History ComicBook / JusticeSocietyOfAmerica

27th Jan '16 9:36:53 AM kkhohoho
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** The original roster was Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern, Hourman (I'm Batman [[SuperSerum on drugs]]!), Sandman, Hawkman (I'm Batman with wings!), Atom (I'm Midget Batman!), the Spectre (I'm Dead RealityWarper Batman!) and Doctor Fate (I'm a Wizard,[[strike:'arry]]!).
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** The original roster was Franchise/TheFlash, Franchise/GreenLantern, Hourman (I'm Batman [[SuperSerum on drugs]]!), Sandman, Sandman (I'm Batman with a gasmask!), Hawkman (I'm Batman with wings!), Atom (I'm Midget Batman!), the Spectre (I'm Dead RealityWarper Batman!) and Doctor Fate (I'm a Wizard,[[strike:'arry]]!).
26th Dec '15 8:48:54 PM nombretomado
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Over a decade later, superheroes were on the rise again and Franchise/TheFlash (the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Flash, a totally different guy than the one in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) discovered another world inhabited by the older [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] characters. Continuity had been invented by this point, so the explanation was, "All those JSA stories took place on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], which has its own version of Superman, and everything from, uh, [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum circa-1955]] on is from Earth-1, which has the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Superman versus aliens? That was Earth-1. Superman versus [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]? Earth-2." Thus, every summer, the JLA and the JSA would [[{{Crossover}} team up]], in some of the few multi-part storylines of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. These were often titled "Crisis on Earth-Something", and involved the two teams responding to multidimensional disasters.
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Over a decade later, superheroes were on the rise again and Franchise/TheFlash (the [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] Flash, a totally different guy than the one in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII) discovered another world inhabited by the older [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks Golden Age]] characters. Continuity had been invented by this point, so the explanation was, "All those JSA stories took place on [[AlternateUniverse Earth-2]], which has its own version of Superman, and everything from, uh, [[UsefulNotes/TheInterregnum circa-1955]] on is from Earth-1, which has the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica. Superman versus aliens? That was Earth-1. Superman versus [[ThoseWackyNazis Nazis]]? Earth-2." Thus, every summer, the JLA and the JSA would [[{{Crossover}} team up]], in some of the few multi-part storylines of TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks.UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks. These were often titled "Crisis on Earth-Something", and involved the two teams responding to multidimensional disasters.

* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Even though the Justice Society came first and the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica was just a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] update of the Justice Society, because the Justice League was more popular, it was decided that the Justice Society needed to find a new core concept to differentiate it from the Justice League. Several different ideas were tried such as being an AlternateUniverse equivalent to the Justice League, being a group of middle-aged superheroes, being a group of senior citizen superheroes, until finally, they found a concept that worked sales-wise: a multigenerational family of superheroes training the next generation.
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* DivergentCharacterEvolution: Even though the Justice Society came first and the Franchise/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica was just a [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks Silver Age]] update of the Justice Society, because the Justice League was more popular, it was decided that the Justice Society needed to find a new core concept to differentiate it from the Justice League. Several different ideas were tried such as being an AlternateUniverse equivalent to the Justice League, being a group of middle-aged superheroes, being a group of senior citizen superheroes, until finally, they found a concept that worked sales-wise: a multigenerational family of superheroes training the next generation.
13th Dec '15 1:04:31 PM foxley
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* OutdatedOutfit: Johnny Thunder sported a green business suit and bow tie that would have been in fashion when the character was created in the 1940s, but he kept wearing it for decades afterwards. The narration in one story in the 1980s {lampshades)) this by mentioning that his fashion sense wnet into a permanent stall sometimes in the 1950s.
26th Nov '15 5:51:22 PM nombretomado
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* DemotedToExtra: Reading this series can be a bit jarring if you're a fan of ''SandmanMysteryTheatre''. After the Golden Age Sandman spent years as the hero of his own cult classic series, he dies in the first issue of JSA.
