Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #5

ImageWriter – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Rich Buckler
Inker – Jerry Ordway
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – Ben Oda

After the events of the past few issues, Hawkman has come to a decision and tells the Justice Society that he wishes to enlist to serve his country like any other normal guy.  Everyone is happy for him and they reveal they also had been thinking the same thing.  Cut to the Yucatan where the Nazis have teamed up with the Feathered Serpent in order to cause more mayhem.  More action takes place with Johnny Quick and Robotman taking out some of the Reich at the Statue of Liberty, Danette Reilly comes into her own and assumes the Firebrand identity and our heroes head down to take care of the Feathered Serpent and his choice of unfortunate allies.  This book had a lot going on.  Almost two complete adventures along with some drama at the beginning and a part dedicated to Firebrand make this the most bang for your buck in the whole series so far.  Roy Thomas and Rich Buckler disband the JSA to aid in the war effort, but thankfully leave the Squadron intact to give us the super-heroics we need.  Going forward, if the team has to keep smuggling the Shining Knight’s horse wherever they go while undercover, it might get to be a problem.  Wonderful stuff.

4.5 out of 5

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