And the World Shall Call Them – Substitutes!

The Legion of Substitute Heroes
“The Legion of Super-Failures” does not have much of a ring to it.

DC’s Legion fans are a passionate bunch.

We’ll debate most useless member, best creative team and favorite reboot.

But you don’t get a lot of guff about one of the admittedly goofier elements of Legion Lore:

The Legion of Substitute Heroes.

There just might be a good reason for that.

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The Justice Society Returns in – Wait. What?

In action again, finally, the Justice Society of America.
In action again, finally, the Justice Society of America.

How many years has it been since DC gave us an original Justice Society of America story?

The team was blanked out of existence with the dreary New 52 relaunch in 2011. DC’s Rebirth in 2016 has welcomed and played with the notion of the multiverse, and gave us back the first and best Flash, Jay Garrick, if only for a moment.

“Doomsday Clock,” the miniseries written by Geoff Johns, seems prepped to give us the team back, if we can ever get down to the last tick.

So imagine the surprise when a DC book hit the stands this week with the JSA in all their glory on the cover.

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The Beatings Will Stop When Morale Improves

Just a couple of Trump voters who wish you would be kind to them.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders now is under Secret Service protection after being refused service at a Red Hen last weekend.

Since that restaurant in Lexington, Va., turned the press secretary away, it has been inundated with threats.

It has been blitzed with red-hot one-star reviews on Yelp. Some fool today tossed chicken manure at it while screaming, “Make America great again.”

Red Hens across the country – guilty for only sharing the name – are being targeted by angry customers and also have seen their review rankings tank.

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DC is Reviving its 100-Page Line – Just Take My Money!

Batman Giant No. 1The news nobody expected!

DC Comics announced yesterday it is reviving its 100-page line of comics, to be sold exclusively at Walmart.

If you are of a certain age, DC’s 100-Page Super-Spectaculars – as they were called during the mid-’70s – occupy a special place in your heart and your library.

These extraordinary treasures offered up original stories of Batman, Superman, the Justice League, Sgt. Rock, Tarzan and more, while featuring about 80 pages of reprints, some stories not seen in decades.

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