Comic Review: The New Golden Age #1 (DC Comics)

From DC Comics, The New Golden Age is a time travelling adventure spanning the 1940s to the 3040s. If you are a dyed-in-the-wool fan of super teams, with your feet […]

From DC Comics, The New Golden Age is a time travelling adventure spanning the 1940s to the 3040s.

If you are a dyed-in-the-wool fan of super teams, with your feet planted squarely on the floor, surrounded by back issues of DC Comics, this is your jam.

Me? I was confused, oh so confused. The Justice Society of America, and The Legion of Super-Heroes. Others, and many more. A buffet of heroes, all spinning plates and going back for more.

Writer Geoff Johns compiles a continued story (read the next chapter in Justice Society of America) that spans millennia and contains multitudes. Heroes who leap in, characters who apparently ’need no introduction’ are taking on an evil presence who First appears in 2032, to Helena. From there, we leap TEN times into the future, the past, back to now, back and forth. Holy helmets!!

Johns plants the multicharacter merry-go-round saga around the presence of evil but keeps it cohesive to high-level fans by linking one event to many of the scenes.

It’s a whole lot of time alteration, an ever-increasing cast of characters, and a challenging course to track. It spun me out, but I should mention the artists, as there are just as many as characters: Diego Olortegui, JP Mayer, Scott Hanna, Jerry Ordway, Steve Lieber, Todd Nauck, Scott Kolins, Viktor Bogdanovic, Brandon Peterson and Gary Frank. Some drew the story, others drew the character pages that follow the story. Not sure who did what. Colourists are Nick Filardi, John Kalisz, Matt Herms, Jordan Boyd, and Brad Anderson. Letters by Rob Leigh. Andrew Marino is Editor.

DC Comics, The New Golden Age #1, $4.99 for 36 pages of story, plus pages of character profiles. There are at least six different covers to choose from.

Alan Spinney

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After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!