Issue by Issue – Young All-Stars #28

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

The twenty-eighth issue of Young All-Stars is a fun, fast-paced tale that breezes by in no time and one that puts Iron Munro in the spotlight as he looks for his father, Hugo Danner. The only clue he has is a photo of Danner standing atop a dinosaur and so he heads to Project M where he hopes he might receive a bit of help. As it is, they know little to nothing but when Arn mentions the photograph came from an area near Brazil, it is a woman named Georgia Challenger he is pointed toward for help and the two of them set off in the hopes of finding this hidden land. For Arn, it is to find his father; for Georgia, it is to find the land located by her father, a land first discovered by a man named Maple White. Soon enough, Roy Thomas and artist Lou Manna bring the two characters to the land of their quest and it is one filled with dinosaurs long though extinct as well as primitive men who try to survive day to day in this savage land. Arn and Georgia find themselves in the thick of it in no time as the native beasts look to make a meal out of them but it is easier said than done when it comes to Iron Munro and soon enough, he finally comes face-to-face with his quarry. Thomas and Manna make a good team and the book shows it as the pages fly by, reading well and looking great. There is a lot of fun to be had and this is precisely the kind of tale that should have been in the previous issue, though with that being said, it was worth the wait and seeing what comes next is a must. What that is can only involve more dinosaurs, a continuation of Hugo Danner’s tale which is sure to be quite riveting and hopefully some answers as to whether the Young All-Stars will get back together or not. Great stuff from a great creative team.

3.5 out of 5

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