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Review: Justice League of America #48

At last,the Starheart is vanquished!

Catharsis is reached in this JLA/JSA crossover as Jade manages to wrest Alan Scott, Obsidian and herself from the Starheart's control, thus satisfying her White Lantern labor. 
 

The Good   

It's fun to see how this book's been guiding some of the lingering ramifications of Brightest Day. I didn't quite understand what Jade's Eclipso-style joining with Obsidian entails, nor what the White Lantern's riddle means - - I'm probably not supposed to, yet - - but I could get behind the emotional drama of her sense of betrayal at Kyle's hands and the pain of her seperation from her brother. Bagley's art continues to show an almost superhuman level of quality, as he makes all 30 odd characters in the book look awesome (with proper time and attention spent on every single one.) All of that's in addition to him being able to put these pages out faster than anybody else in the business. 

The Bad   

I've never felt like that coloring has worked consistently with Bagley's art. It's definitely breath-taking on the splashes of Jade's White Lantern reveal and young Alan Scott's return, but often it seems overly shiny with texture patterns that don't fit in the line work. Also, I really haven't been feeling the back-up feature with Red Tornado. It just didn't seem that consequential, especially now that it's completed. 

The Verdict - 3.5/5  

I'm honestly a little glad that this Starheart storyline's finally wrapped up, because I've been enjoying the talents on this book, but I feel like they've been getting bogged down in an overly-busy continuity fixer. Now that all the t's have been crossed and all the i's have been dotted, so to speak, I'm eager to see what Robinson and Bagley have in store for us on this title.    
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Posted by N7_Normandy

Would 49 be a good time to start reading jsa?  I've been wanting to start for a while now, but didn't really know where to begin

Posted by wallywest55

Since there isn't that many comics out JSA wise u should start from number 1. BUT if you are talking JLA then number 1 would be good as well. there is a constant story going on and u should read number 1. JLA also ties in with other badass comic series that you would prolly want to read.

Posted by N7_Normandy
@wallywest55 said:
" Since there isn't that many comics out JSA wise u should start from number 1. BUT if you are talking JLA then number 1 would be good as well. there is a constant story going on and u should read number 1. JLA also ties in with other badass comic series that you would prolly want to read. "
I'd prefer to jump in and not go so far back
Posted by JCJQLB

I don't appreciate Bagley's art!

Posted by longbowhunter

While James Robinson's cast in Justice League of America is interesting his stories and Bagley's art dont do it for me. Justice League: Generation Lost is a much better series.
Edited by doordoor123
@N7_Normandy: Ive been following Brightest Day and JSA All-Stars.  I started reading JSA during this crossover and will continue to read it after. If youre following Brightest Day i suggest to pick up these issues and wiki anyone you dont know or just start in the next issue, which should deal with the repercussions of what weve just read in this crossover. But i really suggest starting from issue one if you really want to understand it and get the full story (as ive done with other books. Im just not a huge JSA fan)
Posted by Gothic Storm

What's up with Supergirl's hair? Flashbacks of the classic punky Storm there on the cover!

Posted by timrothsays

>>I've never felt like that coloring has worked consistently with Bagley's art.
 
my thoughts exactly

Posted by NightFang

Maybe i'll check this out.