DC Comics
Justice Society of America # 43
By Koppy McFad
Oct 8, 2010 - 4:48

DC Comics
Writer(s): James Robinson
Penciller(s): Jesus Merino
Inker(s): Jesse Delprading
Colourist(s): Allan Passalaqua
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh
Cover Artist(s): Shane Davis, Sandra Hope
$2.99 US 32 pages



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The original Green Lantern, Alan Scott has a talk with his troubled son, Obsidian in this epilogue to the overlong JLA-JSA team-up.

This issue serves to introduce some strange story elements like this Gaiman-esque emerald fairyland on the dark side of the Moon that Alan now presides over. Readers are also informed that if Obsidian gets too physically close to his sister Jade, it will trigger some disasterous events.

This whole issue moves too slowly, making it quite boring. The new situation with the mystical creatures and the Obsidian-Jade problem should be intriguing. But they just look like some plot twists shoved in at the last moment to make the whole "Dark Things" storyline look more important.

Obsidian has a creepy obsession about getting in close proximity with his sister. The writer reminds us that he is gay and shouldn't be interested in girls but his feelings toward his sister still sound pretty icky.

The art is rather pedestrian, not conveying either the drama that the writer is looking for, or the grandeur of emerald city. Even the giant, double-page spreads, showing the deaths of various DC heroes, look rushed.

Maybe this new "Starheart" City and the Obsidian-Jade threat will result in some pretty good stories later on but for now, they look contrived and dull.

 


Rating: 3/10

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