All-Star Squadron #56 [Direct]
(April 1986)

DC, 1981 Series
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Price
0.75 USD; 0.95 CAD; 0.35 GBP
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1986-01-01
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Editing
Roy Thomas (credited) (editor); Janice Race (credited) (associate editor); Tom Condon (managing editor)

Issue Notes

Special issue: Seven Soldiers of Victory! Plus: Dr. Mid-Nite! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils
Mike Clark
Inks
Tony DeZuniga
Colors
?
Letters
Gaspar Saladino; typeset

Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Speedy [Roy Harper] (Earth-2); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-2); Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]]
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Special Crisis Cross-over banner. Cover pencils credit confirmed from Amazing Heroes #85.

Packs of Fun for Everyone! (Table of Contents: 1) (Expand) /

M&M's / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Sinister Secret of the Sixth Sense! (Table of Contents: 2)

All-Star Squadron / comic story / 19 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited)
Pencils
Mike Clark (credited)
Inks
Vince Colletta (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
David Cody Weiss (credited as David C. Weiss)

Job Number
G-2313
Genre
superhero
Characters
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight [Sir Justin]; Winged Victory; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid [Sylvester Pemberton]; Stripesy [Pat Dugan]; Crimson Avenger [Lee Travis]; Speedy [Roy Harper] (Earth-2); Green Arrow [Oliver Queen] (Earth-2)]; Billy Gunn; Wing; The Sense Master [Dr. Brett] (villain); Mickey Gordon (villain); Alice Howard; "Fingers" O'Fallon (villain); Don Coty; The Bloodhound (villain); Mr. John Pemberton; Mrs. Pemberton; Leo Palate (villain); Karl Dennison; Percival Dennison; Eagle-Eye Nelson (villain)
Synopsis
The Seven Soldiers of Victory (aka Law's Legionnaires) face off against the Sense-Master as he recruits 5 special crooks, each with a 'heightened' sense that would allow them to steal 5 special jewels that would power his special army of stone once brought together.
Reprints
Keywords
circus; New York City; robot; Rockefeller Plaza

Indexer Notes

Takes place during Crisis. Story adapted from Leading Comics (DC, 1941 series) #4.

Become a Published Author in 6 Easy Steps with the PlayWriter Series (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

PlayWriter Series / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Can a Dead Man Die Again? (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

Be Part of the Legend! (Table of Contents: 5) (Expand) /

DC Heroes Role Playing Game / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret Origins Revealed! (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

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

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

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

"Shanghaied into Hyperspace!" Interlude Three (Table of Contents: 8)

Justice Society of America / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas (credited); Gardner Fox (credited) (original story)
Pencils
Mike Harris (credited)
Inks
Tony DeZuniga (credited)
Colors
Carl Gafford (credited)
Letters
David Cody Weiss (credited as David C. Weiss)

Genre
superhero
Characters
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite [Charles McNider]; Wonder Woman [Diana Prince] (Earth-2, flashback); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (flashback); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (flashback)]; Neptunians [Hydara]
Synopsis
Dr. Mid-Night lands on Neptune and saves the creatures there from a plague.
Reprints
Keywords
measles; Neptune

Indexer Notes

The Dr. Mid-Nite Chapter. Story adapted from All-Star Comics (DC, 1940 series) #13, with original art by Stan Asch. Story continues next issue.

Two Fun-Loving Guys (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

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

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

All-Star Squadroom / letters page / 0.4 page (report information)

Script
Roy Thomas
Letters
typeset

Job Number
L-2266

Indexer Notes

Discusses Secret Origins (DC, 1986 series) #1. Shares page with a Statement of Ownership and an advertisement for Infinity, Inc. (DC, 1984 series).

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 11)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script
Paul Levitz (credited)
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Date of Filing: October 1, 1985. Net Press Run: Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 195,291. Actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 155,207. Total Paid and/or Requested Circulation: Average no. copies each issue during preceding 12 months: 68,398; actual no. copies of single issue published nearest to filing date: 79,014.
Shares page with a letters column and an advertisement for Infinity, Inc. (DC, 1984 series).

The Masks Are Off -- (Table of Contents: 12) (Expand) /

DC Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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

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

Big and Crunchy. (Table of Contents: 14) (Expand) /

AMT Models / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

The Animal (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Monogram Models, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special issue: Seven Soldiers of Victory! Plus: Dr. Mid-Nite!
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. Packs of Fun for Everyone!
    M&M's
  3. 2. The Sinister Secret of the Sixth Sense!
    All-Star Squadron
  4. 3. Become a Published Author in 6 Easy Steps with the PlayWriter Series
    PlayWriter Series
  5. 4. Can a Dead Man Die Again?
    DC Comics
  6. 5. Be Part of the Legend!
    DC Heroes Role Playing Game
  7. 6. Secret Origins Revealed!
    DC Comics
  8. 7. Write Right Now!
  9. 8. "Shanghaied into Hyperspace!" Interlude Three
    Justice Society of America
  10. 9. Two Fun-Loving Guys
    DC Comics
  11. 10. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  12. 11. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
  13. 12. The Masks Are Off --
    DC Comics
  14. 13. Prizes or Cash
    Sales Leadership Club
  15. 14. Big and Crunchy.
    AMT Models
  16. 15. The Animal
    Monogram Models, Inc.
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