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Encyclopedia > All Star Squadron
The All-Star Squadron, featuring Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Robotman, Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Plastic Man, Starman, Sandman, Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, Liberty Belle, Hourman and Amazing-Man
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The All-Star Squadron, featuring Doctor Mid-Nite, Star-Spangled Kid, Robotman, Uncle Sam, Phantom Lady, Commander Steel, Plastic Man, Starman, Sandman, Green Lantern, Atom, Flash, Liberty Belle, Hourman and Amazing-Man

The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981-1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books, and included members of the Justice Society of America, Freedom Fighters, Seven Soldiers of Victory and Young All-Stars as well as a number of heroes who had previously battled crime alone. The All-Star Squadron was an example of "retroactive continuity" or "retcon", as it rewrote the already-established history of DC superheroes that had been published during the 1940s. The first known use of the term "retcon" was by Roy Thomas in the letter column of All-Star Squadron #20 (April, 1983). File links The following pages link to this file: All-Star Squadron ... File links The following pages link to this file: All-Star Squadron ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... DC Comics (originally called Detective Comics, Inc. ... Superman and Batman, two of the most recognizable and iconic superheroes. ... Superman, catalyst of the Golden Age: Superman #14 (Feb. ... The Justice Society of America, or JSA, is a DC Comics superhero group, the first team of superheroes in comic book history. ... Freedom Fighters #1 (April, 1976) Freedom Fighters is the name of a minor DC Comics comic book superhero team made up of characters acquired from the defunct company, Quality Comics, and the short-lived comic book series of the same name featuring those characters. ... The Seven Soldiers of Victory (also known as Laws Legionaires) is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... The All-Star Squadron was an American comic book (1981–1987) created by Roy Thomas and published by DC Comics about the adventures of a large team of superheroes which comprised of most of the feature characters owned by the company that appeared in the Golden Age of Comic Books... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with List of retcons. ...


The Trylon and Perisphere, actual structures constructed in New York City for the 1939 New York World's Fair, housed the Squadron's headquarters. The All-Star Squadron had a robotic butler named Gernsback, who was based on the Elektro robots from the fair and was probably named after Hugo Gernsback. A trilon is a box in the shape of an equilateral-triangular right prism that is occasionally used on certain game shows to hide information until needed. ... The Trylon and the Perisphere were the central structures of the New York Worlds Fair of 1939-1940. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... The 1939 New York Worlds Fair, located on the current site of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park (also the location of the 1964 New York Worlds Fair), was one of the largest worlds fairs of all time. ... ASIMO, a humanoid robot manufactured by Honda. ... Elektro is the nickname of eight robots built by Westinghouse in Mansfield, Ohio between 1937 and 1938. ... Hugo Gernsback (August 16, 1884 - August 19, 1967) was an inventor and magazine publisher who also wrote science fiction and whose publication included the first science fiction magazine. ...


Originally, the All-Star Squadron was supposed to exist on "Earth-Two", a parallel world used by DC as the venue for stories occurring during the 1940s, and including heroes only published during that era as well as the early versions of characters still published up to the present day such as Batman and Superman (the contemporary versions of those characters existed on "Earth-One"). After the 1985 DC Comics event Crisis on Infinite Earths merged the parallel worlds into one continuity, the duplicate superhero versions were eliminated. The All-Star Squadron was then itself retconned and left only with the characters unique to that time period, so that Batman, Superman, etc., were never Squadron members. In DC Comics, the Multiverse is a continuity construct in which multiple fictional versions of the universe exist in the same space, separated from each other by their vibrational resonances. ... Parallel universe (fiction) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Batman (originally referred to as the Bat-man, and still sometimes as the Batman) is a DC Comics fictional character and superhero who first appeared in Detective Comics #27 in May 1939. ... Superman is a fictional character and regarded as the most influential and popular superhero of DC Comics. ... Crisis on Infinite Earths was a twelve-issue comic book limited series (identified as a 12 part maxi-series) and crossover event, produced by DC Comics in 1985 in order to simplify their fifty-year-old continuity. ...

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All-Star Squadron members

Cover to All-Star Squadron #1. Art by Rich Buckler.
Cover to All-Star Squadron #1. Art by Rich Buckler.

