JSA #46

Writer: David Goyer, Geoff Johns Artist: Sal Velluto Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Jason Cornwell Mar 20, 2003

    Big league action that is very entertaining because it's one of those rare battles where our heroes are getting their heads handed to them, and one is left wondering if all of the characters who enter this battle will walk away from it. It also doesn't hurt that the book spreads the attention around, as we get a pretty clear indication of what everyone is doing during the battle, and this is actually quite impressive considering the there's well over a dozen different heroes active in this battle. The battle also offers up a couple moments where one can't help but be impressed by the sheer severity of the attack that has been delivered, as Alan Scott has his heart ripped clean out of his chest, while Power Girl has an entire building dropped on her. The book also introduces a couple interesting villains into the mix, as Obsidian is one of the few examples of a successful transformation of a hero into a full-fledged baddie, while Ecilpso is such an odd character, that I'm always happy t Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Tate Mar 16, 2003

    While I usually like Sal Velluto's take on practically any hero, I have to say his designs for the JSA leave a lot to be desired, and his discomfort in rendering the team shows up on all the panels. Star for instance looks like an adult and sports hair similar to that of Dove. Power Girl gets a bowl cut. Dr. Mid-Nite doesn't have that artistic resonance that made the character such a fan favorite. The two exceptions on Mr. Velluto's sketchpad are Hawkman and Green Lantern. He knows exactly what he wishes to do with these characters and coveys their power without difficulty. I like also that he made Lantern look older and spookier than usually depicted. Read Full Review

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