All-Star Squadron #52 [Direct Sales]
(December 1985)

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Price:
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1985
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Roy Thomas (editor, 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.


Can Even The Power of Shazam Withstand the Anti-Monitor's Shadow Things? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Arvell Jones
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset); Liberty Belle; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]
Synopsis:
A streak of black lightning strikes Captain Marvel.

Indexer Notes

Special Crisis Cross-over banner. Cover penciller and inker credits confirmed by Arvell Jones.

Not for Sunday Drivers! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

From Fear To Eternity! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (co-plotter, credited)
Pencils:
Arvell Jones (credited)
Inks:
Alfredo Alcala (credited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters:
David Cody Weiss [as Cody] (credited)
Job Number:
G-2165

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]]; Captain Marvel [Billy Batson]; Shazam (wizard); shadow demons
Synopsis:
The Crisis continues to hit Earth-2 as Liberty Belle, Johnny Quick, and Green Lantern (Alan Scott) are tossed over into Earth-S, as the Crisis begins to also hit it. Captain Marvel (Billy Batson) helps them defeat the shadow demons attacking, and Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick honeymoon after their marriage back on Earth-2. The 3 Squadroners return to their world via The Rock of Eternity with the wizard Shazam's help, but Cap stays behind as he's not to know about the multiverse yet at the time.

Indexer Notes

Crisis Cross-over. Story continued from previous issue; story continues in next issue.
References All-Star Squadron #36, #37, All-American Comics #16, and Crisis on Infinite Earths #3.

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

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Newtons Fruit Chewy Mix-Up! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[1985-1986 NBC Saturday Mornings] (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

NBC TV Network / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

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

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

"Shanghaied Into Hyperspace!" Interlude One (Table of Contents)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (adaptation); Gardner Fox (story, credited); Sheldon Moldoff (story, credited)
Pencils:
Al Dellinges (credited); Joe Kubert (original drawings, credited)
Inks:
Al Dellinges (credited); Joe Kubert (original drawings, credited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Aka; Ysult; Hora
Synopsis:
As a result of the anti-matter destruction of the Crisis opening up dimensional warps, Hawkman lands on an other-dimensional Saturn and helps the ruling families avoid a civil war.

Indexer Notes

JSA in HyperSpace Chapter 1 - with Hawkman.
Dellinges's art is heavily imitative of the golden-age Joe Kubert, who originally drew this story sequence for All-Star Comics #13.
References All-Star Squadron #50.

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2153

Synopsis:
Roy attempts to explain an apparent error in the story in Detective Comics #439.

Indexer Notes

Letters from Michael Burkhalter and Bill Farrand.
Includes very small house ad for the next issue of Infinity, Inc.

The Best...Keeps Getting Better! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

In This Crazy World, We All Need a Friend Like...'Mazing Man" (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

DC's Deluxe Books (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Kids Just Want to Have Fun! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Join the Mask Team and Discover the Illusion. (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

MASK / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Can Even The Power of Shazam Withstand the Anti-Monitor's Shadow Things?
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Not for Sunday Drivers!
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  3. 2. From Fear To Eternity!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The A-Maze-Ing Oreo! Chocolate Sandwich Cookie
    Nabisco cookies
  5. 4. Newtons Fruit Chewy Mix-Up!
    Nabisco cookies
  6. 5. [1985-1986 NBC Saturday Mornings]
    NBC TV Network
  7. 6. Glow in the Dark Posters
    Pineapple Kids Club
  8. 7. "Shanghaied Into Hyperspace!" Interlude One
    Justice Society of America
  9. 8. Write Right Now!
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  11. 10. The Best...Keeps Getting Better!
    DC Comics
  12. 11. In This Crazy World, We All Need a Friend Like...'Mazing Man"
    DC Comics
  13. 12. DC's Deluxe Books
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Kids Just Want to Have Fun!
    CBS TV Network
  15. 14. Join the Mask Team and Discover the Illusion.
    MASK
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