Justice Society of America #24

Writer: Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Matthew Sturges Artist: Jerry Ordway Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: February 25, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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lack Adam and Isis" part 2 and featuring an "Origins and Omens" backup! The Justice Society faces off against a fully powered Black Adam and his wife, Isis, for control of the Rock of Eternity. But when Mary Marvel enters the fray, will she side with the Justice Society or join the Black Marvel family?

  • 9.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Mar 1, 2009

    And if it restores (the real) Capt. Marvel, so much the better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Mar 2, 2009

    Johns' is still just kind of unstoppable right now and I'm really enjoying everything he's writing. Jerry Ordway's art is not usually amongst my favorites, but it worked really well with this issue. There's a flashback sequence depicting Black Adam's ties to the Batson family, and Ordway handled it extremely well. All in all, this is a solid issue and I'm looking forward to seeing where these events go next. This is above average fare for a mainstream superhero monthly, so I'm grading it at a very solid B. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    X-Man's Comic Blog - x-man75 Mar 15, 2009

    I would have liked more from this comic, but I guess with this storyline only being 3 parts, Geoff couldn't really expand on things the way he usually does with his longer storylines. This issue really felt rushed, and at times it seemed like we were missing parts of the story. I guess I'm just used to most of Geoff's storylines being more in-depth and longer than the 3 parts this storyarc is being afforded. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 8, 2009

    I'm still on the fence about this arc, feeling as it does like a book lost in time. The team's lineup harkens back to the previous JSA iteration, with Jakeem and Atom-Smasher, while large portions of the plot are a sequel to Jerry Ordway's 'Power of Shazam' series that ended nearly a decade ago. Still, it's good to see Ordway's pencils again (though his wicked Mary is just disturbing as hell) and the story manages to convey a sense of urgency, as well as giving us more insight into the transition of Isis from gentle fertility goddess to vengeful harpy in the sky. Taken just on it's own merits, though, it's a well-done issue, with story and art complimenting one another, and a nice balance of characters (including a focus on my fave-rave Jay Garrick.) Justice Society of America #24 earns 3.5 out of 5 stars, with the hope that Jerry Ordway can, once and for all, bring Mary Marvel back from Cuckootown. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Mar 1, 2009

    Wiacek is the wrong inker for Ordway. He used to also inkJohn Byrne, which explains in part why he shouldnt have been given this job. Byrneand Ordway are strong illustrators, but their renditions are not exactly ascutting edge as the work of current comic book artists. Wiacek doesnt inktheir work in a manner that covers the crispy extra details the artists use intheir work. Instead, he exacerbate the very tones he should smudge under stronginks. It makes the comic book look dated, even if it is well crafted. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Revolution - Rokk Krinn Mar 3, 2009

    Justice Society of America #24 was nothing special. I would only recommend getting this issue if you are a fan of the Marvel Family. Hopefully, we will get treated with a more exciting read with the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    IGN - Dan Phillips Feb 25, 2009

    And no, I'm not going to go into detail about how another Origins and Omens feature derailed the flow of an issue without accomplishing anything worthwhile. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Mar 2, 2009

    It's going to be hard going to the comic shop next month, seeing Justice Society of America's new issue on the shelf, and not pick it up. Not only because I continue to have faith that Johns could turn this sinking boat around but, like a lot of comic readers, I'm a completest. And being only two issues away from John's farewell seems like reason enough to just stick with the title and see it through. However, I know that's a bad idea, because it means I'm literally throwing money in the trash. I think it's time to move on. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Kirk Warren Feb 26, 2009

    Johns never really clicked on this volume of JSA and, sad as it is to say, I'm glad he's finally leaving. I only wish this final storyline could have come out better. Read Full Review

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