(1997)

Marvel, 1997 Series
Published in English (United States) United States
 
Price
24.99 USD; 35 CAD
Pages
354
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Marvel Comics
Brand
Marvel Comics
ISBN
0-7851-0576-X Search at WorldCat
Barcode
759606105762 00111
Editing
Jeff Youngquist (collections editor); Ralph Macchio (original series editor)
Color
color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age US
Binding
softcover
Publishing Format
Collected Edition

Issue Notes

The first printing of this graphic novel contains the ashes of the writer, Mark Gruenwald.
There are 4 known printings to date.
The Squadron Supreme was inspired by the Justice League of America.

Squadron Supreme (Table of Contents)

Squadron Supreme / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Alex Ross (painted)
Inks
Alex Ross (painted)
Colors
Alex Ross (painted)
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Tom Thumb; Nuke]; Redeemers [Nighthawk; Mink; Pinball; Remnant; Redstone; Moonglow; Inertia; Haywire; Black Archer; Thermite]; Institute of Evil [Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Master Menace; Captain America; Hyperion II
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

credits, title page / 1 page (report information)

Colors
Jerron Quality Color
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Jerron Quality Color recolored this graphic novel for publication.

Foreword (Table of Contents: 2)

foreword, introduction, preface, afterword / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Catherine Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color
Letters
typeset

Characters
Dr. Spectrum; Golden Arrow; Lady Lark; Arcanna; Blue Eagle
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Panel of artwork taken from the last page of sequence 9.

[Cover Reprint Gallery] (Table of Contents: 3)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Pencils
Bob Hall (#1-5, 8); Bob Layton (#6); John Buscema (#7); Paul Ryan (#9-12); John Byrne (?) (Captain America cover)
Inks
Joe Rubinstein (#1); Bob Layton (issue #2-8, 10-12);Bill Sienkiewicz (#9); Dennis Janke (?) (Captain America cover)
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
superhero
Reprints

Mark Gruenwald on Squadron Supreme (Table of Contents: 4)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Letters
typeset

Indexer Notes

Article reprinted from Marvel Age #29.

The Utopia Principle (Table of Contents: 5)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 41 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Christie Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion [Mark Milton]; Power Princess [Zarda]; Whizzer [Stan Stewart]; Dr. Spectrum [Joe Ledger]; Blue Eagle [James Dore II (a.k.a. Cap'n Hawk in this story only)]; Arcanna [Arcanna Jones]; Amphibian [Kingsley Rice]; Lady Lark [Linda Lewis]; Golden Archer [Wyatt McDonald]; Tom Thumb [Thomas Thompson]; Nuke [Albert Gaines]]; Nighthawk [Kyle Richmond (President of the United States); Lonnie (Hyperion's girlfriend); Madeline Stewart (Whizzer's wife); Tina Stewart (Whizzer's daughter); Adrienne Dore (Blue Eagle's mother); American Eagle I [James Dore I (deceased-- cameo only (as a picture on the wall. Blue Eagle's father); Howard Shelton (Zarda's husband); Amphibian's dolphin friends [Hlee; Prurr; Rhaii]; Nuke's parents [Gilbert Gaines; Florence Gaines]; Arcanna's family [Phil Jones; Drusilla Jones; Katrina Jones; Andrew Jones; Crowley (The Jones' cat)]; Aida (Tom Thumb's computer A.I. creation); Herb (one of Kyle Richmond's advisors); Overmind (cameo, flashback); The Skrull (flashback)
Synopsis
The Squadron Supreme decides that they need to take control of the Government and solve all of humanities problems. Nighthawk disagrees, and leaves the Squadron.
Reprints

