All-Star Squadron

English

First published in: 1981

Description:
All-Star Squadron was created by Roy Thomas with Rich Buckler and first appeared as a preview story in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #193 [Direct] (August 1981).

The premise of the team was that after American entry into the Second World War (WWII), all the mystery-men (superheroes) of Earth-Two were placed into a single team under the direction of U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the duration of the war.

The team was meant to consist of all the WWII era heroes from the DC Universe (originally in the 1940s under Detective Comics and All-American Comics companies and those created later on for that time period by National Periodicals and DC Comics). Thomas also incorporated the heroes that appeared in Quality Comics during this time (DC purchased Quality in the mid-1950s).

Eventually, characters from Fawcett Publishing crossed over (DC leased then later purchased their rights by the early 1980s), and after the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline which wiped several heroes from that era from the comic's continuity, new characters would be created (Young All-Stars) and heroes of that era originally from the Charlton Comics Universe were scheduled to join as well (DC purchased Charlton heroes in the early 1980s).

Keywords
World War II


Group Members:

  1. The Atom [Al Pratt] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  2. Batman [Bruce Wayne] (p. 1939) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  3. Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  4. Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  5. Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (p. 1981) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  6. The Flash [Jay Garrick] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  7. Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  8. Hawkman [Carter Hall] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  9. Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  10. Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  11. Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  12. Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  13. Robin [Dick Grayson] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  14. Robotman [Robert Crane] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  15. The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (p. 1939) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  16. The Shining Knight [Sir Justin] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  17. Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  18. Starman [Ted Knight] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  19. Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El] (p. 1938) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  20. Johnny Thunder [superhero] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  21. Thunderbolt [Johnny Thunder's djinn] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  22. Wonder Woman [Princess Diana; Diana Prince] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1981 - present
  23. Commander Steel [Hank Heywood; Henry Heywood] (p. 1982) (English) (formal) 1982 - present
  24. Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1982 - present
    Notes: First appeared as a member in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 Series) #6 (February 1982).
  25. Wildcat [Ted Grant] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1982 - present
  26. Amazing-Man [Will Everett; William Blake Everett] (p. 1983) (English) (formal) 1983 - present
  27. The Guardian [Jim Harper] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1983 - present
  28. Sargon the Sorcerer [John Sargent] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1983 - present
  29. Tarantula [John Law] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1983 - present
  30. Air Wave [Larry Jordan] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  31. The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (p. 1938) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  32. Dan the Dyna-Mite [Daniel Dunbar; Dan Dunbar] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
    Notes: Dan the Dyna-Mite joined the All-Star Squadron in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #31 [Direct] (March 1984).
  33. Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  34. Hourman [Rex Tyler] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  35. Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  36. Manhunter [Dan Richards; Donald Richards] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  37. Mr. America [Tex Thomson] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  38. Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  39. The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  40. Sandy [Sandy McGann / Sandy Hawkins] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  41. Speedy [Roy Harper] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  42. The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  43. Stripesy [Pat Dugan] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  44. TNT [Thomas N. Thomas] (p. 1942) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
    Notes: TNT joined the All-Star Squadron in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #31 [Direct] (March 1984).
  45. Vigilante [Greg Sanders] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  46. The Whip [Rodney Gaynor] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  47. Wing [Wing How] (p. 1938) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  48. Zatara [DC magician] (p. 1938) (English) (formal) 1984 - present
  49. Dr. Occult (p. 1935) (English) (associated) 1985 - present
  50. Midnight [Dave Clark] (p. 1941) (English) (associated) 1985 - present
  51. Aquaman [1940s-early 1950s, Earth-Two] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  52. The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr.] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  53. Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (p. 1939) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  54. The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  55. The Jester [Chuck Lane; Charles Lane] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  56. The Ray [Happy Terrill] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  57. Uncle Sam [Quality; DC; Earth X; Earth 2] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1986 - present
  58. Fury [Helena Kosmatos] (p. 1987) (English) (formal) 1988 - present
    Notes: Fury joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  59. Miss America [Joan Dale] (p. 1941) (English) (formal) 1988 - present
  60. Flying Fox [Young All-Stars] (p. 1987) (English) (formal) 1989 - present
    Notes: The Flying Fox joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  61. Neptune Perkins (p. 1945) (English) (formal) 1989 - present
    Notes: Neptune Perkins joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  62. Quicksilver [Max; later Max Mercury] (p. 1940) (English) (formal) 1989 - present
  63. Tsunami [Miya Shimada] (p. 1984) (English) (formal) 1989 - present
    Notes: Tsunami joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  64. Iron Munro [Arn Munro] (p. 1987) (English) (formal) 1992 - present
    Notes: Iron Munro joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).