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Young All-Stars

  • Dan the Dyna-Mite
  • Flying Fox (Post-Crisis only)
  • Fury (Helena Kosmatos) (Post-Crisis only)
  • Iron Munro Post-Crisis only)
  • Neptune Perkins (Post-Crisis only)
  • Tigress (Paula Brooks) (Post-Crisis only)
  • Tsunami Post-Crisis only)

Dan the Dyna-Mite is a DC Comics superhero from the 1940s. ... Fury was the codename of two DC Comics superheroines, who are mother and daughter. ... Iron Munro is a fictional character in the DC Comics Universe. ... Neptune Perkins is a DC Comics superhero. ... Tigress is the name of three different DC Comics supervillains. ... DC Comics Tsunami was a character in the 1980s series All-Star Squadron and its spin-off Young All-Stars, both of which took place during World War Two. ...

Creators

Writers

Roy Thomas (born November 22, 1940, Missouri, United States) is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lees first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. ... Paul Kupperberg is an editor for DC Comics, and a prolific writer of comic books and newspaper strips. ... Mike Baron is the creator of comic books Badger and (along with Steve Rude) Nexus. ... Dann Thomas is a wife of Roy Thomas and has at times worked with him. ...

Art

  • Rich Buckler - # 1-5, 36 (Sep 1981-Jan 1982, Aug 1984)
  • Adrian Gonzalez - # 6-18 (Feb 1982-Feb 1983); Annual #1 (1982)
  • Jerry Ordway - # 19-26, 29 (Mar 1983-Oct 1983, Jan 1984); Annual #2 (1983)
  • Richard Howell - # 27-28, 30, 40 (Nov 1983-Dec 1983, Feb 1984, Dec 1984)
  • Rick Hoberg - # 31-35, 38-39 (Mar 1984-Jul 1984, Oct 1984-Nov 1984)
  • Arvell Jones - # 37, 41-46, 50-55, 58-60, 67 (Sep 1984, Jan 1985-Jun 1985, Oct 1985-Mar 1986, Jun 1986-Aug 1986, Mar 1987)
  • Todd McFarlane - # 47 (Jul 1985)
  • Mike Harris - # 48-49, 61 (Aug 1985-Sep 1985, Sep 1986)
  • Mike Clark - # 51, 56-57, 60 (Nov 1985, Apr 1986-May 1986, Aug 1986)
  • Tony deZuniga - # 62 (Oct 1986)
  • Mike Bair - # 63 (Nov 1986)
  • Wayne Boring - # 64 (Dec 1986)
  • Don Heck - # 65 (Jan 1987)
  • Paul Kupperberg - # 66 (Feb 1987)

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Cover art

  • Rich Buckler - # 1, 3-6, 36 (Sep 1981, Nov 1981-Feb 1982, Aug 1984)
  • Joe Kubert - # 2, 7-18 (Oct 1981, Mar 1982-Feb 1983)
  • Jerry Ordway - # 19-33, 50, 60 (Mar 1983-May 1984, Oct 1985, Aug 1986); Annual #1-2 (1982-83)
  • Rick Hoberg - # 34-35, 37-39 (Jun 1984-Jul 1984, Sep 1984-Nov 1984); Annual #3 (1984)
  • Arvell Jones - # 40-44, 46, 52, 55, 58-59, 64-66 (Dec 1984-Apr 1985, Jun 1985, Dec 1985, Mar 1986, Jun 1986-Jul 1986, Dec 1986-Feb 1987)
  • Tim Burgard - # 45 (May 1985)
  • Todd McFarlane - # 47 (Jul 1985)
  • Mike Harris - # 48-49, 61-62 (Aug 1985-Sep 1985, Sep 1986-Oct 1986)
  • Mike Clark - # 51, 53-54, 56-57 (Nov 1985, Jan 1986-Feb 1986, Apr 1986-May 1986)
  • Mike Bair - # 63 (Nov 1986)
  • Tom Grindberg - # 67 (Mar 1987)

Cover to Daredevil #131. ... Joe Kubert is a legendary comic book artist who went on to found the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. ... The covers of both the hardcover and the softcover versions of the Power of Shazam! graphic novel by Ordway. ... Arvell Jones is an American comic book illustrator. ... Spawn #1 (1992), featuring one of McFarlanes most popular creations Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada) is a cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, and media entrepreneur. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... Michael Stephen Clark was a popular newspaper columnist in the 1970s and 1980s. ...

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