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"...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...!"

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Villains:

  • Brain Wave (Flashback and main story)
  • Joker
  • Kulak
  • Luthor
  • Ancient Romans
  • Professor Elba (Flashback only)
  • Japanese Armed Forces (as an illusion only)

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Synopsis for "...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 Green Lantern as their only hope against Brain Wave's plot.



Notes

  • 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)

Trivia

  • 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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