Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #29

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_29Writer – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Jerry Ordway
Inker – Rick Magyar
Colours – Gene D’Angelo
Letterer – David Cody Weiss

There is no All-Star Squadron in this issue but there are the Seven Soldiers of Victory comprised of The Shining Knight, The Star-Spangled Kid, Stripesy, The Crimson Avenger, Green Arrow, Speedy and The Vigilante.  Together they face the threat of Dr. Doome and his cadre of time-tossed villains.  Those villains also happen to be some of the most well-known figures in history such as Genghis Khan, Nero, Attila the Hun, Napoleon Bonaparte and Alexander the Great.  It is a fun tale, seeing these historical characters go up against super-powered heroes the likes of which they have never encountered before.  This was a pretty good issue from Roy Thomas and Jerry Ordway, one that featured yet another team of World War II era heroes, and while it was fairly exciting and interesting to meet them, once again, the book is missing the heroes that are the actual stars of the title.  Though it is entertaining and the Seven Soldiers of Victory are a team of intriguing heroes, especially how they work together as they are a very eclectic bunch, it would be nice to see the team we all know and love put in an appearance.  Aside from that, the Soldiers pull out a win against the strangely named Dr. Doome and send those historical anomalies back to their own times.  Whether this is the book that signals the return of The Shining Knight to the All-Star Squadron is up in the air, but he would be welcomed back with open arms.

3.5 out of 5

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