Got some time off for the holidays, so I pulled out my collection of All-Star Squadron to read through. I'm even reading the editorials and letters to the editor sections.
In one of the Letters to the Editor, some dude expressed his joy in finding the comic and in his exuberance, expressed a desire to see it made into a Saturday Morning Cartoon. This is Roy Thomas' response.
Geez, think folks at DC were still smarting from Super Friends?We'd love it, John - if we thought the TV networks would let the show resemble the comic. But we can almost see it now: No more than five or six regular members, with no "confusing" guest stars or rotating lineup...no World War Two, of course, because that's ancient history and war besides, and since that's an unpleasant topic to some people, why mention it?...oh yes, and of course the Squadron would have to acquire either a super-powered dog or a pair of masked youngers (sic) (one boy, one girl) or all of the above. Sounds just like what you and we would want, doesn't it? All in all, maybe we're better off staying in the so-called "funny books", at least in the present.
All-Star Squadron #11, July 1982