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Showcase Presents: All-Star Squadron, Vol. 1 (Showcase Presents)

4.09 of 5 stars 4.09  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Paperback, 528 pages
Published April 24th 2012 by DC Comics (first published June 2004)
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Joseph Rice

Next up on the Shallow Comic Reader's Buddy Read is the theme Black AND White.

In the late 70s and early 80s, there was an exodus of writers and artists from Marvel Comics to DC Comics. These creators were some of the most prolific creators that Marvel had, and seeing them jump ship to the competition was surprising and also exciting. Gerry Conway, Marv Wolfman, George Perez, John Byrne, and Roy Thomas were all some of the big guns who wrote series defining runs on titles from Amazing Spider-Ma
My tolerance for this volume of Showcase books is based on how much of Roy Thomas' writing I can take. Thomas is by no means a bad comic book writer, but his writing does have a certain style to it. Character personalities aren't particularly distinctive compared to other writers, and by this I mean all the characters he's written ever, not just the ones here. The All-Star Squadron's Johnny Quick could just as easily be the Avengers' Hawkeye. Most issues will feature a three to four page flashba ...more
Jason Luna
A very sharply written all-star superhero book. A bunch of strange heroes who existed fo DC in the 40s and beat up bad guys. But the adventures are very clever, and there are actually some very funny and VERY sweet moments in this.

It's also a very clever use of anti-Nazi sentiment and pro-humanity stuff (makes sense, being set in the 40s).

If you like superhero comics, I think you'll like this. Roy Thomas is/was one of the greatest comic mag writers of the era, and enjoy him in his prime!
I really liked what they did with this storyline. I can't imagine that we'd have things like Marvels, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, or The Twelve, a Watchmen movie, or as many Invaders stories looking backward as we have today if we didn't have these to show us how to fit stories into history seamlessly the way it was done here. The Invaders incarnation in the 1970s might have done it first (WWII tales written 30 years later), but these were better stories and had art.
Craig Tyler
I was a big fan of these comics when first released back in 1982. Great stories, characters and art. So glad they made the cut in DC Showcase.
Steven Elliott
The reason I started reading and collecting comic books.
Lewis Manalo
Five stars out of pure nostalgia.
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Roy Thomas is a comic book writer and editor, and Stan Lee's first successor as editor-in-chief of Marvel Comics. He is possibly best known for introducing the pulp magazine hero Conan the Barbarian to American comics, with a series that added to the storyline of Robert E. Howard's character and helped launch a sword and sorcery trend in comics. Thomas is also known for his championing of Golden A ...more
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