Ray at Super Underwear Perverts had glowing words of praise for Justice Society of America #1, and only one complaint. Naturally, the complaint is what caught my attention:
Considering this issue was all about the old guard finding and recruiting relatives of the JSA founders for training and support Obsidian really should have gotten much more respect and play in this story. He’s the only surviving child of Green Lantern after all. But I’m afraid Johns is going to go for the same old tired characterization of the shadow-powered hero being all innefective, dark and angsty.
Dull-dull-deadly-dull. Obisdian has already been through that all before. Marc Andreyko showed us something novel in superhero comics: a gay man who had grown comfortable in his own skin and had come into-his-own as a hero. Geoff Johns had better acknowledge that character development in this series. And I hope Todd gets to be more than just the night-watchman of the JSA’s headquarters; that’s just embarassing.
LISTEN UP DC: Gay men don’t have to hide in the shadows any more!
Related: Dear Obsidian…