Justice Society of America #16

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Alex Ross Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 4, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

The beginning of the end for the ever-growing Justice Society starts here! Meet Earth's future savior--the one, true Gog--as he offers the JSA something many of the members can't refuse. But the goodwill threatens to splinter the team.

  • 10
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Jun 4, 2008

    Very enjoyable issue and this Gog story has taken a strange twist that has me wanting to find out more. Obviously, this Gog must be faking his goodwill, but why and what's it all leading to, outside the rebirth of Magog? Oh, and did I mention Black Adam was in this? Yeah, that almost makes it a Must Read by itself. The rest is just gravy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 4, 2008

    I'm not quite sure what to make of this new story direction. At the very least, Justice Society of America appears to have turned a corner and is on its way to matching the quality set by the first arc. Here's hoping. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jun 12, 2008

    This issue is the one I have been waiting for. The issue where the "ZOMG! FORESHADOWING IS AN IMPORTANT LITERARY TECHNIQUE!!!!!" finally actually GOES somewhere. Gog's backstory (drawn for two pages by Alexander himself) is interesting, although calling it the Third World bugs me, since the Congo is also referred to as part of the Third World. Dale Eaglesham really knocks it out of the park on the Gogster, giving us an otherworldly presence with a wonderfully joyous smile, and really creeping the #&@$ out of me. The only downside of the issue is the fact that our titular heroes did little more than point up into the sky like extras in a Godzilla movie. But even that isn't enough to ruin my buzz, because JSA is actually a fun read this month, unlike the Kingdom Come-shots we've been slogging through for so long. This issue is intriguing, well written and well drawn, earning a returning-to-form 4 out of 5 stars. But, dammit, Al Pratt did NOT have explosive powers... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jun 9, 2008

    Justice Society of America #16 was another entertaining read. Johns continues his hot streak on this title as Justice Society of America remains one of DC's stronger titles. I would certainly recommend giving Justice Society of America a try. Of course, if you just cannot add another title to your pull list then I'd encourage you to wait for when the trade is released. You will also get a better reading experience consuming this story arc in trade format. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Benjamin Birdie Jun 5, 2008

    So, like with any great "Lost" or "Venture Brothers" episode, the person reading over your shoulder might not quite get why you're so enthusiastically pumping your fist or why you just put the book down for a second, kind of just taken aback. But it's cool. There's a reason you've been keeping up with this book for so long anyway. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Bin - Patrick Brub Jun 9, 2008

    Overall a good start to a new story arc. I just wish they would not have started a new arc with such strong ties to the last one. It just feels like continuity and not a self contained story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Jun 5, 2008

    At this point I feel like this review has shaped into why Dale Eaglesham should be chained to a desk and drawing Justice Society of America, without fill-ins, for all eternity. Geoff Johns is obviously taking this series in a more emotional, dramatic direction and the only penciler that should be drawing this is Eaglesham. Instead we get the series regular fill-in artist, Pasarin, and heavily emotional moments fall flat, thus making the issue rather boring. No plot developments really move forward, hinging all the weight of the issue on emotions hitting readers which they fail to deliver. Justice Society of America, please get better. Read Full Review

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