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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To Celebrate ‘Wonder Woman,’ DC makes Golden Age Fans an Offer They Can’t Refuse

Golden Age greatness: Green Lantern, the Flash and Wonder Woman in one comic.
Golden Age greatness: Green Lantern, the Flash and Wonder Woman in one comic.

In honor of its latest blockbuster film “Wonder Woman,” DC released last week an astonishing amount of Golden Age comics in its comics app.

I’m tempted to say “unleashed,” only because I’m feeling giddy about discovering scores of comics that haven’t been available for decades.

And you don’t have to be a Wonder Woman fan to love this material.

New to the app: “Wonder Woman” Nos. 8-15, “Comic Cavalcade” Nos. 1-13, and “Sensation Comics” Nos. 10-40.

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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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