JSA vs. Kobra #1
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JSA vs. Kobra #1

Writer: Eric Trautmann Artist: Don Kramer Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 10, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Jun 11, 2009

    This series offers an interesting cross-examination of faith in the DC Universe. One man without faith in a higher power, but the ultimate faith in his friends and comrades challenged by a man who has faith in his followers to continue to power him in his faithful mission. Cracks begin to form in the faith as Terrific crosses between the team he formerly led and the one he still holds a leadership role on. Burr, on the other hand takes the faith bestowed upon him and hides his true cause. As this story continues, I look forward to seeing Trautmann deepen the conflict between "- and within -- these two men. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cohen Jun 12, 2009

    The story promises to delve into the realm of religion and further challenge Terrifics atheism. I also hope to see more of Checkmate and how they will continue to play a part. Hopefully, this story will continue to stay strong and play an important part in the DCU and not just disappear as another forgettable mini-series. If you love the Justice Society, if you miss Checkmate and even if you were interested in following the exploits of Kobra, make sure not to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 17, 2009

    Writer Eric Trautmann knows his game here, having been co-writer on the Checkmate series that set these dominoes in place a couple of years ago, and he crafts a taut story around Mr. Terrific and his double life as superhero and superspy. The balance cannot and should not be easy for him, as the tenets of both jobs are in conflict. The art is VERY well handled by Don Kramer, and the whole affair feels like the continuation that Checkmate SHOULD have had instead of the Mary Sue-ish inanity of the Chimera storyline. Honestly, I suspect that's what this series actually is, and, even worse, that the book might have survived had they let it play out there. Still, the issue is a good one, with a nice show of character from Mr. Terrific, some righteous indignation from Power Girl, and a brilliant piece of strategy in the Mirage-9 program. JSA vs. Kobra: Engines of Faith #1 earns a really well-done 4 out of 5 stars, even if I'm not sure where or when it all takes place... Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Koppy McFad Jun 12, 2009

    It is also interesting to have a JSA story that is tied so closely into Checkmate when the two comicbooks barely had any tie-ins when CHECKMATE was being published. Read Full Review

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