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The New Golden Age #1

Writer: Geoff Johns Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: November 9, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
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From the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC's epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC's future...and its past...will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is...Nostalgia? Don't miss the start of the more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - William J. Jackson Nov 8, 2022

    The New Golden Age #1 has taken some significant strides I hope the series following it live up to. This is an excellent introduction to the Justice Society and DC Comics lore and is a visual treat. We have the JSA again, but what form will they take after all is said and done? We'll have to dig into their series to find out. Welcome back, Golden Age. May you gain 1 million new fans. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Dark Knight News - James Attias Nov 8, 2022

    The New Golden Age #1 is going to lead to something big, something only Geoff Johns could handle. If whatever that is, is any comparison to this, then the next few years of DC are going to be out of this world! Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Christopher Franey Nov 8, 2022

    The New Golden Age #1 invites all to explore the rich world of DC Comics. Legacy, mystery, and fantastic adventure await the reader as they are spellbound by the beautiful art inside. I was reminded of the wonder and promise of the DC Universe Rebirth Special and am hyped for this new Golden Age! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 8, 2022

    One way or another, this issue took me back to just how good Johns' JSA wasand I have no doubt that's about to continue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    DC Comics News - Matthew Lloyd Nov 10, 2022

    The New Golden Age #1 is a heck of a fun issue! The pages drip with multiple forms of nostalgia while setting up a few mysteries. There is a heavy focus on character, and not just Helena Wayne, but all along the way the issue is peppered with moments that lend some sort of insight. The Who's Who pages at the end do the same. It's hard not to be interested in every single one of these "lost characters on some level. It's been too long since the Justice Society has had a prominent role in the DC Comics Universe. This first issue feels like things are on the right track. It's hard to judge what this does for readers unfamiliar with the concept save for the solid set up and character bits. For longtime fans, it's about as good as one could expect without Roy Thomas coming back to pick up where he left off in 1986. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comic Watch - B. Radtz Nov 8, 2022

    After a year and a half of waiting, were finally getting theofficial return of the Justice Society, with Geoff Johns returning to the characters that made him a superstar. Was he able to recapture that same magic he did 20 years ago? Its hard to say. At this point its got some real potential, but Johns output in the Rebirth era has been hit or miss. Its a middling start, but Im willing to give it a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Nov 8, 2022

    The New Golden Age #1, though having an extremely confusing narrative that jumps between many different time periods, puts the original Justice Society of America in focus again, as well as introducing several new legacy characters and a unique new villain. The book also features appearances by numerous obscure characters that are always fun to see. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Get Your Comic On - Neil Vagg Nov 8, 2022

    The New Golden Age is the perfect one-shot to herald in a new era of legacy for the DCU. A typical Johns mystery, it has some huge twists but ultimately suffers from it's own one-shot structure. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Nov 9, 2022

    The New Golden Age is just the shot in the arm the JSA needs. Hopefully this will be the start of something big for DC Comics' first superhero team and a revival of one of comics' most underrated franchises. The upcoming JSA and Stargirl series will tell that tale. For now, at least, the future and the past are looking good. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles Nov 8, 2022

    It says a lot of the state of DC Comics when even Johns cant quickly tidy it up. This New Golden Age might shine eventually, but its not going to be an easy journey even for a continuity Mr. Fixit like Johns. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Multiversity Comics - Brian Salvatore Nov 14, 2022

    There's a lot of good here, but some of it gets lost in the sheer amount of ideas in the book. And, it gets knocked down a whole point for keeping the "Doomsday Clock shenanigans going. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Connor Casey Nov 9, 2022

    Writer Geoff John's The New Golden Age tries to straddle the line of being frustratingly impenetrable for casual reads and just compelling enough for people to check out the new Justice Society of America series, Stargirl and whatever big events are coming in the pipeline. But even if you've read all the required reading this comic connects toFlashpoint, Flashpoint Beyond, Doomsday Clock, a passing knowledge of Helena Wayne as Huntress, the JSA, various Doctor Fates and whatever the hell is going on with Watchmenyou're still going to need to draw out a chart to make sense of it all. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 10, 2022

    The part of the DCU that actually acknowledges Doomsday Clock ever happened is on full display here, and while there are some seeds of interest in these pages, it reads awkwardly and feels like just another Elseworlds. Read Full Review

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