JSA #82 (Feb 2006) DC Comics

cover:  George Perez
JSA #82
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Cover Date: Feb 2006
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    Credits
    "Ghost in the House" (22 pages)
    writer:  Paul Levitz
    art:  George Perez
    Bob Wiacek
    colors:  N/A
    letters:  N/A
    editor:  N/A
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    News: Perez Art (August 6, 2006)

    Sun, 06 Aug 2006 11:24:37 CST [ submitted by Vu ]
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    News: DC Month-To-Month (Mar 2006)

    May 28, 2006 03:14 am
     From www.newsarama.com
    DC MONTH-TO-MONTH SALES: MARCH 2006
    posted 05-26-2006 02:25 PM
    By Marc-Oliver Frisch


    INFINITE CRISIS #5 (Perez Cover) (Feb 2006)

    JSA #83 (Mar 2006)
    (1) INFINITE CRISIS
    10/2005: Infinite Crisis #1 (of 7) -- 249,265 -- [268,458]
    11/2005: Infinite Crisis #2 (of 7) -- 207,564 (-16.7%) -- [224,068]
    12/2005: Infinite Crisis #3 (of 7) -- 188,853 (- 9.0%) -- [216,727]
    01/2006: Infinite Crisis #4 (of 7) -- 182,633 (- 3.3%) -- [207,297]
    02/2006: --
    03/2006: Infinite Crisis #5 (of 7) -- 201,855 (+10.5%)

    For the fifth time in a row, INFINITE CRISIS breaks the 200K barrier. Which means it's the most successful direct market title in at least nine years ("at least" because numbers before 1997 are hard to come by).

    More significantly, first-month sales actually went up in March compared to issue #4, and all previous issues made the Top 300 chart again, selling between 3,651 (#1) and 8,139 (#4) copies, underscoring that the story is still generating demand.

    INFINITE CRISIS is a home run for DC, obviously.

    (36) JSA
    02/2006: JSA #82 -- 54,234 (+ 8.3%)
    03/2006: JSA #83 -- 51,991 (- 4.1%)

    It's "One Year Later," but minus the artwork of George Pérez, who illustrated issue #82. As a result, sales take a step down. These are still great numbers, however, so it's safe to assume that the book's upcoming cancelation in July is not due to low sales, but because they have yet another relaunch waiting in the wings. How long can it be now before the trick gets old (again)?

    News: JSA #82 Review at SBC (Tate)

    February 20, 2006 06:37 pm
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com

    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
    DC Comics

    IN THE LINE OF FIRE: JSA #82
    Posted: Saturday, February 18
    By: Ray Tate
    FIVE BULLETS

    (excerpt)

    Then there was the art. No one, and I mean no one, draws the Earth-2 Superman better than George Perez does. From the way he designs the symbol to the little bit of detail he gives the sleeves of Superman's uniform to make them look like the costume from the Kirk Alyn serials, the character always appears to be more than just an older version of the current Superman. Outside of that obvious personal bias, I thought the rest of the issue looked fantastic. Perez (with inks by Wiacek) managed to give each setting (the past and the present) its own look, and the page layouts were excellent. There was also a lot of emotion on the page from little moments like Lois rolling her eyes at Clark's mild mannerisms to the last page where Kara is obviously going though a lot of inner turmoil. Their design of the Gentlemen Ghost was also superb, especially the shot of him flying over the hoods on his flaming horse.

    News: JSA #82 Review at SBC (Bailey)

    February 15, 2006 10:28 pm
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    IN THE LINE OF FIRE: JSA #82
    Posted: Tuesday, February 14
    By: Michael Bailey
    FOUR BULLETS

    (excerpt)

    Then there was the art. No one, and I mean no one, draws the Earth-2 Superman better than George Perez does. From the way he designs the symbol to the little bit of detail he gives the sleeves of Superman's uniform to make them look like the costume from the Kirk Alyn serials, the character always appears to be more than just an older version of the current Superman. Outside of that obvious personal bias, I thought the rest of the issue looked fantastic. Perez (with inks by Wiacek) managed to give each setting (the past and the present) its own look, and the page layouts were excellent. There was also a lot of emotion on the page from little moments like Lois rolling her eyes at Clark's mild mannerisms to the last page where Kara is obviously going though a lot of inner turmoil. Their design of the Gentlemen Ghost was also superb, especially the shot of him flying over the hoods on his flaming horse.

