Justice Society Returns to DC Comics Universe

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DC launched their company-wide reboot known as The New 52 back in 2011. As a result, one of the staples of the DC Universe disappeared, the golden age tema known as the Justice Society of America.

However, DC still had similar characters when they created the comic book known as Earth-2 to replace that title. As a result of the title change and the new initiative, Earth-2 replaced each of the members of the Justice Society with more diverse versions of the characters. For instance, in Justice Society of America, Alan Scott was a heterosexual who was the father of two. But in Earth-2, Alan Scott was gay and just building a new relationship with his boyfriend.

Earth-2 was a great comic book, one that I personally looked forward to each month. However, even with Earth-2, the Justice Society was sorely missed by fans.

Rebirth:

2016 saw Geoff Johns launch the new DC initiative known as Rebirth in the one-shot comic DC Universe: Rebirth #1. Rebirth promised to return the characters to their former glory. Rebirth accomplished two things. First, it hinted at who created the New 52 Universe within the comic book itself. In addition to that, it hinted at the return of the original Justice Society of America.

Flash-forward three years and now DC is finally ready to reintroduce the original Justice Society of America. They will make their first new appearance in the pages of Scott Snyder’s Justice League #31 as part of the Justice Doom War.

Recently, Snyder spoke in a recent interview about his upcoming plans for the team:

I can’t tell you how honored and thrilled I am to be able to reintroduce them to mainline continuity. I’ve been waiting to do it for months. I have really big plans for them. I mean, they play a really crucial role in this story. They’re characters that I’ve been dying to use for a very long time. I’m a big fan of what Geoff Johns did with them, and what James Robinson did with them.

In addition to the interview, Snyder also took to Twitter to tease their return:

In other words, fans can expect a memorable return of the golden age team. This is something DC fans have been clamoring for. However, as of now, it is unclear whether or not Justice Society will be getting their own comic book or just make appearances here and there.

DC released the solicitations for Justice League #31 and #32 which are due out September and October respectively.

Justice Society of America Returns

 

Justice League featuring Justice Society of America

Justice League #31
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL

“The Justice Doom War” part two! The culmination of Lex Luthor’s plan hinges on his beating the Justice League to the prize, ratcheting up the peril as the Year of the Villain continues! The Totality has shattered and its pieces have been tossed across space and time. Thus, the Justice League must also split apart, forming three search teams to comb the past, present, and future to re-combine the Totality before the Legion of Doom can get its villainous hands on the cosmic weapon. What allies will our heroes find in these other timelines? In the future, it’s the Last Boy on Earth, Kamandi! But in the past, there are the familiar faces of the Justice Society of America!

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JUSTICE LEAGUE #32
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by HOWARD PORTER
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
card stock variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL

“The Justice Doom War” part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it’s a future full of chaos and trial. It’s the Totality in action. If they can’t stop Lex’s Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!

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Cameron Tevis

Hi, I'm Cameron Tevis and I've been a comic book, anime and film fan my entire life. While I like Marvel and anime my true love is DC Comics. My father, who was a fan himself, introduced me at a very young age to the amazing characters in DC (especially Hal Jordan Green Lantern). I think it's a fantastic time to be a comic book fan and I'm happy I get to write about the company that I love so much. Besides being a DC fan, I am a designer and I recently started a comic book series of my own called Event Cycle 6 published through Aporian Comics. I recently wrote and directed a short film "The Misadventures of Harley Quinn". And most importantly I am now a father to my beautiful daughter Arya Jade!