Here we go. The most radical change yet! The four characters seen above will be the core characters with back-up stories coming and going. In this case, a good Elongated Man tale and the first of two parts essentially using up the stories already done for the recently canceled revival of the NEW GODS series.
The Flash adventures in this title were more stand-alone than in his own which became eventually so backed up with back-story that the character would be killed off in the CRISIS of a decade later. He actually stayed dead for longer than most comics characters who get killed.
The highly touted and apparently highly anticipated Deadman return is well-written and well-drawn by the Wein/Aparo team who were formerly on PHANTOM STRANGER but nothing special really, even for Deadman fans.
Joe Staton would become one of the several definitive artists on Green Lantern's adventures but he was burdened by the fact that many of the stories he dew, this one included, were not particularly memorable.
If you were following the convoluted attempts by others to continue Kirby's Fourth World series, then this was probably your favorite part. If not, since it begins mid-adventure, you probably skipped it.
Surprisingly, I liked the Elongated Man story best, despite crediting five writers and art by newcomer George Ruppert who wasn't around long. He's inked here by Bruce Patterson, a favorite of mine at that time.
Perhaps the most intriguing thing about this issue is the text page announcement of the series to follow the New Gods in a couple of issues--THE MAN CALLED NEVERWHERE by Don Newton and writer Roger McKenzie. Whatever it was, it was scotched in favor of the JSA after the revived ALL-STAR COMICS was canceled. Was any of it ever completed? Did young Neil Gaiman hear about it and get the name for his TV series and book, NEVERWHERE?