Real Name: Andrew "Andy" Jones
Identity/Class: Alternate Reality (Earth-712/"Earth-S") human magic-user; (presumably, see comments);
Occupation: Student (almost certainly home-schooled)
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: Mrs. Brennan, Crowley (pet cat), Adrienne Dore, Howard Shelton, Shape (Raleigh Lund), Madeline, Stanley (aka Whizzer), and Tina Stewart;
presumably some degree of involvement with the rest of the Squadron Supreme (Amphibian/Kingsley Rice, Ape X/Xina, Blue Eagle/James Dore Jr., Doctor Anton Decibel, Doctor Spectrum/Joseph Ledger, Foxfire/Olivia Underwood, Golden Archer (Wyatt McDonald; later Black Archer), Hyperion/"Mark Milton," Lady Lark/Linda Lewis (later Skylark), Moonglow/Melissa Hanover, Nighthawk (Kyle Richmond), Nuke/Albert Gaines, Power Princess/Zarda Shelton, Quagmire/Jerome Michaels, Tom Thumb/Thomas Thompson; possibly Haywire/Harold Danforth, Inertia/Edith Freiberg, Redstone/Michael Redstone, Thermite/Sam Yurimoto); unidentified pet fish
Enemies: Formerly Institute of Evil (Ape
Anton Decibel, Foxfire/Olivia Underwood, Lamprey/Donald McGuiggin, Quagmire/Jerome Michaels, Shape/Raleigh Lund);
indirectly everyone Arcanna opposed
Known Relatives: Arcanna Jones (mother; aka Arcanna and Moonglow), Philip Jones (father); Drusilla Jones, Katrina Jones (sisters); Benjamin Thomas Jones (brother)
Base of Operations: Last seen in their home in Pommerschen (see comments), in upstate New Troy;
formerly a home in the residential section of Squadron City in the Great America Desert;
Powers/Abilities: Andrew is a playful young boy.
He apparently has some degree of magical aptitude, although the extent and nature of which remains unrevealed at this time.
Presumably any such abilities will develop further over time and with age.Height: Unrevealed (approximately 3'6" when last seen)
(Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe Deluxe Edition#10: Squadron Supreme entry: Arcanna sub-profile) - At some point after being married, Arcanna decided to support their family as a professional crime fighter. Phil stayed at home to raise their children.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - Philip and Arcanna had three children: Drusilla, Katrina, and Andrew.
(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (fb) - BTS) - Drusilla, Katrina, and Andrew were all colicky.
(Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (fb) - BTS) - Each of their children had varying degrees and natures of magical aptitude.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 (fb) - BTS) - At some point, Arcanna established a spell of camouflage to hide her family's home in the forests of Pommerschen, New Troy.
(Squadron Supreme I#1 - BTS) - After the Squadron Supreme had voted to resolve their world's current chaos via implementing the Utopia Program, Arcanna returned to Pommerschen to visit her family after an extended period of being away..
(Squadron Supreme I#1) - As Arcanna magically opened the door to their home, Andrew (in his father's arms) and the rest of the family greeted her at the door. After Phil set Andrew down, he reached for Arcanna and said, "Mama." After greeting her family, Arcanna had Drusilla take Katrina and Andrew to the playroom, and Philip advised the kids that their mother and he wanted to talk about grown-up stuff.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 (fb) - BTS) - As the Squadron became busy with their Utopia program, intended to solve America's woes within a year, Arcanna was only able to see her family less than once a week.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 (fb) - BTS) - As part of a plan to use the Squadron's families to force the heroes to surrender, Ape X sent Lamprey to upstate New Troy to abduct Andrew and the rest of Arcanna's family (see comments).
Katrina and the rest of her family were imprisoned in a fenced in area with barbed wire at the top inside the Institute's base alongside the rest of the Squadron's family members -- Power Princess' husband, Howard Shelton; Whizzer's wife, Madeline, and daughter, Tina; and Blue Eagle's mother, Adrienne Dore -- and the previously captured Golden Archer.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 - BTS) - With Doctor Decibel having forced the Golden Archer to tell them how to operate the Squadron's Behavior Modification device (B-mod; with which the Squadron had been re-programming/rehabilitating criminals), the Institute captured Tom Thumb, took over the Squadron's base and then lured the rest of the Squadron back to their base.
(Squadron Supreme I#5) - When the Squadron attacked the Institute members, the criminals showed the Squadron members footage of their hostages, forcing the heroes to surrender and then submit to the B-mod.
(Squadron Supreme I#5 - BTS) - However, unbeknownst to the Institute members, Tom Thumb had programmed the B-mods to recognize the Squadron members' brain patterns and reject any alterations to them (see comments).
As a result, the Squadron were unaffected; although they had not known they would be immune, the Squadron members had the sense to play along and feign alliance with the Institute so they would be brought to the hostages.
(Squadron Supreme I#5) - The Institute brought the seemingly B-mod manipulated Squadron members back to the Institute's base.
