JSA #41

Writer: David Goyer, Geoff Johns Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 16, 2002 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
5.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

An attack on the Tyler Company may be the catalyst to the unraveling of time itself! The JSA assembles to take on Black Barax, a villain once fought by the original JSA, as he arrives in the present ready to wreak havoc.

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Oct 22, 2002

    First off I must confess I'm a sucker for time travel stories, and in the DCU one of the most interesting locals for a time-traveling hero to visit is the Golden Age, as thanks largely to the work of writers like James Robinson & Roger Stern it's always a blast to see the elder heroes of the DCU in their prime. Plus, thanks to Crisis, time travel is really the only way to accomplish this. Now I must confess what I know about the Golden Age hero who shows up on the final page is decidedly limited, but the meeting between this hero & his present day incarnation should still be quite entertaining. As for the twenty pages that preceded the final two that I've wasted most of this column discussing, I'll admit I didn't care much for how Hourman's future preview ability was used to place the J.S.A. into the action, but when the action erupts it's hard to get all that worked up over how they got to the show, when the show proves to be this entertaining. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Oct 18, 2002

    Regardless about how you feel toward continuity JSA sucks in the most devestating way. Each word coming from the characters' mouths rings hollowly. Not a single character possesses a single iota of depth. Any attempt at characterization is either ill-conceived--portraying the ladies as stupid--or overwhelmed by exposition of the plot to come. The Kid's sole purpose for being in the book besides being choir boy to Captain Marvel's priest is to say "You guys should go on Celebrity Death Match or something." She exists in this issue only as a role and not as a three-dimensional character. None of them are. This is I'm sorry to say a woeful issue. Read Full Review

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