JSA #57

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: January 21, 2004 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 1
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"Black Reign" Part 3, continued from HAWKMAN #23. The Justice Society determines a course of action: head into Kahndaq and dethrone Black Adam. However, the people of Kahndaq themselves might not necessarily agree with that plan. Continued in HAWKMAN #24.

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    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Jan 28, 2004

    I guess the main appeal of this arc is that the group that the JSA are squaring off against are largely former teammates, and as such the fact that they are fighting can be seen as a failure by the team to address the concerns of its members. It also doesn't hurt that one is able to understand to some degree the frustration that drove these characters to their current position, as there are moments when it does seem like the justice system doesn't really work, and it would be especially frustrating when one considers that the prisons in the DCU might as well be cardboard boxes for all their ability to keep the villains locked away inside them. In fact it's reached the point where writers don't even bother to explain how the Joker managed to get back out on the streets after he was locked away a couple of months back. In any event, while I was a bit disappointed by how little resistance there was to Hawkman's little power trip by the JSA, I did enjoy the action, as it's in full gear onc Read Full Review

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