Thursday, November 26, 2009
JSA #54 (January 2004)
The Manhattan headquarters of the Justice Society of America: The Batman expressed concern about his JLA joining Mr. Terrific (Michael Holt)'s JSA for Thanksgiving dinner, in the event someone like Despero made the scene. The Dark Knight would continue to fret, despite Terrific's dismissal of his concerns.
The teams mingled in a large hall, including the Martian Manhunter chatting with the Flash (Jay Garrick). This continued as the Golden Age Flash admonished Impulse and Jakeem Thunder for coarse language. J'Onn J'Onzz next moved on to Firestorm (Ronnie Raymond). At dinner, the Manhunter was seated between Hawkman and Wonder Woman with The Atom (Ray Palmer), but a brief battle with Kulak the Sorcerer and the Warlock of Ys spoiled the meal. 33 minutes later, pizzas were delivered.
"Virtue, Vice & Pumpkin Pie" was by Geoff Johns, Don Kramer and Keith Champagne. A terrible story with painfully broad, off characterization failing miserably to recreate the feel of Giffen/DeMatteis Justice League International issues under inferior hands.