Podcast Plugtime – A World on Fire talks All-Star Squadron #50

Back in the mid-1980s Roy Thomas saw his passion project, All-Star Squadron, rudely interrupted by blockbuster DC maxi-series Crisis on Infinite Earths. The tagline read: ‘Worlds will live. Worlds will die. And the DC Universe will never be the same!’

We Earth 2 fans didn’t know the half of it – basically, a series that was brilliantly revealing what the JSA and friends did in the Second World War was skewered when the world ceased to exist. Here’s where things started to go wrong for the book… though the story in All-Star Squadron is actually a great read.

What’s going on here? Answers on the show!

Actually, make that ‘stories’ because what is presented as a single tale is, when you look at it, almost certainly two stories squished together. Which is very on-theme when we’re talking Crisis. See if you agree by listening to the latest edition of A World on Fire, in which host Billy. Sean from the Secret Wars and Beyond show and myself chat about this oversized issue.

Find A World on Fire at your preferred podcatcher, or listen via this link. We’d be chuffed to bits if you could find time to join us, and all comments are welcome at aworldonfirepodcast@gmail.com.

2 thoughts on “Podcast Plugtime – A World on Fire talks All-Star Squadron #50

  1. Oh, man, Crisis breaks my heart when it comes to the All-Stars. Such a great book, derailed by the Crisis overhaul (and what I can only imagine was indecision about the overhaul, leading Roy to put the book into a holding pattern until things got sorted out. (And when they did, it experienced another holding pattern as Roy burnt off Secret Origins inventory in the last issues of the magazine.) This was a good issue, but you’re absolutely right that this was the beginning of the end.

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