JSA, Vol. 7: Princes of Darkness
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JSA, Vol. 7: Princes of Darkness (JSA #7; issues 46-55)

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The original superhero team-up, Justice Society of America is Earth's mightiest squad of defenders whose dynamic ranks include Powergirl, Dr. Mid-Nite, Mr. Terrific, Dr. Fate and star of TV's Justice League - Hawkgirl! When Obsidian, the darkness-controlling son of Green Lantern, teams up with the mind-twisting Eclipso and hyper-powerful wizard Mordru, the Justice Society...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published March 1st 2005 by DC Comics
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Sep 22, 2007 Brad rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: dc, comics
In the first half of this trade, which climaxes with JSA #50 (David Goyer's last issues as co-writer), the team faces off against Mordru (this JSA's first villain), Eclipso (the Spectre's nemesis), and Obsidian (Sentinel/Green Lantern's son). I really like this version of the evil spirit Eclipso--JSA's former archivist Rick Montez hates the spirit, yet struggles to harness its power.
Like most JSA stories, there are lots of great character moments. Here it's Sentinel's relationship with his kids...more
Stephen Theaker
An enjoyable book, but I'm pretty muddled now after reading a few of them out of order. Writing a review of this one a couple of weeks after I read it is quite tricky. I had to look at the description on Goodreads to remind me that Eclipso, Obsidian and Mordru are the three princes of darkness in question.

But what I am sure of is that I'm already looking forward to re-reading the series in order, and that the superheroes in this book are some of the most well-rounded (especially Power Girl, nudg...more
Shannon Appelcline
The main “Princes of Darkness” arc is great big-picture Goyers & Johns with many enemies and friends alike [7/10]. The shorts that finish the book off are generally good, with the Crimson Avenger story being particularly strong [8/10] and the Thanksgiving story being a bit weak [6/10].
Jul 17, 2012 Matt rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: comics
I really liked this collection. It had the JSA versus Mordru, Obsidian,and Eclipso and led in to the Black Vengeance collection. Geoff Johns' JSA trades are as always stupendous
Sep 13, 2011 Mike rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those desiring continuity!
Shelves: completed-series
Lots of battle, lots of between-villian plot development (almost too much, for a normally monthly serial), but ultimately kind of... flat.
Better review to follow.
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Geoff Johns originally hails from Detroit, Michigan. He attended Michigan State University, where he earned a degree in Media Arts and Film. He moved to Los Angeles in the late 1990’s in search of work within the film industry. Through perseverance, Geoff ended up as the assistant to Richard Donner, working on Conspiracy Theory and Lethal Weapon 4. During that time, he also began his comics career...more
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