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

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.25 GBP; 0.75 CAD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1982-11-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein; Nicola Cuti (assistant)
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.


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 (origin); Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Steel [Hank Heywood]]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Dr. Mid-Nite; Dr. Fate; Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]] (flashback); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (flashback); Dian Belmont (flashback, death); Sandy the Golden Boy (flashback); Thor, the Villain from Valhalla (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)

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.

Per Orion Ussner Kidder, the first use of the term "retroactive continuity" appeared in these letter pages (June 25, 2007). The term, first used here by Roy Thomas was coined by a fan at a convention a few months earlier.

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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]
    All-Star Comments
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Nick Caputo
  • Mike Nielsen
  • Jerry Hillegas
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Matthew Head
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein