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A Matter of History

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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Strength in Numbers, Part III

Strength in Numbers, Part III

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, […]

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Turn Back the Page, to the Golden Age

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 […]

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He's Terrific

He’s Terrific

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 […]

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Strength in Numbers, Part II

Strength in Numbers, Part II

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 […]

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If Two Is Good, Three Is Better

If Two Is Good, Three Is Better

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 […]

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The JSA Gets Animated

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:

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Having a Crisis

Having a Crisis

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!

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Strength in Numbers

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 […]

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