Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #60

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_60Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Penciler – Mike Clark, Arvell Jones
Inker – Vince Coletta, Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – David Cody Weiss

With a little teamwork between The Spectre and Johnny Thunder’s Thunderbolt, the missing members of the Justice Society finally make it home back to Earth and once there, arrest the German who was responsible along with stopping his rockets. The Squadron on the other hand, at least a number of them, are out to stop Robotman and Mekanique, thinking she is dangerous. Even though Robotman assures them that she is fine and a friend, they have no idea just how dangerous she will eventually turn out to be. There is a lot of good stuff going on in this book and most of it has to do with the mystery of Mekanique and her true motives for being here on Earth. She has already managed to pull the wool over the eyes of Robotman and now she has started to do so with the rest of the Squadron and the Justice Society. Whatever she has in mind cannot be any good as we are privy to some of her deception and we can only hope that our heroes figure it out in time. The beginning part of the story with the Justice Society, while all right, almost felt out of place. It had nothing to do with the rest of the book and felt tacked on, like Thomas knew he had to get the group back to Earth and had simply either ran out of time or out of ideas and did whatever was the easiest possible way to do so. It had a completely different tone and feel to the rest of the book, being dated while the latter half felt progressive. It was strange, yet overall, if you took them for what they were separately, it was fine. Now that everyone is back safe and sound, it will be interesting to see if they will all continue forward in the title or if the numbers will get pared down again to just the main roster which makes up the All-Star Squadron. This was a decent issue buoyed by the events that take place towards the last half of the book.

3 out of 5

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