JSA #43

Writer: David Goyer, Geoff Johns Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 25, 2002

    A time traveling story that has itself a nice, almost epic feel, as we see the three time-lost JSAers have decided to aid the people of this era in their fight against the invading forces of Vandal Savage. Now given the idea that changes in the past can severely impact the future in the DCU, I am somewhat surprised that Mr. Terrific is so gung-ho about involving himself directly into this upcoming battle, but I'll concede that this wouldn't be an exciting issue if these character were forced to sit on their hands, and watch history play out. The issue also has some fun with a couple of plot elements, as Hawkgirl's meeting with her past self was a rather clever plot twist, and Captain Marvel's dealings with Black Adam allow us to see another side of both characters. There's also a nice mystery regarding Vandal Savage's elemental henchman with his possible connection to the modern day hero Metamorpho, and Vandal Savage is always an interesting villain when he's in full blown world conqu Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Dec 21, 2002

    I should be grateful that the writers while still making Kendra appear to be oblivious even to things she has seen--"What is the orb?"--use her productively as an airborne watchdog. They sadly however miss an opportunity by making Captain Marvel not Hawkgirl the military strategist. It's puzzling how Captain Marvel could have studied the methods of Alexander the Great, Theodoric, Napoleon and Aeneus Tacticus since he doesn't have a letter in his name that can grant him such knowledge. Mr. Terrific I can certainly see as a tactician, but Captain Marvel says: "Terrific's right. I've studied every last one of them..." The wisdom of Solomon does not explain how Captain Marvel may possess such intellect, and I cannot fathom how Billy Batson may have encountered such esoterica. It would have made more sense that a time-traveling reincarnation of the Hawkgirl legacy would have knowledge of various military tactics from various times. Naturally, because she's a woman--there is no doubt th Read Full Review

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