"...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!": The All-Star Squadron members enter Brain Wave's illusion and battle the illusory Japanese soldiers, but are "killed" one by one, leaving [[Alan Scott (New Earth)|Green Lantern]
Appearing in "...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!"
- The Atom (Flashback and main story)
- Doctor Fate (Flashback and main story)
- Doctor Mid-Nite (Flashback and main story)
- Green Lantern
- Hawkman (Flashback and main story)
- Johnny Thunder (Flashback and main story)
- Sandman (Flashback and main story)
- Spectre (Flashback and main story)
- Starman (Flashback and main story)
- Thunderbolt (Flashback only)
- Wonder Woman
- Brain Wave (Flashback and main story)
- Ancient Romans
- Professor Elba (Flashback only)
- Japanese Armed Forces (as an illusion only)
- Clancy O'Hara
- Hooty (Flashback only)
- Sir Lancelot (as an illusion only)(Flashback only)
- Attila (as an illusion only)(Flashback only)
Synopsis for "...For the Dark Things Cannot Stand the Light...!"
- This book was first published on January 27, 1983.
- Events of this story take place in early February 1942, concurrently with those of several other DC Comics stories, as detailed on pages 12 thru 15. These include:
- The Spectre's second battle with Kulak, High Priest of Brztal, as shown in All-Star Comics #2, (September 1940)
- Luthor's second attempt to defeat Superman by using the Powerstone. In this story, Luthor is retroactively portrayed with red hair rather than bald as shown in Superman #17, (July 1942).
- Batman's twelfth battle with the Joker, as shown in Batman #11, (June 1942)
- The beginning and ending of the Flash's time-travel adventure, as shown in All-Flash #4, (March 1942)
- Green Lantern's brief career as a PFC in the U.S.Army, as shown in Green Lantern Quarterly #4 (June 1942)
- At this point of time, Luthor's first name had not yet been revealed.
- Brain Wave paraphrases Agatha Christie's mystery novel And Then There Were None, but he replaces "And then there were none!" by "And then there were fourteen!".
- After traumatized with the illusion of be a mass murderer, Green Lantern quotes J. Robert Oppenheimer (physicist among those who are credited with being the "father of the atomic bomb"): "I am become death, the shatterer of worlds".
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