All-Star Squadron #18 [Newsstand]
(February 1983)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume
3
Price
0.60 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1982-11-24
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893111102
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Len Wein (editor); Nicola Cuti (assistant editor)
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) #18 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Vengeance from Valhalla! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Joe Kubert (signed)
Inks
Joe Kubert (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-203
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Robotman [Robert Crane]; Liberty Belle; Steel [Hank Heywood]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Tarantula; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]]; Thor, The Villain from Valhalla (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
lighting; Norse mythology

Vengeance from Valhalla! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Rick Hoberg
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-8955
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Tarantula [Jonathan Law] (origin); Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Steel [Hank Heywood]]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-2); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]] (flashback); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (flashback); Dian Belmont (flashback, death); Sandy the Golden Boy [Sandy Hawkins] (flashback); Thor, the Villain from Valhalla [Fairy Tales Fenton] (villain); Bailey
Synopsis
Tarantula answers Liberty Belle's call for more mystery men to join the All-Star Squadron. While meeting the rest of the team, Sandman's old foe Thor mistakes Tarantula for Sandman and attacks the group.
Reprints
Keywords
lightning; Norse mythology; sabotage; World War II

Indexer Notes

Spotlight on the Tarantula, with an origin recap. Explains why he and the Simon & Kirby Sandman have similar costumes. Versus Thor, from the Sandman story "The Villain from Valhalla!" in Adventure Comics (1938 series) #75 (June 1942).

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

All-Star Comments / letters page / 1.2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1206

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #14. Last page shared with DC Coming Comics ad.

The term "retroactive continuity" appears in these letter pages, apparently its first time in print, credited here to an unnamed fan at Adam Malin's Creation Convention in San Diego "a few months back." (Note originally from Per Orion Ussner Kidder.)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Vengeance from Valhalla!
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Vengeance from Valhalla!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein