My Idea of a DC relaunch title

Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

My idea for a new book is JSL, or Justice Society Legacy, which focuses around the children and grandchildren of the original members of the Justice Society. Now I know that according to the relaunch, the Justice Society never existed, but what if it actually did, just no one on Earth remembered it? That’s the beginning of the premise of my book. Someone finds out that a team of heroes existed before Superman’s debut, most likely during the Vietnam War era to fit more into the new timeline, and they set plans in motion to track them down and abduct them for unknown reasons. The first person this happens to is Langford “Happy” Terrill, the original Ray (Since my idea involves all of the golden age heroes being on one team and not several, which they kind of already were), but before he’s taken away, he’s able to get a message out to his son, Ray, about what happened, that he needs to find Uncle Sam, and that he’ll need help. Happy had previously told Ray able the Society, so he uses his computer skills to track down and invite several of the descendants of the JSA, who he somehow finds out have powers or skills that could be useful, to the old Brownstone in Civic City, which was abandoned years ago, but never renovated or torn down. However inside the Brownstone are the remnants of the old JSA, like the meeting table, their costumes, etc., but certain parts of the costumes seem to be missing. Once they agree to work together, there first mission is to find and free Uncle Sam from some secret based. Once they do that, he reveals to them that he is the cause of the world forgetting the original JSA, on their request to that they could have families without any of their old enemies coming after their loved ones, meaning that the members of JSA are the only one who know that they were a team together, but it also means that any of the members with powers either lost them, or lost the source to them (the GL’s ring)(but members who had skills and not powers, like wildcat, clearly still have those). Doing this caused Uncle Sam to forfeit a lot of his power, so he can’t undo it to give them their powers back to protect themselves from the people hunting them down, but he does reveal that when he made the world forget, he maintained it by transferring parts of his power into item the society owned (like GL’s ring, Flash’s Helmet, Atom’s mask, etc.), meaning that if they find those items, they can give the power back to that society member who owned the item, and if they find all of them, they can transfer Uncle Sam’s power back to him and he can undo what he did. From that point the books focuses around searching for those items while trying to keep the old society members safe, and the interacting between the children of the first society. A lot of this means changing the characters backstories, and the nature of Uncle Sam’s powers in the DC universe, but I feel it could work, if not for an ongoing, than for a limited series.

The Main Team consists of:

The Ray II – Ray Terrill, Son of The Ray I – Who’s superhero career in Philadelphia in his late teens is still canon, so he is the most experienced hero, and de facto leader, as well as fillinf and Oracle type role using his own impressive computer Skills

Jade - Jennifer-Lynn Hayden, Daughter of Green Lantern I and Harlequin I, Twin Sister of Obsidian

Obsidian – Todd James Rice, Son of Green Lantern I and Harlequin I, Twin Brother of Jade – sort of hold the rival/wolverine role for ray due to the light and dark thing.

Jesse Quick – Jesse Chambers, Daughter of Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle

Tomcat – Tommy Bronson, Son of Wildcat

Cyclone – Maxine Hunkel, Granddaughter of Red Tornado I

Fate – Kent V. Nelson, Grandson of Dr. Fate – He doesn’t have the Helmet of Nabuu throughout the series, but still has his own magical skills, which are impressive but not as powerful.

Tigress II – Artemis Crock, Daughter of Tigress I/Huntress I – Huntress was originally a golden age hero before her turn to villainy, and if there’s anything comic companies love more than promoting obscure characters in their TV adaptations, It’s promoting obscure characters used in TV adaptation in their main titles.

Possible Later Members include:

Damage – Grant Emerson, Son of the Atom I – Joins later due to him no one having the knowledge of his connection to the Society until later on.

Troia – Donna Troy, Sister of Wonder Woman and Daughter of Hippolyta – Joins later due to a quasi-plot point of no one fully remember that there was a Wonder Woman of the original team, Hippolyta, similar to the old universe (I haven’t fully thought it out yet I just want Donna in it)

Silver Scarab – Hector Hall, Son of Hawkman and Hawkgirl (and Hawk and Dove) – Joins later because everyone believed that the Hawkman from the Society had died years before with his family, but they didn’t know about their reincarnation cycle. He won’t be Dr. Fate due to Kent already filling the role on the team.

Recurring Characters include:

Uncle Sam – Serves as a mentor to the team.

Black Canary – Dinah Lance – Most readers already know she has her own connection to the Society, and I hope at one point she could have the same role in this as she currently holds in Young Justice.

Mr. Terrific – Michael Holt – He was deemed important enough by the powers that be to get his own book, so why not include him in a new Society title, just not as a full member due to the lineage theme I have working.

The Ray I – Langford “Happy” Terrill – The catalyst of the events of the books, who would appear in both Ray’s flashbacks, and some scenes of his captivity.

And of course the original Society Members like Alan Scott, Jay Garrick, Ted Grant, etc.

So that’s my idea anyway, tell me any thoughts you have on it or questions you have about anything I presented here. Enjoy!

#1 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

The JSA are going to be appearing in there on book set in earth 2

#2 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: I like my idea better, plus they sorta appear in Civvie form in Mr. Terrifc

#3 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

No they dont thats just Karen Starr. Its been confirmed the JSA are on Earth 2

#4 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

@spiderbat87: I said sorta, she was part of it, but I still like my idea for it better, I never liked the earth 1, earth 2 thing for the league and society, I never got why they couldn't exist together.

#5 Posted by The_Tree (7250 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd probably read this.

The fact that the Justice Society isn't in continuity pisses me off.

#6 Posted by The Stegman (23785 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87:  
 
 

The JSA are going to be appearing in there on book set in earth 2

ugh, i was hoping they would get rid of the multiverse...its just gonna confuse new readers
#7 Posted by Kairan1979 (16722 posts) - - Show Bio
@GothamRed
the story "JSA existed, but nobody remembered them" was handled much better in Smallville TV Series.
#8 Posted by GothamRed (2563 posts) - - Show Bio

@Kairan1979: In smallville, it wasn't that no one remembered them, since clearly icicle jr and possible amanda waller knew about them, it was just that they weren't common knowledge due to being less of a big-name hero collect and more of just a group of people who fought for a cause they believed in, which may sound like I didn't explain that well, but think about it and it might make more sense. This made it easier for them and the powers that arrested them to cover them up. I mine they were as big and well known as the justice league is now before they were forgotten.

In the end it's just a matter of preference, so if you don't like my idea it's fine, I just thought I'd try to explain myself a bit more.

#9 Posted by Nighthunter (28582 posts) - - Show Bio

I would have gone with the smallville route, and as for superman being the first superhero in this new continuity they coul have easily been called "mystery men"

or been members of the army and thus count as soldiers

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