Justice Society of America #50

Writer: Marc Guggenheim Artist: George Prez Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 27, 2011 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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We're celebrating the fiftieth issue with an extra-sized spectacular and a roster of artists you won't want to miss! The team must explore a bizarre and fantastic underworld found beneath Monument Point . . . with the help of the one and only Challengers of the Unknown! And why was Senator Eagin out to get the JSA during the long-ago witch hunts against the mystery men?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Matthew Z. Rios May 2, 2011

    I truly dont understand why I havent heard more buzz or praise for Mark Guggenheims Justice Society of America run; I honestly feel the book hasnt been this good in a while. Guggenheim keeps the spirit of legacy and respect alive, while adding an unexpected grittiness to its pages. The changes, including Alan Scotts new costume (which is just beautiful) and the recent additions to the team (including a female Blue Beetle?!) have breathed a new life into the pages of a title that didnt know it needed it. Overall this was an amazing book, which served both as a great acknowledgement of what has come and a look at the grand adventures that will be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Apr 28, 2011

    This issue mightily displays the potential that the Monument Point concept and enlarged roster offer. The story builds the roster, celebrates the history, and describes the legacy of the Justice Society of America. I just wish we could have gotten a roster portrait to round out this oversized celebration. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 29, 2011

    This issue works well as a tribute to the history of these characters. Hopefully, its a good new beginning for the title as well. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Apr 29, 2011

    I can honestly say that, aside from a nice retelling of the 1951 story where the Society disbands and some of Jay Garrick's dialogue, most of the story this issue is impenetrable. Doctor Fate returns mysteriously, Mr. Terrific's situation isn't even addressed, and most of the cast doesn't even get a speaking part. I'm interested in the story behind the Red Beetle, but I'm not sure what's up with Darknight, and while I love Blue Devil and Manhunter, there's already so many characters in the book that I'm not sure how I feel about the new roster. Guggenheim's story so far has been filled with things that aren't explained (like Scythe's backstory), don't quite come across (Doctor Chaos) or feel way too familiar (Senator Eagin's reprisal of the JSA's past) but the plotting this issue is poleaxed by all three problems at once. As much as I like things like a central role for Flash, I'm bothered by dangling plot threads and excessive characters, leaving me flashing back to the 90′s era Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan NguyenShare this: May 1, 2011

    Slightly more worthwhile art is not enough to make up for rudderless writing, nor is it enough to keep me cringing through yet another story arc. Consider this title dropped. Read Full Review

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