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Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #28

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_28Writer – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Richard Howell
Inker – Gerald Forton
Colours – Gene D’Angelo
Letterer – David Cody Weiss

Kulak is trying to invade our dimension once again and this time he has The Spectre on his side.  With a mixture of JSA and Squadron members to go up against him and The Atom out of commission, it remains doubtful that they will have enough to defeat the ancient magic-wielder.  That is, until Sargon the Sorcerer shows up.  Here is another excellent issue of the All-Star Squadron, missing most of the Squadron members but fun nonetheless, that dips into the lore of DC’s golden age once again to bring us a concise history of Kulak and the Spectre.  Not only does Thomas make it informative, but also exciting as well.  Sargon the Sorcerer is a nice addition to the cast, at least for this one issue though it would have been nice to see him stick around for longer.  Doctor Fate also returns this issue, having been trounced by Kulak and The Spectre in the previous book and the battle between the three that follows is quite thrilling.  Richard Howell, artist extraordinaire, also returns to illustrate this wonderful little tale which concludes the Kulak storyline which was concise and to the point unlike a couple of the previous stories which felt like they just ran a little bit too long.  Roy Thomas does his usual great job on scripting duties and while it is great to see such an eclectic team, the title is called the All-Star Squadron, and it would be nice to see some of the original members return at some point.

4 out of 5

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