Justice Society Of America Vol. 1: The Next Age

January 14, 2008 | Trades


Justice Society Of America Vol. 1: The Next Age
Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert, Ruy Jose
DC Comics
$23.99/$19.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)

Nothing freshens up a classic franchise like a little new blood.
The Justice Society Of America, a team with its roots in the Second World War and featuring several key DC Comics’ heroes from that era (don’t ask why they’re not old and wrinkled, it’s a long story), are facing an unprecedented crisis: Someone wants them, and every one of their blood relatives, dead.
OK, so maybe that idea isn’t exactly new, but the problem is that this time the bad guys are actually succeeding and several descendents of classic costumed crusaders are wiped out before the JSA can even act.
Fortunately, the Golden Age trio of The Flash, Green Lantern and Wildcat has been busy gathering allies and retooling this family unit at the heart of the DC Universe, featuring classic heroes like: Hawkman, Power Girl, Sandman, Stargirl and Hourman, along with all-new members Liberty Belle, Damage, Starman and Cyclone.
The question is: Can even this great assemblage of heroism stop the bloodshed before the mysterious mastermind behind it all can wipe out the JSA’s legacy forever?
Writer Geoff Johns once again displays his genius for creating compelling new characters and, aided impressively by outstanding Canadian artist Dale Eaglesham, has launched this new era of the JSA in stirring fashion.

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