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|image        = File:All-american.jpg
|status      = Deceased; 2nd Announced Retirement in 1959
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|status      = Now Deceased, he retired twice, the final occurrence in 1959
 
|realname    = Johnny Appleton  
 
|realname    = Johnny Appleton  
 
|debut        = {{WP}} [[WP:1/2|#1/2]]
 
|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, 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|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, stopped a bank robbery by the [[Time-Keeper]].  
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|powers      =
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As a result of scientific alteration, his body is at the very peak of athleticism.  
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|equipment    =  
 
|equipment    =  
|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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|observations =
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He and Slugger were active in the European theater of World War II.
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|speculations =
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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. While [[Elliot Mills]] mentions that the All-American along with the [[Lamplighter]] had just retired in 1959. <br>
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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. <br>
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There could also be a link between the All-American, Slugger, [[Commando K]]/The Commando K Project and the U.S. Government's covert involvement]].
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Revision as of 12:51, 18 April 2014

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Status: Now Deceased, he retired twice, the final occurrence in 1959
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


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The All-American

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. 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.

There could also be a link between the All-American, Slugger, Commando K/The Commando K Project and the U.S. Government's covert involvement]].