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Dave M.




began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?

One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?

Thanks very much.


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Talezite




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
>
> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
>
> Thanks very much.

JSA in the has been coming out since 1998 in its most current form. The series that started in 2006 is more or less vol 2 of the modern version of the JSA. Personally I like this comic alot and to me the art is pretty good. (although I do realize thats subjective)

It depends how far you want to go back for a jump on point. You could goto your local comic book store or bookstore and order the first trade paperback (tp) These are a collection of issues, usually 8 or so at a time, and can be an effective way to build up a collection. They usally run around 18-20 bucks...I can't remember the exact ammount but thats about right. I am fairly certain it would be pretty easy to find the new issue 1 and you could start there as well.

To me the main differance between the JSA and the JLA is that JSA is the first super team the DC universe has had. They are basically the heroic inspiration for all the teams that have come after them. This includes the JLA. The JSA is also about the legacy of the characters/heroes. A good example of this is the Flash...Jay Garrick (the Flash with the winged Mercury helmet) is the first flash and has been a father figure/mentor to later Flashes. (note: I am trying to keep this description basic as you new...I am sure there are others who will have more to say ;\)

Thats a short explaination and I hope it helps you out. As always good reading to you all.

side note: Check out the wikipedia entry on JSA and I am fairly certain Amazon has the whole list of JSA tp available...good luck!


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Talezite




> > began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
> >
> > One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
> >
> > Thanks very much.
>
> JSA in the has been coming out since 1998 in its most current form. The series that started in 2006 is more or less vol 2 of the modern version of the JSA. Personally I like this comic alot and to me the art is pretty good. (although I do realize thats subjective)
>
> It depends how far you want to go back for a jump on point. You could goto your local comic book store or bookstore and order the first trade paperback (tp) These are a collection of issues, usually 8 or so at a time, and can be an effective way to build up a collection. They usally run around 18-20 bucks...I can't remember the exact ammount but thats about right. I am fairly certain it would be pretty easy to find the new issue 1 and you could start there as well.
>
> To me the main differance between the JSA and the JLA is that JSA is the first super team the DC universe has had. They are basically the heroic inspiration for all the teams that have come after them. This includes the JLA. The JSA is also about the legacy of the characters/heroes. A good example of this is the Flash...Jay Garrick (the Flash with the winged Mercury helmet) is the first flash and has been a father figure/mentor to later Flashes. (note: I am trying to keep this description basic as you new...I am sure there are others who will have more to say ;\)
>
> Thats a short explaination and I hope it helps you out. As always good reading to you all.
>
> side note: Check out the wikipedia entry on JSA and I am fairly certain Amazon has the whole list of JSA tp available...good luck!


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Zazu




> > > began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
> > >
> > > One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
> > >
> > > Thanks very much.
> >
> > JSA in the has been coming out since 1998 in its most current form. The series that started in 2006 is more or less vol 2 of the modern version of the JSA. Personally I like this comic alot and to me the art is pretty good. (although I do realize thats subjective)
> >
> > It depends how far you want to go back for a jump on point. You could goto your local comic book store or bookstore and order the first trade paperback (tp) These are a collection of issues, usually 8 or so at a time, and can be an effective way to build up a collection. They usally run around 18-20 bucks...I can't remember the exact ammount but thats about right. I am fairly certain it would be pretty easy to find the new issue 1 and you could start there as well.
> >
> > To me the main differance between the JSA and the JLA is that JSA is the first super team the DC universe has had. They are basically the heroic inspiration for all the teams that have come after them. This includes the JLA. The JSA is also about the legacy of the characters/heroes. A good example of this is the Flash...Jay Garrick (the Flash with the winged Mercury helmet) is the first flash and has been a father figure/mentor to later Flashes. (note: I am trying to keep this description basic as you new...I am sure there are others who will have more to say ;\)
> >
> > Thats a short explaination and I hope it helps you out. As always good reading to you all.
> >
> > side note: Check out the wikipedia entry on JSA and I am fairly certain Amazon has the whole list of JSA tp available...good luck!

Check out Instock Trades for discount TPB's. Why pay full price? And shipping is free with a $50 order (which is almost $90 worth of TPB's!). I've used them several times and always been happy.


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Blue Beetle




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
>
> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
>
> Thanks very much.


I have an answer for you, but I don't have an explanation.

For some reason, the JSA never interested me before late 2006, yet now it interests me a great deal.

I don't know why.

All I can tell you is that I like the current volume and recommend it.





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Tanthius




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?

The new stuff IMO was not as good as it was before the relaunch. That doesn't make it bad it just suffered for being forced to be a part of the JLA Legion arc. I think this current issue is a terrific place to jump onto the book. It is a self contained story that will be the starting point for more to come.
>
> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?

For one they are much cooler ;-D But seriously they are the golden age team that started it all really. The JSA was around during WW2 as it was created in 1940. It predates the JLA by 20 years. A good deal of the same characters have been on both teams but many of them are different versions of the same characters like Jay Garrik as the JSA Flash versus Barry Allen as the Silver Age JLA Flash. Check out Wikipedia for a pretty good write up on them.
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> Thanks very much.

You're welcome, its a wonderful super team. I hope you enjoy them.

"An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded."


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Dave M.




Now, I've got to wait for them to be shipped ... agony!!!


