JSA All-Stars #2
By Hervé St-Louis
January 18, 2010 - 22:25
Writer(s): Matthew Sturges
Penciller(s): Freddie Williams II
Inker(s): Freddie Williams II
Colourist(s): Richard Horie, Tanya Horie
Letterer(s): Pat Brosseau
Cover Artist(s): Freddie Williams II
The All-Stars are still trying to mesh as a team, but they have to rescue Stargirl quickly before Johnny Sorrow does something crazy with the teenaged heroine. Will the heroes arrive in time to save the day or will it be too late?
I’m not sure why I’m reading this series. I can’t stand the artist and I think the idea of a second team filled with characters I don’t care about and I wish would all get killed in the next company-wide crossover from DC Comics. Everything about Williams’s art is exaggerated. Maybe I prefer artists with a better understanding of classical proportions, a better sense of design and that can draw pupils in their characters’ eyes.
Yet, Sturges has a winner with the characterisation and the motivations. I get the characters and why they are doing this. This is a good story and I like how reliant on their own skills they are while still being a good team in a fight. I do like the leadership conflict with Power Girl and Magog. I wish Magog would just die, but apparently, DC Comics is trying to push him down our throat as a major character. Does anyone remember Agent Liberty from way back and how he was hyped as the second coming of Christ? That’s how I feel DC Comics is trying to push Magog and he’s one of the reason that I don’t like the story. However, I do appreciate the conflict with the Injustice Society. The villains have as much personality as the heroes. But I do have to ask about Geomancer. Wasn’t he killed way back in the old Justice Society series?
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