Justice Society of America: Black Adam and Isis

November 23, 2009 | Trades

Justice Society of America: Black Adam and Isis
Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Dale Eaglesham, Bob Wiacek
DC Comics
$24.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
*** ½ (out of five)

It’s the end of one amazing legacy and the beginning of a new one.

After 11 years and over 100 often-amazing issues, star writer Geoff Johns finally hands over the reins on Justice Society of America to someone else.

Johns’ passion for classic characters like The Flash (Jay Garrick), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Wildcat and Hawkman and flair for introducing well-crafted new ones like Mr. Terrific, Jakeem Thunder and Cyclone has shifted the JSA from sometimes hokey Golden Age geezers to vibrant modern super-team over the past decade.

And after all this time and all those incredible tales, you didn’t think he’d go quietly, did you?

Former Society member (and on-again, off-again villain) Black Adam has finally been reunited with his beloved (and thought to be deceased) wife, Isis, and they quickly set to work making life hard on heroes again.

The duo steals the magical powers of Shazam from former Captain Marvel, Billy Baston, and boots him out of the legendary Rock of Eternity for good measure. When Billy enlists the aid of the JSA, you just know there’s going to be a tussle and it is an epic one with no real winners that hits the virtual reset button on the Captain Marvel family and is sure to have major ramifications for the future of the DC universe.

Overall it’s a fine sendoff for Johns, a truly unique talent whose influence on the DC universe is immeasurable.

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