JSA #56

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 7, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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The "Black Reign," a six-part crossover with HAWKMAN written by superstar Geoff Johns, begins here! Black Adam crosses the fine line between hero and villain as he leads a group of superpowers into his birthplace of Kahndaq to liberate the subjugated city...by any means necessary!

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 12, 2004

    An entire issue essentially handed over to the villains, with nary a single member of the present day JSA to be seen. On one hand this does feel a bit excessive, and to a certain extent there are scenes in this issue that could have been trimmed down a bit. However for the most part this issue does a pretty fair job of introducing us to Black Adam's group, and giving us a pretty good heads up on how far gone several of its former heroes are down the path of villainy. There's also a fairly interesting notion that these characters don't really see themselves as villains, and while Brainwave is a clear cut villain, the rest of the team are given moments where you can see a glimmer of something better beneath the surface, with Atom Smasher being the most notable fence-sitter up until the scene where he's forced to decide which side he's going to commit himself to. In the end I suspect the following chapters will benefit from this extra attention that was given to this group, and the scene Read Full Review

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