Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #8

ImageWriter – Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway
Penciler – Adrian Gonzales, Don Heck
Inker – Jerry Ordway
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – John Costanza

Baron Blitzkrieg still has it out for Winston Churchill so it is a good thing that the All-Star Squadron and the newly returned Steel are on hand to lend some protection.  They of course divert the attack and defeat the vagabond who only happens to be the Baron’s agent and Roy Thomas then delves into Steel’s history as the man has been rendered unconscious, reading through his journal and trying to figure out just where he has been for the past while.  The story is cut short though due to the lack of pages being filled out in the journal of the man and so we cut away to Hawkgirl, Firebrand, Johnny Quick and Robotman taking on Jung, the Assassin of a Thousand Claws, atop Churchill’s train.  After a heated battle drawn wonderfully by Adrian Gonzales and Jerry Ordway, and the defeat of Kung, Baron Blitzkrieg is a little disappointed but still has plans to get rid of the British prime minister.  This issue was nearly all action from cover to cover with little downtime and was quite refreshing because of it.  Running twenty-four pages, Thomas crammed enough story in comparable to nearly any two or three comics published today.  Issue #8 delivered an exciting and fantastic story from DC and our team of creators and one that returned a hero to the fold.

5 out of 5

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