Justice Society of America #26

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Dale Eaglesham Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 29, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Featuring three painted covers by Alex Ross depicting the entire Justice Society of America! In a very special day-in-the-life story of the JSA titled "Black Adam Ruined My Birthday," the team celebrates the birthday of one of their own Stargirl! Don't miss this momentous issue.

  • 8.8
    IGN - Daniel Schmergel Apr 29, 2009

    While portions of the story may seem downright corny, it's hard to imagine a more appropriate conclusion to Johns' run on the Justice Society than this sweet little story. It reminds us that, for Johns, the Justice Society was never really about heroes and villains, or battles and catastrophes. It was about the nature and importance of family; the way it both sustains you and challenges you to constantly strive to be the best person, or super hero, you can be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 15, 2009

    This issue is a cute one in which not a lot happens, but the writer's affection for the characters and their world is made 100% clear. Geoff Johns has put his heart and soul into these characters for nearly 100 issues now, and it's a nice handoff to the incoming writer, but also serves as thank you and goodbye. With so many characters, it's hard to guarantee that everyone gets their due, but Johns comes damn close in this one. Dale Eaglesham's art is pretty wonderful, too, with a range of expression that borders upon superhuman, from Courtney's embarassment to Power Girl's bemusement at Starman's ice cream gobbling ("He ate the candles, too.") to the smile on Green Lantern's face as Atom-Smasher sets Damage straight. This is a good issue, hampered only by the sheer amount of material and heroes therein. Johns didn't join until JSA was already under way, but his contribution has made the series what it is, and he will be missed. Justice Society of America #26 earns a long an Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 29, 2009

    This issue does, however, make a strong case for Johns to revisit the concept of a series (or mini) starring Stargirl. Certainly, given Johns' current popularity the book would be a little more widely noticed the second time around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 3, 2009

    Eaglesham (who's working for Marvel Comics now) once again does an exemplary job of juggling the multitude of characters populating this title, and there's even more than usual in this issue. The circumstances of the story bring a lot of kids into the mix, and the artist does a great job of distinguishing among the various ages of the characters. He also conveys the cramped and oddly chaotic nature of a big gathering of family members and friends in a space that wasn't designed to accommodate so many people. I love the Alex Ross cover image featuring the entirely of the title team's expansive lineup, though I am disappointed that DC opted to release it as three separate covers. A gatefold cover or one printed on a landscape orientation would have been appropriate. That the publisher tries to force fans of the title to shell out for the comic three times is transparent and a bit shameless. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Comic Book Bin - Patrick Brub May 3, 2009

    Not a bad issues but as far as last issues go this one did not met my expectations. It felt a bit hollow and as I said above, I feel Johns wrote it for himself and that he wanted to leave a legacy to one of his favourite character. Read Full Review

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