Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #57

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_57Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Penciler – Mike Clark, Rick Hoberg, Arvell Jones, Richard Howell
Inker – Vince Colletta, Rick Hoberg, Alfredo Alcala, Richard Howell
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – David Cody Weiss

Crisis on Infinite Earths is over and so things can finally get back to normal in the book, sort of at least. It seems when the time-tossed members of the Squadron make it back to their home, they are confronted by the Justice Society who is still missing a number of members. So with a little help from Dr. Occult and Dr. Fate, maybe they will be able to see just what it is that happened. With this issue, Roy Thomas gives us a fairly enjoyable book and a somewhat disappointing one. As to the first point, it was good on the whole as it featured solo tales involving The Atom, Starman and Wonder Woman in a variety of styles by various pencillers. They were good, but seemed more like curious of a bygone era, and only those who have an appreciation for stories of the Golden Age will most likely love them. As for the latter point, it is somewhat disappointing because we still are not getting a tale of the Squadron back in action, doing what they do best. The drama, the excitement and everything else that the book is normally known for is still missing. There is a little flash of it at the beginning of the book and the very end of it, but again this was more like a filler issue – like there was no time left and they had to send something to press. The book is not terrible, but it could have been a whole lot better.

2.5 out of 5

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