    News: Best Shots: JSA #82

    February 14, 2006 10:12 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    BEST SHOTS: YOUNG AVENGERS, JSA, TRENCHER, MARVEL ZOMBIES
    02-13-2006 07:24 AM

    JSA #82
    Review by The Rev. OJ Flow

    (excerpt)

    But George Perez, as always, never disappoints. Sharp and detailed as he's ever been, you know you're going to get art that clearly distinguishes these classic versions of DC's best from the stars lately being called into question for their sometimes unheroic conduct. You also have to love an inker like Bob Wiacek who compliments Perez's best attributes rather than trying to take the initial pencils in a radical and unintended direction. With Perez handling the book's designs, you're not going to get a simplistic alteration of a logo or an assist by the colorist (in this case, the always reliable Tom Smith, George's "left hand man") with a subtle alteration in a costumes tone, and lord knows the man has never feared "The Background," something eschewed by way too many contemporary artists. No, this Wonder Woman and Batman look very little like the ones Perez has done more often the last few years, and you'd be amazed how hard that is to come by nowadays. Check out the next book I covered and you'll get an example of what I'm talking about. Not even intentionally, it turned out to be a perfect companion piece to what I have to say was a very nifty JSA #82.

    News: JSA #82 Review at SBC

    February 14, 2006 12:07 am
     From www.silverbulletcomics.com
    IN THE LINE OF FIRE: JSA #82
    Posted: Monday, February 13
    By: Kevin T. Brown
    FIVE BULLETS

    (excerpt)

    Joining Paul Levitz on this issue is George Perez and Bob Wiacek. Personally, as much as Perez is probably the perfect artist for this story, I wish that Wally Wood were still around to have inked this. THEN it would have been truly perfect. As it is, Wood passed many years ago, and it falls to Wiacek to ink Perez. As with everything he does, Perez does a gorgeous job. Not only does he draw with his typical style, but he also “adjusts” it to draw Batman in the 1950s style, while still keeping it like his own. At first glance, it seems a little out of place, but it does fit the story. Also, I hope Phil Jimenez takes note as to how Perez draws Superman and Lois Lane in this issue, especially the “S” shield.

    News: Off The Presses: JSA #82

    February 10, 2006 07:51 pm
     From scoop.diamondgalleries.com
    JSA #82
    Off the Presses, Scoop, Friday, February 10, 2006

    DC Comics; $2.50

    We're happy to see the return of Paul Levitz, DC's President and Publisher, to the creative side of the credits. With this issue, he begins a writing stint that teams him artist George Pérez and inker Bob Wiacek on the team he last wrote regularly in the 1970s in the pages of All-Star Comics.

    News: Levitz in New York Times

    February 07, 2006 12:12 am
     From www.nytimes.com

    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
    DC Comics


    JSA INTERIOR PAGE (Feb 2006)

    PAUL LEVITZ (2006), Photograph by Susan Stava for The New York Times
    DC Comics' Man Upstairs Readjusts His Writer's Cap
    By GEORGE GENE GUSTINES
    Published: February 7, 2006

    On Wednesday, comic book fans who buy the new issue of "JSA," a superhero book published by Time Warner's DC Comics division, will be in for a rare event. The book is written by Paul Levitz, the comics company's president and publisher.

    Mr. Levitz, 49, last wrote about the Justice Society of America regularly in 1979. He's committed to writing six issues of the comic, now titled simply "JSA," this year, returning to some of the characters who helped make his reputation as a gifted writer of superhero team books.

    The new stories tie into a series called "Infinite Crisis" that involves nearly every DC character, from Aquaman to Wonder Woman. The plot for the "JSA" issue released this week hinges on a notebook written in "secret code," which an older character soon realizes is actually shorthand. Handling the illustrations for the first issue and the covers for all six will be George Pérez, a celebrated industry artist.

    [ Read more DC Comics' Man Upstairs Readjusts His Writer's Cap ]

    News: Pérez Back on Wizard's Top 10 Artists

    February 06, 2006 01:39 am
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    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
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    #9 TOP 10 ARTISTS according to WIZARD #173

    George Pérez is once again back on Wizard's HOT 10 ARTISTS list for his first JSA issue, according to WIZARD #173 (Mar 2006).

    Pérez was last on Wizard's Artist list in 2003, because of his high-profile JLA/AVENGERS work.

    News: Shipping Changes for JSA #82 and Storyteller

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    According to the shipping changes list at newsarama.com, JSA #82 is now scheduled for a February 8th release, while Storyteller is scheduled to arrive on February 1st.

