Part 2: All-Star Squadron

Sequence of Events Issue (Date)
December 6, 1941: Wonder Woman wins a charity contest against the Flash and Green Lantern. Pondering rumors of an imminent Japanese attack, President Roosevelt considers forming a battalion of American super-heroes. Meanwhile, Per Degaton travels through time from 1947, accompanied by other future menaces: the King Bee, the Monster, Professor Zodiac, Sky Pirate, Solomon Grundy and Wotan. Together, the villains capture Batman, Doctor Fate, the Flash, Green Lantern, Johnny Thunder, Robin, the Sandman, the Spectre, Starman and Wonder Woman. The Shining Knight encounters vulcanologist Danette Reilly. NOTES: This story appeared as a preview insert. The charity competition in this story was inspired by the cover of Comics Cavalcade #1 (1943). The King Bee first appeared in All-Star #18 (1943), the Monster in All-Star #20 (1944), Professor Zodiac in All-Star #42 (1948), and Sky Pirate in Green Lantern #27 (1947). Justice League of America #193 (Aug. 1981)
December 6-7, 1941: More than a thousand American soldiers die at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the Japanese attack. When Hawkman arrives at JSA headquarters, he discovers Plastic Man waiting there for him. As an FBI operative, he delivers an invitation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself to the Capitol. On the radio, they hear about the other JSA members being kidnapped. En route, they're attacked by the King Bee and his men, who disappear. Per Degaton captures the Shining Knight and Danette Reilly. Ed Simmons of the FBI recruits Doctor Mid-Nite, Atom and Robotman. Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick join them when they notice them approaching the White House. They all learn about the Japanese attack and FDR asks them to mobilize all costumed heroes—including the JSA—to form an All-Star Squadron. Degaton also launches an attack on San Francisco. All-Star Squadron #1 (Sept. 1981)
December 7, 1941: Uncle Sam discovers the existence of Earth-X and moves to stop the Japanese attack on that Earth. He recruits the Freedom Fighters: Hourman, the Invisible Hood, Magno, Miss America, Neon the Unknown and the Red Torpedodo. All but Uncle Sam seemingly perish. NOTES: Hourman resurfaces in All-Star Squadron #33. The Invisible Hood first appeared in Smash #1 (1939), Magno in Smash #13 (1940), Neon the Unknown in Hit #1 (1940), and the Red Torpedo in Crack #1 (1940). All but Hourman were originally published by Quality Comics. Except for Uncle Sam, this was their first DC Comics appearance All-Star Squadron #31 (Mar. 1984), Secret Origins #26 (May 1988)
The All-Stars swap origin stories as they head to California to defend the west coast against a possible Japanese follow-up attack. They're joined by Phantom Lady. Meanwhile, Per Degaton launches a bogus Japanese air raid on San Francisco using a flight of Zeroes commanded by the Sky Pirate. Degaton reveals that in 1941 he was an assistant to the Time Trust, and was responsible for sabotaging the bomb defense formula (obtained by the JSA in All-Star #10) on its second test. All-Star Squadron #2 (Oct. 1981)
The Shining Knight and Danette Reilly free the captive heroes from Wotan's spell. The assembled heroes defeat Degaton and his allies, sending Degaton back to his own era and stripping all involved of their memories of his actions. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt makes a radio announcement about the founding of the All-Star Squadron. All-Star Squadron #3 (Nov. 1981)
December 8, 1941: The Japanese invade the Philippines and attack Guam and Hong Kong. The All-Star Squadron attempts to attack the Japanese mainland, only to discover that Premier Tojo, with the help of the Dragon King, has used the Holy Grail to extend the Sphere of Influence over Japanese territory. Some of the most powerful All-Stars fall under the Dragon King's control, but their comrades manage to lure them outside the Sphere's range. The All-Stars retreat, realizing that they must fight the war from Allied territory. Only those heroes vulnerable to magic (e.g., Doctor Fate, Green Lantern, the Spectre, Superman, the Thunderbolt and Wonder Woman) are affected by the Sphere of Influence. Note: Contains the earliest chronological reference to Dr. Daka, seen later in issue #42. All-Star Squadron #4 (Dec. 1981)
December 9, 1941: The JSA disbands so that its members can join the armed forces. Danette Reilly discovers that she has the power to project and control flames; she becomes Firebrand II and joins the All-Star Squadron. A group of All-Stars travels to Mexico to free Hawkgirl from the Feathered Serpent. NOTE: The disbanding of the JSA was first described in the beginning of All-Star #11. All-Star Comics #11 (June/July 1942), All-Star Squadron #5 (Jan. 1982)
Johnny Thunder joins the Navy. Flash Comics vol. 1 #32 (Aug. 1942)
December 10, 1941: The All-Stars free Hawkgirl from the Feathered Serpent, who is revealed as a German agent. Baron Blitzkreig arrives to clean up the Serpent's mess. NOTE: The Feathered Serpent mentions his colleague, Professor Indiana Jones. Similarly, Spectre vol. 3 #21 says that an American archaeologist was commissioned to track down the lost Ark of the Covenant, another reference to the film Raiders of the Lost Ark. Blitzkreig first appeared in World's Finest Comics #246 All-Star Squadron #6 (Feb. 1982)
December 11, 1941: Germany and Italy declare war on the U.S.
