Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #16

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_16Writer – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Adrian Gonzales
Inker – Rick Hoberg
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – John Costanza

Before they were interrupted by the crisis with Per Degaton, our team had just finished facing off with Nuclear, for the moment anyways.  Heading back to headquarters, our team consisting of Robotman, Firebrand, Liberty Belle, Johnny Quick and Steele, run into Wonder Woman who is a little out of sorts.  It seems as if she as well had just faced down the magnetic menace and while doing so, Steve Trevor managed to get himself kidnapped.  So it is decided that they team up and take care of the man together as neither were able to do so alone.  Successfully that is.  They eventually track him down to his lair where they have it out with Nuclear with the battle being fierce and the outcome not looking too bright, but of course, succeeding in the end.  Roy Thomas and Adrian Gonzales are joined by Rick Hoberg this issue and his influence gives the book a slightly different feel and look, but is still great nonetheless.  The little bait and switch by Thomas at the beginning of the book was humourous as it mimed a moment of Crisis on Earth-Prime.  It is always a good thing to see one of the Justice Society members interact with our heroes as essentially, they could all be one big team.  Wonder Woman was definitely an interesting choice to have guest star instead of the usual Green Lantern or Hawkman, and her power set really helped out our teammates in their battle against Nuclear.  Also nice to see was the advancement of Hawkman’s character even though he is not a fully-fledged member of the team.  Great stuff per usual, fun and exciting throughout.

4 out of 5

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