    News: What Looks Good: Feb 2006

    December 08, 2005 06:45 pm
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    What Looks Good: February '06
    Thursday, December 8
    By Mike Storniolo

    This month, with this column you’re reading right now, means that I’ve been writing this version of What Looks Good for two years now...

    JSA #82
    Written by Paul Levitz
    Art by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

    Legendary JSA writer Paul Levitz makes his stellar return to the DCU with superstar artist George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WONDER WOMAN) for an important chapter of INFINITE CRISIS in a story featuring the members of original JSA: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman!

    MIKE: You know, I’ve gotta be honest here, I don’t think that I’ve ever read a single comic written by Paul Levitz yet. From what I’ve heard about his work, it sounds like he’s got a good handle on how to handle the DC Universe and from the things I’ve heard about this story in particular, I’m getting a lot of faith that he’ll do a bang up job on it. George Perez drawing anything in the DCU is always a treat for me. JLA/Avengers was nuts, his Infinite Crisis covers are terrific and this issue of JSA should turn out phenomenal. I can’t recall ever seeing any of the current JSA’ers done by Perez, so it should be neat. This sounds like a great creative team to give Johns a break, but still step it up a bit on the book.

    News: JSA #82 Preview from Newsarama

    December 01, 2005 11:05 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    Previewing JSA #82
    12-02-2005 01:55 AM

    DC has released more pages from February’s JSA #82 written by Paul Levitz with art by George Perez. While Levitz was fairly tight-lipped about what would be going on in the story when we spoke with him last month, the pages strongly at a little Earth-1/Earth-2 mixing…

    And for those who need to know it all – that last panel in the last page, where Ma Hunkel notices that the writing in the notebook is shorthand, that’s what Perez was talking about when we spoke with him in September - he explained that with this issue, he would finally be collaborating on a comic with his wife, who knows shorthand, and will be providing the notations.

    Click the above links for the two interviews (the Levitz interview contains additional preview pages), and the images below for larger versions.

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  • News: JSA #82 Four Page Preview

    November 30, 2005 08:50 pm
     From www.brokenfrontier.com, thanks to ES
    JSA #82
    Wednesday, November 30, 2005 1:12:13 AM

    Written by Paul Levitz
    Art and cover by George Pérez and Bob Wiacek

    Legendary JSA writer Paul Levitz makes his stellar return to the DCU with superstar artist George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WONDER WOMAN) for an important chapter of INFINITE CRISIS in a story featuring the members of original JSA: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman!

    On Sale February 1, 2006 • 32pg. • Color • $2.50 US

    News: Levitz Interview on Pulse

    November 29, 2005 08:56 pm
     From www.comicon.com/pulse
    PAUL LEVITZ on his RETURN TO WRITING THE JSA
    posted 11-29-2005 01:49 PM
    BY JENNIFER M. CONTINO

    Paul Levitz may have a ton of stuff keeping him busy on the business side of things as President of DC Comics, but that doesn't mean he never gets the itch to write comics again. In fact, he's about to begin a six issue stint on JSA with superstar artists George Perez, Rags Morales and Luke Ross. We caught up with him for a few quick questions about his return to writing.

    THE PULSE: With all your duties at DC as President, what interested you in writing comics again and where did you find the time?
    PAUL LEVITZ: I've never stopped being interested in writing comics, and have always tried to find the time to squeeze a small project in here and there, but it's difficult to schedule. I'm not sure how I'm finding the time for this project, but with the kids older, better-batteries for laptops making writing while traveling easier, I'm hoping to make it work.

    THE PULSE: What are your issues of JSA about? Which members of the team are featured?
    PAUL LEVITZ: It's six issues - a one part tale with George Perez tied both to the end of CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS and current events in INFINITE CRISIS and to some of my old JSA work, and then a five-parter with Rag Morales and Luke Ross, which focuses on the Gentleman Ghost. Luke Ross does a flashback story told in intercuts throughout, telling the origins of the Ghost in old England, and Rags Morales does the contemporary story of the JSA and the Ghost. So far I've touched on some old friends (Power Girl, Flash, Green Lantern, Wildcat, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman), some newer additions to the mythos (Jakeem Thunder, Mr Terrific, Dr Mid-Nite) and Ma Hunkle, who is an old character never had the chance to use before, since Geoff came up with such a nice way of bringing her into the stories.

