How is it, that the last best JSA stories have happened on TV within the last month? The Brave & Bold episode with Batman, and the Smallville 2 hour Absolute Justice were much more in line with what the JSA are about.
How did DC’s best team book, become so bad so fast, and with really good writers and artists giving their best efforts?
No kidding, I LOVE FABELS & JACK OF FABLES! Bill Willingham has entertained me with his stuff since the Elementals in the 1980’s. Matt Sturges too. His Blue Beetle work with Norton was fun, and I even liked Salvation Run! Freddie Williams is drawing the hell out of jsa all stars, after the great work on Final Crisis RUN , which to me was leaps and bounds better than his excellent Robin work.
I’m just not buying this whole JSA team split-up.
It’s frankly the antithesis of what Bendis & Milar did with the Avengers and Civil War. We saw Iron Man & Spider-Man disagree with Captain America , but you understood their motivations. Even JMS had that great moment in Amazing Spider-Man when Peter tells Tony Stark, “Hey I’m going with you on this, but if I decide later you’re wrong I’m going to bitch slap your shinny metal ass, for making me doubt this great man.”
This JSA split seemed pissy and inconsistent from a character standpoint. I know the good stories come from conflict, and when it’s right, it’s the “left turns ” a character makes that create provocative moments. The dialogue and actions seem to be done by strangers.
I said this on twitter earlier. I really hope that a major story shift happens and months from now a friend, or a listener will tell me “Oh man, you fucked up! The JSA has been brilliant since you dropped it in February.” But today I say so long, to the JSA books. I’m just not feeling it.
It’s Ok. I’m sure at some point there will again be a great new JSA book to enjoy, and there are TONS of excellent trades of past JSA stories. Not just the Goyer robinson Johns runs, but the 1970’s all Star stuff, plus the countless JLA/JSA team ups .
And I’ll save 6-8 bucks a month.