JSA #55

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Leonard Kirk Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 10, 2003 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 4
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The four original members of the Justice Society head to northern Maine on Christmas Eve to help a dear old friend and super-hero in his own right: Santa Claus.

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    Comics Bulletin - Bob Moser Dec 12, 2003

    Rare are the Christmas stories in comics that are both touching and lacking in cheese-corn. As a stand alone issue JSA #55 is a great story of friendship and will be treat for fans of golden-age DC characters. Read Full Review

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Dec 17, 2003

    I work for a company that does most of its business during the Christmas season, so personally the Christmas season for myself means long hours down in the shop, and by the time Christmas arrives I'm simply happy to get back to normal hours. Now I can get into the Christmas spirit as it's great to get together with the family, but I don't feel like this is something that can be effectively captured by a comic, and most times the writers try to sell the Christmas spirit by turning up the good feelings, while planting their stories on top of the proven Christmas staples, so we get their version of the Grinch, the Christmas Carol or It's a Wonderful Life. Now Geoff Johns manages to avoid most of these pitfalls, and he makes good use of the family aspect that exists between the elder members of the JSA to nicely convey the Christmas spirit. The big surprise involving the guest-hero who is brought into the JSA fold is also nicely handled, and the scene where she learns she can come out of h Read Full Review

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