Justice Society of America #1
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Justice Society of America #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 6, 2006 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 3
7.9Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Determined to rebuild the JSA, founding members Green Lantern, Flash and Wildcat initiate a stunning recruitment program, tracking the bloodlines of heroes across the world and bringing in Starman, Damage, Liberty Belle and more!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Jim Beard Dec 10, 2006

    Respect for the characters, commitment to storytelling, and clarity of visuals: its all here. You could do far, far worse in your modern comic reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Kevin T. Brown Dec 10, 2006

    Finally, I must bring up the fact that Alex Ross is adding his talent to this series as well. Not only in providing the covers, but to the story itself and in painting one panel over Eagleshams pencils in this issue. Based on interviews that Ive read, all those involved with this series are committed to making this the best book out there. Once you read this issue, youll know theyre not just feeding you a line of bull. Justice Society of America #1 is probably the second most fun Ive had in reading a comic this year. Geoff Johns, Dale Eaglesham, Art Thibert, Jeromy Cox, and Alex Ross have out done themselves with this issue. A job very well done, gentlemen! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Tobey Cook Dec 10, 2006

    I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed this book, but suffice to say, this change to a new status quo for the Justice Society of America is not only brilliantly done, but theres a final page that gives you a sample of things to expect in the coming months. Ive rarely seen that done, but its nice foreshadowing that is going to keep people hooked. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Nicholas Slayton Jan 9, 2007

    As a relaunch of a successful title, Justice Society of America is by far a work of art. The large cast is wonderfully balanced, the action is fluid, and the story is compelling. The art, while personally not my favorite, is solid. Any fans of JSA should definitely get this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Murman Dec 10, 2006

    This team is the family that will do that for the Mystery Men out there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Dec 7, 2006

    Justice Society of America #1 was a phenomenal read. Johns did an incredible job with the story. Strong dialogue, great character development and compelling plotlines all make for one fantastic debut issue. I strongly recommend this new Justice Society of America. Give it a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Bruce Logan Dec 10, 2006

    A very big plus for this title is that unlike their League counterparts, the JSAs Big Three didnt go through almost three issues sitting around doing nothing except ogling at photographs. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Caryn A. Tate Dec 10, 2006

    While I couldnt give this issue a higher rating, it is definitely above average, and I think that Mr. Johns will bring the book back to the old JSA titles quality (where every issue was absolutely fantastic). Ill definitely be buying issue #2 of this book. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 30, 2009

    When Geoff Johns wrote this title and the one that preceded it (JSA), there were those that criticized that he resorted to shock value too much and that his scripts were too immersed in past continuity (sometimes those complaints were merited, while at times, they weren't, in my view). The blurb on the cover for this new issue proclaims that "a new era begins" here, but that's really not the case. Maybe Willingham and Sturges are trying to ease their readership through a transition, opting to offer more Johns-like plots at first, but it doesn't seem that way. It was recently announced that the team will split in two, leading to two separate JSA titles, and we've already recently seen that team-schism approach during the "Thy Kingdom Come" story arc. Maintaining the same direction wouldn't normally be a problem, but the new writers charge ahead so quickly that there's little in the way of interplay among the heroes, leaving just bull-headed action. Read Full Review

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