Issue by Issue – All-Star Squadron #67

All-Star_Squadron_Vol_1_67Writer – Roy Thomas
Penciler – Arvell Jones
Inker – Tony DeZuniga
Colours – Carl Gafford
Letterer – John Clark

The final issue of the All-Star Squadron is one that features the first mission of the Justice Society. While the book has always been one that would blur the lines between being its own book and that of a Justice Society title, one that would often feature the newer heroes like Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick or the more established and popular heroes of the JSA, it ends with the latter and it is just a little disappointing to see it do so. That is not to say that the book was bad in any way because it surely was not. Roy Thomas delivered a fun tale featuring the heroes we all know and love with action and drama galore, but it would have been really nice to see the All-Star Squadron in action, the team made up of Robotman, Tarantula, Firebrand, Shining Knight, Amazing Man and the aforementioned Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle. At the end of the book, Roy Thomas declares that the adventures of the All-Star Squadron will continue in Young All-Stars, the title which would replace this one, but seeing our heroes send off their own title would have been a little more preferable than seeing this particular story. Still, it was a good one and though it is not the most fitting end-cap to the series, it works and shows us how it all started out. Like every title, it had its ups and downs, but it had a good run and if there were a title that should have made a comeback by now, it would be this one. Without the Justice Society, there would be no All-Star Squadron and a big thanks goes out to Roy Thomas for making this series happen and bringing us a long, fun and lengthy run.

3.5 out of 5

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