All-Star Squadron #40 [Newsstand]
(December 1984)

DC, 1981 Series
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Price
0.75 USD
Pages
36
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1984-09-27
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893111112
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor); Janice Race (associate 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) #40 [Direct]. There exist further variants.


Amazing Man vs. Real American (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Arvell Jones (signed)
Inks
Aubrey Bradford (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Amazing-Man; Robotman [Robert Crane] (photo); Liberty Belle (photo); Hourman [Rex Tyler] (photo); Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (photo)]; Real American
Keywords
newspaper; race riot; racism

Indexer Notes

A portion of the cover from All-Star Squadron #39 is used as a newspaper photograph in the background.

The Rise and Fall of the Phantom Empire! (Table of Contents: 1)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 21 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Richard Howell
Inks
Bill Collins
Colors
Gene D'Angelo
Letters
David Cody Weiss [as Cody]

Job Number
G-1542
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Amazing-Man; Robotman [Robert Crane]]; Real American (villain); Monitor (cameo); Lyta/Harbinger (cameo); The Phantom Emperor (villain)
Synopsis
The Squadron faces off vs the 'Real American', who is destroyed and revealed to be an android. The true face behind the racist group is revealed. He then calls up the Monitor to ask for a replacement for the android, but is refused.
Keywords
Detroit MI; Earth 2; race riot; racism; white supremacist; World War II

Indexer Notes

Conclusion of the Real American story-line which uses racism in World War II-era Detroit as a springboard. Story continued from previous issue. Non-advertised, Pre-Crisis of Infinite Earths mini-series, three-panel-sequence-cameo with The Monitor (Only hand, shown w/voice), and Lyta [Harbinger]

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

All-Star Squadroom / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-1755

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #35

Golden Age Gallery (Table of Contents: 3)

Justice Society of America / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Joe Staton (signed)
Inks
Bob Layton (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [JSA; Atom [Al Pratt]; Flash [Jay Garrick]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Wildcat [Ted Grant]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2)]; Adolf Hitler
Synopsis
Pinup of Golden Age JSA members breaking through a wall to rescue a bound Wonder Woman from a pistol-wielding Adolf Hitler.
Reprints
Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Amazing Man vs. Real American
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. The Rise and Fall of the Phantom Empire!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  4. 3. Golden Age Gallery
    Justice Society of America
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jerry Hillegas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein