The Great Comic Book Detectives #6

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The Great Comic Book Detectives #6

Here’s the bit. You, the readers, send in descriptions of comics that you remember vague details from the past and either I, or one of the readers of the piece will use detective work to figure out what comic you’re talking about!

Here’s the latest one, from reader Snapper52…

There was a comic I got from an uncle when I was about 9 and I’ve been trying to find out what it was for years. Google couldn’t help me, so maybe you can!

I believe it was a Justice Society title, it was pretty old and set during a war. The cover had Green Lantern (I think) going crazy or angry, with other JSA members as floating heads around looking at him. Actually, the whole plot of the issue may have been about GL thinking the rest of the team were dead… Wonder Woman, Hawkman and the like were all in it.

The only other details I remember were someone being stabbed with a bayonet (Which scarred me for life at that age, ha.) and a blonde Atom wearing a navy/sailor uniform. I vaguely remember him being able to shrink, which is confusing for me as the JSA Atom couldn’t do that, to the best of my knowledge.

No idea when the comic was from, but it was pretty yellowed.

Hope someone can help!

Here’s one of the rare cases where I already know the answer, but read on to see what it is!

The comic in question is 1983’s All-Star Squadron #20…

Here’s the page with the bayonet (and the slight confusion with the blond guy in the navy/sailor uniform being Johnny Thunder, not the Atom)…

I guess 27 years is pretty old, eh?

So there ya go, Snapper!

If anyone else out there has a comic book from the past that you want help tracking down, drop me a line at