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|image        = [[File:All-american.jpg]]
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|status      = Deceased; 2nd Announced Retirement in 1959
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|status      = Conflicting statuses
 
|realname    = Johnny Appleton  
 
|realname    = Johnny Appleton  
 
|debut        = {{WP}} [[WP:1/2|#1/2]]
 
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|intro        = A patriotic and football themed hero of the World War II era and after with his partner [[Slugger|Slugger the Junior Dynamo]]. He was transformed by his scientist uncle's experiments from a football star to super-heroic levels of strength, endurance and athleticism.  
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|history      = In 1943, along with Slugger, stopped a bank robbery by the [[Time-Keeper]].  
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A patriotic, World War II hero. He was active for the next decade or so. His scientist uncle, who transformed him from a football star into a juggernaut with super-heroic levels of strength, endurance and athleticism. He usually teamed with his  sidekick, [[Slugger|Slugger the Junior Dynamo]].
|powers      =As a result of scientific alteration, his body is at the very peak of athleticism.  
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|history      =  
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In 1943, along with Slugger, he prevented a bank robbery by the [[Time-Keeper]].  
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As a result of scientific alteration, his body performs at the very peak of athleticism.  
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|observations =He and Slugger were active in the European theater of World War II.
 
|speculations =There is conflicting information about the All-American. One report has him being killed by a sniper's bullet in the Korean War. While [[Elliot Mills]] mentions that the All-American along with the [[Lamplighter]] had just retired in 1959. <br>
 
That suggests the possibility that someone else, possibly a grown-up Slugger, took over the costume for several years after Appleton was killed. <br>
 
  
There also could be some link between the All-American, Slugger, [[Commando K]]/Commando K Project and U.S. Government involvement which would show how all these are related, if at all besides what has already been established.  
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He and Slugger had several exploits in the European theater during World War II.
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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 [[Astro City: A Visitor's Guide|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, the original All-American's death. <br>
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There is a possible link between the All-American and Slugger being involved in the [[Commando K|the Commando K Project]] and U.S. Government covert operations.
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Latest revision as of 14:17, 17 February 2017

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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, World War II hero. He was active for the next decade or so. His scientist uncle, who transformed him from a football star into a juggernaut with super-heroic levels of strength, endurance and athleticism. He usually teamed with his sidekick, Slugger the Junior Dynamo.

History

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

Powers

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

Observations

He and Slugger had several exploits in the European theater during 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, the original All-American's death.


There is a possible link between the All-American and Slugger being involved in the the Commando K Project and U.S. Government covert operations.