Justice Society of America #24
By Hervé St-Louis March 1, 2009 - 00:39
Publisher(s): DC Comics
Writer(s): Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway
Penciller(s): Jerry Ordway
Inker(s): Bob Wiacek
Letterer(s): Rob Leigh
Cover Artist(s): Alex Ross, Jerry Ordway
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.