By Hervé St-Louis
March 1, 2009 - 00:39
The Justice Society and Billy Batson go to the Rock of Eternity, the source of power for Captain Marvel and Black Adam. Black Adam and his wife, Isis have captured the rock and want to recreate the world. Will the Justice Society succeed in stopping Black Adam and his family.
Black Adam always lightens up the Justice Society when he mixes with them. Frankly, he shouldn’t be pissed at being used by them so much. The series made him a star in the first place. This story is more adventure, but it’s entertaining. I do get the feeling that the plot for this issue was thin, as it seems that Johns is dispersing his efforts all over the place. This story seems a much quicker read than the last story arc with Gog.
Wiacek is the wrong inker for Ordway. He used to also ink John Byrne, which explains in part why he shouldn’t have been given this job. Byrne and Ordway are strong illustrators, but their renditions are not exactly as cutting edge as the work of current comic book artists. Wiacek doesn’t ink their work in a manner that covers the crispy extra details the artists use in their work. Instead, he exacerbate the very tones he should smudge under strong inks. It makes the comic book look dated, even if it is well crafted.
Rating: 7 /10