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All-Star Squadron

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All-Star Squadron

Publication information
PublisherDC Comics
First appearancePreview : Justice League of America #193 (August 1981) First full appearance : All-Star Squadron # 1 (September 1981)
Created byRoy Thomas Rich Buckler Jerry Ordway
In-story information
Base(s)Trylon and Perisphere

Phrase Retroactive Continuity Was Used In Letter Column In Issue 18, Which Soon Became Retcon. Series Was Heavily Based Around Retcons In Positive Senseit. Often tells stories that between issues of real Golden Age series, gives characters origins who never had them, and clears up plot holes and dangling plots from decades ago. It generally avoids everything you know is lie type of retcon, though were some minor historical changes. It also gives decent explanation of why really powerful superheroes didn't invade Axis powers to end war overnight: Hitler had mystic Spear of Destiny in his possession that would take mind control of superheroes who tried entering land under his, or his allies', control. Crisis On Infinite Earths Destroyed Earth-2, Which Now Never Exist. This was not good for book, which ends at issue 67 after series of inventory stories dealing with character origins and retelling of classic Superman stories in new retconned Superman-less history. Book Was Succeeded By Young All-Stars, Which Replace Now Retconned Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, And Aquaman, Go Further 31 Issues Plus Annual, And Is Generally Considered Lower Quality Than Series Itself. Success Of Series Led To Launch Of Infinity, Inc., Whose Characters Appear In Progenitor Series Thanks To Time Travel. James Robinson's Starman and Geoff Johns ' Justice Society of America, two of DC's successes in 00's, owe as much inspiration to Thomas' All-Star Squadron as they do to original 40s comics and Levitz / Staton revitalization in 70s.

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Publication history

All-Star Squadron debut in special in Justice League of America 193. New Team Was Launched In Its Own Series Following Month And Was Created By Roy Thomas, Rich Buckler And Jerry Ordway. Eponymous Comic Book Series Was Published For 67 Issues From September 1981 To March 1987 And Three Annuals Were Published As Well. When Rich Buckler leaves series after fifth issue, editor Len Wein hires Adrian Gonzales as his replacement and notifies Roy Thomas with note stating you're going to like Adrian Gonzales. He drew series of 13 issues, which included crossover with Justice League of America. Jerry Ordway, who ink series since its start, became penciler as of issue 19. He and Thomas Infinity, Inc. Team in issue 25. All-Star Squadron 32 and 33 detailed how Fighters travel from Earth-Two to Earth-X. Several issues of series detail origins of various characters, including Amazing-Man, Starman, Doctor Fate, Liberty Belle, Shining Knight, Robotman, Johnny Quick, and Tarantula.

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Fictional history

Book Chronicles Adventures Of Large Team Of Superheroes, Comprised Mostly Of Featured Characters Owned By DC Comics That Had Appeared In Golden Age Of Comic Books. It includes members of Justice Society of America, Freedom Fighters, and Seven Soldiers of Victory, as well as small number of solo heroes. All-Star Squadron was example of retroactive continuity or retcon, as it rewritten already-establish history of DC superheroes that had been published during 1940s. First Known Use Of Term Retcon Was By Roy Thomas In Letter Column Of All-Star Squadron 20. Trylon and Perisphere, actual structures constructed in New York City for 1939 New York World's Fair, House Squadron's headquarters. All-Star Squadron Had Robotic Butler Named Gernsback, Who Was Based On Elektro Robots From Fair And Was Probably Named After Hugo Gernsback. Originally, All-Star Squadron was supposed to exist on Earth-Two, parallel World used by DC as venue for stories occurring during 1940s, and including heroes only published during that era as well as early versions of characters still published up to present day, such as Batman and Superman. After 1985 DC Comics event Crisis on Infinite Earths merged parallel worlds into one continuity, duplicate superhero versions were eliminate. All-Star Squadron Was Then Itself Retconned And Leave Only With Characters Unique To That Time Period, So That Superman, Batman And Robin; Wonder Woman And Aquaman Were Not Alive At That Point In History, And Were Thus Never Squadron Members. Marvel Comics analog All-Star Squadron would be All-Winners Squad. Like All-Stars, All-Winners Squad is made up of veteran World War II-era superheroes such as Captain America, Sub-Mariner and original Human Torch, but also includes lesser known costumed adventurers including Angel, Destroyer, Black Miss America and Whizzer. All-Winners Squad debut pages of All-Winners Comics 19.

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