JSA #44

Writer: David Goyer, Geoff Johns Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 8, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

Hawkgirl and the JSA of today battle alongside the heroes of ancient Egypt to stop Vandal Savage's reign of terror.

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Jan 10, 2003

    JSA issue forty-four is easily Leonard Kirk's best issue. The war scenes he handles with care. He gives these panels energy without making them appear crowded. He bestows to the Land of the Dead an otherworldly beauty that relies upon Egyptian links, and he evokes strong emotions from the Adam of the past as well as through the interaction between Hawkgirl and her past incarnation. Best of all nobody's costume gets shredded in a convenient sandstorm, and while Power Girl does cameo toward the end, she looks in totality as powerful as her name implies. The splash page climax returning a much missed character to the DC universe accents the character's sinew and body language, and as soon as the spell breaks, the character appears distinguished from the vessel of disguise. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 20, 2003

    I realize that this is the final issue, and if this story had carried into another issue I'd probably be making a fuss about this time travel adventure overstaying it's welcome. However, I have to say that I was completely disillusioned by this issue's big finish, as having the Egyptian god Ra show up to strip Vandal Savage of his power has to be one of the most anticlimactic endings they could've come up with. What makes it worse is that the book had done such a solid job of developing this threat into something that had an almost epic feel, that it makes this ending all the more disappointing. Now there's some pretty enjoyable character interaction between Black Adam & Captain Marvel, and I'll confess I found the way the JSA found their way back into the future rather clever. The final pages of this issue also deliver a fairly unexpected development that is sure to make some fans quite happy. However, the quick finish solution did sour me on this issue, and I hope the next arc has it Read Full Review

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