JSA #38

Writer: Geoff Johns, David Goyer Artist: Stephen Sadowski Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
5.0Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

The new Hourman, Rick Tyler, journeys to an inter-dimensional timefield to confront his dead father about Rex's life as the original Hourman and learn the motivation of a failed family man.

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jul 31, 2002

    I like the new Hourman quite a bit, and I love how David Goyer & Geoff Johns managed to come up with a way to make the original Hourman into an occasional guest-star in these pages, as except for Wesley Dodds (Sandman) & Ted Knight (Starman), Rex Tyler stands up as one of my favorite characters from DC's Golden Age. Of course I'm not sure I care much for the additions that writers have since tacked on the character, that cast him as a drug addicted loon, instead of simply a man who thrived on the danger & excitement that comes with being a super-hero, but this is neither here nor there when it comes to this issue. This issue is instead about a reconciliation of sorts between a father & son, and this reunion neatly parallels a similar story involving Jakeem Thunder, though that meeting takes a different, less satisfying turn. As it stands this isn't a bad issue, but these ideas have been handled in a more engaging manner over in other titles. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jul 26, 2002

    The father's day scenes both between Hourmen and Jakeem are cloying. They seem to shout out: look we're deep, but failing to notice the utter shallowness of the exercise. Read Full Review

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