Justice Society of America Annual #1 (DC – Johns / Ordway / Wiacek)
“Welcome to Earth-2!” Power Girl has made a life for herself on our world, as a member and chairwoman of the Justice Society of America and as a hero in her own right. But she’s never stopped dreaming of one day returning to her Earth — the parallel world where the members of the Justice Society were the only heroes. Where her best friend was Helena Wayne, the daughter of Batman. And where evil was a little easier to fight…wasn’t it? As her greatest wish comes true, Power Girl’s about to find herself back on Earth-2, surrounded by friends she thought she’d lost forever.
Ok kids, I know this has been out for 2 weeks, but then again, so have I. There are several comics from the last two weeks are going to just go into my longboxes without review, but I just couldn’t let this anomaly go. What makes this Annual an anomaly?
Well, it’s set me off because it’s a Geoff Johns book and it was more or less filler… *and Eric hears the boos and yells of the studio audience* Yes, I know… the first Earth-2 story written in a while and I am beating it down with a stick. What can I say? I would love to tell you how happy I was to purchase this $3.99 Annual that has almost nothing to do with the ongoing Gog storyline, but I can’t. And I wish my love of Johns’ body of work and my hopes for this series cannot change the nature of a whining Power Girl and the very stilted characters from Earth-2. So Gog has sent Power Girl home and we find out there is already a Power Girl there… oooops! Someone’s a fake or someone is in an alternate reality or Gog had laid some kind of massive illusion on Power Girl… but bottom line is no one really cares. And isn’t there a Final Crisis of some sort that no one in the JSA knows about?
Issue Grade: C+