A Small Sacrifice (Table of Contents: 6)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Christie Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Golden Archer; Tom Thumb; Nuke]; Nuke's parents [Gilbert Gaines; Florence Gaines]; Scarlet Centurion; Aida; American Eagle I (cameo- flashback)
Synopsis
In their first month, the Squadron has tackled the food distribution problems with great success. Nuke discovers his parents are dying of radiation poisoning, possibly as a result of his powers. Tom creates a containment suit for Nuke to contain his energy and tries to discover a cure for cancer to save Nuke's parents. Tom is ultimately unsuccessful. An enraged Nuke then leaves, vowing to come back and kill Tom. Ironically, during his search for a cancer cure, Tom discovers that he too is dying of cancer.
Reprints

Showdown (Table of Contents: 7)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
John Beatty
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Christie Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Golden Archer; Tom Thumb; Nuke (dies in this story)]; President Julius Gardner; Scotty Gaines (Nuke's brother)
Synopsis
In their 2nd month of the "Utopia Agenda" the Squadron addresses the issue of gun control. Amphibian, Whizzer and Arcanna stop an angry mob who are determined to keep their guns no matter what. Meanwhile, Nuke has been missing for 28 days, and Hyperion assigns Dr. Spectrum to find him. Spectrum discovers that Nuke's parents have died. He then locates Scotty Gaines, who leads Spectrum to Nuke. Nuke's grief and guilt over his parents' deaths has unhinged him and he goes on a rampage. Dr. Spectrum traps Nuke in a force bubble, and Nuke accidentally kills himself while escaping.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

President Julius Gardner is inspired by Julius Schwartz and Gardner Fox, the original editor and writer of the Justice League of America comic respectively.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 8)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Tom DeFalco; Mike Carlin
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Characters
Hyperion
Reprints

Indexer Notes

The two authors offer their insight to this maxi-series at the time it was originally published.

Change Of Heart (Table of Contents: 9)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Mark Philips (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Golden Archer; Tom Thumb]; Skull (cameo-flashback); Nuke (cameo-- flashback)
Synopsis
Tom Thumb creates the Behavior Modification machine. Golden Archer ask Lady Lark to marry him, and uses the Behavior Modification machine on her when she says no.
Reprints

Turn-about (Table of Contents: 10)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Bob Sharen (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Golden Archer; Tom Thumb]; Institute of Evil [Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Calvin Marooney; Madeline Stewart; Tina Stewart; Aida; Howard Shelton; Phil Jones; Drusilla Jones; Andrew Jones; Katrina Jones; Adrienne Dore
Synopsis
The Institute of Evil kidnaps Golden Archer, who reveals how the behavior modification machine works. They then kidnap all of the Squadron's families and force the Squadron to undergo the behavior modification process, becoming villains. Only when the combined Institute and Squadron arrive where the families are being held do they reveal that the behavior modification machine doesn't work on them. This was a precaution installed by Tom after he realizes what the Archer did to Lady Lark.
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Inner Circle (Table of Contents: 11)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Sam de la Rosa; Keith Williams
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Christie Scheele (original story)
Letters
John Workman

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Amphibian; Lady Lark; Golden Archer; Tom Thumb]; Madeline Stewart; Tina Stewart; Adrienne Dore; Howard Shelton; Phil Jones; Drusilla Jones; Katrina Jones; Andrew Jones; Crowley (The Jones' cat); Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape; Master Menace; Remnant; Mink; Pinball; Warden Daniel Yates; Nighthawk
Synopsis
Members of the Institute of Evil are placed in the Behavior Modification Machine, and then join the Squadron. Family members of the Squadron are moved to Squadron City. Golden Archer is expelled for using the machine on Lady Lark. Amphibian leaves the Squadron. Nighthawk decides to take down the Squadron.
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Asylum (Table of Contents: 12)

Captain America / comic story / 22 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Neary
Inks
Dennis Janke
Colors
Jerron Quality color; Ken Feduniewicz (original story)
Letters
Diana Albers
Editing
Mike Carlin

