Justice Society of America #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Mikel Janin Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 30, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 44
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8.1User Rating

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The JSA returns in this monthly series by writer Geoff Johns and artist Mikel Janin with Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One! The world's first and greatest superheroes return! Or do they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning... but it's too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know...

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 29, 2022

    I love the story. I don't mind Huntress being the focal point for now. Hopefully, soon enough, we will see the entire team in action in various eras. I have no idea how she will deliver the team from the hands of destruction, but it looks to be a fantastic ride into action, lore, and personal struggle. If you have never read the Justice Society's previous comics, now's the time to learn about them. Time travel stories make that easier, and we get an interesting old/new character to take us on that tour. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 29, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 is important. Much like All-Star Comics #3 and The Flash #123, this comic establishes something new. For longtime readers, it may seem like re-establishing something, but that's because it draws on so much of what has come before. This series can easily be the beginning of an aspect of the DC Universe that doesn't rely on Clark and Bruce as the foundations. Sure, their shadows loom, but Helena, PG, and the rest of the JSA and their legacies are a draw independent of the mainstream DCU. But, what happens here is foundational to the whole of the DC Universe. We are in for a real treat based on the quality of this first issue. Mystery, emotional depth, nostalgia, fun, unique characters- this is great stuff. Period. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Nov 29, 2022

    The book has artwork that makes you stop and stare, and Mikel is truly on his A-game, with Jordie breathing beautiful colors into every frame. Justice Society #1 is an introduction to a seamless mix of modern and classic, fierce values, and a reminder of what it is to be a hero. This is everything that the JSA stood for. Brava and thank you truly. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Nov 29, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 picks up the breadcrumbs of the New Golden Age special and runs with them at full pelt. All hail the return of Helena Wayne! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Nov 30, 2022

    The first issue of the new series would be kind of bewildering for people not already familiar with...rather a lot of whats gone on in the past of the DC Universe. Its not as cluttered and clunky as Crisis on Infinite Earths or...well... a hell of a lot of other major crossover series, but it wont mean nearly as much to anyone not already familiar with much of the backstory. Thankfully, Johns, Janin, and Bellaire do a really good job of making it all appealing enough that nearly anyone leafing through the first issue will be engaged...even if they dont know quite what the hell it is that theyre looking at. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen Dec 11, 2022

    I'm looking forward to seeing how this story plays out. And will try and pre-order the next issue on Amazon. But wish they'd let me just subscribe as it saves me having to look for stuff each month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - Dispatchdcu Nov 29, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 is a strong open providing an outstanding place for fans to jump in. I know this may sound silly to say with this being number one BUT it is a great place to jump in. You dont need a ton of background knowledge to understand whats going on. Nevertheless, it would be helpful if you read a bit of Flashpoint Beyond to understand who the character is at the end, as well as some of Kings Batman run to get a few more wrinkles involving Helena Wayne. That said, its not necessary to reasonably understand the issue and enjoy the heck out of it. Readers, I cant recommend Justice Society of America #1 enough. Its got Johns and Jann in it for Petes Peppers. Call up your shop and add it to your list. Otherwise, click on my links in the article to grab it post haste. Let me know what you think, have a great week, and God Bless! Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jeremy Carter Dec 2, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 captures everything you would want in an introductory issue. Action, adventure and a compelling story make this a must read book Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 29, 2022

    This may be a very busy issue, with a little too much going on, but it's a classic JSA issue as he returns to the first franchise he impacted. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Nov 29, 2022

    Its a brand new day for the Justice Society, and with the coming of a new JSA, the teams embroiled in a plot to kill the hosts of Fate with every new iteration. Johns, and a host of JSA artists are setting the stage for a brand new team. Can they live up to the previous iterations? Only time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Nov 29, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 is a great start with action, mystery, and character that will help the JSA return to their all-star status in the DCU. Johns, Janin, and Bellaire craft an entertaining story that will help you want to return to solve this mystery. What's old is new again, but it's deeper, bolder, and more exciting this time! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Dec 4, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 may not work as a jumping-on point for those who avoided Doomsday Clock and Flashpoint Beyond, but if you have followed along, this is a good start.  Mikel Janin's art is great, and Geoff Johns continues telling a story that may be short of answers but has really intriguing questions going on right now. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Dec 1, 2022

    A strong debut issue for an unexpected title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Dec 1, 2022

    I believe that any comic book reader who is simply a fan of the DCU will enjoy what Johns is doing for the Justice Society of America. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Dec 3, 2022

    A lot of homework needs to be done ahead of this complicated first issue, but if you're on board, this looks to be a really exciting jumping off point. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Nov 29, 2022

    Justice Society of America sets the stage for the series moving forward. Both Johns and Janin experience with team books allows for each to show off and complement the other. Hopefully, with 80 years of story to pull from, we don't see the same characters or have it become another Batman book. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Nov 30, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 is an intriguing start of a comic. The latter half is excellent with a surprising sequence that sets things in motion. The first issue kicks off a mystery that has potential, but like a lot of Johns' recent work, we'll have to see where it takes us. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Gabe Hernandez Nov 28, 2022

    Justice Society of America #1 kicks off a time-travel adventure involving past and future JSA teams. The opening scenes feel disjointed and clunky, but the issue ends on a high note. The art is generally good, but the high volume of close-ups makes the setting feel small. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 29, 2022

    This title hasn't hit its stride yet — but Johns has earned a little patience in seeing how a story plays out. Hopefully this is just a lull before this revised JSA truly takes off. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Casper Rudolph Nov 29, 2022

    It's a solid book, but it could've been better. The dialogue and narration doesn't always flow well and the team roster seems very random. That said, the pacing, plot structure and cliffhanger at the end are pretty well executed, and the art throughout is amazing. All in all it's still a good read! Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Nov 30, 2022

    There's simply too little life to a script that simply describes itself before revealing this uninspiring affair was merely prologue for a grander tale without a single good reason given to follow it. Justice Society of America #1 suggests this is a legacy best left alone. Read Full Review

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