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JSA: Our Worlds At War #1

Scheduled to arrive in stores: July 25, 2001

Cover date: September 2001

Writer: Geoff Johns
Penciller: Javier Saltares
Inker: Ray Kryssing

"The All-Stars"

Reviewed by: Nick Newman (

After getting a call from the President, the JSA mobilizes the entire team, and that includes everyone. The group of over two thousand heads to Imperiex's home base. Teleporting inside, one team discovers that the construct is being powered by the kidnapped planet Daxam, homeworld to Mon'el of the Legion and (I believe) Andromeda as well (remember the Invasion?). They head down to the surface to free the planet. The Ray is almost killed but Black Condor revives him. The Sentinels of Magic team (more or less, from Day of Judgement) combines their power into Jade and teleports the world home.

Another team works to destroy the systems controlling the probes on Earth, and succeeds.

With the loss of Daxam, the sphere begins to implode. As the JSA flee in their craft, Imperiex's ship colapses behind them. As the ship heads earthbound, Luthor calls up and congratulates them on their success, and asks the number of casualties they suffered. Sand looks back at the President and tells him none, they're the JSA.

5Story - 5: This is by far the best OWAW special so far. Not only did it tie-in majorly to the story in the Super-books, but it was a great read. It's really nice seeing some of the other heroes of the DCU that we don't see as much, such as Damage and Ray. Full of action and playing a major role in the OWAW storyline, this issue gets my highest recommendation. If you are only going to spend a few extra dollars on the tie-in issues of the story, then this one should be at the top of your list.

4Art - 4: It's good art, nice and crisp just like a classic team like the JSA should be. Nothing extremely great, hense the lack of a five, but I liked it a lot.

4Cover Art - 4: My favorite of the OWAW covers. The style of these has annoyed me the last few issues, on the JLA issue in particular, but this one was done very well with the older members in the background and the next generation together. Not exactly exciting but a cover with a very nice style of its own.

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