"Out of the Ashes... Mekanique!": On Sunday, April 12, 1942, a mysterious figure swam to shore, walked around until he reached a fence, which he jumped over, and entered a facility, where the lights turned on and he was revealed to be Aquaman. The [[All-Star Squadron (New
All-Star Squadron #59 is an issue of the series All-Star Squadron (Volume 1) with a cover date of July, 1986.
Synopsis for "Out of the Ashes... Mekanique!"
On Sunday, April 12, 1942, a mysterious figure swam to shore, walked around until he reached a fence, which he jumped over, and entered a facility, where the lights turned on and he was revealed to be Aquaman. The All-Star Squadron were present inside of the facility and some of them mistook him for a threat due to Aquaman setting off an alarm when he jumped over the fence. The Squadron were in the middle of a meeting. Johnny Quick pointed out that Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys were not present for the meeting. Johnny Quick turned on the screen in the facility and opened a transmission from Robotman. Liberty Belle confronted Robotman about transferring a female robot who attacked several of their members to his laboratory without their permission. Robotman justified his actions by suggesting that it was possible that the woman was not a robot. He revealed that Chuck Grayson was assisting him and that the robot, who he named Mekanique, was unconscious. The Squadron, divided on what to do about Mekanique, hold a vote as to whether to allow Robotman and Chuck Grayson to keep working on the woman-robot, or to take her out of his hands. The vote goes against Robotman, but the Squadron finds it a hard decision to enforce, so Liberty Belle sent out a group of heroes consisting of Green Lantern, Air Wave, Firebrand, and Shining Knight to Robotman's laboratory to attempt to convince him to stop working on the robot.
When the four heroes arrived at Robotman's laboratory, they fought against Robotman and Chuck, who refused to stop working on Mekanique. During the fight, the machine that Robotman and Chuck used to work on the robot exploded. Suddenly, Firebrand was hit by an electric blast from behind, which was revealed to have come from Mekanique.
Appearing in "Out of the Ashes... Mekanique!"
- All-Star Squadron
- Air Wave
- Amazing Man
- Crimson Avenger
- Dan the Dyna-Mite
- Doctor Fate
- Doctor Occult
- Green Arrow
- Green Lantern
- Johnny Quick
- Liberty Belle
- Manhunter (Paul Kirk)
- Mister America
- Mister Terrific
- Sandy the Golden Boy
- Sargon the Sorcerer
- Shining Knight
- Star-Spangled Kid
- The Vigilante
- The Whip
- Golden Age heroes, all cameos
- Justice Society of America
- Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys
Synopsis for "Shanghaied into Hyperspace! - Interlude Eight"
Appearing in "Shanghaied into Hyperspace! - Interlude Eight"
- The Furred Ones (Final appearance)
- Fanna (Final appearance)
- Frevor (Final appearance)
- Reprinted in Crisis on Infinite Earths Companion: Deluxe Edition Vol. 1.
- Shanghaied into Hyperspace is adapted from All-Star Comics #13.
- This story still takes place in Pre-Crisis Earth-Two reality, as the sweeping effects of the Crisis on Infinite Earths will not take place until issue #60.
- This story and the next are the only ones in which the Golden Age/Earth-Two Aquaman appears in this series, aside from a cameo in #31.
- Justice Society Recommended Reading
- Adventure Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Comics (Volume 1)
- All-Star Squadron (Volume 1)
- America vs. the Justice Society (Volume 1)
- Infinity Inc. (Volume 1)
- JSA (Volume 1)
- JSA: All Stars (Volume 1)
- JSA Classified (Volume 1)
- JSA: Strange Adventures (Volume 1)
- JSA vs. Kobra (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 1)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 2)
- Justice Society of America (Volume 3)
- Last Days of the Justice Society Special #1