Drusilla watched silently as Arcanna and the rest of the Squadron then swiftly defeated the Institute members and freed their hostages. Arcanna rushed in and embraced her family.
(Squadron Supreme I#6 (fb) - BTS) <A week before the main story> - Arcanna and her family moved their home into Squadron City in the Great America Desert.
(Squadron Supreme I#6) - Held in his father's arms, Andrew watched as Arcanna mystically camouflaged Squadron City, asking "What mommy doing?" Knowing Arcanna needed to concentrate, Phil told him, "Shhh, Andy, you'll see."
After her father instructed the kids to hold tight, like mommy had taught them, the family held hands, with Katrina holding Drusilla and Andrew's hands, and Arcanna mystically flew them into the city, explaining how they could see it as soon as they penetrated its illusory hemisphere.
After they landed, Andrew chased Crowley, calling, "Kitty, Kitty, Kitty..." Arcanna instructed Katrina to go watch her brother.
(Squadron Supreme I#7 - BTS) - Andrew and his siblings, as well as Tina Stewart, presumably had a babysitter or were otherwise occupied (perhaps already in bed) when Arcanna and Philip had Stan and Maddy Stewart over to their home.
(Squadron Supreme I#9) - In the park by the tennis courts in Squadron City's Richmond Field, Shape acted as a trampoline for the Jones kids as well as Maddy Stewart. Hanging from the top bar of the swing set as his dad approached, Andrew proudly proclaimed, "Look! One hand!"
(Squadron Supreme I#12) - While Arcanna and Phil with seeing Arcanna's midwife, Mrs. Brennan, her nurse held Andrew. Meanwhile, his sisters were engaged in active play/teasing. When Arcanna and Phil came out of the exam room, the nurse proclaimed, "Am I glad to see you!"
Phil suggested Arcanna get Andrew and he would handle the girls.
Andrew was soon happy in his mother's arms.
Comments: Created by Mark Gruenwald, Bob Hall, and John Batty.
In case it's not clear, Earth-712 (aka "Earth-S") is a world where the Squadron Supreme is the major heroic power, and most of the members are based to some degree of DC comics heroes, notably the Justice League of America. I believe Arcanna corresponds to Zatanna.
Supreme: Death of a Universe, Philip Jones wonders what the newly-born
Benjamin's magical aptitude would be, as it seemed to vary in each of
their children. Both at the time and to date, however, only Drusilla
and, of course, Benjamin, have demonstrated any paranormal abilities.
Katrina and Andrew likely have some abilities, but they are as yet
Perhaps he has some self-levitation power...holding onto a bar and supporting his weight with one arm is above average for a 2-3 year old, I'd think.
The third oldest of Arcanna and Phil's children, Andrew looked to be about 2-years-old in Squadron Supreme I#1 (although the kids changed in age/appearance throughout the series despite the steady and continuity conscious team). That series was supposed to take place over an entire Marvel Time year, so he was likely 3-years-old by the end of the series. Despite the time between publications, Death of a Universe only took place a week or so after the end of the Squadron Supreme series. However, New World Order was published in 1998, 12 years real time after the series, or nine years real time after Death of a Universe, which would likely amount to 2 years Marvel Time, making him perhaps 5-years-old at that time...and then 24 years real time have passed since New World Order as of 2022, so that is perhaps 5-6 years Marvel Time, meaning she would be like 10-years-old as of 2022 real-time..
Back to Pommerschen!:
I'm not sure how Lamprey found Arcanna's family if their home was mystically hidden...maybe he waited until they went into town for something.
Mark Gruenwald's Squadron Supreme maxi-series and Death of a Universe
remain amongst the best storylines in my 44+ (as of 2022) years of
comic reading and my nearly 40,000 comics.
I would love to see the likes of Kurt Busiek, Mark Waid, Peter David, Fabian Nicieza, Saladin Ahmed, or another continuity respectful writer deal with the eventual arrival of Benjamin Jones at Project: PEGASUS and then perhaps have an Arcanna-focused Squadron storyline with each of the kids having some abilities and being involved...and we could get some back-story on Arcanna, which would be sweet.
Profile by Snood.
Andrew Jones should be distinguished from:
Squadron Supreme I#1 (September, 1985) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), John Batty (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#5 (January, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Bob Hall (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#6 (February, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#7 (March, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), John Buscema (pencils), Jackson Guice (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#9 (May, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme I#12 (August, 1986) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Sam De La Rosa (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme: Death of a Universe (1989; Graphic Novel) - Mark Gruenwald (writer), Paul Ryan (pencils), Al Williamson (inks), Ralph Macchio (editor)
Squadron Supreme: New World Order (September, 1998) - Len Kaminski (writer), Anthony Williams (pencils), Andy Planning (inks), Tom Brevoort (editor)
First posted: 11/06/2022
Last updated: 11/06/2022
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