I may have said it before in these pages, but one of the things I miss most about today’s DC Comics is the loss of a sense of legacy and history, once one of the key qualities that differentiated DC from Marvel. The notion that certain characters and their beginnings, and really the whole age […]
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For Those Who Came In Late: In recent weeks, we’ve been hip-deep in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA goodness, discussing the team’s origins, history, roster, enemies and headquarters. This week, we’ll take a look at some highlights of the team’s adventures, at least in your Professor’s humble opinion. Without further delay, let’s get right to some […]
Previously: We continue to explore the history and membership of DC Comics’ original super-team, the Justice Society of America. When we left off, the JSA had just lost their 1970s solo series, and looked to be relegated to permanent JLA guest-star status. However, someone was about to come along to change that… After a lengthy […]
Previously: We’ve been exploring the history and membership of DC Comics’ Justice Society of America, the superhero team from whence all others came. When last we met, we had just seen the Justice Society’s exit from regular publication in 1951, with more of a whimper than a bang. When they would return 12 years later, […]
The Dreaded Deadline Doom has caught up with me once more this week, so we’ll be bringing you another lost entry from the original COMICS 101 Archives, from way back in October 2004. Enjoy! The year 1993 was pretty lean times for fans of DC’s Golden Age characters. The lackluster JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA monthly […]
With the annual return of the Justice Society to the pages of DC Comics in the 1960s came the return of some of the more obscure JSA members like Terry Sloane, a.k.a. Mr. Terrific, “The Man of 1,000 Talents”! Mr. Terrific returned in JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #37: And it can be yours! Click here […]
For those who came in late: Last week, we began our discussion of DC Comics’ JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, the first and original super-hero team in comics. When we left off, we were discussing the JSA’s unique humanitarian approach to war propaganda, unusual for comics of the period. However, that wasn’t the only kind of […]
Once the Justice Society returned to the pages of DC Comics in the early ’60s, it didn’t take long for DC to create even more parallel Earths for the JSA to visit, like Earth-3, home of the Crime Syndicate of America, the “evil twin” version of the Justice League. And you can own it! Click […]
One of the few times the Justice Society has graced the screen came in the much-missed and underrated THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD animated series, which did a great job portraying the Golden-Age mystery men as slightly out-of-touch legends:
DC’s had a long history of crises, but this was the first, the concluding chapter of the first meeting between the Justice League and the Justice Society! And it can be yours! Click here to buy!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that comics, like everything else, don’t exist in a vacuum. Everything that comic-book readers think of as conventions, as benchmarks, even as cliches of the genre, had to appear somewhere first. Even something as basic as, say, the team-up. Before 1941, despite the fact that the newsstands were positively overflowing […]
When the Justice Society first met the Justice League, it was a big deal. It changed comics forever. And you can own that historic issue for yourself! Click here to buy it!
It’s time for a new month and a new theme here at Blastoff, and with a new theme comes a brand-new banner by our always spectacular Artist-in-Residence, Elena Casagrande! This month is another special treat, as Elena unveils her vision of my favorite super-team, the Justice Society of America! (As always, click the image to […]