Spectre; Doctor Mid-Nite; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]]
Synopsis:
The Justice Society is looking at rockets in flight.

Indexer Notes

This pin-up is a recreation of the cover of All-Star Comics #13. It was intended for the previous issue.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadroom / letters page / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2142

Indexer Notes

Letters of comment from readers Adam Burchess, Steve Russell, Dale Roberts and Mark Engblom, with replies from Thomas.
Also includes background information on the first appearances of the villain characters of this issue and a Literary-Historical Perspective on All-Star Squadron #3 (1940), and small promo for Who's Who the Definitive Directory of the DC Universe.

Guest Meanwhile (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Dick Giordano
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Dick discusses the DC Bullets softball team.

Indexer Notes

Letter from Arnaldo Lopez Jr. talks of how comic books led him to academic successes.
On inside back cover.
Also includes a DC check list for the week of August 22, 1985.

Get in on the Action with Power Action! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Super Powers Collection / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Now It Begins! The Search for the Justice Society of America!
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Fans Choose DC Comics!
    DC Comics
  3. 2. Monster Society of Evil!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The A-Maze-Ing Oreo! Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
    Nabisco cookies
  5. 4. ["Glubgrafutz"]
    Reese's Pieces
  6. 5. Bonkers! Fruit Candy Bonks You out of This World with a Robot-Watch.
    Nabisco candies
  7. 6. On Videocassette
    Family Home Entertainment
  8. 7. Starfire Is Getting Married...
    DC Comics
  9. 8. Glow in the Dark Posters
    Pineapple Kids Club
  10. 9. Write Right Now!
  11. 10. DC Puts Dollars in Your Pocket!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. [All Star Comics #13 Cover Recreation]
    Justice Society of America
  13. 12. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  14. 13. Guest Meanwhile
    Meanwhile...
  15. 14. Get in on the Action with Power Action!
    Super Powers Collection
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Bob Hughes
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • john cruz
  • Matthew Head
  • Ramon Schenk
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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