#1 February 1987"
Murray R. Ward, editor.
Lou Mougin, Writer.
Introduction by roy thomas.
Copyright © 1987 Independent Comic Group. Cover by Richard Howell.
Dedicated to the memory of Gardner F. Fox.
This issue contains an introduction followed by, "All-Stars in my Eyes: a personal view" by Roy Thomas; "Synopsis: the Justice Society of America."; "The Membership of the Justice Society of America" including entries on Superman, Batman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, The Atom, The Sandman, The Spectre, Doctor Fate, Hourman, The Red Tornado, Johnny Thunder, Starman, Dr. Mid-nite, Wonder Woman, Wildcat, Mr. Terrific, Black Canary, Robin, Red Tornado II, The Star-Spangled Kid, Power Girl and The Huntress; Indexes for DC Special #29 and All-Star Comics #1-4.
Editors note by Murray R. Ward states:
It should be noted that The All-Star Index differs from previous volumes in the DC Index series, in that more than one comics series will be indexed under this title.
This will be, in a sense, our index to Earth-2, the parallel dimension where the Justice Society of America and most of DC Comics' other Golden Age characters once dwelled, and which was wiped out of independent existence in the recent Crisis on Infinite Earths series.
In addition to both the 1940s and 1970s runs of All-Star Comics, the JSA's own title, we will be covering the issues of Leading Comics featuring the Seven Soldiers of Victory, All-Star Squadron, Freedom Fighters, Steel the Indestructable Man, and virtually every other comic from the 1960s to the present which featured Earth-2 characters in their own strips. Exceptions will include The Spectre, a title which has recently been revived and may yet warrant its own separate index, Infinity Inc., which will definitely receive such and index, and Young All-Stars, which is still forthcoming at writing.
Of course, the 1940s heroes' individual adventures in the Golden Age must wait for our indexes to Flash Comics, All-American Comics, More Fun Comics, et al.
Alas, All-Star Index #1 was the only issues in this series that was published. The ICG indexing project ceased publication in 1987. The promise of the JSA/Earth-2 fanzine index of all fanzine indexes did not continue. I wonder if the work for any later issues had been undertaken? If so, perhaps it could be revived in a modern fanzine as a back up feature.
I looked for my copy of All-Star Index for a number of years - I was out bid on a few on eBay at ridiculous prices in US$ - and then stumbled across one at a Camberwell Town Hall record and comic sale in early 1999 for AUS$2.00!!!