David S. Goyer comic
Three generations of crime-fighters join together for the greater good: Sentinel, Wildcat, the Flash, Black Canary, Starman, Sand, Hourman, Atom Smasher, the Star-Spangled Kid and Hawkgirl. The heroes of the present and legends of the past come together to form the Justice Society of America! They have been called upon to save one of their own from one of the darkest powers ever to walk this earth…
The original Starman and Atom team up to protect America's crucial Manhattan Project from one of Stalker's Seven. However, this radioactive raider exudes such deadly power that even to approach him is death. Only Starman's cosmic rod allows him to fight Stalker's soldier. But the pugnacious Atom was never one to stay out of a fight, so what sacrifice will he make to ensure that America's atomic arsenal remains secure?
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The story opens with a young cloaked woman holding a sword, clad in armor bearing wings. "I believe there's a place where the restless souls wander. Burdened by the weight of their own sadness, they cannot enter Heaven. And so they wait, trapped between our world and the next, endlessly searching for a way to rid themselves of their pain. In hope that somehow, someday, they will be reunited with the ones they love." explains the young woman as the scene skips to the past.City of Angels - October 29th - La Noche De San Lucas.A crow flies over as a gang has a man and his son bound on a dock facing the waterfront. As one of the gang members begins filming the ordeal, the father begs for his son's life. His pleas however fall upon deaf ears as his son is murdered. Immediately afterwords the man is shot 3 times by the de-facto leader, the two bodies are then dumped into the ocean. As the father and son sink to the bottom, the fathers dying view is of a crow, seemingly flying up through the depths and out into the night.
An all-star group of creators tackles the JSA past and present! This 8-issue miniseries provides a perfect introduction to the rich world of the JSA! The entire team is in jeopardy, and only by going off on their own can they tackle the enemy within their midst!
After an initial arc that involved a battle against a younger version of the Legion of Super Heroes villain Mordru, and a stand alone Sand story, James Robinson left the title in the capable hands of Goyer's new writing partner, Geoff Johns. Soon to be a DC phenomenon, John's knowledge of superhero continuity and characterization propelled the comic for nearly the rest of its tenure and later guided the superhero team into a successful relaunch. Over the course of the title's run, the JSA battled many villains, including the likes of the Ultra-Humanite, Eclipso, Extant and the Gentleman Ghost. The series saw new members Hawkman, Captain Marvel, Jakeem Thunder, the second Mister Terrific and Hourman, a new Doctor Fate, and even the supposedly reformed villain Black Adam. The title debuted a new and deadly Crimson Avenger and delved into the nine lives of team member Wildcat.
Until the first official reunion of the World's Greatest Heroes and the Original Super-Team suddenly erupts into an explosive melee, a twisted conspiracy composed of select members from each group threatens to tear allegiances apart and make enemies of comrades. But have these heroes truly become evil, or is there a larger, more diabolical menace biding its time, waiting for virtue to fall and vice to rise from its ashes?