All-Star Squadron #56 [Direct Sales]
(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 (editor); Janice Race (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 DC Releases #23.


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; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Speedy (Earth-2); Green Arrow (Earth-2); Crimson Avenger]]

Indexer Notes

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

The Sinister Secret of the Sixth Sense! (Table of Contents: 1)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas
Pencils:
Mike Clark
Inks:
Vince Colletta
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss
Job Number:
G-2313

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Seven Soldiers of Victory [Shining Knight; Winged Victory; Vigilante [Greg Sanders]; Star-Spangled Kid; Stripesy; Crimson Avenger; Speedy (Earth-2); Green Arrow (Earth-2)]; Billy Gunn; 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); Grapplo; Iron Head
Synopsis:
The 7 Soldiers of Victory (aka Law's Legionnaires) face off vs 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 juggernaut machine once brought together.

Indexer Notes

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

Can a Dead Man Die Again? (Table of Contents: 2) (Expand) /

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

DC Heroes Role Playing Game (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Secret Origins Revealed! (Table of Contents: 4) (Expand) /

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

"Shanghaied Into Hyperspace!" Interlude Three (Table of Contents: 5)

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

Script:
Roy Thomas; Gardner Fox (original story)
Pencils:
Mike Harris
Inks:
Tony deZuniga
Colors:
Carl Gafford
Letters:
David Cody Weiss

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Justice Society of America [Dr. Mid-Nite; Wonder Woman (Earth-2, flashback); Hawkman [Carter Hall] (flashback); Sandman [Wesley Dodds] (flashback)]; Neptunians [Hydara]

Indexer Notes

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

Two Fun-Loving Guys (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

Blue Devil; Firestorm / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 7)

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 Statement of Ownership and an add for Infinity, Inc. (DC, 1984 series).

Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation (Table of Contents: 8)

All-Star Squadron / statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
Paul Levitz
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.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9) (Expand) /

Infinity, Inc. / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.4 page (report information)

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Special Issue: Seven Soldiers of Victory! Plus: Dr. Mid-Nite !
    All-Star Squadron
  2. 1. The Sinister Secret of the Sixth Sense!
    All-Star Squadron
  3. 2. Can a Dead Man Die Again?
    Deadman
  4. 3. DC Heroes Role Playing Game
  5. 4. Secret Origins Revealed!
    Superman
  6. 5. "Shanghaied Into Hyperspace!" Interlude Three
    Justice Society of America
  7. 6. Two Fun-Loving Guys
    Blue Devil; Firestorm
  8. 7. [no title indexed]
    All-Star Squadroom
  9. 8. Statement of Ownership, Management and Circulation
    All-Star Squadron
  10. 9. [no title indexed]
    Infinity, Inc.
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