December 22, 1941: Winston Churchill visits President Roosevelt in Washington, D.C. The All-Stars and Plastic Man narrowly avert the assassination of both leaders by Baron Blitzkrieg. All-Star Squadron #7 (Mar. 1982)
December 25, 1941: British troops surrender Hong Kong to the Japanese.
December 30, 1941: With the help of Steel, the All-Stars save Winston Churchill from assassination attempts by the Black Assassin and Kung (first chron. App.). NOTES: This issue incorporates half of the unpublished Steel #6, inked by Jerry Ordway. Kung first appeared in Wonder Woman #237 (1977), set in 1943. Has "Fact Files" on Shining Knight, Robotman and Johnny Quick. All-Star Squadron #8 (Apr. 1982)
December 31, 1941: Steel is freed from the mental domination of Baron Blitzkrieg and joins the All-Star Squadron. FDR dubs him Commander Steel. Blitzkrieg suffers a psychological trauma that leaves him blind. Steel joins the All-Star Squadron. NOTE: This issue incorporates the second half of the previously unpublished Steel #6. All-Star Squadron #9 (May 1982)
January 2, 1942: As Japanese troops enter Manila, the capitol of the Philippines, American forces are forced to withdraw to Bataan.
January 6, 1942: The All-Stars fight Akhet the Star Smasher, an alien invader bent on world conquest. NOTE: The JSA members are depicted in military service in their civilian identities. Has "Fact Files" on Starman, Liberty Belle & Atom. All-Star Squadron #10 (June 1982)
Akhet is unmasked as Hawkman's first foe, Doctor Anton Hastor. NOTE: This issue reveals that Hawkman and Hawkgirl have many different styles of hawk masks, explaining the many variations shown over the years. All-Star Squadron #11 (July 1982)
Doctor Hastor explains how he stole Professor Elwood Napier's "Flying Eye." He is defeated by Hawkman. NOTE: Prof. Napier's first appearance in print was All-Star #55 (1950). All-Star Squadron #12 (Aug. 1982)
The Seven Soldiers of Victory battle Doctor Doome. NOTE: This story was retold in All-Star Squadron #29, but took place shortly before All-Star Squadron #13. Leading #3 (Summer 1942), All-Star Squadron #29 (Nov. 1983)
Policeman Dan Richards becomes Manhunter I. NOTE: This Manhunter was originally published by Quality Comics. Police Comics #8 (Mar. 1942), Secret Origins #22 (Jan. 1988)
Big game hunter Paul Kirk becomes Manhunter II. NOTES: Kirk later moved to Earth-One. His origin has no connections to the android Manhunters, who did not exist on Earth-Two. Adventure Comics #73 (Apr. 1942), Secret Origins #22 (Jan. 1988)
Metropolis policeman Jim Harper adopts the identity of the Guardian, working with a group of local kids known as the Newsboy Legion. Star-Spangled Comics #7 (Apr. 1942), Secret Origins #19 (Oct. 1987)
High school teacher Tex Thomas and his student Danny Dunbar become TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite after a bizarre chemistry accident gives them the power to cause tremendous explosions. Star-Spangled Comics #7 (Apr. 1942)
First appearance of Wonder Woman's foe, Baroness Paula Von Gunther. NOTE: Von Gunther appears as a villain along with the Red Panzer in Wonder Woman Spectacular (1978), but this story is difficult to reconcile with the continuity of the Red Panzer, who is said to have appeared in 1943, after Von Gunther had reformed. Sensation Comics Comics #4 (Apr. 1942)
The All-Star Squadron holds its first official meeting. Present are the Atom, Commander Steel, Firebrand II, Hawkgirl, Hawkman, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle, Robotman and the Shining Knight. Liberty Belle is elected as the chair. The Shining Knight returns to England to become Winston Churchill's bodyguard. He also mentions that the Seven Soldiers of Victory are ready to serve the Squadron. All-Star Squadron #13 (Sept. 1982)
