Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Decent Comics: "The Death of Doctor Fate" by Levitz, Giffen, and Wood

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! The title of All-Star Comics #63 (August 1976) says it all: "The Death of Doctor Fate!" Yeah, right! Well, it is a pretty far-out comic, with Paul Levitz starting his incredible run as full writer of JSA. Keith Giffen and Wally Wood are killing it in the art department (rarely has Superman looked so--super)! And, best of all, the nails in the silly All Star Super Squad concept start getting hammered as Power Girl is promoted to full member of the JSA. Check it out!
Cover art by Rich Buckler and Wally Wood

1 comment:

  1. I love this series. Some of Conway and Levitz' plotting was a little wonky, but Giffen/Wood were one of the all time great art teams (although I guess you could say that about any team that included Wood). I wish they'd done more together than just these few issues of All-Star. Hourman even got to help kick the villains a**. How often did that ever happen?

    James Chatterton



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