Saturday, September 20, 2014
I was looking over some issues of All-Star Squadron the other day and it struck me what a value each issue was. Not only did you get lot's of heroes for your money, and great artwork by the likes of Jerry Ordway, Adrian Gonzales and Joe Kubert, the stories themselves were very dense. Roy Thomas's love and knowledge of comics' golden age was clear with his very detailed scripts. The artist were up to the task of interpreting his tales, and it was not uncommon to find 6 or more panels per page. These comics felt like a full meal, not just a snack like too many of today's series with decompressed writing and large paneled pages that seem more concerned about original art resale than storytelling.