In Review: Justice Society of America (2022-) #1

A long-lost hero from the Justice Society of America crashes into our era with a grave warning…

Synopsis: The world’s first and greatest superheroes return! Or do they? A long-lost hero from the Justice Society of America crashes into our era with a grave warning… but it’s too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know…


The Story

The JSA is back. But this time round things are a little different. Now headed up by The Huntress and Power Girl. The JSA is now made up mostly of reformed crooks such as Icicle, The Gentleman Ghost, Michael Mayne, Solomon Grundy, The Mist, and Ruby Sokov’s Red Lantern.

When Dr. Fate goes missing and is presumed dead. The team, which is somewhat dysfunctional gathers around to try and figure out who killed him. Only to have Dr. Fates’ murderer turn up and show off a remarkable power to control the flow of time.


The Artwork

Mikel Janin does a brilliant job of the artwork and does some pretty solid character drawings. I loved the panels in which we are introduced to the new members of the JSA and also really liked the black and white panels where we see the public reaction to the newer team members.

I also enjoyed the artwork from the final couple of pages where we see the villain turn up and demonstrate his powers.



Geoff Johns gets this new Justice Society of America story off to a pretty solid start. I love the idea of the newer members being former villains as it creates more drama and you never quite know if one of them could be involved with the villain. I also love seeing Helena Wayne as Huntress and leader of the JSA.

I’m looking forward to seeing how this story plays out. And will try and pre-order the next issue on Amazon. But wish they’d let me just subscribe as it saves me having to look for stuff each month.

Justice Society of America (2022-) #1
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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