The JSA Returns!

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DC announced today at the FanExpo Canada Convention in Toronto that the original superhero team, the Justice Society of America will be returning in a new comic series, written by James Robinson (Starman, The Golden Age, Justice League of America) and art by Nicola Scott (Teen Titans, Birds of Prey, Secret Six). This is great news to folks like me. I was just opining over the poor treatment of these characters in the wrap of the now defunct DCU. If you hadn’t been following the recent exploits of JSA, issue #54 (the last), which came out last week, featured the … Continue reading

The Exile’s Read of the Week 3/23/11


BATMAN, INC #4 Story: Grant Morrison Art: Chris Burnham Covers: JH WIlliams and Yanick Paquette Alternate Cover Publisher: DC A $2.99 Comic This is not the book I thought I’d be writing about this week. I casually mentioned last week that I’m not a huge Batman fan. I’m not saying I’m not a fan. But on my rank of characters, let’s say he just misses the top five. (Dick Grayson, however is in the top five.) I wasn’t sure what to make of this title when it first came out. I’m a child of the 80’s, when Batman, as a … Continue reading

Exile’s Read of the Week – 5/12/10 – ADVENTURE COMICS #11

ADVENTURE COMICS #11 Story: JAMES ROBINSON Art: BERNARD CHANG Co-feature Story:STERLING GATES Co-feature Art: TRAVIS MOORE Cover: MARK BUCKINGHAM Publisher: DC MON-EL. LAR GAND VALOR SUPERMAN-LITE Call him what ever you want. This character has had a career as a replacement Superman. Both in the present, and in the future with the Legion. The problem with creating a replacement Superman is he can’t really be more interesting that Superman. It doesn’t really matter. He has almost as many backstories as names. That has always kept the Daxamite hero a bit of a head scratcher for those of us who were … Continue reading

Exile’s Pulllist – 4/21/10

Right to the pull list this week – you know where to find my read of (last) week JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #44 DC Story: James Robinson Art: Mark Bagley and Rob Hunter So what happened to the team we were promised in is 42? Seriously, where the hell is the Justice League? It’s a good thing there are two Justice Society teams out there or the world would be up the creek. As it looks more and more that the BRIGHTEST DAY leads (Aquaman, Martian Manhunter, the Hawks, Firestorm, the Atom, and of course Green Lantern) will be a … Continue reading

Exile’s Pulllist – 4/14/10

Don’t forget to check out my Read of the Week – FARSCAPE: SCORPIUS Wow – it was quite a week for comics. – The Blackest Night has ended. The Brightest Day has risen. BRIGHTEST DAY #0 DC Story: Geoff Johns & Peter J. Tomasi Art: Fernando Pasarin and others Wow. it’s hard to believe it was almost 11 months ago (Remember Blackest Night #0 was DC’s Free Comic Book Day book last year.) when the long, dark night of the living dead began for Green Lantern and company. Could anyone foresee where the Blackest Night would take us (Except maybe … Continue reading