Didio on the JSA

#1 Posted by alias44 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

From CBR:

One of the many questions surrounding DC Comics’ line-wide renumbering centered on the absence of Justice Society of America, a title that in recent years had undergone its own high-profile reboot and spawned two spinoff series. The Justice Society, with a sprawling membership that includes Golden Age characters (or their namesakes) like The Flash, Hawkman, Green Lantern and Hourman, reached deep into DC, and comic-book, history, forming the very first team of superheroes.

But Justice Society wasn’t among the 52 books rolled out by the publisher last week. Neither, for that matter, was Power Girl, whose title character has been closely associated with the JSA since her debut in 1976. And the solicitation for Mister Terrific #1, featuring a new take on “the world’s third-smartest man” — and two-time chairman of the team — makes no mention of the group. Then came the unveiling on Friday of Action Comics #1 which, as Robot 6′s J.K. Parkin pointed out, refers to “a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.”

If all of that isn’t enough to signal the end, or non-existence, of the world’s first team of superheroes, official word came over the weekend from Co-Publisher Dan DiDio, who wrote on his Facebook page, “As for JSA, we have decided to rest this concept while we devote our attention on the launch of the three new Justice League series. As for other characters and series not part of the initial 52, there are plenty of stories to be told, and we’re just getting started.”

As with any demise in superhero comics, this one is probably only temporary (heck, the JSA itself has been put to “rest,” only to be resurrected, a handful of times over the past 60 years). However, when the publisher is pushing a “modern” and “contemporary” take on its superhero universe, grappling with graying characters so firmly rooted in World War II will undoubtedly prove problematic.

#2 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6958 posts) - - Show Bio

::sighs:: I'm sad now.

#3 Posted by comix christian (87 posts) - - Show Bio

Well it pretty easy to get around that whole first Superhero stuff. The JSA could just have been a covert group working for the government during wwll. That would explain why Superman would be the first known superhero. After the war ended the government tought the JSA was to powerfull to keep around, and frose them down or somthing. then they would also be younger as they would not have aged since the war ended...
#4 Posted by fodigg (6210 posts) - - Show Bio
@alias44: Thanks for posting this over here. Sad day indeed, but not unexpected. Legacies and generations are being reduced.
#5 Posted by alias44 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

Maybe they'll reincorporate Earth Two.  That would (at the very least) be something.

#6 Posted by Jake Fury (21314 posts) - - Show Bio

Whew, I thought this meant Didio was going to be writing JSA....
#7 Posted by alias44 (61 posts) - - Show Bio
@Jake Fury: Dude -- that's just too scary!
#8 Posted by kamandi63 (1 posts) - - Show Bio
..I understand DC's reasoning to upgrade or "refresh" characters and concepts, and I have enjoyed Flashpoint and some of the mini's, and am even going to try several of the new #'1's, but I wonder if Didio and his people realize how many older readers/fans are out there..? I have been a huge DC fan since 74', but if they are going to trash the JSA and all that history then its a damn shame..I hope this reboot doesnt exclude the group from ever coming back..just saying..
#9 Posted by darkrider (498 posts) - - Show Bio

the jsa is coming back  guys it s been revealed that James Robinson and Nicola Scott  working on  jsa number 1

#10 Posted by harleyquinn12 (1853 posts) - - Show Bio
Really??? That's like a dream creative team for me.

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