Crisis on Infinite Earths #1: Pt. 2
Previously in All-Star Comics...
A Nazi engineer purchased eight rockets from Monitor...
In All-Star Comics #50, the Nazi engineer incapacitates the eight members of the covert "Justice Batallion" (Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Nite, The Atom, Sandman, Starman, the Spectre, Johnny Quick, and Wonder Woman) and sends each one in a rocket toward one of the eight planets in the solar system. That is, he plans to do this. After launching them, they instead vanish into thin air.
The destinations of the rockets were apparently confused when Harbinger appeared on Earth-2 to recruit Firebrand (as depicted in a few panels of Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 and several pages of All-Star Comics #50.) We don't know yet where exactly they went.
Prior to Harbinger's unexpected appearance at an event to sell war bonds, members of the All-Star Squadron (Robotman, the Shining Knight, Hourman, Tarantula, Amazing-Man, Dr. Fate, and the Guardian) feel a tingling sensation.
When Harbinger and Firebrand vanish, though, there's a problem that we don't see depicted in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1:
Meanwhile, following their wedding, Green Lantern (Alan Scott) asks Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle to help him respond to "amazing amounts of energy" his ring has detected. They're drawn to a hole in the sky into which Harbinger and Firebrand are about to enter.
Liberty Belle is able to keep this hole open a while longer so that Green Lantern can lead them through it; however, they're too late to follow Harbinger and Firebrand and are transported elsewhere in their wake.
We'll learn in subsequent issues of All-Star Squadron that Harbinger's ill-timed arrival caused other disruptions to time and space. As a result, other characters are transported to other earths to fight their Crisis battles with heroes of other worlds.
We'll circle back later for those stories. Click here to continue the primary story. And be sure to return every Wednesday to keep reading about Crisis on Infinite Earths...
Title: All-Star Squadron
Issue #: 50
Cover Date: Oct. 1985
On Sale Date: 7-25-1985
Cover Artists: Jerry Ordway
Writer: Roy Thomas
Pencillers: Mike Clark, Arvell Jones
Inkers: Vince Colletta, Tony DeZuniga
Colorist: Carl Gafford
Editor: Tom Condon, Dick Giordano, Janice Race, Roy Thomas