The Atom, the Guardian and Wildcat discover that they were all trained by the same man: Joe Morgan (a.k.a. "Socker" Smith, Nat Mulligan), now possessed by a sphere of evil energy. NOTES: The war bond rally in this story was inspired by the cover of Comics Cavalcade #2 (1943). The Flash, Green Lantern were frequently depicted together on the covers of Comics Cavalcade, but appeared in separate stories inside. All-Star Squadron Annual #1 (1982)
Part 2: Per Degaton causes the Crime Syndicate of America to exchange places with the modern-day JSA. The villains steal nuclear weapons from Earth-Prime in 1962 and take them to Earth-Two in 1942. Meanwhile, the All-Stars battle Nuclear, the Magnetic Marauder (first chronological appearance ). NOTES: Even though this is part 2, this story takes place before the events of part 1. Nuclear's first appearance in print was in Wonder Woman #43 (1950). All-Star Squadron #14 (Oct. 1982)
Part 1: In the modern era, the Justice League of America travels to Earth-Two in 1942, where they meet the All-Star Squadron. Justice League of America #207 (Oct. 1982)
Part 3: The JSA discovers that Degaton's actions have caused a nuclear war on Earth-Prime. NOTES: This story contradicts the principle that time travelers can't coexist with their own past or future selves. Justice League of America #208 (Nov. 1982)
Part 4: The JLA, JSA and All-Star Squadron stop Per Degaton from conquering Earth-Two in 1942. All-Star Squadron #15 (Nov. 1982)
Part 5: The Crime Syndicate is returned to Limbo and Per Degaton is sent back to 1947, restoring the histories of Earth-Two and Earth-Prime to normal. Justice League of America #209 (Dec. 1982)
January 1942: Airman Carter Hall (Hawkman) is assigned to the USAAF's Coast Command. The All-Star Squadron helps Wonder Woman battle Nuclear. NOTES: JSA headquarters is incorrectly depicted in Manhattan rather than Gotham City. This conflict with Nuclear was alluded to in Wonder Woman #43 (1950), but never published in any Golden Age story. All-Star Squadron #16 (Dec. 1982)
January 25, 1942: On trial as a public menace, Robotman reveals that he is Robert Crane's brain in a robot body. The court declares him a human being. The All-Stars briefly encounter Doctor Henry King, the Brain Wave (first chronological appearance ). NOTE: This story is loosely based on the Robotman story in Star-Spangled #15 (1942). All-Star Squadron #17 (Dec. 1982)
February 1942: Tarantula joins the Squadron to battle the villainous Thor (a.k.a. "Fairytales" Fenton). The All-Stars discover that Wonder Woman and the JSA have disappeared. NOTES: Thor first appeared in the Sandman story in Adventure Comics #75 (1942). All-Star Squadron #18 (Dec. 1982)
The All-Stars discover the missing heroes in the Perisphere on the grounds of the New York World's Fair. They are trapped by the Brain Wave in a hallucination of going to war on Japan, only to be slain in battle. first appearance of the defunct Elektro the robot. NOTES: These events originally were not a dream; the Brain Wave's involvement is explained in All-Star Squadron #19. All-Star Comics #11 was Wonder Woman's first appearance in a JSA story. All-Star Comics #11 (June/July 1942), All-Star Squadron #19 (Mar. 1983)
The captive All-Stars are rescued by Green Lantern, who is left shaken by a terrifying vision in which he destroys Japan. Meanwhile, the Spectre battles Kulak. NOTES: The heroes do not actually meet Brain Wave in this story; he manipulates them remotely from miles away. All-Star Squadron #20 (Apr. 1983)
The All-Stars adopt the Perisphere (leftover from the 1939 World's Fair) as their permanent headquarters. Hawkman reveals that the JSA has been called to reform as the Justice Battalion. Cyclotron steals the Hammer of Thor and Superman's mountain retreat is invaded by the Ultra-Humanite and Deathbolt (Jake Simmons), who are after the Powerstone. Wonder Woman joins as the JSA's secretary. NOTES: The Hammer of Thor is revealed to be the same one that Hawkman used in All-Star Comics #3 (1940). The Powerstone first appeared in Superman #14 (1942). Superman's mountain retreat first appeared in Superman #17 (1942). All-Star Squadron #21 (May 1983), All-Star Comics #12 (Aug./Sept. 1942)
