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All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 11 (All Star Archives #11)
The adventures of the world's first and finest super-team, the Justice Society of America, continue in the penultimate volume of this landmark series of reprints. In All Star Comics Archives Vol. 11 the JSA face threats from villains such as the Diamond Man, Mr. Alpha, a sinister Circus, and more.
Hardcover, 276 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by DC Comics
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The final volume of the All Star Comics Archives is interesting, at least to me. I had read the first volume in the series and numerous Justice Society reprints over the years, but none of the tales in this book. They're fun, old-fashioned comic stories, but they're a little lacking on the logic at times. In one tale, the team is put in suspended animation for an entire year. You'd wonder how Alan Scott's communications empire ran without him for that long, or why Joan Garrick didn't go banana-w ...more
The end... sort of. This volume completes the reprints of the Justice Society's Golden-Age adventures in All-Star comics, covering issues from December of 1949 to February of 1951. After that fateful issue, the JSA was no more, and All Star Comics became All Star Western. Of course, the JSA returned in the sixties, as guest characters in Justice League of America comics. Then in the seventies, All Star Comics was revived with new JSA adventures. Heck, even this volume of the archives wasn't the ...more
Even knowing the timeframe of these comics, even knowing the contribution to both superhero and comic book history, and trying to read it as a child would, these comics are just dumb, dumb, dumb. The plotholes and incredible predictability of the stories just dumbfounds even a five-year old brain. I appreciate the influences they snuck in, and the "scientific facts" which attempted to lend some educational value to a medium largely disrespected, especially back then. But if you love these charac ...more
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