Saturday, August 1, 2009

drive-by readings: Justice Society of America #29

Justice Society of America #29 (DC)
"Bad Seed: Chapter 1, Fresh Meat"
Bill Willingham
Matthew Sturges
Jesus Merino
Allen Passalaqua
Rob Leigh
now there's a team book. thank goodness the JSA can still be name-checked. although it may be headed for changes too, as this is the debut issue of Fables writing team of Billingham and Matturges. and what a debut. the team gets ambushed once, even with an almost full deck (yes, i know, Hawkman isn't here - you know why), and are on the ropes. much worse, they get ambushed twice, with Mr. Terrific back home investigating the devolvement of Obsidian into a stone, getting knifed in the back (that's not Fair Play!) by a mind-controlled recruit. the whole thing reads just like Fables, and other fans may need to get used to it. no matter, excellent cliffhanger and we all await with bated breath for the next issue to arrive. and oy! welcome back, Jess Merino! haven't seen you in a while.

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