All-Star Squadron #50 [Direct]
(October 1985)

DC, 1981 Series
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Price
1.25 USD; 1.60 CAD; 0.50 GBP
Pages
52
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale date
1985-07-02
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (editor, credited); Janice Race (associate editor, credited); Tom Condon (managing 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 DC Releases #17.


50th Issue Special (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Jerry Ordway (signed) [as J. Ordway]
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed) [as J. Ordway]
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino

Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Commander Steel [Henry "Hank" Heywood]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]; Black Condor [Richard Grey Jr.]; Spectre [Jim Corrigan]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]]; Harbinger [Lyla]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Special Crisis Cross-over banner.

Nathaniel Dusk Private Investigator Is Back! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

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

Crisis Point! (Table of Contents: 2)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 38 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Mike Clark (pages 1-10, credited); Arvell Jones (pages 11-38, credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuñiga [as DeZuniga] (credited); Vince Colletta [as Colletta] (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
David Cody Weiss [as Cody] (credited)

Job Number
G-2082
Genre
superhero
Characters
All-Star Squadron [Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Amazing-Man [Will Everett]; Firebrand [Danette Reilly]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson] (half-helmet version); Commander Steel [Henry "Hank" Heywood]; Johnny Quick [Johnny Chambers]; Liberty Belle [Libby Lawrence]]; Justice Society of America [Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Thunderbolt; Atom [Al Pratt]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-2); Spectre [Jim Corrigan]]; Manhunter [Dan Richards]; Thor; Midnight; The Spider; The Ray [Happy Terrill]; The Jester; Freedom Fighters [Uncle Sam; Plastic Man; Blackhawks; Human Bomb [Roy Lincoln]; Phantom Lady [Sandra Knight]; Firebrand [Rod Reilly]; Black Condor [Richard Grey Jr.]; Doll Man [Darrell Dane]]; Harbinger [Lyla]; Adolf Hitler (cameo); Dr. Heinrich Gootsden (villain); Dr. Gootsden's assistant; Herr Hansen; Friedrich; Wilhelm; Herr Hauptmann; Brad Farley; Gloria Giles (flashback); Fiorello LaGuardia; Dr. Occult; Hourman [Rex Tyler]; Tarantula [John Law]; Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Robotman [Robert Crane]; Tubby Watts; Shiera Sanders [Hawkgirl]; Guardian [Jim Harper]
Synopsis
The Crisis hits Earth-2 as Harbinger recruits Firebrand, as shown in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. The JSA is shanghaied into space by Gootsden's rockets, but Harbinger's efforts to return to the Monitor's satellite sends them all off course to different dimensional versions of Pluto, Uranus, Neptune, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Mercury, and Mars. The Freedom Fighters go to Earth-X as Uncle Sam tells them he needs them there to win World War II, lest all be lost. While battling Nazi scientists, Commander Steel is accidentally sent to Earth-1, where he builds a new life for himself.
Reprints
Keywords
Berlin; New York City; World War II

Indexer Notes

Crisis Cross-over. Story also partially based on All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #13 story "Shanghaied Into Space." Story continues in next issue.

Story in two parts: Chapter I (Justice Society of America): "Shanghaied Into Hyperspace!" (10 pages), Chapter II: "Worlds in Collision" (28 pages), both adapted from All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #13.

Explains reason behind Freedom Fighters appearance on Earth-X in Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #107 and #108, as well as how Commander Steel ended up on Earth-1 as seen in Infinity Inc. (DC, 1984 series) #19 and Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #244. Also references All-Star Squadron (DC, 1981 Series) #13, 31-38, 48-49, and Crisis on Infinite Earths #1.

A moving truck is labeled "Mayer Moving," probably to honor Sheldon Mayer.

Newtons Fruit Chewy Mix-Up! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Nabisco cookies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Write Right Now! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

A New Town, a New Member, a New Beginning! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

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

How Most Mouths Feel about Twizzlers (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Twizzlers / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The World's Greatest Super Powers at Your Command! (Table of Contents: 7) (Expand) /

Warner Home Video / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Take the DC Challenge! (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

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

Golden Age Gallery (Table of Contents: 9)

Justice Society of America / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed, credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed, credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-2135
Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [JSA; Green Lantern [Alan Scott]; Superman (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder (Earth-2); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt; Dr. Mid-Nite; The Flash [Jay Garrick]; Wonder Woman (Earth-2); Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Starman [Ted Knight]; Dr. Fate [Kent Nelson]; Sandman [Wesley Dodds]; Spectre; Batman (Earth-2)]

Indexer Notes

Re-does the cover for the All-Star Squadron 16-pg. insert preview from Justice League of America (DC, 1960 series) #193, minus Shining Knight, replacing him with Starman (Ted Knight).

Gallery, Cont'd (Table of Contents: 10)

Justice Society of America / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Pencils
Rich Buckler (signed, credited)
Inks
Jerry Ordway (signed, credited)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Job Number
G-2135
Genre
superhero
Characters
Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Hawkman [Carter Hall]; Atom [Al Pratt]; Wildcat (photo); Shining Knight (photo); Green Arrow (photo); Phantom Lady (photo); Johnny thunder (photo); Batman (photo); Robin (photo); Stripsey (photo); Star Spangled Kid (photo); Superman (photo); Vigilante (photo); Robotman (photo); Dr. Fate (photo); Sandman (photo); Flash (photo); Starman (photo); Tarantula (photo); Crimson Avenger (photo); Johnny Quick (photo); Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt (photo); The Spectre (photo); Liberty Belle (photo); Green lantern (photo); Wonder Woman (photo)

Indexer Notes

Pin-up is a re-do of the cover of All-Star Squadron #1, minus Captain Triumph, who wasn't on the comics scene until 1943 as noted by Roy Thomas in the issue.

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

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

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2115

Indexer Notes

Letter from D.C. Hampton, along with discussion of the production of All-Star Squadron going forward after issue #50.

Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

Meanwhile... / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Get in on the Action with Power Action! (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

Super Powers Collection / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. 50th Issue Special
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Nathaniel Dusk Private Investigator Is Back!
    DC Comics
  3. 2. Crisis Point!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. Newtons Fruit Chewy Mix-Up!
    Nabisco cookies
  5. 4. Write Right Now!
  6. 5. A New Town, a New Member, a New Beginning!
    DC Comics
  7. 6. How Most Mouths Feel about Twizzlers
    Twizzlers
  8. 7. The World's Greatest Super Powers at Your Command!
    Warner Home Video
  9. 8. Take the DC Challenge!
    DC Comics
  10. 9. Golden Age Gallery
    Justice Society of America
  11. 10. Gallery, Cont'd
    Justice Society of America
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  13. 12. Earn Famous Name Prizes or Cash
    Olympic Sales Club
  14. 13. ["All I wanted to do that night was go to sleep."]
    Meanwhile...
  15. 14. Get in on the Action with Power Action!
    Super Powers Collection
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