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Justice Society: 1 new teammate for every issue or your money back

mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
edited June 2008 in Graphic Violence
What the heck is going on here?

I have all the trades of john's first run. JSA was my absolutely hands down favorite- BUT this run has been aweful.

Nothing has happened- story just drags and drags. The team is bloated to the point that there is very very little charactorization.

And the worst part is there have been plenty of hints at story possibilities- damage and liberty bell and hourman; firey PG as the chair person, the old teaching the young. but no KC super man and lots of brooding. An entire issue of gog fight. It was gog against something like 30 heroes....

Am I crazy or has this run been disappointing at the very least?

SIDE RANT- Pg is the most dumped on charactor ever.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    yes you are crazy.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited June 2008
    Can we disregard the OP and talk about how cool JSA has been?

    I think it has been pretty awesome.

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  • Bloods EndBloods End Blade of Tyshalle Punch dimensionRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Gog is hilarious.

    "I

    AM

    GOG.

    WHO

    ARE

    YOU"

    And that creepy fucking smile.

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    JSA is amazing.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I seriously had no idea that Damage was related to the first Atom.

    I also had no idea that the first Atom got super-powers ever.

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  • SalmonOfDoubtSalmonOfDoubt Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    bobgorila wrote: »
    I seriously had no idea that Damage was related to the first Atom.

    It's, like, a pretty big part of his character.

    And uh they mention it repeatedly in the first issue

    How do you miss that

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  • KVWKVW Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I wouldn't say it has been amazing. It's been an exceptionally long and filler-filled Thy Kingdom Come arc that had a few kick ass moments that ended up being meaningless.

    The Alan Scott / Obsidian ending? Ya, that lasted about a page or two in the next issue and was just there for Kingdom Come references and had little to no story follow up, not even a powerup of any kind for Scott.

    Kingdom Come Superman? He's been drinking tea, brooding and following the JSA around, but, for all his strength, hasn't done anything. Johns has decided it's more important to focus on Judomaster, Amazing Man, Thunder and the half a dozen other "new" characters to the team in an arc that was hyped up for its Kingdom Come and Alex Ross influences.

    Let's not forget the Lightning Saga.


    Has this volume been bad? No. But it hasn't been great either. Moments of brilliance, like pancake breakfasts or Starman being insane cameos, but still very fleeting moments, nonetheless.

    The current arc's been what, 8 issues long now with a couple delays and the only things that have happened are a) new team members joined and b) Gog was revealed as the statue head and a "good guy". It could have been done in about 2 issues if you ask me and we could have cut out the random fight scenes where Gog doesn't punch the heads off the weaker heroes (he puts a beat down on KC Superman, who's stronger, by far, than our Superman, so should be ablet o just kill half the team with a flick of his wrist if you ask me).

    For all its troubles, I still love the series, but it's seen better days, in my opinion, and feels like a lot of filler and all flash / no substance with the Kingdom Come stuff.

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited June 2008
    bobgorila wrote: »
    I seriously had no idea that Damage was related to the first Atom.

    It's, like, a pretty big part of his character.

    And uh they mention it repeatedly in the first issue

    How do you miss that

    I guess I only read every other page or something dumb. I should go back and re-read from #1.

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    This might summon Bad Karma out of the nether

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  • bobgorilabobgorila Registered User
    edited June 2008
    KVW wrote: »
    Let's not forget the Lightning Saga.

    But without the Lightning Saga we wouldn't have the Flash Kids!

    ohwait

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    bobgorila wrote: »
    I seriously had no idea that Damage was related to the first Atom.

    I also had no idea that the first Atom got super-powers ever.

    It seems that The Justice Society Returns is now canon; that's when the Atom got his powers. I really love JSAR, so this is awesome.

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  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    The whole Gog run hasn't been too bad but I'm waiting for the Crime Society of Amerika to return to the regular DC universe so the JSA can have some worthy opponents. Maybe Final Crisis can do that.

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  • ZeromusZeromus Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I really love JSA. It has not really featured the fastest-moving stories ever, but that doesn't really bother me, to be honest.

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  • Desktop HippieDesktop Hippie Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Me either. Every issue has been hugely enjoyable. I'm also amazed at how well they juggle so many characters, and how they make you care about them all. Also, Gog is fantastic. Can't wait to see how that works out.

    By the way, on the last issue
    Anyone else notice that when Gog fell to earth, he had the same symbol on his side that Lance has on his arm?
    It's made pretty clear, so I'm assuming it's one of the reasons we have new characters. Just wondering what it means.

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'm suspicious of Gog's rocky face. Looks to much like Darkseid for there to be a trusting.

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  • mojojoeomojojoeo A block off the park, living the dream.Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Im crazy....

    or i dont care for the slower pace...

    or I'm crazy.....

