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


Appearances With a Group Origin Universe:


Appearances With a Story Universe:


Group Members:

  1. Air Wave [Larry Jordan] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
  2. Amazing-Man [Will Everett; William Blake Everett] (p. 1983)
    1983 - present (formal)
  3. Aquaman [Pre-Crisis Earth-Two] (p. 1984) - Earth-Two (Pre-Crisis)
    1986 - 1986 (formal)
    Notes: Appeared as a member from All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #59 (July 1986) to #60 (August 1986). Ceased to exist following the Crisis on Infinite Earths.
  4. Aquaman [Adam Waterman] (p. 2023)
    2023 - present (formal)
    Notes: Membership first mentioned in The New Golden Age (DC, 2022 series) #1 (January 2023). Replaces the Earth-Two Aquaman in the current continuity.
  5. The Atom [Al Pratt] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  6. Batman [Bruce Wayne] (p. 1939)
    1981 - present (formal)
  7. The Black Condor [Richard Grey, Jr. / Thomas Wright] (p. 1940)
    1986 - present (formal)
  8. Commander Steel [Hank Heywood; Henry Heywood] (p. 1982)
    1982 - present (formal)
  9. The Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis] (p. 1938)
    1984 - present (formal)
  10. Dan the Dyna-Mite [Daniel Dunbar; Dan Dunbar] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
    Notes: Dan the Dyna-Mite joined the All-Star Squadron in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #31 [Direct] (March 1984).
  11. Doctor Fate [Kent Nelson] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  12. Doll Man [Darrel Dane] (p. 1939)
    1986 - present (formal)
  13. Dr. Mid-Nite [Dr. Charles McNider] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  14. Dr. Occult (p. 1935)
    1985 - present (associated)
  15. Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (p. 1982)
    1981 - present (formal)
  16. The Flash [Jay Garrick] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  17. Flying Fox [Young All-Stars] (p. 1987)
    1989 - present (formal)
    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).
  18. Fury [Helena Kosmatos] (p. 1987)
    1988 - present (formal)
    Notes: Fury joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  19. Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  20. Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  21. The Guardian [Jim Harper] (p. 1942)
    1983 - present (formal)
  22. Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders Hall] (p. 1940)
    1982 - present (formal)
    Notes: First appeared as a member in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 Series) #6 (February 1982).
  23. Hawkman [Carter Hall] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  24. Hourman [Rex Tyler] (p. 1940)
    1984 - present (formal)
  25. The Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln] (p. 1941)
    1986 - present (formal)
  26. The Jester [Chuck Lane; Charles Lane] (p. 1941)
    1986 - present (formal)
  27. Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  28. Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence] (p. 1942)
    1981 - present (formal)
  29. Manhunter [Paul Kirk] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
  30. Manhunter [Dan Richards; Donald Richards] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
  31. Midnight [Dave Clark, from Quality / DC] (p. 1941)
    1985 - present (associated)
  32. Miss America [Joan Dale] (p. 1941)
    1988 - present (formal)
  33. Mr. America [Tex Thomson] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  34. Mr. Terrific [Terry Sloane] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
  35. Iron Munro [Arn Munro] (p. 1987)
    1992 - present (formal)
    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).
  36. Neptune Perkins (p. 1945)
    1989 - present (formal)
    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).
  37. Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  38. Plastic Man [Eel O'Brian / Eel O'Brien] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  39. Quicksilver [Maxwell Crandall, from DC] (p. 1986)
    1989 - present (formal)
  40. The Ray [Langford "Happy" Terrill] (p. 1940)
    1986 - present (formal)
  41. The Red Bee [Rick Raleigh] (p. 1940)
    1984 - present (formal)
  42. Robin [Dick Grayson] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  43. Robotman [Robert Crane / Paul Dennis] (p. 1942)
    1981 - present (formal)
  44. The Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (p. 1939)
    1981 - present (formal)
  45. Sandy [Sandy McGann / Sandy Hawkins] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  46. Sargon the Sorcerer [John Sargent] (p. 1941)
    1983 - present (formal)
  47. The Shining Knight [Sir Justin] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  48. Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  49. Speedy [Roy Harper] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  50. The Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  51. Starman [Ted Knight] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  52. Stripesy [Pat Dugan] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  53. Superman [Clark Kent / Kal-El] (p. 1938)
    1981 - present (formal)
  54. Tarantula [John Law] (p. 1941)
    1983 - present (formal)
  55. Johnny Thunder [superhero] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  56. Thunderbolt [Johnny Thunder's djinn] (p. 1940)
    1981 - present (formal)
  57. TNT [Thomas N. Thomas] (p. 1942)
    1984 - present (formal)
    Notes: TNT joined the All-Star Squadron in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #31 [Direct] (March 1984).
  58. Tsunami [Miya Shimada] (p. 1984)
    1989 - present (formal)
    Notes: Tsunami joined the All-Star Squadron via membership in the Young All-Stars in Young All-Stars (DC, 1987 series) #31 (November 1989).
  59. Uncle Sam [from Quality / DC] (p. 1940)
    1986 - present (formal)
  60. Vigilante [Greg Sanders / Saunders] (p. 1941)
    1984 - present (formal)
  61. The Whip [Rodney Gaynor] (p. 1940)
    1984 - present (formal)
  62. Wildcat [Ted Grant] (p. 1942)
    1982 - present (formal)
  63. Wing [Wing How] (p. 1938)
    1984 - present (formal)
  64. Wonder Woman [Princess Diana / Diana Prince] (p. 1941)
    1981 - present (formal)
  65. Zatara [DC magician] (p. 1938)
    1984 - present (formal)