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JSA vs. Kobra (Complete Justice Society)

3.05  ·  Rating details ·  60 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
The new lord of Kobra has shown his true face of evil, and now the JSA stands ready to face Kobra. But the old tactics may not work against this new terrorist network. Conspiracy mastermind Eric Trautmann (Checkmate, Final Crisis: Resist) and artist Don Kramer (Detective Comics, Nightwing) take you inside the mind of Jason Burr, the diabolically clever Kobra leader whose g ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published August 3rd 2010 by DC Comics
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Jan 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comix, buddy-reads

The JSA (Justice Society of America) isn’t the Justice League of America but it’s a team that blends really old superheroes with the new. It’s nice that old guys like Green Lantern Alan Scott and the original Flash, Jay Garrick have something better to do than be greeters at Walmart. The leadership is divided between brain box, Mr. Terrific and my imaginary superhero girlfriend, Power Girl, the leader in the field.

It seems that Kobra, an international terrorist organization are everywhere, inclu
Aug 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Thriller writer Greg Rucka was one of Eric Trautman's mentors, and Trautman has learned some lessons well. Pretty good use of different pov for the story telling, and as should be the case in any thriller dealing with religious cults/extremes there is not a nice tidy ending. Oh the world doesn't end, but the danger can be lurking anywhere. I enjoyed that Michael Holt, the titular hero, maintains that they must rely on brains not brawn throughout the story.
P Fosten
First, the negatives. The art whilst functional and competant has a painted effect which actually dulls the quality of the pencils. Also the story doesn't end on a conclusive note. Whilst that is more of a real world ending, mostly I'm reading superheroes to get definitive and less depressing conclusions.

That said, this book excels at fictionalising and giving a glimpse at the mindset of one of the evils of the modern world, fundamentalist terrorism. There are no recognisable 'faiths' being demo
Dec 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this a lot. It ultimately didnt fully live up to its early promise, but had an excellent plot and very good art. I also thought it was more a Mr Terrific mini than a JSA one, as most characters barely cameo. Kobra was nicely reinvented as a terrorist organisation, rather than just a nutty cult, and it works well.
It reads like a thriller and, despite said flaws, well worth picking up
Z.S. Diamanti
Nov 21, 2015 rated it liked it
I love the JSA! This one isn't my favorite JSA books for a few reasons, but the story is strangely applicable to the real world of today. The pencilling was good, but I found the book to be very dark and the colors could be flat at times. It was still an interesting book and for JSA fans a must read, but for the casual fan it does not display the best that the JSA has to offer as a whole.
Timothy Boyd
Feb 10, 2016 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
John Yelverton
Aug 07, 2011 rated it liked it
A good book, but continuing a dead story line is just plain sad.
Oct 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The first book I read where Kobra and his minions are scary. 4,5 stars? Kobra has some brilliant one-liners...a second book on the subject would be appreciated.
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Eric Trautmann is a comic book writer, editor, and graphic designer.

For several years, Eric was a writer and editor for West End Games' acclaimed Star Wars roleplaying game line. After leaving dice-and-paper gaming behind, Eric then moved into videogames, an early recruit into Microsoft Game Studios' nascent entertainment licensing apparatus.

While at Microsoft, Eric wrote and edited in-game dialog
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