Friday, September 2, 2011

Justice Society of America #54

What a gorgeous cover. What a poster that could make!

Doesn’t really matter anymore, does it? Marc Guggenheim wraps up his interesting Monument Point storyline in a pretty abrupt fashion, letting a super-powered energy blast do what the entire JSA could not, taking down the weird dude trapped under Monument Point. I assume this would have been more dramatic and detailed had the DCU not rebooted.

I’m still annoyed that Jesse Quick was sort of to blame for letting this guy go, and it’s also interesting that the mysterious Senator from earlier in the book was actually correct. Having the JSA hang around in Monument Point really was a bad idea.

In the end, this is going to be a shortened, forgotten run, as Guggenheim turned out some solid super-hero comics, but hardly reinvented the wheel during his time on the book.

Jerry Ordway’s pencils are a delight, as always. I truly hope there is a place for his classic style in the new 52 somewhere. Is it too much to hope for a new Shazam title?


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