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* DemotedToExtra: Reading this series can be a bit jarring if you're a fan of ''SandmanMysteryTheatre''.''ComicBook/SandmanMysteryTheatre''. After the Golden Age Sandman spent years as the hero of his own cult classic series, he dies in the first issue of JSA.
2nd Nov '15 1:22:36 PM StFan
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** In ''TheGoldenAge'', America's mystery men, including the JSA, return home after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and find themselves obsolete, unable to go back to catching bank robbers after spending years fighting ThoseWackyNazis. Unfortunately for everyone, though, the Nazi menace isn't quite finished...
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** In ''TheGoldenAge'', ''ComicBook/TheGoldenAge'', America's mystery men, including the JSA, return home after UsefulNotes/WorldWarII and find themselves obsolete, unable to go back to catching bank robbers after spending years fighting ThoseWackyNazis. Unfortunately for everyone, though, the Nazi menace isn't quite finished...
17th Oct '15 10:18:01 PM nombretomado
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* TheLoad: Johnny Thunder in [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the silver age]], [[PostCrisis modern]] comics have managed to avert this by making him a hero in his own right.
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* TheLoad: Johnny Thunder in [[TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks [[UsefulNotes/TheSilverAgeOfComicBooks the silver age]], [[PostCrisis [[ComicBook/PostCrisis modern]] comics have managed to avert this by making him a hero in his own right.
10th Oct '15 9:46:54 AM nombretomado
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James Robinson wrote several issues during a crossover with the Justice League, and then Mark Guggenheim became the regular writer. Fan reaction to his take on the characters was mixed, to say the least. His run ended when the {{New 52}} relaunch took place and the title was cancelled.
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James Robinson wrote several issues during a crossover with the Justice League, and then Mark Guggenheim became the regular writer. Fan reaction to his take on the characters was mixed, to say the least. His run ended when the {{New ComicBook/{{New 52}} relaunch took place and the title was cancelled.
7th Oct '15 6:29:34 PM SarcasmKid
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* YankTheDogsChain: During the "Thy Kingdom Come" arc, Gog seemingly granted Power Girl's wish to be returned to Earth-2. Karen was reunited with Helena Wayne and introduced to a modified Infinity Inc./Justice Society amalgam, the Justice Society Infinity. While her cousin is still dead, Karen gradually becomes to accept that she has finally returned home. And then she meets [[spoiler: her Earth-2 doppelganger, learning that when Earth-2 was recreated in ''InfiniteCrisis'', it was recreated with a new Power Girl. Karen spends the rest of the arc hunted by the JSI as they try to determine why she "impersonated" Power Girl.]]
25th Sep '15 5:52:26 PM nombretomado
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: {{Hawkman}} mainly, though Wildcat was briefly a member of the team. As an honorary member who participated in a single adventure, Batman also counts.
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* AnimalThemedSuperbeing: {{Hawkman}} ComicBook/{{Hawkman}} mainly, though Wildcat was briefly a member of the team. As an honorary member who participated in a single adventure, Batman also counts.
21st Jul '15 7:56:53 AM VicGeorge2011
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* PutOnABus: The team was PutOnABus following the ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, when they decided to disband after the merging of the Earths but were called to alter the outcome of the Norse gods' Ragnarok in order to prevent Adolf Hitler from retroactively destroying the universe in 1945, which caused the team to remain trapped in a never-ending fight cycle [[TheBusCameBack until several years later]] in ''Armageddon: Inferno''.
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* PutOnABus: The team was PutOnABus following the ComicBook/CrisisOnInfiniteEarths, when in ''ComicBook/LastDaysOfTheJusticeSociety'' they decided to disband after the merging of the Earths but were called to alter the outcome of the Norse gods' Ragnarok in order to prevent Adolf Hitler from retroactively destroying the universe in 1945, which caused the team to remain trapped in a never-ending fight cycle [[TheBusCameBack until several years later]] in ''Armageddon: Inferno''.
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