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The Pumpkinhead




JSA is the absolute best book on the market today and has been since it started in 1998 or 1999. James Robinson revamped the JSA with "Jusice Society of America" debuting in 1998 or 1999 (I can't remember which). Anyway he left after 5 awesome issues and Geoff Johns and David Goyer took over after that. Goyer stayed on for around 50 issues abut Johns remained on the title after that until the final few issues of the run which ended around issue 87. The whole run is brilliant except for the last arc which was done by Paul Levitz and pretty much sucked. I was 15 years old in 1998 when I started reading this title and I knew nothing about the JSA, but this title quickly became my favorite. Geoff Johns is brilliant as a writer and this is his best work. The artwork is consistent thruout the run also. I would go back and buy all the trades if you have the money. This title is that good. The current JSA run is at issue 9 and is basically a continuation of the previous series with Johns once again at the helm. You want find a better book for charaterization and awesome villains anywhere in the DCU. This book single handedly turned Black Adam from a nobody into my favorite DC character.


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EagleEye




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
>
> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
>
> Thanks very much.

I think that the JLA deals a lot with crazy cosmic bad guys and Darkseid and Lex Luthor and Injustice Leagues and whatnot. The JSA deals with bad guys that always struck me either very character focused, or very focused on some part of the hero legacy.

examples of what i mean include Extant from an early arc of JSA, Mordru in his relationship to Doctor Fate, Johnny Thunder/Ultra Humanite, Vandal Savage, etc. not to say that these villains are in any way insignificant, just that they are just much more personal to the members of the JSA, and i think that generally makes for a more compelling story.

i marked spoilers here simply for people that haven't read all the JSA arcs that may have given something away with the choice of villains.

PS: also i think that the relationships forged in JSA are more meaningful than in JLA. like you can tell Alan and Jay and Ted really are pretty good friends, and mentors to the younger generation. you have that buddy buddy relationship between characters like Cyclone and Stargirl, or like Black Adam and Atom Smasher, or like Sandman and Hawkman.

also they manage to fit in those "respectful" relationships that JLAers like Batman and Superman have, and by that i mean Mr. Terrific and Dr. Mid-Nite. also, they have romantic relationships like Black Canary/Mid-Nite (kinda in the earlier run), Liberty Belle/Hourman, Stargirl/Captain Marvel (again, kinda, but it was cute) and things like that

i just really like JSA more than any JLA except for Grant Morrison's run, and more than almost any other DC comic right now. it is solidly in my top 5, and would have to suffer a huge loss of quality for me to even consider droppinig it. the characterizations, plots, art, its all superb, and i'm glad you are trying to get on board!


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Tanthius




> Now, I've got to wait for them to be shipped ... agony!!!

If you find them for good prices you might look into some of the more recent JSA trade paperbacks. Some that I thought were worthy of mention, were "stealing thunder" "black reign" "virtue and vice" *note that this was a JSA and JLA crossover. Actually rather than make a list... most of the more recent JSA paperbacks are worth a pickup. Its been just about the best team book on the market for oh... 5-6 years.

"An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded."


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Tanthius




> JSA is the absolute best book on the market today and has been since it started in 1998 or 1999. James Robinson revamped the JSA with "Jusice Society of America" debuting in 1998 or 1999 (I can't remember which). Anyway he left after 5 awesome issues and Geoff Johns and David Goyer took over after that. Goyer stayed on for around 50 issues abut Johns remained on the title after that until the final few issues of the run which ended around issue 87. The whole run is brilliant except for the last arc which was done by Paul Levitz and pretty much sucked. I was 15 years old in 1998 when I started reading this title and I knew nothing about the JSA, but this title quickly became my favorite. Geoff Johns is brilliant as a writer and this is his best work. The artwork is consistent thruout the run also. I would go back and buy all the trades if you have the money. This title is that good. The current JSA run is at issue 9 and is basically a continuation of the previous series with Johns once again at the helm. You want find a better book for charaterization and awesome villains anywhere in the DCU. This book single handedly turned Black Adam from a nobody into my favorite DC character.

"An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded."


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zvelf




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?
>
> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?
>
> Thanks very much.

I think it's a very average book at the moment. There are too many characters and while a few get spotlighted, it feels forced. The set-ups are good, but the payoffs are poor. The villains get short-shrift. The art is just decent and too cluttered.


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zvelf




> began in late 2006? How the current writing team? What do you think of the art? Where is a good place (issue) to jump in?

>

> One last question. Can someone tell me how JSA differs from JLA?

>

> Thanks very much.



I think it's a very average book at the moment. There are too many characters and while a few get spotlighted, it feels forced. The set-ups are good, but the payoffs are poor. The villains get short-shrift. The art is just decent and too cluttered.


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Dave M.




Really like the art and the story has me hooked, non-stop action, and I cannot wait to get to the next issue. I have not enjoyed comics this much in months, maybe even years.


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The_Swordsman




> > Now, I've got to wait for them to be shipped ... agony!!!
>
> If you find them for good prices you might look into some of the more recent JSA trade paperbacks. Some that I thought were worthy of mention, were "stealing thunder" "black reign" "virtue and vice" *note that this was a JSA and JLA crossover. Actually rather than make a list... most of the more recent JSA paperbacks are worth a pickup. Its been just about the best team book on the market for oh... 5-6 years.
>
> "An open mind is like a fortress with its gates unbarred and unguarded."

I agree...I have been a fan for its entire run. I was hooked when they brought back Hawkman in the first run, I bought all the back issues and have had every issue since. It is easily one of my top two books.


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