One-Star Squadron #3

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 2, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
7.6Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Things just keep getting worse for Red Tornado as he’s called in to face his most ferocious foe yet…the Board! This group of money-hungry investors are willing to do just about anything to turn a profit, and that could mean the end of Heroz4U. Now, as the company’s stock plummets, our hero questions why he got into the lifesaving business in the first place. When the time comes, will there be anyone left to save him?

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 1, 2022

    In an age where anti-work movements are on the rise, One-Star Squadron #3 is a mirror being held up that adds entertaining context to a bad situation. One-Star Squadron is a funny, clear-eyed dissection of office politics and the stupidity of corporate ideology. When it comes to satire in comics, Russell and Lieber are peerless. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 1, 2022

    Lieber does a great job with the art in the issue by keeping it focused on the characters and their humanity. The style is great for this type of story and really focuses on the people of the story instead of the events around them. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 1, 2022

    DC Comics' ONE-STAR SQUADRON seamlessly moves from the hilarious to the flat-out sad. Russell, Lieber, Stewart, and Sharpe are creating an indictment of our throwaway culture. They lure us in with plenty of laughs, before giving us a poignant punch to the gut. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Feb 5, 2022

    This crazy workplace comedy takes some really interesting twists this issue, making me even more excited to see where all of this is going. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Feb 1, 2022

    Like many of Russell's works, he does a great job of getting his point about the world across. I'm not sure this one quite gets the characters it's using to tell it, though. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bleeding Cool - Hannibal Tabu Feb 21, 2022

    There's not a lot to like about the situation, which is horrible for a lot of people, from the pill-popping Minuteman to Red Tornado trying to be all things to all people to the ruthless corporate raider formerly doing business as Power Girl. There is a lot to like about seeing it, like a fine cable drama where you watch messy lives stay messy, avoiding whatever is like that in our own existences. Read Full Review

  • 5.0 - Chase Magnett Feb 2, 2022

    There's too little depth to these characters and too much familiarity to the mockery. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Feb 1, 2022

    If the story had at least some unique twist, maybe there would be a redeeming quality to make it worth your time. But, as it stands, this comes across as Russell's thinly-veiled attempt at chastising the corporate ecosystem while using DC characters as puppets in his stage play. There's nothing uniquely DC here. There's nothing bitingly clever or funny here. And, there's certainly nothing entertaining here.Bits and PiecesOne-Star Squadron #3 is a dull, depressing, tedious look at sad characters with sad lives doing sad things. It's not funny or clever, and there's nothing uniquely DC about this story except for some characters wearing DC character skins. The only message here is, "corporations suck, so spend $3.99 to read all about it." Read Full Review

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