All-Star Squadron #53 [Direct Edition]
(January 1986)

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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 (credited); Janice Race (Associate Editor, credited); Tom Condon (Managing 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.


While the Crisis Rages-- Superman vs. Mr. Mind's Monster Society! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Mike Clark (signed)
Inks:
Steve Montano (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Superman (Earth-2); Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders] (inset); Amazing-Man (inset); Robotman [Robert Crane] (inset)]; Monster Society of Evil [Mr. Who; Mr. Mind (inset); Nyola; Ramulus]
Synopsis:
Superman struggles against Ramulus' plants.
Keywords:
rain

Indexer Notes

Special Crisis Cross-over banner.

Grip Roaring Fun (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Worlds in Turmoil (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited); Dann Thomas (co-plotter, credited)
Pencils:
Mike Clark (pages 1-17, credited); Arvell Jones (pages 18-23, credited)
Inks:
Tony DeZuñiga [as DeZuniga] (credited); Vince Colletta [as Colletta] (credited)
Colors:
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters:
David C. Weiss (credited)
Job Number:
G-2207

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Superman (Earth-2); Winged Victory; Shining Knight; Tarantula; Sandy the Golden Boy; Amazing-Man; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Dr. Occult; Hawkman [Carter Hall] (flashback); Wonder Woman (Earth-2, flashback); Atom [Al Pratt] (flashback); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (flashback); Starman [Ted Knight] (flashback); Spectre (flashback); Dr. Mid-Nite (flashback); Johnny Thunder (Earth-2, cameo); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (cameo); Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (flashback); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Crimson Avenger; Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Sargon (flashback); Mr. Terrific (flashback); Batman (Earth-2, flashback); The Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Air Wave [Larry Jordan] (flashback); T.N.T. (flashback); Dan the Dyna-Mite (flashback); Manhunter [Paul Kirk]; Aquaman (Earth-2, flashback); Zatara (flashback); Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Harlequin [Molly Mayne] (cameo); Green Arrow (Earth-2, cameo)]; Monster Society of Evil [Mr. Who; Mr. Mind; Nyola; Ramulus; The Dummy (joins); Oom]; Gernsback; Harbinger (cameo); Captain Marvel [Billy Batson] (image only); Nuklon (cameo); Black Lightning (cameo); Colossal Boy (cameo); Supergirl (cameo); Black Canary (cameo); Geo-Force (cameo); Elongated Man (cameo); Green Lantern [John Stewart] (cameo); Captain Comet (cameo); Power Girl (cameo); Superman (Earth-1, cameo); Martian Manhunter (cameo); Blue Beetle [Ted Kord] (cameo); Katana (cameo); Deathbolt (cameo); Star Sapphire [Carol Ferris] (cameo); Pariah (cameo); Zatanna (cameo); Mon-El (cameo); Ultra Boy (cameo); Jade (cameo); Red Tornado (Earth-1, cameo); Per Degaton (cameo); Brainiac 5 (cameo)
Synopsis:
The Dummy joins the Monster Society as they fight Superman. The 3 Squadroners (Green Lantern, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle) return from Earth-S in time to help out against the Monster Society's attack.

Indexer Notes

Crisis Cross-over. Story continued from previous issue; story continues in next issue.
References New York World's Fair Comics #1, Leading Comics #1, All-Star Squadron #50-51, and Crisis on Infinite Earths #5 (which contains some of the same scenes as this story).

Break into the Big Time (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Nabisco candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Elvira Mistress of the Dark T-shirt (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Elvira T-shirt / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Spend the Year with DC! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 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)

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

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas [also as R. T.] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-2200

Indexer Notes

Special Note on how Crisis on Infinite Earths interrupted the current story line.

Letters of comment from Mark Ryan, Hurricane Heeran, John Henry Sain, Michael Pickens, Michael J. Morano, and Dale Roberts.

The Adventure Continues! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

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

Win One of 600 Prizes! (Table of Contents) (Expand) /

Mars, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. While the Crisis Rages-- Superman vs. Mr. Mind's Monster Society!
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Grip Roaring Fun
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  3. 2. Worlds in Turmoil
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. Break into the Big Time
    Nabisco candies
  5. 4. Newtons Fruit Chewy Mix-Up!
    Nabisco cookies
  6. 5. Elvira Mistress of the Dark T-shirt
    Elvira T-shirt
  7. 6. Spend the Year with DC!
    DC Comics
  8. 7. Glow in the Dark Posters
    Pineapple Kids Club
  9. 8. Write Right Now!
  10. 9. In This Crazy World, We All Need a Friend Like...'Mazing Man"
    DC Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  12. 11. The Adventure Continues!
    DC Comics
  13. 12. Win One of 600 Prizes!
    Mars, Inc.
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