The JSA is Returning to the DCU. Yay?

The Justice Society of America as seen on the cover of “Justice League” No. 31.

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.

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Get Your Treats with a JSA Halloween!

Most of the Justice Society has vanished.

While the senior members of the team search for their comrades, the junior heroes – Star-Spangled Kid and Jakeem Thunder – are left alone in the mansion on Halloween night.

What could go wrong?

For starters, there’s the head from the Statue of Liberty – which lands like an atom bomb outside their front door.

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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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Slay Bells Ring! The Justice League Gets a Lock on Santa’s Killer

JLA No. 110
Ring in the holidays – with one dead Santa.

It starts with Santa Claus being blown up.

It ends with one of the most garish gifts in the DC Universe.

It features six super-heroes behaving criminally stupid in an Agatha Christie-style caper that climaxes with a ridiculous deus ex machina simply because the story had only so many pages and just had to end.

So why is “The Man Who Murdered Santa Claus” such a fun story – and yes, even important?

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When You’ve Caught the Great White Whale, What’s Next?

cover of Justice League of America No. 21
When the Justice Society dropped in on their Silver Age substitutes.

Every collector has one.

That one comic book that somehow remains out of reach.

For some, it’s “Detective Comics” No. 27, or “Amazing Fantasy” No. 15, or maybe “The Walking Dead” No. 1.

For me, for just about forever, it has always been “Justice League of America” No. 21.

If you have even a passing familiarity with the Silver Age of Comics, you understand the significance of that issue.

This August 1963 issue was insanely important for DC and for readers.

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