All-Star Squadron #20 [Direct-Sales]
(April 1983)

DC, 1981 Series
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Volume:
3
Price:
0.60 USD; 0.75 CAD; 0.25 GBP
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
monthly
On-sale date:
1983-01-04
Publisher's Age Guidelines:
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand:
DC [bullet]
Editing:
Len Wein (credited); Nicola Cuti (assistant, 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.


Green Lantern Wins the War--But at What Price? (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Gaspar Saladino
Job Number:
C-263

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [JSA; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2, inset); Dr. Fate (inset); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (inset)]; All-Star Squadron [Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle; Robotman [Robert Crane]] (inset)
Synopsis:
Green Lantern stands amid the ruins of a Japanese city he has destroyed.
Keywords:
Japan; World War II

A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here. (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

MPC / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...! (Table of Contents: 2)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils:
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Inks:
Jerry Ordway (credited)
Colors:
Gene D'Angelo (credited)
Letters:
John Costanza (credited)
Job Number:
J-8518

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
All-Star Squadron [Tarantula; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Steel [Hank Heywood]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Liberty Belle]; Justice Society of America [JSA; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Dr. Mid-Nite; Dr. Fate; Spectre [Jim Corrigan] (flashback); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (flashback); Batman (Earth-2, flashback); Robin (Earth-2, flashback); Flash [Jay Garrick] (flashback); Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Superman (Earth-2, flashback)]; Brain Wave [Dr. Henry King] (villain, origin); Sir Lancelot (illusion); Attila (illusion); Kulak (flashback); Joker (flashback); Doiby Dickles (flashback); Professor Able [Dr. Elba] (flashback); Lex Luthor (flashback); Robin (flashback)
Synopsis:
The All-Star Squadron fails to free the captive Justice Society and all face death. But Green Lantern is able to defeat the mental projections of Brain Wave, freeing everyone.
Keywords:
Japan; Perisphere; tank; time travel; World War II; Zero

Indexer Notes

Spotlight on Green Lantern. Story continued from previous issue.
References All-Star Comics #2, #8, #15, Superman #17, Batman #11, All-Flash #4, Green Lantern #4, and All-Star Squadron #17.

The Adventure Is Yours (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

TSR Hobbies, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

Grit / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Announcing an Astonishingly Beautiful New Series of Comic Books for the Collector of the Best! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

DC Comics; Sea Gate Distributors / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Behind the Candy Counter (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Bubble Yum / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Now They'll Save You Money! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Bob - This is Hot News!] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 10)

Meanwhile... / text article / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Mike Flynn (credited)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

Characters:
Brooke Shields (photo)
Synopsis:
Information about upcoming comics and other information from DC.
On second page between pages 21-22 of story.

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

All-Star Comments / letters page / 1.5 pages (report information)

Script:
Roy Thomas [as RT] (credited)
Letters:
typeset
Job Number:
L-1214

Indexer Notes

Includes letters reviewing All-Star Squadron #14 and #15 from T. M. Ahorn, Kevin Pratt, Mike Sopp, and Anthony Cardno.
Also corrections from the editors, of errors in All-Star Squadron #14, #15, and Justice League of America #207, #209.

DC Coming Comics (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Amazing New Life Forms Are Taking Over Atari! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

M Network / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Green Lantern Wins the War--But at What Price?
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. A Golden Opportunity to Get Free MPC Kits Is Here.
    MPC
  3. 2. ...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. The Adventure Is Yours
    TSR Hobbies, Inc.
  5. 4. We Are Looking for a Few Good Boys and Girls
    Grit
  6. 5. Announcing an Astonishingly Beautiful New Series of Comic Books for the Collector of the Best!
    DC Comics; Sea Gate Distributors
  7. 6. Behind the Candy Counter
    Bubble Yum
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
  9. 8. Now They'll Save You Money!
    DC Comics
  10. 9. [Bob - This is Hot News!]
    DC Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    Meanwhile...
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Comments
  13. 12. DC Coming Comics
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  15. 14. Amazing New Life Forms Are Taking Over Atari!
    M Network
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