Saturday, February 27, 2016

All Star Comics Review issue 2/Episode 2.

In this issue I cover several stories from All Star Comics issue 2 from 1940.

In the first story, we watch the Hawkman attempt to save a kidnap victim from Nyola and her Aztec followers.

Nyola as she appears in All Star Comics # 2, and decades later in All Star Squadron issue 53.

As I mentioned in the show, this story displays some excellent golden age art.

Next, Green Lantern uses his magic ring to take on BaronVon Zorn and his rampaging Robot Men.

The Spectre battles his most powerful foe, Kulak!!

Check out Kulak in his golden age appearance, as well as as his 1980's appearance from All Star Squadron 27-28.

Another golden age great, Sargon the Sorcerer's ring was carved from the same gem as Kulak's Ring of Life.

Ahh Sandman, you always seem to be on the verge of defeat. Listen as Sandman somehow pulls out a victory against a villain who uses science and radiation to rob banks.

Johnny Thunder makes his first appearance in All Star Comics in this issue! Every time he uses his powers, I think of the Cars 1984 song "Magic" because of the lyrics "Uh oh, it's magic". 

Hourman is able to overcome a crooked spiritualist, with the help of the boy Minute Men of America. 
Apparently, in the 1940's, it's a common occurrence to throw kids at dangerous crooks. 

Check out my favorite panel of Hourman spinning a giant crook like a helicopter. Minute Man Thorndyke was always easy to spot because of his hat and turtleneck sweater. He also appears decades later in issues of Young Justice as a member of...ahem....Old Justice. 

The Flash wraps up the issue/episode as he saves the staff of a newspaper, who are being held captive by some goons who are looking to take over the newspaper in the most hostile takeover ever. 
I didn't post any Flash pics in this post, because I have a feeling that he will get a lot of attention next month, because that episode is a biggie!!!

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