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  • News: February 2006 Solicitations

    November 16, 2005 06:32 pm
     From www.newsarama.com

    INFINITE CRISIS #5 (Pérez Cover) (Feb 2006)
    DC COMICS FEBRUARY 2006 SOLICITATIONS
    11-12-2005 06:23 PM

    INFINITE CRISIS #5
    Written by Geoff Johns
    Art by Phil Jimenez & Andy Lanning
    Covers by Jim Lee & Sandra Hope and George Pérez

    The DCU shakes apart as Superman of Earth 2 finally confronts our Superman. Meanwhile, heroes are disappearing throughout the DC Universe, a transformed villain returns, and the mystics of every world and dimension seek help from the very Spirit that is destroying them. Retailers please note: This issue will ship with covers by Lee & Hope (approximately 50%) and Pérez (approximately 50%).

    On sale February 15 • 5 of 7 • 40 pg, FC, $3.99 US


    JLA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP (Feb 2006)

    JLA: THE GREATEST STORIES EVER TOLD TP
    Written and illustrated by various
    Cover by Alex Ross

    Collecting some of the stand-out tales from the long history of the World's Greatest Super-Heroes, from the Silver Age through INFINITE CRISIS! Included here are JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #19, #77, #122, #166-168, JUSTICE LEAGUE #1, JLA SECRET FILES #1, JLA #61, and the 3-page origin from JLA #200, pencilled by George Pérez!

    On sale Feb 22 • 192 pg, FC, $19.99 US


    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
    DC Comics

    JSA #82
    Written by Paul Levitz
    Art and cover by George Pérez & Bob Wiacek

    Legendary JSA writer Paul Levitz makes his stellar return to the DCU with superstar artist George Pérez (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, WONDER WOMAN) for an important chapter of INFINITE CRISIS in a story featuring the members of original JSA: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman! Please see the Dynamic Forces section of Previews for a signed edition.

    On sale February 1 • 32 pg, FC, $2.50 US


    TEEN TITANS / OUTSIDERS: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY TP (Feb 2005)

    TEEN TITANS/OUTSIDERS: THE DEATH AND RETURN OF DONNA TROY TP
    Written by Phil Jimenez and Judd Winick
    Art by José Luis García-Lopez, Alé Garza, George Pérez, Phil Jimenez, Andy Lanning and others
    Cover by Jimenez & Pérez

    An amazing collection featuring TITANS/YOUNG JUSTICE: GRADUATION DAY #1-3 and DC SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DONNA TROY #1-4! !

    On sale Feb 1 • 176 pg, FC, $14.99 US

    News: JSA #82 Preview

    November 11, 2005 09:36 pm
     From www.newsarama.com
    Paul Levitz: JSA's New, Old Guy
    11-11-2005 03:11 PM by Cliff Biggers


    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
    DC Comics

    When a veteran comic book writer with hundreds of stories to his credit returns after a hiatus of more than a decade, it’s newsworthy.

    When that same writer is also the man responsible for creating the Huntress and for developing Power Girl into a major character in the DCU, his return merits even more attention. But when that writer is also DC Comics’ President and Publisher, returning to a group of heroes with whom he was closely associated more than two decades ago, then it’s big news indeed!

    Paul Levitz, who helmed the Justice Society’s All-Star Comics series in the 1970s in a series of team adventures that rank right alongside his Legion of Super-Heroes tales as some of the best books in his impressive résumé, is returning to the keyboard in early 2006 to once gain tackle the exploits of the Justice Society. This time, Levitz will be writing a six-issue run in JSA, where he’ll be joining a true all-star creative team that includes a pair of the most respected artists working in comics today: George Pérez and Rags Morales.

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  • News: Pérez Guest Artist on JSA #82

    October 27, 2005 06:11 pm
     From www.dccomics.com, thanks Ilke Hincer

    JSA #82 (Feb 2006)
    DC Comics

    ASK THE EDITORS #21
    October 24th, 2005

    (excerpt)

    I went straight to the source for all things Legion, our Publisher and former LEGION scribe Paul Levitz. Here he is...

    "It's ADVENTURE COMICS #310... Mr. Mxyzptlk's descendant (though we don't know that until the end) kills off the whole team until made to say his name backwards, sending him back to the 5th dimension and undoing his magical deeds. First LSH I read, coverless in a barbershop in Barryville, NY, not that it matters... Reprinted in one of the ADVENTURE DIGEST issues in the late '70s, if memory serves, and in LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES ARCHIVES Volume 2."

    Thanks Paul... and all of you should look out for Paul's return to the writer's chair in February's JSA #82 (with superstar artist George Pérez!)

    — Stephen Wacker, Editor, LEGION OF SUPER-HEROES

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