JSA

August 5, 2007 Posted by admin

TITLE: JSA

REVIEW DATE: 27/01/02

REVIEWER: MATT YEO

ISSUE: 32
WRITERS: DAVID GOYER & GEOFF JOHNS

ARTIST: PETER SNEJBJERG

REVIEW:
jsa32-coverThis issue sees the JSA enjoying some quality downtime before kicking off their next multi-part epic,’Stealing Thunder’. Back on board is much-missed
co-writer, Geoff Johns, who’s been busy penning his latest big screen adventure, Blade II.
I’ve been enjoying JSA since its successful relaunch over two years ago and the title’s unique appeal, characterisations and pacing continue to impress me. Although the action takes a backseat this month, there are still plenty of choice moments and juicy plotlines being set up for future stories.
Unlike other team books, the JSA has always felt like more of a family to me and there’s certainly plenty of group-bonding this issue, from Black Canary’s critique of her comrades personalities and mournful farewell to a great dinner scene where everyone squabbles over who’s ordered the best food.
David Goyer and Geoff Johns are easily DC’s finest double act. The month they keep the pace jogging along until the shocking conclusion and, as usual, you’re left wanting more but having to wait a full month until next issue. Fresh from a long run on Starman, Peter Snejbjerg provides fantastic guest art, with his unique use of shadows and breathtakingly simplistic work looking as stunning in full colour as I’m sure it would in black and white.
I’ve never been a particular fan of Jakeem (J.J.) Thunder and always felt that we were being given an updated, streetwise kid with a pet Thunderbolt just for the sake of it. However, although the apparent return of the original Johnny Thunder is merely a taster for what’s to come, I’m starting to feel that Jakeem could really come into his own over the next few months.
As Goyer and Johns have proved time and again in JSA, nothing is ever as it seems and I for one have a feeling J.J. Thunder will have an essential part to play in the forthcoming ‘Thunder’, storyline.
Another amazing issue and check out those final few pages for some truly frightening characterisation as well as the return of a much-demanded classic JSA villain!

BULLETPROOF RATING: 9/10