The Legion of Super-Heroes is finally returning to mainstream DC continuity. To celebrate the return of the 30th century’s most powerful teenagers, hop in the Wayback Machine for a tale DC probably would just as soon like to forget.
“Secret Origins,” you may recall, was DC’s go-to title for the untold tales of the roots of DC’s cavalcade of champions. Apparently, when you run out of heroes, you create an all-headquarters issue, because there’s nothing more exciting than drywall, construction dust and the smell of sweet, sweet blueprints.
After a couple years of teasers and with “Doomsday Clock” reaching its last ticks – it only feels as if the miniseries began in 1941 – DC finally announced that the Justice Society of America will be returning to continuity.
And it’s a case of be careful for what you wish for, for the creative mastermind behind the JSA’s long-awaited return will be …
… Scott Snyder.
Jesus H. (expletive, tosses rock, tosses another rock, expletive) Christ.
That was the question DC Comics struggled with in the 1950s.
The Dark Knight’s first and best female companion debuted in “Detective Comics” No. 233, cover date July 1956, in the story “Batwoman.”
Trapeze artist, motorcycle rider and heiress Kathy Kane donned cape and cowl to fight crime like her idol. Her career seemingly ended after her first mission when Batman discovered her secret identity. He warned her that if he could do it, criminals could do it as well, jeopardizing her life.
Never mind that he is the World’s Greatest Detective and not the average Gotham crook or that he could have helped Batwoman shore up her security. No, she had to know her place.
And Batwoman agreed she would retire.
Thankfully, that’s not the whole story. Even in the 1950s, Batwoman proved to be too popular to sit at home. So DC had to settle this story hole it had dug.