Sequence of Events Issue (Date)
All-Star SQUADRON
December 6, 1941: 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 the King Bee, the Monster, Professor Zodiac, Sky Pirate, Solomon Grundy and Wotan. Together, the villains capture Doctor Fate, the Flash, Green Lantern, Johnny Thunder, the Sandman, the Spectre and Starman. 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 has a premonition of the Japanese plan to bomb Pearl Harbor and forms the Freedom Fighters: Hourman, the Invisible Hood, Magno, Miss America, Neon the Unknown and the Red Torpedo. Hourman is taken by the Japanese. Uncle Sam and Miss America are recovered. The rest are lost (all but Magno are later revealed to have survived.) Miss America returns, comatose, to Project M. NOTES: The original tale took place on Earth-X and only Uncle Sam and Hourman survived. This was amended in the post-Crisis retelling (in the Miss America origin from Secret Origins #26). In post-Crisis continuity, the Invisible Hood (first appereance Smash #1) survives until 1974 when he was murdered by the Icicle and the Mist (Starman v.2 #2). Hourman resurfaces in All-Star Squadron #33. The Red Torpedo (first appereance Crack #1) later aids in creating the 1951 Starman (Starman v.2 #77). Neon (first appereance Hit #1) returns to his desert oasis, transformed (Uncle Sam & F.F. v.2 #6). Magno 1st appeared in Smash #13. All but Hourman were originally published by Quality Comics. Except for Uncle Sam, this was their 1st DC Comics app.

All-Star Squadron #31 (Mar. 1984), Secret Origins #26 (May 1988)
December 7, 1941: Happy Terrill gains energy powers during the events of Pearl Harbor and becomes the Ray. After a visit from his time-travelling son (Ray II), he later attacks the Japanese fleet. NOTES: The Ray was originally published by Quality Comics. The Ray II designs a costume for his dad, but Happy, annoyed with his son, doesn't accept it and fashions his own. The events in The Ray push the hero's origin forward a bit from his original debut. Smash Comics #14 (Sept. 1940), The Ray v.2 #9-10 (Feb.–Mar. 1995)
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. The Sphere affects all metahumans. 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 #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 v.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 (1st chronological 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. Contains "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)
Libya, 1941: Flash and Green Lantern are sent on a mission codenamed "Drachen." They find it is to kill an enemy super power who is still an infant. Alan prevents Jay from doing so. The infant returns decades later as Scythe. Justice Society of America v.3 #45 (Jan. 2011)
1942
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 appereance in print was All-Star #55 (1950). All-Star Squadron #12 (8-9.82)
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 Comics #3 (Summer 1942), All-Star Squadron #29 (Nov. 1983)
Policeman Dan Richards becomes Manhunter I. he is an agent of the Manhunters, although he was unaware of their true nature. His dog Thor was a Manhunter android. NOTE: Dan Richards was originally published by Quality Comics. Police Comics #8 (Mar. 1942), Secret Origins #22 (Jan. 1988)
Big game hunter Paul Kirk becomes Manhunter II. He is also an agent of the Manhunters, although he is unaware of their true nature. NOTES: According to Young All-Stars #8, Paul Kirk became Manhunter a few weeks after Dan Richards. 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)
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)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Per Degaton and the Earth-3 Crime Syndicate of America cause a nuclear war on Earth-Prime. NOTES: Because of the extent of multiversal travel in this crossover, it is unlikely any of it exists in current continuity. All-Star Squadron #14-15 (Nov.–Dec. 1982), Justice League of America #207-209 (Oct.–Dec. 1982)
January 1942: Airman Carter Hall (Hawkman) is assigned to the USAAF's Coast Command. 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)
The Flash apprehends the Fiddler. The Thinker is shown in prison (1st chronological app.). NOTES: The Thinker's first appereance in print was in All-Flash #12 (1943). Speed Force Special #1 (Nov. 1997)
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 (1st chronological app.). 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 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 appereance 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 the pre-Crisis Wonder Woman's first appereance 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 ULTRA-HUMANITE / INFINITY, INC. saga
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 the Ultra-Humanite and Deathbolt (Jake Simmons), pursue the Powerstone. 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). 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 and Robotman. 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)
The War Department sends Starman and Bulletman on a top-secret mission to Alaska. NOTES: This flashback story depicts the rest of the All-Star Squadron fighting Nazis on jetpacks; per All-Star Squadron #24, they were battling the Ultra-Humanite in New York at this time. Bulletman, a former Fawcett Comics hero, first appeared in Nickel Comics #1 (1940). Starman v.2 #39 (Feb. 1998)
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 appereance in print) and discovers that he is from the future. NOTES: Brainwave Jr.'s 1st chronological app. 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 appereance in print of the Infinitors, except for Fury, who first appeared in Wonder Woman #300 (1983); this is her first appereance in costume. The other Infinitors' 1st chronological app. 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: Retold in All-Star Squadron #30. This was originally Wonder Woman's first case as a JSA member. All-Star Comics #12 (8-9.42)
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."
