All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 4

All Star Comics Archives Vol World War II continues to rage throughout Europe and the Pacific leaving virtually nothing untouched by its wake including American comic books and the JSA Represented here are the adventures of the

  • Title: All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 4
  • Author: Gardner F. Fox Sheldon Mayer Frank Harry Joe Gallagher Sheldon Moldoff Stan Aschmeier Joe Simon Jack Kirby
  • ISBN: 9781563894336
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Hardcover
  • World War II continues to rage throughout Europe and the Pacific leaving virtually nothing untouched by its wake, including American comic books and the JSA Represented here are the adventures of the Justice Society of America from the pages of All Star Comics of 1944 through the first half of 1945, perhaps the most grim of the war years, which may explain the time travWorld War II continues to rage throughout Europe and the Pacific leaving virtually nothing untouched by its wake, including American comic books and the JSA Represented here are the adventures of the Justice Society of America from the pages of All Star Comics of 1944 through the first half of 1945, perhaps the most grim of the war years, which may explain the time travel story containing a strident saber rattling indictment of the entire country of Germany something almost uncomfortable to look at with today s sensibilities Also we have a sympathetic, yet exciting adventure revolving around the plight of the physically handicapped, a twenty year old murder mystery, an alien robot invasion, and a world spanning tale of shudder living paint Add to all this the mystery of issue 24, as delineated by historian Roy Thomas in his foreword, and you ve got a collection of nothing but the best of comics Golden Age

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    1. This book collects four issues of All Star Comics from 1943 in Issues 15-18. This volume sees the Justice Society back off a bit from the war. While Americans were all for our War Efforts, they didn't want to hear about war in every book, movie, radio program, and certainly not every comic book. However, Issue 16 would be an exception to this. Each issue told one over-arching story with the Justice Society together at the end and the beginning of the story while each hero had his own six page mi [...]

    2. This volume is interesting in that the stories have stronger connectedness to them even though each team member basically has a solo adventure and little teamwork is at play. For example, clues about the identity of the Brain Wave are dropped throughout each of the stories, and we learn more about him as we proceed. It is also interesting in that only the second story is based on the war while the other three stories deal with supervillains, Brain Wave and the King Bee (the latter is more super- [...]

    3. In 1943, Justice Society fans were treated to three outings against super-villains and one wartime sermon. This volume collects them all. In "The Man Who Created Images", we're introduced to the Brain Wave, the man whose mind is so advanced that he can create realistic mental images. The individual members of the JSA are so caught up in trying to thwart this villain's plans that they all skip the regular meeting, prompting secretary Wonder Woman to embark on an unusual plan of her own. In the se [...]

    4. Fun volume of the All Star Comics Archives, though even golden age fans will probably be disappointed with most of the artwork. There are a few chapters of Sandman by Simon and Kirby, Spectre by Bernard Bailey, and Sheldon Moldoff does his usual great work on the Hawkman chapters, but most of these Justice Battalion tales are a bit lacking. Maybe it was the loss of the bullpen to the war effort or something, and I normally don't mind of the likes of Stan Aschmeier or Paul Reinman, but there's to [...]

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