Issue by Issue – Young All-Stars #27

Writer – Roy Thomas, Dann Thomas
Artist – Dave Simons
Inker – Bob Downs
Colours – Shelley Eiber
Letters – Jean Simek

After a very long run of great issues, Roy Thomas and artist Dave Simons essentially grind things to a halt as they give readers a fill-in issue with this book, one packed to the gills with members of the All-Star Squadron, Justice Society and more. Visually, it is fantastic to look at and it does manage to be a lot of fun as it jumps from hero to hero to hero, one after the other throughout its entirety. Sadly, it does little other than that. The spotlight, what little there is of it, falls on Fury as the Young All-Stars are essentially no more and she has been tasked with some note-taking from the All-Star Squadron, to make a report as to just what the members of the team and the by extension, what all of the other teams are currently up to at the moment. That includes the aforementioned Squadron, the JSA, the Seven Soldiers of Victory, the Freedom Fighters, the Young Allies and those few members of the Young All-Stars that remain as well. It is a hodge-podge of nothing really and yet seeing each of these crime-fighters doing just that, busting up bad guys and villains and Nazis and so forth, makes for an entertaining time. While all of it does go to show what they are doing at the moment for the war effort and all of that, the title of this book is Young All-Stars and their story does not get furthered in any way which is a bit of a shame really. Will they get back together, will Arn find his father, and will they finally defeat Axis Amerika once and for all are just a few questions that continue to pick at the brains of readers as they meander through this issue. Again, it was not bad per se and seeing so many heroes in this book was a visual delight, it just would have made for better reading if it had continued on from the last book.

3.5 out of 5

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