Cyclotron is revealed as scientist Terry Curtis, a former lover of Danette Reilly (Firebrand). The Ultra-Humanite and Deathbolt retrieve the Powerstone and the Hammer of Thor and capture Firebrand, Robotman and Superman. NOTES: Terry Curtis first appeared in Action #21 (1940, not as Cyclotron). All-Star Squadron #22 (June 1983)
The All-Stars battle Amazing-Man for the Helm of Nabu and learn that he is Will Everett, given the power to control his molecular structure by the Ultra-Humanite's experiments. Doctor Fate explains why he abandoned the Helm of Nabu, but dons it once more to locate the Spectre, still missing after his battle with Kulak. NOTES: Amazing Man's name, Will Everett is an homage to Bill Everett, who created the Amazing Man comic in 1939 for Centaur Publications. All-Star Squadron #23 (July 1983)
Feb. 2., 1942: A workman's torch sets the SS Normandie afire in the New York harbor.
February 10, 1942: The All-Stars are unable to prevent Ultra from sinking the SS Normandie in New York Harbor, but they salvage the ship afterwards. The Tarantula gets a new costume and clashes with Brainwave Jr. (first appearance in print) and discovers that he is from the future. Robotman's assistant, Chuck Grayson, is revealed to be a distant cousin of Dick Grayson (Robin). NOTES: Brainwave Jr.'s first chronological appearance was in Infinity, Inc. #2 (1984). All-Star Squadron #24 (Aug. 1983)
The Justice Society prepares to go into action against the Black Dragon Society, while the All-Stars, joined by the Guardian, Phantom Lady, the Flash and Wildcat, clash with Amazing-Man and time-lost members of Infinity, Inc. (Fury, Jade, Northwind, Nuklon, Obsidian and Silver Scarab). Amazing-Man elects to change sides. NOTES: First appearance in print of the Infinitors, except for Fury, who first appeared in Wonder Woman #300 (1983); this is her first appearance in costume. The other Infinitors' first chronological appearance was Infinity, Inc. #1 (1984). All-Star Squadron #25 (Sept. 1983)
The Ultra-Humanite, in contact with his/her future self, sends some of the All-Stars to Limbo, exchanging them for members of the Secret Society of Super-Villains (the Mist, the Monocle, Psycho-Pirate II, Rag Doll and Vulcan). Brainwave Junior explains how the Infinitors were captured and sent back in time by Ultra. All-Star Squadron #26 (Oct. 1983)
The All-Stars and Infinitors take on Ultra and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. The Atom is irradiated by Cyclotron, who turns on Ultra, apparently destroying them both. The Secret Society and Infinitors return to their own era and Firebrand takes custody of Terry Curtis's infant daughter, Terri. NOTES: Cyclotron does not die immediately; he was thrust forward to the time of the Crisis (see All-Star Squadron #54) and returned to the instant he left. The radiation to which the Atom is exposed later gives him super-strength. This issue contains Jerry Ordway reproduction of the cover of All-Star Comics #3 and a reprint of the page from All-Star Comics #11 in which the JSA members join the armed forces. All-Star Squadron Annual #2 (1983)
The Atom is hospitalized for radiation poisoning. Meanwhile, Doctor Fate finds the Spectre, now under the mental domination of Kulak, who possesses the Ring of Life. All-Star Squadron #27 (Oct. 1983)
Sargon the Sorcerer helps the JSA battle Kulak. The Spectre is freed, but Kulak and the Helm of Nabu are sent hurtling through "an infinity of dimensions." NOTES: Doctor Fate recovered the Helm of Nabu sometime between summer 1944 and February 1945; the circumstances remain untold. All-Star Squadron #28 (Oct. 1983)
February 15, 1942: British forces surrender Singapore to the Japanese.
