Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #7

ImageWriter – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Adrian Gonzales
Inker – Jerry Ordway
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – John Costanza

The JSA is no more as many of its members have enlisted in the army to do their part for the war effort.  In their place though, at the behest of the president stands the All-Star Squadron to protect the home-front with the final and/or current lineup consisting of Hawkgirl, Firebrand, Liberty Belle, The Shining Knight, Johnny Quick and Robotman.  Roy Thomas and company then have our heroes head on out to stop a plot by Baron Blitzkrieg to kill the president and Winston Churchill who plan to meet up state-side.  Joining them on the team, at least for this mission, is Al Pratt, the Atom, who recently joined the armed forces with the other members of the Justice Society.  Together they head out by splitting into three squads and taking care of the task completely and thoroughly.  If there is one thing you can say about this series that Thomas accomplishes nearly every issue, and a little more so with this one, is make you feel patriotic.  He knows how to wave the flag in more ways than one and you cannot help but feel a sense of pride when reading this book, American or not.  The downside is that there is perhaps too much flag-waving.  It does not detract from the book, but it would be nice if the story could feature a little more interplay between the heroes, and a little more backstory.  The one thing the book does deliver on is the action and you will never be disappointed on that front.  Another great issue from DC, Roy Thomas, Adrian Gonzalez and Jerry Ordway.

4.5 out of 5

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