Liberty Belle learns about the JSA's battle with the Black Dragon Society. All-Star Squadron #30 (Feb. 1984)
THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS SAGA
Part 1: February 23, 1942: The first full meeting of the All-Star Squadron in the Perisphere (on the former grounds of the New York World's Fair). Uncle Sam reveals the fate of the original Freedom Fighters, who tried to stop the attack on Pearl Harbor. Elsewhere, Midnight flees from German Fifth Columnists with the unconscious Doll Man. Commander Steel activates the Squadron's new butler, Gernsback the robot. NOTES: 1st DC apps. of the Quality Comics characters Midnight, Manhunter (Dan Richards), the Jester and Red Bee. All-Star Squadron #31 (Mar. 1984)
Part 2: Uncle Sam explains how Hourman, the Invisible Hood, Magno, Miss America, Neon and the Red Torpedo apparently died at Pearl Harbor. NOTES: Miss America was revealed alive in Young All-Stars #12. The Invisible Hood is rumored to have been the grandfather of Tyson Gilford, a member of the Relative Heroes. All-Star Squadron #32 (Apr. 1984), Secret Origins #26 (May 1988)
Part 3: Uncle Sam assembles the Black Condor, Doll Man, the Human Bomb, Phantom Lady, the Ray and the Red Bee, who dub themselves the "Freedom Fighters" and battle Baron Blitzkrieg. They discover that Hourman is his captive. Firebrand, Johnny Quick, Liberty Belle and Starman, joined by Neptune Perkins, battle Tsunami (Miya Shimada). NOTES: Neptune Perkins's first appereance in print was Flash #66 (1945). The Red Bee first appeared in Hit Comics #1 (1940, Quality Comics). All-Star Squadron #33 (May 1984)
Part 4: The All-Stars stop a Japanese submarine from bombarding American oil refineries. The Freedom Fighters are captured by Baron Blitzkrieg. All-Star Squadron #34 (June 1984)
Part 5: 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 Freedom Fighters continue to operate throughout the war. All-Star Squadron #35 (July 1984)
Johnny Thunder meets the Crimson Avenger, who describes his strange encounter with the goddess Rama Kushna and his vision of Superman. Golden Age Secret Files #1 (Feb. 1901)
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 finds a record of the JSA's battle with Ian Karkull, along with his clippings related to future U.S. Presidents. All-Star Squadron Annual #3 (1984)
February 27, 1942: Hourman rejoins the All-Star Squadron, which travels to Detroit to help Amazing-Man against the Real American. first appereance 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 (1st chron. app.), Kung and Tsunami, led by Prince Daka. The villains seize Starman's Gravity Rod. NOTES: Sumo's first appereance 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 (1st modern app.). Hourman nearly dies after taking another Miraclo pill to rescue his comrades and defeat Wotan. All-Star Squadron #49 (Sept. 1985)
March 31, 1942 : The All-Stars battle comic strip characters that have come to life in Metropolis. NOTES: The original version of this adventure, starring the Golden Age Superman, appeared in Superman #19 (1942); the new version was written to demonstrate how post-Crisis heroes filled the gaps left by the Crisis. All-Star Squadron #64 (Dec. 1986)
THE CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS
April 1, 1942: Doctor Fate casts a spell to remove the traces of Miraclo from Hourman's body, leaving him powerless. Johnny Quick marries Liberty Belle. The members of the Justice Battalion (Atom, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, Sandman, Spectre, Starman) 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. Uncle Sam recruits 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. At this time, the Freedom Fighters "separated from the All-Star Squadron and were based in Washington D.C." (Who's Who Update '87 #5). NOTE: The JSA portion of this story is adapted from All-Star Comics #13, "Shanghaied into Space." All-Star Squadron #50 (Oct. 1985), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942), Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)
PRE-CRISIS ONLY: Mister Mind travels to Earth-Two from Earth-S to vex the Squadron. NOTES: Because of the extent of multiversal travel in this crossover, it is unlikely any of it exists in current continuity. World's Finest #6 (1942), and Mister Who in More Fun Comics #73 (1941). All-Star Squadron #51-54 (Nov. 1985–Feb. 1986)
Hawkman has an adventure on Hyperspace-Saturn. All-Star Squadron #52 (Dec. 1985), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
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 and Starman face adventures on Hyperspace-Mars and Jupiter. All-Star Squadron #57 (May 1986), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)
Early April, 1942: Mekanique (1st chronological app.) 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 appereance 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: 1st modern apps. of the Earth-2 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. NOTES: Originally, the photo in this story depicted Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman and Wonder Woman. After the Crisis, they're replaced by Uncle Sam and Doll Man, the Ray, Plastic Man, Black Condor and Phantom Lady, adding the Human Bomb and Jester. FDR says "... any costumed hero who isn't in this photo must be someone so obscure that nobody ever heard of them!") 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)
April 18, 1942: A squadron of B-25 bombers, led by Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, attacks Tokyo. The raid inflicts little actual damage, but provides a tremendous boost to American morale. One of the bomber crews secretly includes the mysterious covert operative code-named the Unknown Soldier. Star-Spangled War Stories #151 (July 1970)
May 1945: Heinrich Himmler commits suicide after his capture by British authorities.
Spring 1945, Peenemünde, Germany: The JSA fails to prevent the Nazi Werner Von Braun from launching a V2 rocket into space. The rocket bears the brain of Heinrich Himmler. Von Braun is captured by Capt. Enfield of the U.S. Army and later serves in the U.S. space program. NOTE: A flashback to WWII in #30 shows Superman. JSA: Classified #29 (Oct. 2007)

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