Sunday, May 11, 2008

All Star Comics Archives: Volume 8

by Gardner Fox, John Broome, Robert Kanigher, et al

In this volume, the JSA takes on the Wizard, Per Degaton, the Injustice Gang of the World, five men under the influence of the "Stream of Ruthlessness" and wax figures of History's greatest villains come to life. Roy Thomas claims in his introduction that these tales are from the JSA's "golden age". They are good stories, but I'm more inclined to think that the JSA were at there best at the beginning of their run. Of course, maybe that's because one of my favorite JSA members happens to be Johnny Thunder and in this volume he's quietly being phased out. (sniff) The series' regular writer, Gardner Fox, also received his walking papers during this sequence. Him, I don't miss as much. But I did appreciate the ride he gave not only to the kids of the 1940s but also to us geezers in 1990s who got to experience these reprints for the first time.

Check it out!
LibraryThing link

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