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JSA, Vol. 5: Stealing Thunder (JSA #5; issues 32-38)

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JSA: Stealing Thunder (Book 5) [Paperback] Geoff Johns (Author), David S. Goyer (Author), Leonard Kirk (Author)
Paperback, 176 pages
Published October 1st 2003 by DC Comics
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Shannon Appelcline
The Crimson Avenger introduction is quite good, and promises interesting conflict in the future [8/10]. The main plot, of "Stealing Thunder", is fun, though the whole world-gone-wrong-with-bad-supers-in-control has been done a million times [7/10]. The "Father's Day" character piece that finishes off the volume is terrific [10/10].
Collects JSA 32-38
Role Call: Atom Smasher, Black Adam, Captain Marvel, Dr. Fate, Dr. Mid-Nite, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Hourman, Jakeem Thunder, Mr. Terrific, Power Girl, Sand, The Star Spangled Kid, Wildcat.

What to tell you without spoilers: We get a short story-slash-intro of the modern Crimson Avenger, that appears to be a set up for a confrontation with Wildcat that is not in this volume. We get an introduction to the various dramas existing on the team, and witness the return of the original J
Still a good read, but Stephen Sadowsky isn't the main artist anymore. The others are good, but I have to admit, I really miss the feeling he brought to the book.
Now, this is more like it. Great battles - but more character-driven storylines. (Esp. the Johnny Thunder story that ends the collection.)
The evil Ultra Humanite has stolen Johnny Thunder's Thunderbolt and remade the world into his own kingdom that he rules with an iron fist.
It's up to a rag tag group of heroes, a villain and a couple new faces to form a rebellion and save the world.
Great epic of a story.
The final fate of Johnny Thunder gets a bit watered down, but otherwise has some good moments of building up the new generation of heroes while still respecting the Golden Age guys.

Sep 18, 2007 Brad rated it 4 of 5 stars
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The Ultra-Humanite, an evil body-swapping brain, takes Thunderbolt from Jakeem Thunder and recreates the world as his utopian state. The JSA intervene. (Guess who wins?)
This book is a great send-off to the original Johnny Thunder, and also does a great job introducing the second Hourman (I think) to the JSA.
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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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