February 16, 1942: As the Justice Battalion, the JSA battles the Black Dragon Society. NOTES: This was Wonder Woman's first case as a JSA member. Retold in All-Star Squadron #30. All-Star Comics #12 (Aug./Sept. 1942)
February 19, 1942: President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 9066, ordering the internment of 120,000 Japanese-American citizens.
February 22, 1942: At the direct order of FDR and under protest, General Douglas MacArthur retreats from Bataan, vowing, "I shall return."
Wonder Woman tells Liberty Belle about the JSA's battle with the Black Dragon Society. All-Star Squadron #30 (Feb. 1984)
February 23, 1942: The first full meeting of the All-Star Squadron in the Perisphere. Uncle Sam tells the All-Stars how he and his comrades tried to stop the attack on Pearl Harbor on Earth-X. Commander Steel activates the Squadron's new butler, Gernsback the robot. NOTES: The Earth-Two Aquaman is mentioned by Liberty Belle. All-Star Squadron #31 (Mar. 1984)
Uncle Sam explains how Hourman, the Invisible Hood, Magno, Miss America, Neon the Unknown and the Red Torpedo apparently died on Earth-X. Accompanied by an All-Star task force, he returns to Earth-X. NOTES: Hourman was revealed alive in the next issue. first DC appearance of Midnight, a Quality Comics character who first appeared in Smash Comics #18 (1941). All-Star Squadron #32 (Apr. 1984), Secret Origins #26 (May 1988)
On Earth-X, Uncle Sam, the Black Condor, Doll Man, the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, the Ray and the Red Bee dub themselves the "Freedom Fighters" and battle Earth-Two's Baron Blitzkrieg, who has captured Hourman. Firebrand, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle and Starman, joined by Neptune Perkins, battle Tsunami (Miya Shimada). NOTES: Neptune Perkins's first appearance in print was Flash #66 (1945). The Red Bee, a Quality Comics character, first appeared in Hit Comics #1 (1940). All-Star Squadron #33 (May 1984)
On Earth-Two, the All-Stars stop a Japanese submarine from bombarding American oil refineries. On Earth-X, the Freedom Fighters are captured by Baron Blitzkrieg. In the limbo between Earths, the Spectre struggles to prevent the two worlds from colliding. All-Star Squadron #34 (June 1984)
Phantom Lady uses her black light ray to activate the Miraclo residue in Hourman's body, enabling him to escape. Blitzkrieg kills the Red Bee and flees. The Spectre informs the Freedom Fighters that three of them must stay on Earth-X to maintain the "cosmic balance;" Uncle Sam, Black Condor and the Ray agree to stay. All-Star Squadron #35 (July 1984)
Hourman uses a Miraclo ray rather than a pill to activate his powers. Adventure Comics #71 (Feb. 1942)
Late February 1942: After busting some crooks, the Tarantula and Wonder Woman discover evidence of the JSA's battle with Ian Karkull, along with his clippings related to future U.S. Presidents. They use Wonder Woman's Magic Sphere to watch the events unfold. All-Star Squadron Annual #3 (1984)
Captain Marvel is magically transported from Earth-S to Earth-Two's Berlin. Under Hitler's spell, Captain Marvel attacks England and butts heads with Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern and Plastic Man. All-Star Squadron #36 (Aug. 1984)
Captain Marvel Jr. and Mary Marvel pursue Captain Marvel to Earth-Two and also fall under Hitler's spell. NOTES: Captain Marvel Jr. first appeared in Whiz Comics #25 (1941), Mary Marvel in Captain Marvel Adventures #18 (1942). All-Star Squadron #37 (Sept. 1984)
February 27, 1942: Hourman rejoins the All-Star Squadron, which travels to Detroit to help Amazing-Man against the Real American. first appearance of the Squadron's plane, the All-Star Special. NOTE: Reprints the cover of Amazing World of DC #16 (1977), drawn by Marshall Rogers. All-Star Squadron #38 (Oct. 1984)
February 28, 1942: Violence breaks out in Detroit as the first black residents move into the newly constructed Sojourner Truth housing project, with the All-Stars caught in the middle. NOTE: Reprints the application form and membership certificate of the 1940s Junior JSA, along with a DC house ad from 1947. All-Star Squadron #39 (Nov. 1984)
