All-Star Squadron #5 [Direct]
(January 1982)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume
2
Price
0.60 USD; 0.20 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1981-10-06
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Len Wein (editor); Mike W. Barr (associate editor)

Issue Notes

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: TX0001357257.
This issue has variants:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed)
Inks
Romeo Tanghal (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Job Number
C-759
First Line of Dialogue or Text
Lady Liberty becomes a battleground for...
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Dr. Mid-Nite; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]]; Nazis (villain)
Reprints
Keywords
Statue of Liberty

Indexer Notes

The black arrow on the cover was originally meant to read "Introducing FIRE-BRAND! The hottest new heroine of all!" Chemical Color, DC's color separators, misplaced the extra words. (Roy Thomas promised the responsible party would be replaced as well.) The letters page in the next issue talks about the error and includes an image of how the arrow was supposed to read.

Never Step on a Feathered Serpent! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Rich Buckler
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-7644
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Firebrand [Danette Reilly] (intro as Firebrand); Dr. Mid-Nite; Starman [Ted Knight]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Dr. Fate; Green Lantern [Alan Scott] (flashback); Hawkgirl [as Shiera Sanders]; Shining Knight; Winged Victory]; The Feathered Serpent (villain); General Saukel; Franklin Delano Roosevelt (flashback); Slugger Dunn (flashback); Firebrand [Rod Reilly] (flashback)
Synopsis
The All-Star Squadron travel to Mexico to search for the missing Shiera Sanders.
Reprints
Keywords
flamethrower; German American Bund; Mayan; Mexico; Nazi; New York City; pyramid; Statue of Liberty; Yucatan

Indexer Notes

Danette Reilly becomes the new Firebrand. Per Roy Thomas, he considered using the Quality Comics character Wildfire, but likely decided to create a sister for Rod Reilly to take over the Firebrand name in part because of the Legion of Super-Heroes character by that name. (Suggested by Anthony William Durrant via the GCD Error Tracker.)

Story continues in part from All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #4 (December 1981); story continues in All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 series) #6 (February 1982)

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-914

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #1, including one by Jerry Bails.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["Lady Liberty becomes a battleground for..."]
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Never Step on a Feathered Serpent!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
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