All-Star Squadron #8 [Direct]
(April 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
1982-01-05
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Dick Giordano (managing editor); Len Wein (editor); Mike W. Barr (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 has variants.

On-sale date from copyright registration.


[Afternoon of the Assassins!] (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-826
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Shining Knight; Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]]; Winston Churchill; Kung (as a giant praying mantis)
Reprints
Keywords
giant insect; train

Afternoon of the Assassins! (Table of Contents: 1)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas; Gerry Conway ("Steel" sequence)
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales; Don Heck ("Steel" sequence)
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Carl Gafford
Letters
John Costanza

Job Number
J-7958
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Shining Knight; Liberty Belle; Steel [Hank Heywood] (origin recap); Hawkgirl [Shiera Sanders]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Robotman [Robert Crane]]; Winston Churchill; Kung (villain); Dr. Gilbert Giles (flashback); Major Morton; Baron Blitzkrieg (cameo); Zwerg (cameo); Gloria Giles (flashback)
Synopsis
Winston Churchill is saved from assassination by Steel during his trip to America and Canada in 1941.
Reprints
Keywords
Canada; Messerschmidt; World War II

Indexer Notes

This and the next issue incorporate pages from the never-published Steel, the Indestructible Man (DC, 1978 series) #6 re-inked, re-lettered, and partially re-drawn and re-written. Pages 1-8 are penciled by Adrian Gonzales. Pages 10, 11, 14, 15, and 17 are penciled by Don Heck. Pages 9, 12, 13, and 16 feature panels drawn by both Heck and Gonzales.

Versus Kung the Assassin from Wonder Woman (DC, 1942 series) #238 (December 1977) and Baron Blitzkrieg. Steel the Indestructible Man is introduced into the feature. Story continues in All-Star Squadron #9 (May 1982).

[The Shining Knight; Robotman; Johnny Quick] (Table of Contents: 2)

All-Star Squadron Fact File / character profile / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Adrian Gonzales
Inks
Jerry Ordway
Colors
Carl Gafford ?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
J-7958
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Shining Knight; Winged Victory; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]]

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas [as R. T.]
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-997

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #4.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [Afternoon of the Assassins!]
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Afternoon of the Assassins!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. [The Shining Knight; Robotman; Johnny Quick]
    All-Star Squadron Fact File
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
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  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Matthew Head
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Issues in this series have been indexed by:
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