The All-Stars win a bittersweet victory over the Real American, who is revealed as a robot. NOTE: Includes a Justice Society pinup by Joe Staton, from Amazing World of DC Comics #16 (1977). All-Star Squadron #40 (Dec. 1984)
March 4, 1942: The Tarantula recounts the origin of Starman and his first battle with Doctor Doog. NOTES: This was the first account of Starman's origin. Reprints a Joe Kubert JSA portrait from vol. 2 of Jim Steranko's Steranko History of Comics (1972). All-Star Squadron #41 (Jan. 1985)
The Perisphere is invaded by Sumo (first chron. appearance ), Kung and Tsunami, led by Prince Daka. The villains seize Starman's Gravity Rod. NOTES: Sumo's first appearance in print was All-New Collector's Edition C-54 (1978); Prince Daka was the villain in the 1943 Batman serial. Includes a Black Canary pinup by Mike Hernandez and Terry Austin. All-Star Squadron #42 (Feb. 1985)
The All-Stars are rescued by the Guardian. Daka, Kung and Sumo escape with a captive Liberty Belle, but the All-Stars capture Tsunami. Prince Daka attempts to trade Liberty Belle for Tsunami and Starman's Gravity Rod. NOTES: Includes a pinup of the Sandman by Larry Dean and a Howard Bender reproduction of the cover of All-Star Comics #5. All-Star Squadron #43 (Mar. 1985)
Hourman and Firebrand go on a double date with Tarantula and Phantom Lady. At a masquerade party, Danette Reilly's father is killed by a pair of Nazi metahumans, Night & Fog. All-Star Squadron #44 (Apr. 1985)
Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick are attacked by Baron Blitzkrieg and Zyklon. Liberty Belle resigns from the All-Star Squadron after her friend Tom Revere is murdered. All-Star Squadron #45 (May 1985)
Baron Blitzkrieg attempts to restore his sight and accidentally gives Liberty Belle sonic powers. She rejoins the All-Star Squadron. NOTE: Includes a pinup of Doctor Fate by Todd McFarlane. All-Star Squadron #46 (June 1985)
Doctor Fate recounts his origins to Jonathan Law (the Tarantula). All-Star Squadron #47 (July 1985)
Late March 1942: Posing as King Arthur, Wotan forces the Shining Knight to battle the All-Stars and the Blackhawks in England. NOTES: Includes pinups of Doctor Mid-Nite, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern by Mike Clark and Jerry Acerno. All-Star Squadron #48 (Aug. 1985)
Wotan captures the All-Stars and the Blackhawks and lays siege to Great Britain. The All-Stars discover that the villain has already captured Doctor Occult (first modern appearance ). Hourman nearly dies after taking another Miraclo pill to rescue his comrades and defeat Wotan. All-Star Squadron #49 (Sept. 1985)
April 1, 1942: Earth-Two: Doctor Fate casts a spell to remove the traces of Miraclo from Hourman's body, leaving him powerless. Johnny Quick marries Liberty Belle. Eight members of the Justice Battalion (Atom, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, Sandman, Spectre, Starman and Wonder Woman) are launched into space by German agents. Harbinger arrives to recruit Firebrand to join the Monitor's army (Crisis #1). The temporal energies of her passage displace the Justice Battalion into an alternate dimension where the other planets of the solar system are habitable, displace Commander Steel to Earth-One (where he decides to settle), and send Green Lantern, Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle to Earth-S. Uncle Sam recruits the Earth-Two Blackhawks and a new group of Freedom Fighters (Black Condor, Doll Man, Firebrand I, the Human Bomb, the Jester, Manhunter I, Midnight, Phantom Lady, Plastic Man, Quicksilver, the Ray and the Spider) to fight the Axis powers on Earth-X. NOTE: The JSA portion of this story is adapted from All-Star #13, "Shanghaied into Space." All-Star Squadron #50 (Oct. 1985), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942), Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)
Mister Mind (first chron. appearance ) comes to Earth-Two, following Harbinger's trail. He recruits Oom, Nyola, Nightshade (a.k.a. Ramulus) and Mister Who to form the Monster Society of Evil (first chronological appearance ), which battles Doctor Fate, Hawkgirl, Hourman and Sandy. NOTES: Mister Mind first appeared, on Earth-S, in Captain Marvel Adventures #22 (1943). Oom first appeared in All-Star Comics #3 (1940), Nyola in All-Star Comics #2 (1940), Nightshade in World's Finest #6 (1942), and Mister Who in More Fun Comics #73 (1941). All-Star Squadron #51 (Nov. 1985)
