Compared to single-author offerings anthologies always suffer, there’s not one strong voice that you either completely like or dislike, but a diverse lot of writers/artists. Still, diversity like this can also be a strength, if are open to experience something new again and again. I can’t say I liked everything in Flight One, but I liked seeing a different drawing style with each story, each distinguished and unique in its own way.
One problem that I often find popping up in comics is that few artists are good at both writing and drawing, often the writing and plotting is inferior to the art, which is also a problem in this anthology. While non of the stories were really bad, many were also not distinctly good or great. This may have also been a problem of trying to fit a story to the theme of the anthology, some stories connection to the flight theme is rather flimsy. All these problems are easy to forget while enjoying the art, but they are there.
Some of the stories I really enjoyed on both fronts (art and narrative) were: I wish…” by Vera Brosgol, Paper and String by Jen Wang and All Time Low by Dylan Meconis and Bill Mudron.