All-Star Squadron #1 [Newsstand]
(September 1981)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.50 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Barcode:
?
Editing:
Len Wein; Mike W. Barr (associate)
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 is a variant of All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #1 [Direct].


Who Will Be the Heroes of the... (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Dick Giordano
Colors:
Tatjana Wood
Letters:
?
Job Number:
C-652

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Atom [Al Pratt]]; Wildcat [Ted Grant] (photo); Shining Knight (photo); Green Arrow (Earth-2, photo); Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers] (photo); Batman (Earth-2, photo); Robin (Earth-2, photo); Star-Spangled Kid (photo); Stripesy (photo); Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (photo); Crimson Avenger (photo); Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (photo); Plastic Man (photo); Robotman [Robert Crane] (photo); Dr. Fate (photo); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (photo); Liberty Belle (photo); Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (photo); Tarantula (photo); Superman [Earth-2] (photo); Flash [Jay Garrick] (photo); Wonder Woman [Earth-2] (photo); Captain Triumph (photo)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Inks credit from The All-Star Companion Vol. 2; inks previously credited to Rich Buckler.
Color credits provided by Anthony Tollin.

The World on Fire! (Table of Contents)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Rich Buckler
Inks:
Jerry Ordway
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
John Costanza
Job Number:
J-7253

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Plastic Man; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]]; Justice Society of America [Superman (Earth-2); Batman (Earth-2); Robin (Earth-2); Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson; Nabu]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan (Earth-2)]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Flash [Jay Garrick]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]]; Seven Soldiers of Victory [Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Crimson Avenger; Star-Spangled Kid; Green Arrow (Earth-2); Speedy (Earth-2) (all as flashback as told by Shining Knight); Shining Knight]; Firebrand [as Danette Reilly] (intro); Per Degaton (villain); Professor Zodiak (villain); Solomon Grundy (villain); Sky Pirate (villain); Wotan (villain); King Bee (villain, death); Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (apparent death); Harry Hopkins; Slugger Dunn (apparent death); Sammy Baugh; Ed Simmons; J. Edgar Hoover; Tubby Watts; Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Synopsis:
As the 3 non-missing JSA members (Hawkman, Atom, Dr. Mid-Nite) join up with Plastic Man, Robotman, Liberty Belle, Johnny Quick, Shining Knight, and Danette Reilly in Washington, D.C., they meet with President FDR, who creates a new group, the All-Star Squadron. Their mission: find the missing JSA'ers and stop the scheduled bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 before it's too late. Meanwhile, the missing JSA'ers have been captured by Per Degaton and made aware of his plans, helpless to stop him.
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Indexer Notes

Features the apparent death of Rod Reilly (Firebrand) and the intro of his sister Dannette, soon to be the new female Firebrand. Story continued from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #193 (August 1981); story continues next issue.

An Open Letter to the Readers of All-Star Squadron #1 (Table of Contents)

letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-826
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Who Will Be the Heroes of the...
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. The World on Fire!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. An Open Letter to the Readers of All-Star Squadron #1
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein