History ComicBook / JusticeSocietyOfAmerica

30th May '16 5:41:48 AM narm00
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The CrisisCrossover ''Zero Hour'' [[RocksFallEveryoneDies brutally killed off]] members Doctor Fate, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman, and the Atom (an act meant to both [[ExecutiveMeddling get rid of "embarrassing" older heroes and create some epic deaths for the big story]]), and wrote out Carter and Shiera Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl by merging them with the Silver Age Hawkman, Katar Hol. The second revival, simply entitled "JSA", brought the team back together with numerous new members, [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] Hourman (who retired and entrusted the mantle to his son) and the Carter Hall version of Hawkman, and eventually fizzled after 87 issues and yet another CrisisCrossover. It was initially written by James Robinson (and included his ComicBook/{{Starman}} in the lineup) and David Goyer. Robinson was later replaced by Creator/GeoffJohns, whose run on the book is generally considered the team's peak and is regarded as one of his best works to this day.

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The CrisisCrossover ''Zero Hour'' [[RocksFallEveryoneDies brutally killed off]] members Doctor Fate, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hourman, and the Atom (an act meant to both [[ExecutiveMeddling get rid of "embarrassing" older heroes and create some epic deaths for the big story]]), and wrote out Carter and Shiera Hall, the Golden Age Hawkman and Hawkgirl Hawkgirl, by merging them with the Silver Age Hawkman, Katar Hol. The second revival, simply entitled "JSA", brought the team back together with numerous new members, [[BackFromTheDead resurrected]] Hourman (who retired and entrusted the mantle to his son) and the Carter Hall version of Hawkman, and eventually fizzled after 87 issues and yet another CrisisCrossover. It was initially written by James Robinson (and included his ComicBook/{{Starman}} in the lineup) and David Goyer. Robinson was later replaced by Creator/GeoffJohns, whose run on the book is generally considered the team's peak and is regarded as one of his best works to this day.



The JSA, therefore, has basically become a team of veterans and mentors for other heroes, as well as the starting point for many heroes in training. This gives the team excellent dynamics: young vs. old, cynical vs. idealist, etc. While its heroes are not as popular as those who form the Justice League, they are respected and admired by all proper heroes in Franchise/TheDCU as [[UrExample pioneers of the principles they stand for]]. After adding LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the form of other [[LegacyHero Legacy Heroes]], Johns finalized his decade-long run on the book.

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The JSA, therefore, has basically become became a team of veterans and mentors for other heroes, as well as the starting point for many heroes in training. This gives gave the team excellent dynamics: young vs. old, cynical vs. idealist, etc. While its heroes are were not as popular as those who form the Justice League, they are were respected and admired by all proper heroes in Franchise/TheDCU as [[UrExample pioneers of the principles they stand stood for]]. After adding LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters in the form of other [[LegacyHero Legacy Heroes]], Johns finalized his decade-long run on the book.



In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, There is no Justice Society, technically. Many of the major Golden Age characters have been rebooted and re-imagined, and they once again operate on Earth-2, as they did pre-Crisis. However, there is no official team operating under the JSA title or anything else at this point. Time will tell whether a new version of the Justice Society is formed, or whether we've seen the last of that particular team in favor of some modern equivalent.

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In the ComicBook/{{New 52}}, There is no Justice Society, technically. Many many of the major Golden Age characters have been were rebooted and re-imagined, and they with most once again operate operating on Earth-2, as they did pre-Crisis. pre-Crisis, and some operating on Earth-0, the DCU's current main Earth. However, there is was no official team operating under the JSA title or anything else at this point. Time will tell whether until Geoff Johns' ''[[ComicBook/DCRebirth DC Universe: Rebirth]]'' revealed there had once been a new version of the Justice Society is formed, or whether we've seen the last of that particular on Earth-0, a covert team in favor of some modern equivalent.
mystery men who helped win World War II, but they'd been forgotten by history, lost to time, and needed to be brought back.
19th May '16 7:19:29 PM pepsimax
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The Justice Society is mentioned by [[ComicBook/{{Hourman}} Rex Tyler]] in the first season finale of ''Series/LegendsOfTomorrow'', suggesting they'll be coming to the Franchise/{{Arrowverse}} at some point.
25th Apr '16 11:29:51 AM andersonh1
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* ClipShow: The mini-series "America Vs. the Justice Society" has a plot, but it's largely an excuse to recap the entire printed history of the Justice Society up to that point, right before the Crisis. Many pages are recreations of old All-Star panels or covers as members of the JSA related the storyline in question.
12th Apr '16 12:38:53 PM andersonh1
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* RealMenGetShot: Early on, the Sandman frequently gets shot and has to struggle against the injury through the remainder of his case, both in his solo and JSA adventures. Later on he manages to avoid this problem.
12th Apr '16 12:36:00 PM andersonh1
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* BadassInCharge: Hawkman, once he became the chairman of the JSA in All-Star #8.

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* BadassInCharge: Hawkman, once he became the chairman of the JSA in All-Star #8. Green Lantern was no slouch either during his one issue as chairman. He had the team raising funds for war orphans after going on a solo scouting mission over Axis-occupied territory.
11th Apr '16 8:10:07 AM andersonh1
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* DiabolicalMastermind: Mister X, the unseen master of the underworld from All-Star #5. He's tired of the JSA putting his gangs out of action, so he puts plans into motion to destroy them once and for all. And despite the fact that the traps all fail, and despite the fact that he's fairly harmless in appearance, the man seems to have known all about the JSA, their identities and their weaknesses. He shows up in Jay Garrick's apartment, has secretly given an underling a ring that cancels out the Spectre's powers, knows who the Sandman's girlfriend is, etc. The JSA never catch him, but he turns himself in since they've shut down all his rackets, declaring that he will go to jail and "live off the state!"
11th Apr '16 8:04:55 AM andersonh1
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* InitiationCeremony: Johnny Thunder is put through one of these as a joke, though in the end he's accepted by the team. When Jay Garrick becomes an honorary member and leaves full time participation, Johnny tries to get his Thunderbolt to make the others let him join. They're not happy, and decide to play a joke on him to teach him a lesson, sending him to capture "Killer McPanzee", a supposed dangerous criminal who is in reality nothing of the story. Naturally Johnny gets mixed up with real crooks, and the whole team gets involved, eventually adding Johnny to the ranks due to his sheer determination and grit, even though he's a bit of a doofus.
11th Apr '16 7:59:05 AM andersonh1
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* TheBusCameBack: The original run of All-Star comics and the JSA made their last appearance in issue 57, 1951. Thanks to the success of Jay Garrick's return in "Flash of Two Worlds", the entire team made a cameo appearance a few issues later in Flash #129, and then returned as full guest stars in Justice League of America #21 and 22. They appeared in that book all through the 1960s, and then finally All-Star itself was revived with issue 58 in 1976. That bus was gone for 25 years!

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* TheBusCameBack: The original run of All-Star comics and the JSA made their last appearance in issue 57, 1951. Thanks to the success of Jay Garrick's return in "Flash of Two Worlds", the entire team made a cameo appearance a few issues later in Flash #129, #129 in 1962, and then returned as full guest stars in Justice League of America #21 and 22.22 in 1963. They appeared in that book all through the 1960s, and then finally All-Star itself was revived with issue 58 in 1976. That bus was gone for 25 years!
11th Apr '16 7:57:37 AM andersonh1
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* TheBusCameBack: All-Star comics and the JSA made their last appearance in issue 57, 1951. The team returned as guest stars in the JLA book, and then finally All-Star itself was revived with issue 58 in 1976. That bus was gone for 25 years!

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* TheBusCameBack: The original run of All-Star comics and the JSA made their last appearance in issue 57, 1951. The Thanks to the success of Jay Garrick's return in "Flash of Two Worlds", the entire team made a cameo appearance a few issues later in Flash #129, and then returned as full guest stars in Justice League of America #21 and 22. They appeared in that book all through the JLA book, 1960s, and then finally All-Star itself was revived with issue 58 in 1976. That bus was gone for 25 years!
8th Apr '16 6:39:38 AM Silverblade2
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* [[LockingMacGyverInTheStoreCupboard Locking Mordru in the Rock of Eternity]]

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