The wiki last edited by jeffreyv2512 on 06/18/14 07:22PM View full history

The JLA's inspiration. The Justice Society of America, unites in the pages of All-Star Comics #3. If individual super heroes were popular with readers, what kind of reaction would you get if you united eight of them? DC took the "greatest hits" premise of the comic to its logical conclusion in All Star Comics #3 by teaming Flash, Atom, Dr Fate, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hourman, Sandman and the Spectre under the banner of the Justice Society of America for an ongoing series of adventures. Written by Gardner Fox and featuring various artists, the JSA's first tale opened with another character, Johnny Thunder, complaining at being left out of the festivities. Johnny's inadvertent wish attracted the attention of his genie like Thunderbolt, who whisked Johnny to the JSA's secret meeting. Johnny listened to each member as they related a memorable escapade from his adventuring career, a premise that served as an introduction to new readers and provided a rich variety of art styles from illustrators as diverse as the cartoony Sheldon Mayer to the hyper detailed Sheldon Moldoff. The Flash told of retrieving treasure from a sunken galleon, Hawkman remembered the time he fought creatures that couldn't be burned by fire, and the Spectre revealed the secrets of his first battle against the evil Oom. At the end of the issue, the JSA received a summons from the FBI and the Flash raced off to see how the team could serve the country. Before long the JSA would be fighting foreign agitators and would provide the template for the following year's Seven Soldiers of Victory.

User reviews Add new review

5 (0)
4 (0)
3 (1)
2 (0)
1 (0)

3 stars 3/5 Stars Average score of 1 user reviews

There have been many but they were the 1st 0

By The Angry Comic Book Critic      Hello everyone and welcome to another Golden Age Review. Today super teams are common place I mean you've got the Avengers, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Justice League, The Teen Titans and the Green Lantern Corps. just to name a few but, back in the golden age there were no teams no gathering of heroes to face a common threat it was all solo heroes that didn't give the slightest inkling that they were apart of a larger world not until this landmark issue in comic ...

4 out of 5 found this review helpful.
See all user reviews

This edit will also create new pages on Comic Vine for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Comic Vine users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.