Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #9

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

After leaving things hanging, Roy Thomas has Steel recount as much as he can from where his journal left off about the time he had been missing.  Sadly, it was being captured by the Nazis and held in a concentration camp to be studied and experimented on.  Baron Blitzkrieg, who happened to be at the same camp, found a use for Steel and conditioned him to be a sleeper agent to use against the Americans.  He would be the perfect weapon no one would assume of being one, to take out Winston Churchill and the president who just so happen to be listening in the very room to Steel telling his story.  But as with every attempt thus far, the Baron is doomed to fail.  Thomas delivers a lot of intrigue and action with this issue, with a lot of background on Steel and a great battle between him and Robotman.  Adrian Gonzales and Jerry Ordway do a spectacular job on the artistic front, adding a lot of punch to the story in all the right places.  It was getting a little tedious with the political types always hanging around so hopefully that ends with this issue and our team can get on with bigger and better adventures.

4.5 out of 5

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