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It is not in any way shape or form anything even remotely resembling awful, but it's not as good as the better stuff from the first Johns run no

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    It's one of my favorite monthly titles. It just reads like a classic superhero comic. It can get a little fanwanky when all the Kingdom Come stuff gets shoved into it, but it's still very enjoyable. I'm digging all the new characters getting introduced.

    So far my favorite's Citizen Steel. I'm eagerly anticipating the day ge gets to tear off his costume and pound the dogshit out of some random big bad.

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  • TankTank Registered User
    edited June 2008
    I like the comic, but I will admit that the large cast and slow moving story kind of turn me off.

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I liked it best when Captain Marvel and Black Adam were on the team

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  • sportzboytjwsportzboytjw squeeeeeezzeeee some more tax breaks outRegistered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I liked it best when Captain Marvel and Black Adam were on the team


    But then everything's better with Captain Marvel and Black Adam.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2008
    KVW wrote: »
    Kingdom Come Superman? He's been drinking tea, brooding and following the JSA around, but, for all his strength, hasn't done anything.

    You mean like when Hercules beat the living crap out of regular Superman and then he couldn't do shit to KC Superman?
    KVW wrote: »
    Johns has decided it's more important to focus on Judomaster, Amazing Man, Thunder and the half a dozen other "new" characters to the team in an arc that was hyped up for its Kingdom Come and Alex Ross influences.

    And if Johns focused on the KC stuff you'd complain about how he introduced new characters and then did nothing with them (also, it's Lightning that's on the team, not Thunder). Of course he's going to focus on new characters: A) that's what the JSA is about, and B) it's so we get to know them.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I liked it best when Captain Marvel and Black Adam were on the team

    Well they just brought back Black Adam. Not on the team (yet?), but he'll be in the book.

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2008
    mojojoeo wrote: »
    Im crazy....

    or i dont care for the slower pace...

    or I'm crazy.....

    MOOSE cheese spoon lol

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    keith what are you doing in this thread

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    revealing that he was Bad Karma all along

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I didnt want to be the one to say it

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2008
    he did stop posting when i moved to seattle

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  • Sars_BoySars_Boy Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Balefuego wrote: »
    I didnt want to be the one to say it
    that's okay I felt entitled anyway

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Regarding too many members:
    Aren't we pretty certain that they're going to divide the team into two separate teams?

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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    New JSA and Mighty JSA

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  • Robos A Go GoRobos A Go Go Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Mighty Morphin' Justice Society and Justice Society Turbo.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I Can't Believe It's the Justice Society and Justice Society Elite

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  • BigDesBigDes Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I think quite a few of those characters are going to die anyway.

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  • JoeUserJoeUser Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    BigDes wrote: »
    I think quite a few of those characters are going to die anyway.

    :(

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  • Garlic BreadGarlic Bread Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    edited June 2008
    the teasers in one of the recent issues showed that someone (a male) dies

    but yeah, it looks like it'll be divided up into two teams. probably those who think Gog is awesome and those who think he's probably bad

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    You know, if JSA: Classified hadn't devolved into the Wildcat Busts Up An Illegal Fighting Organization Show, it would have been a great place to expand on, and flesh out a lot of characters introduced by Johns.

    As is, if DC does decide to split the cast, I hope they revive one of their old patriotic titles, like All Star Squadron, Star-Spangled Comics, Smash Comics, Seven Soldiers of Victory, etc. A lot of those names are just so classic and fun, it's a shame they don't really get used.

    Or I guess they could just relaunch a new Infinity Inc book more in line with the spirit of the old one. But I think they need to wait a year or two for the stink to wear off the name.

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  • mattharvestmattharvest Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    I'd actually really like to see Gog hang around for awhile without becoming either a bad guy or an overwhelming religious figure. I think it'd be neat if the he simply was there, making a sort of Eden, not bothering anyone while patiently keeping people from interfering with his followers. I can't recall a situation like that in comics before where it didn't devolve into a nightmare.

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  • MunchMunch Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Yeah, I'll be kind of disappointed if Johns uses the standard, "Ha! I was evil all along!" reveal. Hopefully that won't happen. I was happy to see Damage defying that particular trope a bit, when Gog started healing the villagers. He immediately said what everyone was thinking, basically asking, "Are you guys fucking retarded? How many times have we seen this false messiah bullshit!? He's obviously evil!"

    I wouldn't mind seeing the story take kind of a King Kong turn, where Gog really is harmless, but people just refuse not to exploit him for their own gain, eventually killing him or driving him away. Hopefully it'll go somewhere I'm not expecting.

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  • The Muffin ManThe Muffin Man Registered User regular
    edited June 2008
    Keith wrote: »
    the teasers in one of the recent issues showed that someone (a male) dies

    but yeah, it looks like it'll be divided up into two teams. probably those who think Gog is awesome and those who think he's probably bad

    And Mr.Terrific who doesn't think he's even real all on his own.

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