Justice Society of America

Give 'Em Elle: The Golden Age and DC's Reboot Habit
Give 'Em Elle: The Golden Age and DC's Reboot Habit
Welcome to Give 'Em Elle, a new weekly column that hopes to bridge the gap between old school comics fandom and the progressive edge of comics culture. In the future, I plan to take questions from readers and answer them in this column. I’ll solicit them on Twitter, where I’m @anotherelle if you want to go ahead and follow me. But since this is the very first edition, I’m on my own. So in the absence of a direct question, I want to talk about something that I hear discussed in comics all the time, and offer an explanation that I’ve never quite heard from anyone else. Specifically, I want to talk about the Marvel Universe and the DC Universe, and what makes them different. The big difference, in terms of continuity and structure, is that the DC Universe has been rebooted several times, with drastic changes to its history, and the Marvel Universe never really has. To be sure, the Marvel timeline gets messed with now and again (most recently with 2015’s Secret Wars), but it always defaults back to “things happened the way you remember, but nobody’s getting old.”
Ask Chris #276: Menace To The Justice Society
Ask Chris #276: Menace To The Justice Society
Q: Why is the Justice Society of America of such fundamental importance to the DC Universe? -- @M_Morse A: I've been doing this column for a pretty long time, and almost every week, I get a question like this one, where the question itself assumes a pretty specific premise. Sometimes, they go as far as actually answering the question before the end of the sentence, making my part in the whole thing pretty irrelevant --- like, say, "who is the dreamiest guy and why is it Batman?" --- but sometimes, it's that premise that grabs my attention more than what's actually being asked. All of which is just a longwinded way to say that I'm not sure I can really explain why the JSA is a fundamental part of the DC Universe, because I'm not actually sure that they are.
DC Comics Announces Relaunched ‘Justice Society Of America’ And The Return Of Earth-Two
DC Comics Announces Relaunched ‘Justice Society Of America’ And The Return Of Earth-Two
This weekend at Fan Expo Canada, Dan DiDio confirmed an ongoing rumor: James Robinson and Nicola Scott are working on a new Justice Society of America book -- that takes place on Earth-Two. DiDio said he and Robinson were "hammering out the characters as late as yesterday," implying it might take a few months for the book to hit stores...
Absolute Justice? More Like Absolute Just Shut Up Already
Absolute Justice? More Like Absolute Just Shut Up Already
Last week, the CW aired "Absolute Justice," a two-hour "Smallville" event --a.k.a. a two-part episode smashed into one double-sized time-slot -- that involved Clark Kent teaming up with some of the Golden Age heroes of the Justice Society. The hype machine for this one had been running full-tilt since the first pictures of actors in costume as Dr...