May 11, 2009 | Trades
Justice Society of America: Thy Kingdom Come Part Three
Geoff Johns, Alex Ross, Dale Eaglesham, Fernando Pasarin
$27.99/$24.99 US (Hardcover)
**** (out of five)
He’s made the hideously deformed beautiful, given sight to the blind and reunited the lost with their loved ones (sort of).
And that’s just what Gog has done for the Justice Society.
The question that seems to be driving a wedge down the middle of this world-class super-squad is: Is Gog the benevolent supreme being he’s claimed to be since they awoke him from his millennia-long slumber in an African cave or is he a giant walking monkey’s paw whose wishes all eventually turn sour.
When one group of members, led by the hotheaded Hawkman, breaks away from the pack to follow Gog’s path of “peace”, the rest of the Society, including veteran heroes like the Golden Age Green Lantern and Flash, are left scrambling to find the truth.
But will they find it too late?
Meanwhile, the alternate-universe Superman (from the Earth depicted in Alex Ross and Mark Waid’s classic Kingdom Come) tries desperately to help prevent the armageddon that took out his planet from taking out ours.
The epic tale of Thy Kingdom Come took three whole hardcover volumes to tell, but gifted writer Geoff Johns, artists Alex Ross, Fernando Pasarin and Canadian Dale Eaglesham and others pulled it all together in impressive fashion to deliver one of the most thought-provoking and enjoyable JSA stories ever told.