The ONE story the New ‘Justice Society’ Writer Must Read

The Justice Society will rise again.
The Justice Society will rise again.

It’s news both unexpected and overdue: DC will again publish a Justice Society title.

From what little has been reported of this reboot, part of the upcoming “DC Rebirth,” the team allegedly will still be young, somehow plucked from the timestream from the 1940s – sort of like the original teen X-Men now running around in Marvel’s various X-books. This premise seems like a tactical misfire for the world’s first and greatest super-team, but everything depends on the execution.

Despite being a best-selling and award-winning title during the ’90s and ’00s, from Geoff Johns no less, “Justice Society” once again, fell out of favor with DC management.

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Time After Time: Degaton Runs Out the Clock on the Justice Society

JSA59So you’re a time-traveling fascist.

OK, pretend you’re a time-traveling fascist … one whose many schemes to rule the world have all been thwarted by one heroic band of adventurers.

You’re trapped in the time stream. How do you while away eternity? What do you do for fun?

You travel across the years to watch how your foes die again and again.

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Have Yourself a Merry JSA Christmas!

"JSA" No. 55: And Santa Claus is hiding a secret.
“JSA” No. 55: And Santa Claus is hiding a secret.

You don’t see a lot of super-hero holiday stories these days. They were once a staple of the industry, but they mostly seem like a thing of the past.

On one of the many Facebook groups devoted to old comics, a fan objected to an issue of “DC Comics Presents” that teamed Superman with Santa Claus.

He didn’t like seeing his hero with a fictional character – completely missing the irony.

But there’s a truth here. Sentiment and sensation rarely mix well.

So finding a story that not only tugs at your heart but resolves the fate of a beloved Golden Age hero not seen in decades?

That, my friends, is a holiday miracle.

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Spend Thanksgiving with the Justice Society! (Justice League welcome as Plus-Ones)

Thanksgiving with the Justice Society
Thanksgiving with the JSA!

Not every Justice Society-Justice League team-up was a crisis.

OK, let me amend that: Not every Justice Society-Justice League team-up started as a crisis.

One, in fact, was even sort of about the mashed potatoes. Mmm. Delicious mashed potatoes.

And it ended with a pizza delivery and the teams turning down an order of free breadsticks.

I mean, who does that? Barbarians.

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That Time Batman Teamed with the JSA: CSI: SVU Miami Vegas Chicago P.D.

Batman - illuminated by the light of the emerald Green Lantern.
Batman – illuminated by the light of the emerald Green Lantern.

When crimes are committed against metahumans, ordinary police are no use. Highly skilled investigators known as the Justice Society of America represent the people in the never-ending quest for truth, justice and a reasonably priced taco plate.

Ching Ching!

It’s not Dick Wolf. It’s “JSA” No. 31, cover date February 2002. The villain Shakedown is dead, his 700-pound body splayed in an alley. The geomorph metahuman was capable of triggering earthquake-style vibrations and was practically invulnerable. Who could have possibly killed this giant?

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