Justice Society of America #22

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: December 31, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
9.8User Rating

Concluding the sequel to KINGDOM COME and featuring several pages of painted interiors by Alex Ross! As war breaks out among the Justice Society, the cost of Gog's watchful eye comes to light. But removing Gog from Earth will cost more than they could ever imagine!

  • 10
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Jan 12, 2009

    Even though Gog's defeat came a little bit too easily for my taste, I loved the rest of this storyline, and would strongly recommend it to anybody. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jan 3, 2009

    It's a shame to hear that Johns is stepping down from this title in the near future - he's had a terrific run of stories, and he will be missed. But what great work he's done here! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Jan 5, 2009

    Justice Society of America #22 was actually a rather sweet ending to this massive Kingdom Come story. Johns delivers an ending that was worth the wait. This was a touching finale that offered the reader a fine combination of action and impressive character work. I would certainly recommend picking up this story when it comes out in trade paperback format. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Dan Phillips Dec 31, 2008

    For a narrative that was dragged out longer than it needed to be, the finale to this story had a lot to live up to. When you think about it that way, that the story ended up living up to those expectations without exceeding them isn't too much of a negative. In an age in which so many comic book story arcs end up disappointing, seeing such an extended epic deliver despite all its flaws is actually refreshing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 7, 2009

    I dont like Alex Ross work, so Ill skip any comments on that. Ok, I wont. I think Alex Rosss work hurts the comic book page. He does not draw (or paint) for comics. He does simply creates panels and links them together. His painterly style breaks the flow of reading, and bringing no closure between panels. Eaglesham is a great artist and does for this series, everything that Alex Ross doesnt. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jan 10, 2009

    It's a shame, because "JSA" was for years one of my favorite comics thanks to Johns' writing, but "Thy Kingdom Come" in "Justice Society of America" has felt more like a good idea that just never came together. Fortunately Johns still has one more story to go on the title. He's normally much better at the big conclusions, and with luck that's what we'll get. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jan 10, 2009

    Twelve issues ago, we saw Superman arrive in the lives of the JSA. Twelve issues during which we saw characters introduced, many of whom got little to no face time, in favor of Gog, Superman, and the coming apocalypse. Now that it's all over, the point of it all seems to have been a little hero worship for the Big Red S, and it falls a tiny bit flat for me. It's nice to see Alex Ross doing what he does best (that's paint, by the way) instead of co-plotting, something I've never found to be a strength. I'm pretty glad that this seemingly endless jaunt into Kingdom Come is finally over, but I"m not sure what we've accomplished. I like the introduction of the Judomaster/Damage relationship, but I have no idea what's going on with her. I like seeing Cyclone, Citizen Steel, and Amazing Man in action, but still haven't got a good handle on who they're supposed to actually BE, the characters within the costume designs. Overall, this sequel has been less than satisfying, and the Read Full Review

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