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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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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DC Just Published the Scariest Joker Story in Years – and You Can Get it for Free

alternate cover for DC Nation No. 0Two men waiting for the mail to arrive.

That’s all the story is about.

OK, that’s not exactly true.

Not when one of the men is the Joker.

The premiere issue of “DC Nation” No. 0, cover date July 2018, the company’s publication to promote new projects, characters and creators alike, opens with one of the most chilling stories DC has published in years.

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Marvel Won’t Publish ‘Fantastic Four’ so DC Will.

The Terrifics, No. 1.
Make way for the Familiar Four!

As far as trolling goes, this is impressive.

Marvel Comics no longer publishes a “Fantastic Four” comic. It’s all part of a scheme to devalue the property enough so that 20th Century Fox will stop trying to make terrible film versions about the foursome and allow the rights to revert back to Marvel Studios.

Me, I’m Old School, I believe some money is always better than no money, but what do I know? Not enough for the House of Ideas, and then again, who is to say that monthly comic sales have any impact on how a film is received? DC’s “Wonder Woman” for decades pulled less than Amazonian numbers, but the big budget film last summer won critical acclaim and broke all kinds of records.

Marvel’s decision to drop its flagship title is just one of a legion of errors that help explain why the company is once again rebooting its titles in less than a year.

But if Marvel won’t give the world a Fantastic Four, DC will.

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