Tuesday, November 16, 2010


There's nothing much to add to this choice: JSA ANNUAL #1 (2000), by scripter Geoff Johns and artist "Buzz." It's just a good basic superhero actioner that, unlike the majority of superhero stories out today, doesn't spend a lot of time on soap-operatic indulgences. In it the main story-focus is on newbie heroine Nemesis, who gets some extended battle-scenes in order to sell her to DC readers. Apparently she did not impress those readers since a few years later another story has her killed off by supervillain Eclipso. The story in the Annual is a little different in that Nemesis ends up enlisting the help of only the female members of the JSA, but this plot-point didn't seem to serve any particular thematic purpose.

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