Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #2

ImageWriter – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Rich Buckler
Inker – Jerry Ordway
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – John Costanza

Not a lot of action taking place this issue as Roy Thomas starts to delve into the origins of our various members including Hawkman and Liberty Belle.  Per Degaton also feels the need to explain his entire plan to the Shining Knight who is still being held hostage, and for the moment, not going anywhere.  Per Degaton is a fantastic villain, having the whole Doctor Doom vibe down pat yet having far loftier goals than the Latverian monarch usually has.  A great tale from Thomas, with artwork from Rich Buckler which together really gives you a lot of bang for your buck as the pages are just jam-packed with dialogue and story.  In fact there are more words than you can find in any two comics published today and it will actually take you more than ten minutes to read it.  The team dynamic is working well as we move into the second issue with Plastic Man, who is looked on more as comedic relief, actually showing his worth.  A really fun book that looks to keep the action and intrigue going for a while to come.

4.5 out of 5

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