On Earth-S, Green Lantern, Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle encounter Captain Marvel, who enlists the aid of Shazam to send them home. Johnny and Libby are instead sent forward in time to the era of the Crisis. NOTES: In this story, Green Lantern finds a counterpart of the Starheart in Earth-S's China, which should be considered apocryphal. All-Star Squadron #52 (Dec. 1985)
Hawkman has an adventure on Hyperspace-Saturn. All-Star Squadron #52 (Dec. 1985), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
The Dummy joins the Monster Society of Evil and leads a revolt against Mister Mind. Mister Mind flees to Earth-S to make a new start. NOTE: The Dummy first appeared in Leading Comics #1 (1941). All-Star Squadron #53 (Jan. 1986)
Green Lantern returns to Earth-Two, where he and the Flash help to defeat the Monster Society of Evil All-Star Squadron #54 (Feb. 1986)
Sandman meets a race of crystalline people on Hyperspace-Uranus. All-Star Squadron #55 (Mar. 1986), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
The Seven Soldiers of Victory battle the Sense-Master. Meanwhile, Doctor Mid-Nite has an adventure on Hyperspace-Neptune. NOTE: All-Star Squadron #56 retells part of Leading Comics #4. All-Star Squadron #56 (Apr. 1986), Leading #4 (Fall 42)
The All-Stars return to 1942 from the era of the Crisis.The Atom, Starman and Wonder Woman face adventures on Hyperspace-Mars, Jupiter and Venus. All-Star Squadron #57 (May 1986), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
Early April, 1942: Mekanique (first chronological appearance ) arrives from the future and is taken in by Robotman. Firebrand swears off romance with fellow All-Stars. Johnny Thunder has an adventure on Hyperspace-Mercury. NOTES: Mekanique's first appearance in print was Infinity, Inc. #19 (1985). Mekanique and her creator, Rotwang, were characters in the 1926 silent film Metropolis, although Rotwang's robot was not called Mekanique in the film. All-Star Squadron #58 (June 1986)
Doctor Occult and Doctor Fate report that the missing JSAers are alive, but beyond their help. All available All-Stars, joined by new members Air Wave, Aquaman, Manhunter II, Mister America, Mister Terrific, the Whip and Zatara, vote to take custody of Mekanique, over the protests of Robotman. Meanwhile, the Spectre has an adventure on Hyperspace-Pluto. NOTES: First modern appearances of the Earth-Two Aquaman, Mister America and the Whip. The Golden Age Air Wave first appeared in Detective Comics #60 (1942), the Whip in Flash Comics #1 (1940). All-Star Squadron #59 (July 1986), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
The Spectre, Johnny Thunder and Johnny's Thunderbolt free the JSA from Hyperspace, but all the items they brought with them from Hyperspace vanish. At Mekanique's urging, Green Lantern and Firebrand save a young girl from being hit by a car, altering history; unbeknownst to the heroes, their actions will permit the evil Rotwang, Mekanique's creator, to dominate Mekanique's native era, the 23rd century. Hawkman is elected cochairman of the Squadron. A photo of virtually the entire Squadron is taken for FDR. NOTES: This story illustrated the changes wrought by the Crisis. The photo depicts Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman and Wonder Woman, but then later in the story, the photo changes, and these heroes are replaced by Uncle Sam and Doll Man, the Ray, Plastic Man, Black Condor and Phantom Lady, and adding the Human Bomb and Jester. After this, All-Star Squadron changes to a "secret origins" style title, treading water until the launch of the post-Crisis Young All-Stars. All-Star Squadron #60 (July 1986)
Liberty Belle recounts her origin to Jonathan Law. All-Star Squadron #61 (Aug. 1986)
The origin of the Shining Knight is retold. All-Star Squadron #62 (Sept. 1986)
Robotman recounts his origin to Jonathan Law. All-Star Squadron #63 (Oct. 1986)
Johnny Quick recounts his origin to Jonathan Law. NOTE: Includes an unused Jerry Ordway cover for All-Star Squadron #11. All-Star Squadron #65 (Dec. 1986)
The Tarantula recalls his origin. NOTE: Includes a pinup of Hawkman. All-Star Squadron #66 (Jan. 1987)