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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Justice Society of America #10

Well, this was interesting. Due to Starman's deft use of a black hole to contain an explosion by a bad guy from last issue, somehow Superman from the "Kingdom Come" universe is sucked into OUR universe. This is just post-nuclear explosion, but clearly ante-Hope-Filled-Wonder Woman Bonking. So naturally, the poor fellow is depressed.

Clearly, the Justice Society is understandably nervous about this ticking time bomb sitting in their meeting room. Ma Hunkel shows up, which is nice, and apparently does his laundry,while Power Girl is depressed that he's not really her cousin. Starman is just happy to see somebody that he knows.

Superman is depressed because this world is so much better than his, and he's having some trouble coping. Then, who should show up but Obsidian!

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Todd even gets some dialogue! Woohoo!

Then suddenly, Superman appears to go berserk, and busts out of the meeting room, where they had previously locked him in. Big Pile-On ensues! Doesn't work of course, and off he goes. Alan is a little snarky with Todd. It all turns out that he is just flying to rescue a young girl who is trying to jump off of a building. He gets to do something heroic, and the rest of them are suitably impressed. You have to feel for the guy, it must be nice to actually be able to SAVE somebody for a change.

Meanwhile, Batman broods in the batcave and ominously fingers what could be a Kryptonite ring, Peej visits Kal's grave, a bad guy is being chased through the sewers for some reason, and Jay and Wally dig out the old Cosmic Treadmill, which has apparently been stuffed into storage.

Not a TON of story, but what there was of it, I liked. And the artwork is beautiful as always. It is interesting that the Society just doesn't really quite know what to do with him, or how to react. They all seem to be treading on eggshells around Superman, and I suppose that you can't blame them.


At 9:06 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Thanks, as usual, for this review, Sally! I haven't picked this up yet, but I will. Hubby was originally all up in arms about the idea of the Kingdom Come Superman being introduced in JSA, but hopefully this'll convince him that it won't be so bad. :-)

At 9:10 AM, Blogger Gyuss Baaltar said...

I loved loved loved the payoff of this book.

And the sneaky way they introduce why the JSA is so important. If they weren't teaching the next generation how to be heroes, this world would degenerate into the Kingdom Come chaos world.

At 5:00 AM, Blogger Will "Filby" Staples said...

Loved this issue too, though the story seems to be running a tad slowly.

I wonder who the bad guy hunting down wannabe gods is. My first guess is Mordru the Dark Lord, since the first story arc of the previous JSA series started with him hunting down the agents of Order and Chaos in the same way.

At 6:39 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Maybe THIS Superman should sit down and have a heart-to-heart talk with Superbrat Prime. See? This world isn't so bad afterall!

Whenever the thought of Marvel's Civil War crap makes me nauseous, I pick up a copy of Justice Society and feel better.

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous nicodemus88 said...

Well I was wondering when Todd will be used, it was so good the way he appears and how he speaks to K-Superman.

JSA is marvellous, the way all the elements are placed and used... all building up continually...

I so love Johns and Brubacker's work, they take the time to build their stories, all is so good played out! It's such amazing...

And I agree with you, Wildcat junior is a very good new character. After two or three panels I knew I liked him and cared for him.



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