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America; Nighthawk; Professor Imam; Mr. Fantastic; Invisible Woman; Captain Marvel [Monica Rambeau]; Hercules; Wasp; Black Knight; Bernie Rosenthal; Mink; Remnant; Pinball; Flashbacks: Goliath [Clint Barton]; Quicksilver; Scarlet Witch; Vision; Beast; Iron Man; Hellcat; Dr. Spectrum; Whizzer; Golden Archer; Hyperion; Lady Lark; Arcanna
Synopsis
Nighthawk goes looking for allies to take down the Squadron. Professor Imam sends him to the world of the Avengers. But neither the Avengers nor the Fantastic Four think that this fight is their battle. While there, Cap gets wind of a new villain using a magic carpet. Nighthawk tags along and finds three villains from his earth hiding on this earth. He convinces them to come back with him to take on the Squadron. They are then teleported back to their own earth.
Reprints

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

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Alex Ross; Mark Waid
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Alex Ross weighs in on the similarities between "Squadron Supreme" and "Kingdom Come". Mark Waid talks about his friendship with Mark Gruenwald and both Marks' love for the Justice League.

Love and Death (Table of Contents: 14)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
John Buscema (breakdowns)
Inks
Jackson Guice (finisher)
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Michael Higgins (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Tom Thumb; Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Mink; Remnant; Pinball; Nighthawk; Master Menace [Dr. Emil Burbank]; Hyperion II; Grandmaster (cameo-flashback); Thor (cameo-flashback); Thundra (flashback); Warden Daniel Yates; Howard Shelton (dies in this story); Phillip Jones; Madeline Stewart
Synopsis
Nighthawk tries to recruit Master Menace in his war against the Squadron without success. Menace instead locates another Hyperion from a parallel earth. The two plot the downfall of the first Hyperion and the Squadron itself by substituting the second Hyperion in the first Hyperion's place. But the deal is off when the second Hyperion falls in love with Zarda. Soon after that, Zarda's husband has a heart attack and dies. Within a week, Zarda falls very hard for the imposter Hyperion.
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The Clash (Table of Contents: 15)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Bob Hall
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; "Max" Scheele (original story)
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Tom Thumb; Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Hyperion II; Master Menace; Bollix; the Rustler
Synopsis
Working together, Master Menace and the first Hyperion escape the dimension they're in. This leads to a vicious battle between the two Hyperions. In the final seconds of the imposter's life, he reveals that he killed Zarda's husband in order to have her love. And as a result of the battle, the first Hyperion loses his sight temporarily.
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Borrowed Time (Table of Contents: 16)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; "Max" Scheele (original story)
Letters
Rick Parker

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Tom Thumb; Dr. Decibel; ApeX; Quagmire; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Hyperion II (flashback); Scarlet Centurion; Gamemaster (flashback); Phillip Jones; Madeline Stewart; Tina Stewart; Drusilla Jones; Andrew Jones; Katrina Jones; Aida; Nighthawk; Remnant; Pinball; Mink; Redstone
Synopsis
As Nighthawk gathers allies in the upcoming war, Tom Thumb journeys back to the future to steal the Panacea Potion from the Scarlet Centurion. It is a futile attempt though as the Panacea Potion is nothing more than a combination pencillin and complex vitamins. A week later, Tom Thumb passes away.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 17)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Kurt Busiek
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Kurt reminiciences about an afternoon spent with Mark Gruenwald.

