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All Star Comics Archives, Vol. 1 (All Star Archives #1)

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In 1940, DC Comics had a radical idea: what if a group of super-heroes banded together to fight threats too great for any one of them to handle alone? Thus was born the Justice Society of America, featuring Green Lantern, Hawkman, Wonder Woman, and many others. These colorful tales set a standard for superhero teams that's still followed today.

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The other John
Oct 08, 2007 The other John rated it really liked it
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I haven't gotten hooked back on my comic book habit (yet) but I have pulled a few off the shelf to enjoy over meals. (Comics are great to read when your hands are primarily occupied with the task of stuffing your face.) This is the first volume reprinting the Justice Society of America stories from All-Star Comics, issues three through six. According to modern standards, the art and stories are pretty crude, yet I have to admit I enjoyed them. Comics of the 1940s give a glimpse of an alien world ...more
Joseph
Nov 23, 2016 Joseph rated it really liked it
This first volume of All-Star Archives features the first meeting of the Justice Society of America. In the first story, the members sit around talking about recent adventures they had, then in the other stories, they do meet to face a threat, then break off into solo stories to solve it.

Each chapter is written and drawn by the hero's regular creative team. Since DC never got around to archives featuring Hourman or the Atom, it's great to see what their original adventures must have been like.

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C. John Kerry
Nov 20, 2016 C. John Kerry rated it really liked it
This volume reprints issues #3-6 of All Star Comics published back in the 1940s. These are the first four adventures of the legendary Justice Society of America. For the record the first two issues were anthology titles without any of the stories being linked to each other. The first story in this volume indicates that possibly the material for All Star's third issue was being assemble before the idea of the JSA was thought of. The story is comprised of individual segments which do not really re ...more
William
Oct 05, 2016 William rated it it was amazing
I love this book because its when secondary heroes become the main characters and they are welcomed into the Justice Society. I recommend this to anyone who likes DC superheroes and likes. It reminds me of a meeting that my dad and mom goes to a lot of times. I don't like it when it has transitions because its old and it has newspaper articles that some person inspired hem to write or something.
Adam Graham
May 22, 2014 Adam Graham rated it it was amazing
This book collects All Star Comics #3-6 the first appearances of the Justice Society of America in 1941.

Issue 3 is the official first appearance of the Justice Society but all the group actually does is meet and tell stories of their adventures making it an anthology story. Still, I appreciated how special it must have been for kids in 1941 to see the heroes all on the same place, and the interactions are fun.

Issue 4 sees the Justice Society getting to work on special assignment from the FBI roo
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Cyn Mcdonald
Jan 06, 2016 Cyn Mcdonald rated it it was ok
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All Star Comics #3-6. Each issue contains loosely linked stories featuring The Flash, Hawkman, The Spectre, Johnny Thunder, The Sandman, Dr. Fate, The Atom, and Green Lantern. None are terribly exciting -- rather unbelievable plots and lots of fisticuffs.
Mark
All-Star Comics #3-6
1940-41
In color, HB, OOP
JSA Golden Age
Justin Deveau
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All-Star Comics #3-6
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I love the original super-hero team of the Justice Society of America!
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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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