Justice Society of America #30

Writer: Bill Willingham Artist: Jesus Merino Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 26, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 7
6.8Critic Rating
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"Bad Seed" part 2 of 5! The JSA feels the strain when battling a monstrous collection of villains who've mounted an all-out war on the team to collect a bounty placed on the head of everyone in the group except Stargirl! Tensions flare, and the group is forced to make a compromise in order to chase their fleeing enemies or return to the mansion to find out why Mister Terrific's communications have suddenly stopped! And Dr. Fate returns to the team in this second issue from the new creative team of writers Bill Willingham (FABLES) and Matthew Sturges (BLUE BEETLE) and artist Jesus Merino (SUPERMAN ANNUAL)!

  • 9.0
    Mania - Chris Smits Sep 1, 2009

    Without downplaying several other moments that are happening in this story (or revealing spoilers about those moments as well!), the high point of this issue can be found right there on the cover. Yeah, I'm biased because I love Dr. Fate, but having him show up in this title was just a really satisfying read. Though the Justice Society of America has kind of been meandering lately, the new creative talent on board is leading the way towards what may prove to be a good (or possibly) great run on the book. I'd have given this an A almost for the Fate factor alone, but with the story being fun and the curiosity to see what happens next issue, I'm giving this an A- because the art fell a little flat for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Sep 1, 2009

    I don't think this new take on the JSA is quite there - it needs more humor and romance, for example - but it's definitely moving in the right direction. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    IGN - Bryan Joel Aug 26, 2009

    At lot of readers, I'm sure, grimaced at the departure of Geoff Johns from these pages. But two issues in, it's clear Willingham and Sturges have a clear goal for these characters and they're managing to tell a good opening story. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comix 411 - David Torres Aug 30, 2009

    It's still early in this run for this creative team. I'll see where this story goes, but if I don't like the stories I'll be moving on. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Aug 30, 2009

    Not a bad issue, but there's still some growing pains and lazy storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 7, 2009

    Either way, I'm intrigued by what's going on here, though I'm wondering how unwieldy a team of this size is going to be for ongoing storylines. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 27, 2009

    I'm hoping that when "Justice Society of America" is split into two books this fall, it helps out with the over-crowded, no-one-does-anything nature of the book at the moment. Until then, though, it's feeling a bit too sluggish for my taste. Hopefully things can pick up a bit sooner. "JSA" was one of my favorite books, but "Justice Society of America" has been struggling for a while now. Read Full Review

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