Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Justice Society of America #17 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Justice Society of America #17, about which I write the following sentences: "Writer Geoff Johns, with plotting assistance from Alex Ross, seems to be questioning the role of a higher power. He's asking, in this narrative, 'what is the price of getting your ultimate wish?' and 'what is the relationship between humanity and the divine?' Being a comic book writer, Johns isn't asking these questions idly. He's putting them in action, literally embodied by Gog and his relationship to those around them. He's also challenging the god-like roles of the superhumans, and when Gog says to the JLA (who make a guest appearance in this issue), 'You are protectors. Who protects you? Now I do,' we understand the math involved. Gog is to Superman as Superman is to humanity. It's a matter of degree, but an important matter, to be sure."

Read the entire review HERE.

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