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JSA, Vol. 9: Lost (JSA #9)

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Featuring a thrilling story arc and a tie-in to Identity Crisis! The JSA visit old friends and new as they rectify injustices, aware that as they fix one problem, an even larger one is brewing in the timestream!

collecting: JSA 59-67
Paperback, 208 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by DC Comics
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StoryTellerShannon
A bit of comic book history first. The JSA are superheroes best known from the Silver Age (1956 to 1970 traditionally) though they go back further and many of them were earlier models of the current superheroes (compare the flashes, for instance). When they were reinvented it was decided these superheroes existed on Earth Two. Traditionally the JSA have been more about the “moral right” than the JLA “greater good” approach.

Anyway . . . this graphic novel is about the many sacrifices made by the
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Stephen Theaker
Jul 24, 2008 Stephen Theaker rated it really liked it
When I read JSA I sometimes wish it was the only comic being published about the DC universe, because it's here that it all makes sense. The characters have a past, present and a future, into which they are moving, rather than being stuck in an eternal present.
Brad
Sep 22, 2007 Brad rated it liked it
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This volume had just too many stories thrown together. It starts out with a Spectre story that is somewhat of a prequel to Green Lantern: Rebirth, which mostly through around the words redemption and vengeance. Then, Sand came back--for some reason the JSA had to rescue him from both the earth and his own mind. The third storyline wraps up what happens with all the Hourmen (though I was disappointed with which Hourman ends up sacrificing himself for the other two). There's also an Identity Crisi ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Apr 23, 2013 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was amazing
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Nice to have some shorter character pieces. The Per Degaton one-off is absolutely great [8/10]. The 3-part Spectre story doesn’t grab me as much, perhaps because I’ve never been that fond of the Jordan Spectre. There’s just too much whining and whinging going on [6.5/10]. The Sand story is nice for its connections to Gaiman’s Sandman and for its focus on Power Girl [7.5/10]. The Hourman story is another strong one, thanks to its solid basis in continuity and its moving storyline [8/10]. The fina ...more
Stephen Olley
Jul 26, 2015 Stephen Olley rated it liked it
I love Mr Terrific and his big shiny T-spheres! Can anyone recommend amy stories/books featuring him?
The stories on this book are a mixed bag: I am a sucker for Spectre-centric tales and so really enjoyed that, but I didn't understand any of the Hourman stuff in the slightest.
Timothy Boyd
Jan 15, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it really liked it
I love the golden age superheroes from DC and the new JSA brings these original heroes back into the modern age along with their legacy namesakes. Well above average art and plot keep these 70 year old comic characters interesting and entertaining. Very recommended
Jdetrick
It was probably inevitable that, with Geoff John's as sole writer, the book would continue to drift toward darkness. Still, at this point he's doing a great job with the characters, and the stories are still good.
Z.S. Diamanti
May 25, 2016 Z.S. Diamanti rated it really liked it
After a short encounter with The Spectre, the focus turns toward recovering lost teammates. The stories in "Lost" are well written and the art is done by various artists, giving the reader a bunch of different flavors. If you are a fan of superheroes, make sure you don't miss this one.
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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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