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All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 5 (All Star Archives #5)

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From the World War II era comes the Justice Society of America -- Green Lantern, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, and other heroes -- to stand against menaces on the homefront and around the globe.

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Adam Graham
Feb 23, 2016 Adam Graham rated it really liked it
This book collects Issues 19-23 of All Star Comics and features five issues with the Justice Society of America. Issues 19 and 20 are fairly standard but well-done fare as the JSA goes after a series of crimes to music and another where a sinister villain seems to be to blame and he's haunted the man who asks for their help.

After the JSA got better by getting shorter. War Time shortages required that the roster be trimmed from eight to six and the result seems to be better more focused stories,
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Scott
Jul 17, 2016 Scott rated it liked it
The stories are getting tighter and more integrated and the art, in general, is improving, even if Doctor Fate and the Sandman bow out two issues before the end and Stan Aschmeier makes Ted Knight look like L'il Abner. The Spectre's final appearance for twenty years is at the end of this volume. DC should send all Trump supporters a reprint of "A Cure for the World," heavy handed as it may be. It also includes the first appearance of tube Psycho-Pirate, who doesn't have a costume and looks like ...more
Rich Meyer
May 31, 2015 Rich Meyer rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
This volume of the All Star Comics Archives was the last to feature the characters from the All American Comics line, as the company that was DC Comics split into two different and competing entities. So these issues are the last to feature Dr. Fate, the Spectre, Starman, and Sandman. The stories are all on a par with the era, with Stan Aschmeier and Joe Gallagher handling the majority of the art chores. Sheldon Moldoff, Joe Kubert, and Simon and Kirby provide some excellent chapters as well. If ...more
The other John
Mar 26, 2008 The other John rated it it was ok
Shelves: braincandy, sf, fantasy, comics
The was a war on in late '43 and throughout 1944, but you might not guess it reading the Justice Society adventures from that period. While war raged in Europe and the Pacific, the JSA was tackling criminals like the Monster and the original Psycho-Pirate and travelling through time to help a man reform his life. The stories in this volume aren't as good as those in times past, but there are still some pleasant moments.
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Gardner Francis Cooper Fox was an American writer best known for creating numerous comic book characters for DC Comics. Comic book historians estimate that he wrote over 4,000 comics stories.

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Ray Gardner
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