The Dark From Within (Table of Contents: 18)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 23 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Max Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Dr. Decibel (dies in this story); ApeX; Quagmire (dies in this story); Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Tom Thumb (deceased); Seward Braxton; Redeemers [Nighthawk; Mink; Pinball; Remnant; Redstone; Moonglow; Inertia; Haywire; Black Archer; Thermite]; Master Menace; Aida; Flashbacks: Iron Moth; Nuke; Amphibian; Golden Archer; Lady Lark
Synopsis
As the Squadron introduces the next phase of the "Utopia Agenda", they have a funeral for Tom Thumb. Super-humans Redstone and Moonglow apply for Squadron membership, which inspires the Squadron to begin a recruitment drive for other super-humans. Meanwhile, Dr. Decibel finds that the comatose Quagmire is still releasing dark matter, and now its threatening the lives of the hospital staff. It's decided the only to stop the muck is to pull the life-support on Quagmire, which Hyperion regrettably does.
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Betrayal (Table of Contents: 19)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 24 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Max Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle; Arcanna; Ape X [Xina]; Lamprey; Foxfire; Shape]; Redeemers [Nighthawk; Mink; Pinball; Remnant; Redstone; Moonglow; Inertia; Haywire; Black Archer; Thermite]; Master Menace; cameos: Nuke; Tom Thumb; Dr. Decibel; Quagmire; Amphibian; Golden Archer; Lady Lark
Synopsis
After Moonglow, Redstone, Inertia, Haywire and Thermite are inducted in the Squadron, Moonglow taps the computers, sending the behavior modification plans to Master Menace. The conflict of behavior modifying in ApeX's brain shuts her down when she sees who made the unauthorized data transfer but cannot report it. Systematically, the Redeemers kidnap the behavior modified villains of the Squadron and reverse the treatment. The Blue Eagle follows one of the villains and gets behaviorally modified himself to forget what he has witnessed.
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The Dregs Of Victory (Table of Contents: 20)

Squadron Supreme / comic story / 41 pages (report information)

Script
Mark Gruenwald
Pencils
Paul Ryan
Inks
Sam de la Rosa
Colors
Jerron Quality Color; Christie Scheele (original story)
Letters
Janice Chiang

Genre
superhero
Characters
Squadron Supreme [Hyperion; Power Princess; Whizzer; Dr. Spectrum; Blue Eagle (dies in this story); Arcanna; Lamprey (dies in this story); Foxfire (dies in this story); Shape]; ApeX; Phillip Jones; Drusilla Jones; Andrew Jones; Katrina Jones; Redeemers [Nighthawk (dies in this story); Mink; Pinball (dies in this story); Remnant; Redstone; Moonglow; Inertia; Haywire; Black Archer (dies in this story); Thermite (is critically injured in this story)]; Master Menace; Madeline Stewart; Tina Stewart; Benjamin Thomas Jones (first appearence); Flashbacks: Lady Lark; Amphibian; Nuke; Tom Thumb; Professor Imam
Synopsis
It's all out war when Nighthawk's Redeemers and the remaining villains from the Institute of Evil challenge the few remaining Squadron members left. It is a war that leaves casualties on both teams.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 21)

text article / 1 page (report information)

Script
Ralph Macchio
Letters
typeset

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Indexer Notes

Ralph gives his thoughts on the maxi series and Mark's love of this story.

Editing
Related Scans
Table of Contents
  1. 0. Squadron Supreme
    Squadron Supreme
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Foreword
  4. 3. [Cover Reprint Gallery]
    Squadron Supreme
  5. 4. Mark Gruenwald on Squadron Supreme
  6. 5. The Utopia Principle
    Squadron Supreme
  7. 6. A Small Sacrifice
    Squadron Supreme
  8. 7. Showdown
    Squadron Supreme
  9. 8. [no title indexed]
  10. 9. Change Of Heart
    Squadron Supreme
  11. 10. Turn-about
    Squadron Supreme
  12. 11. Inner Circle
    Squadron Supreme
  13. 12. Asylum
    Captain America
  14. 13. [no title indexed]
  15. 14. Love and Death
    Squadron Supreme
  16. 15. The Clash
    Squadron Supreme
  17. 16. Borrowed Time
    Squadron Supreme
  18. 17. [no title indexed]
  19. 18. The Dark From Within
    Squadron Supreme
  20. 19. Betrayal
    Squadron Supreme
  21. 20. The Dregs Of Victory
    Squadron Supreme
  22. 21. [no title indexed]
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