Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Justice Society of America Re-launch

We are elated to spread the word that DC Comics will indeed be re-launching the Justice Society’s book following the demise of the current JSA title this summer with issue 87.

The re-launched Justice Society of America will have writer Geoff Johns back in the saddle again.

We didn’t think the book required a re-launch and it was actually nice seeing a book, especially a JSA book, pushing 100 issues.

We were absolutely convinced the powers that be at DC Comics was poised to yet again screw the first and best ever super team (such as after the first CRISIS and as part the Zero Hour mess), but it appears the marketplace has spoken. If we keep buying, they can’t kill them. YES!

What we’d like to see with the new Justice Society of America:

The roster MUST include the remaining original members—Flash, Green Lantern and Wildcat (and Hawkman if he’s still around). These guys are the heart of the team and teachers for not just the younger members of the team for most of the rest of the DCU. Who else could command the respect and inspiration of the big three—Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.

Power Girl and Stargirl should represent the younger generation. We don’t think Stargirl would be a hard sell for Geoff Johns since he created the character but Power Girl also needs to be with the JSA—it’s the only family she has left and PG deserves the respect that Johns can give her.

The final Fate of Hector and Lyta Hall—the most recent incarnation of Dr. Fate and his wife were seemingly killed off in a hurry just before Infinite Crisis warmed up—left to die in the snowy mountains. We were pleased to see Lyta return after we all believed that she was dead…but we feel cheated that we hardly got to know her again before they were both broomed.
Perhaps the fix is in and maybe Hector is out as Dr. Fate but at the very least, the Halls deserve some closure—a memorial service or such.

The redemption of Atom Smasher—We last saw Albert Rothstein pleading guilty and going to jail for his crimes with Black Adam. No sooner had the door locked in his cell than Amanda Waller showed up wanting him for a job. Allow Atom Smasher to redeem himself in his eyes and the eyes of Society (pun intended) and let him move on.

A Teen Titans team up—it seems only natural that the first generation and the latest generation of heroes should team up and learn from one another. Plus, since Geoff Johns is writing both books, one would think it wouldn’t be too tough to make happen.

We would also love the return of Captain Marvel but given the upcoming Trials of SHAZAM and all that entails, we’re not optimistic that the JSA is in the future of the World’s Mightiest Mortal. Alas, it was nice while it lasted.

FBW is still digesting the events of Infinite Crisis (and sharpening our poison pen) but look for our review of IC, as well as the other books of the week soon.


Anonymous Capitol Ideas said...

Don't forget Sand -- he's the heir to Wesley Dodds. They've got to do something with him as well.

12:01 PM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger sonicfrog said...

Just stumbled onto your site via Opie Blue. Love the WB / Bruce Timm Super Hero series. Will link to your site.

2:16 PM, May 05, 2006  
Blogger FBW said...

Thanks for your comments fellas...and for reading. More to come.--FBW

6:01 PM, May 05, 2006  

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