All-Star Squadron #4 [Direct]
(December 1981)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
40
Indicia frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1981-09-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor, credited); Mike W. Barr (associate editor, credited)
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 has variants.

On sale date from the publication date reported to the U.S. Copyright Office found in the Public Catalog, Copyright Catalog (1978 to present) online (http://cocatalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First) retrieved 15 August 2015. Registration date: 21 May 1984. Copyright registration number: TX0001369721.


The Justice Society of America vs. the All-Star Squadron (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Dick Giordano (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-747
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Robotman [Robert Crane]]; Justice Society of America [Superman (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan (Earth-2)]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Dr. Fate; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Atom [Al Pratt]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]]
Synopsis
The heroes battle each other.
Reprints

Challenge #8860 (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

Lego Expert Builder Series / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Day of the Dragon King! (Table of Contents: 2)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 27 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Rich Buckler (credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
John Costanza (credited)

Job Number
J-7355
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Robotman; Liberty Belle; Johnny Quick; Shining Knight; Plastic Man (flashback)]; Phantom Lady (flashback)]; Danette Reilly (does not appear as Firebrand); Justice Society of America [Superman (Earth-2); Batman (Earth-2); Robin (Earth-2); Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan (Earth-2)]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson; Nabu]; Johnny Thunder; Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]]; Dragon King (intro, villain); Slugger Dunn; Rod Reilly (does not appear as Firebrand); Adolf Hitler (flashback); Tojo (flashback)
Synopsis
Both the Justice Society and the All-Star Squadron head to Pearl Harbor. After surveying the damage, most of the heroes leave intending to destroy the Japanese fleet. On the way, those most vulnerable to magic come under the influence of the Holy Grail, in the possession of Tojo. Just as the Spear of Destiny gives Hitler control over the heroes in Europe, the Grail puts the heroes under the control of Japan. As the controlled heroes fight those still free, Dr. Fate pursues Hawkman outside the reach of the Grail, comes to his senses, and sends the Winged Wonder to lure the others to safety.
Reprints
Keywords
Holy Grail; Pearl Harbor; Spear of Destiny; World War II

Indexer Notes

Story continues from All-Star Squadron #3; story continues in part in All-Star Squadron #5. References All-Star Comics #9 and DC Special #29.

Presented in three chapters: Chapter One is "Day of the Dragon King!" (5 pages), Chapter Two is "Aftermath of Infamy!" (8 pages), Chapter Three is "What Price Vengeance?" (14 pages).

The Magic in Gum Is Bubble Yum (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amaze Your Friends with My Willy Wonka Magic Card Trick Kit! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Willy Wonka's candies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Penguins on Parade (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Toon Time (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

CBS / advertisement / 2 pages (report information)

Buy Three Snap Tite Kits and We'll Send You $1.50 (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

NBC Super Star Saturday Pow! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

NBC TV Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

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

Script
Roy Thomas [as R. T.] (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-892

Indexer Notes

Letters from Junior Kerns, Albert Feichenbach, Mike Dennier, Paul Blaze, Dan Coakley, Dean Rollings, and Mark Lagasse. Includes letters reviewing the All-Star Squadron story in Justice League of America #193.

You Can win! (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

Tyco / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

First There Were Fast 111's You Like to Race... (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. The Justice Society of America vs. the All-Star Squadron
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Challenge #8860
    Lego Expert Builder Series
  3. 2. Day of the Dragon King!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The Magic in Gum Is Bubble Yum
    Bubble Yum
  5. 4. Amaze Your Friends with My Willy Wonka Magic Card Trick Kit!
    Willy Wonka's candies
  6. 5. Penguins on Parade
    The Penguin; Hostess Fruit Pies
  7. 6. Toon Time
    CBS
  8. 7. Buy Three Snap Tite Kits and We'll Send You $1.50
    Monogram Models, Inc.
  9. 8. NBC Super Star Saturday Pow!
    NBC TV Network
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
  11. 10. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
  13. 12. You Can win!
    Tyco
  14. 13. First There Were Fast 111's You Like to Race...
    MPC
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