Justice Society of America
Modern comic books like to tout the first appearance of new characters on the cover, or even with a limited series featuring their first adventures. Back in ’41, with the debut of Hawkgirl, it was more a matter of “Oh, yeah, by the way…” Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of All-Star Comics #5 awaits!
Before the Justice League, there was a team known as the Justice Society of America or the JSA. These heroes fought Hitler and soon we will see them onscreen in the second season of Legends of Tomorrow. Buckle your bootstraps for a retelling of their epic history!
With DC Rebirth on the way, and a new iteration of the ever-expanding, ever-evolving DCU on its way, it seemed appropriate to take a step back and assess the first time a shared-universal course-correction was necessary… Your Major Spoilers (Retro) Review of Justice League Of America #21 awaits!
In the history of comics, there have been hundreds of super-teams, ranging from 3 members to 30 or more, and while every group has their standout fan favorites, not everyone get the attention they deserve… Welcome to Ten Things!
All the heroes of the Convergence cities have spent the year without their powers. For the Justice Society Of America, that also meant a year spent at their actual chronological ages. Now, they’re back in action, one final (maaaaybe) time… Your Major Spoilers review of Convergence: Justice Society Of America #2 awaits!
Convergence is happening and Pre-Crisis Earth-Two is on the clock. Can the aging Justice Society of America muster enough strength to fight it out against the forces of Qward? Find out in Convergence: Justice Society of America #1.
When Dan DiDio said that the Justice Society of America was going to sit out for a while, many probably thought that meant a year or two. We’ve learned that at Fan Expo Canada, it was confirmed by DC that the JSA would indeed return and they will bring with them one of the biggest bits of comic book history – the Multiverse.
Or – “Lots Of Anniversaries Goin’ On…” The JSA, since its relaunch, has featured a lot of characters, a lot of conflicts, and far, FAR too much Magog. The last few months have been quite traumatic for the group as a whole, leaving Flash feeling helpless, Mr. Terrific feeling mindless, and the Green Lantern paralyzed. But, hey, at least we won’t have people denouncing this anniversary issue on basic cable… Well, probably not, anyway.
DC Comics released a sneak peek of JSA #47 that arrives in stores this week.
Or – “We Got Us A New Writer, So Don’t Get Too Attached To Anybody…” We’re celebrating Thanksgiving here in the States, leading me to eat an inordinate amount of pie and some sort of green bean slorg as a way of recognizing that which is most precious for me. Before my tryptophan coma overcomes me, though, we’ve got a few minutes to talk about what’s going on with Jay Garrick and the rest of the premier comic book superteam. Last issue’s hours-long slugfest has left the JSA with many questions, but the really honest one that comes to mind
Or – “Finally, An Ending To All This Magogery!” The Justice Society and Magog have been at odds for a couple of years now, but it is finally time for the really and truly final battle. Who will stand? Who will fall? Who will annoy me beyond belief?
Or – “The Problem With A JLA/JSA Crossover…” Back in the day, the JLA had their own book, and travelled to Earth-2 (or to somewhere else WITH natives of Earth-2) once a year, usually a two or three part affair. The JSA seldom had their own title during this period, mind you, and usually we saw a sampling of each team rather than THREE DOZEN heroes. With the JSA, the JSA All-Stars, and the Justice League in play, as well as guest-stars galore, there’ a lot going on in this crossover, but not a lot of focus…
Or – “Time, Time, Time Is On My Side… Yes, It Is!” Continuing our Major Spoilers Star-Spangled Weekend™! Y’know, in the 21st century, it’s hard to think of Nazis as a realistic villain. They’re so far away from their context that someone in a their paraphernalia seems as anachronistic and silly as a pirate or a cowboy or a knight. Still, for many of the members of the JSA, World War II doesn’t seem all that long ago, and the threads of the National Socialist Party run deep. Is the future of the Fourth Reich set in stone, or can