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Revision as of 00:28, 8 November 2015

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The All-American
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AstroFacts


Status: Conflicting statuses
Real Name: Johnny Appleton
Earliest Appearance: The late 1930s
Affiliation: partnered with Slugger
Base of Operations: Romeyn Falls/Astro City
Range of Operations: assumed International


Personal Data


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Appearances (in Publication Order): Wizard Presents: Kurt Busiek's Astro City #1/2

Astro City: Silver Agent #1


Event Timeline

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A patriotic, football themed hero of the World War II era and the decade or so thereafter. He was transformed by his scientist uncle's experiments from a football star to super-heroic levels of strength, endurance and athleticism. He also teamed with a sidekick, Slugger the Junior Dynamo.

History

In 1943, along with Slugger, stopped a bank robbery by the Time-Keeper.

Powers

As a result of scientific alteration, his body is at the very peak of athleticism.

Observations

He and Slugger were active in the European theater of World War II.

Speculations, Theories

There is conflicting information about the All-American. One report has him being killed by a sniper's bullet in the Korean War as mentioned in the 2004 Visitor's Guide, while Elliot Mills mentions that the All-American along with the Lamplighter had just retired in 1959. That suggests the possibility that someone else, possibly a grown-up Slugger, donned the costume and assumed the role of the All-American for a handful of years following Appleton's death.

It's also possible the Visitor's Guide was wrong or maybe Mills, misspoke meaning some other hero had just retired, though there hasn't been too many heroes established along the same time frame as the Lamplighter and the All-American.

There could also be a link between the All-American and Slugger somehow involved in the the Commando K Project and U.S. Government covert operations.