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Justice Society of America #15 Justice Society of America #15

Justice Society of America #15

Scheduled to arrive in stores: May 21, 2008

Cover date: June 2008

"The Good Fight"

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Dale Eaglesham
Inker: Prentis Rollins

Neal Bailey Reviewed by: Neal Bailey

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Gog dismisses Green Lantern, indicating that he (Gog) is only there for Superman, an aberration. (Turns out the Green Lantern and Obsidian are NOT Kingdom Come characters, but rather Alan Scott in a modified armor setup. Neal).

Obsidian blinds Gog, but Gog quickly rallies, taking on many of the JSA roster in combat. Finally, he takes down Judomaster as the heroes realize with Sandman's return that Gog appeared from Africa. Sandman claims that this is not the real Gog.

Gog teleports the group to Africa, where they appear in the cave with the giant Gog head. Upset, the head sucks "Gog" back in, rising up in the form of a giant man. He tells the JSA that he comes in peace...

Also, a one page preview of what's to come...

5Story - 5: This issue is almost a pure brawl, and as such, it works very well when you read through it. Every character jumps in, starts beating the heck out of Gog, and everything flows really well. It's a great example of almost every character that's been introduced getting a chance to shine. In other words, it's exactly my worries from previous issues of too many cooks alleviated.

I didn't like the pump-fake of Alan Scott using the Kingdom Come armor, it came across as a bit cheap, particularly given that very little hay was made with it in this issue.

Still, the fight was good, the characters and their motivations made total sense, and we're finally getting to the crux of the matter, the big fight with Gog, Third World deity.

All in all, chugging right along.

5Art - 5: The art is INSANELY good, and continues to blow me away. Everything keeps elevating every month, literally. From the Secret Six series on, I kept reiterating that Eaglesham does an insanely good battle scene, and this is no exception. Start to finish, it kills.

2Cover Art (Gog) - 2: Yeah, go on. Gimme flak. I don't care. I'm honest. This cover has, again, a very odd light source and color to go with it. It takes a great pose, and makes it almost glaring on the eyes to the point that it's hard to look at. Yes, I know it's beautifully painted. But it's also hard to look at.

5Cover Art (Sandman) - 5: The retail variants have been getting the good covers, which stinks. It's like the early 90s cover game, and I don't respect it. I'm not going to pay ten dollars for a better cover. The best cover should be on the book. Period.

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