Len Strazewski Still Doesn't Have Much Luck With the Justice Society of America

Len Strazewski Still Doesn’t Have Much Luck With the Justice Society of America

Posted by December 25, 2017 Comment

To have once comic series cancelled may be considered unfortunate, but to have a collection decades later also cancelled twice looks like carelessness. On someone’s part.

The Justice Society Of America series from 1993 by Len Strazewski and Mike Parobeck was cancelled by DC Comics after 10 issues, not over low sales – it was a bit of a hit, both in sales and in critical response – but because, reportedly, editor Mike Carlin told Len that DC Comics didn’t want to be publishing comics with a bunch of old people.

Twenty-five years later, with Superman and Batman as fathers, and a readership older than ever, that seems less of an issue. And with the Justice Society Of America returning, as promised by the DC Rebirth Special, and teased in The Flash and other titles ever since, it made sense to see other Justice Society projects.

Such as a collection of the 1993 series mentioned above, and the mini-series by Len and a collection of artists that preceded it.

It was originally announced for October 2016 – but then disappeared. It recently reappeared again, planned for May 2018. And everyone lived happily ever after. Except – for some unknown reason – this has been cancelled too. And knocked into the long grass one more time…

 

The world’s first super-team reunited for these stories set in 1950, including the original Flash, Green Lantern, the Atom, Hawkman and more.

The 1990s adventures of the Justice Society of America are collected for the first time ever in JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA: THE COMPLETE SERIES BY LEN STRAZEWSKI AND MIKE PAROBECK!

Set in 1950 as the Golden Age of comics was coming to a close, these stories were originally published in the early 1990s and star the world’s first super-team: the Justice Society of America! The Flash (Jay Garrick), Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Hawkman (Carter Hall), Black Canary and Starman each face a series of criminal events that point to the evil of Vandal Savage. And in facing their immortal foe, the heroes realize that the world still needs a Justice Society of America. And in a second helping of adventures from 1992, the JSA brings back more Golden Age heroes, including the Atom (Al Pratt), Wildcat (Ted Grant), Hourman, Johnny Quick, Hawkgirl and more to battle the villainy of the Ultra-Humanite and an international conspiracy that threatens to destabilize nations across the globe.

Collects JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1-8 (1990) and JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1-10 (1992).

Down to sales? Or the revenge of Mike Carlin?

(Last Updated December 25, 2017 6:42 pm )

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