We already know that the Justice Society of America is getting a new creative team this October in Marc Guggenheim and Scott Kolins, but until Sunday night we weren’t sure beyond the first solicit really what he was planning to do. The thing is, some of these plans don’t seem so new.
Like he wants to start the team out with six members, then grow out to eight, and then build out from a team into a society….but Geoff Johns did that his first year on this same volume of the JSA. I mean, the ginormous roster is what caused JSA: All Stars to exist, there were too many characters for one title, especially when only a few of them got page time in other titles. This isn’t to crap on the idea though, as I am a fan of the JSA being a larger team with a rotating cast, it would give some lower tier characters a chance to appear and do something cool, or even to introduce new character concepts into the DCU under a marquee that already sells.
More interesting though is that he wants to introduce a place called Monument City, a place where for some reasons heroes will find themselves drawn. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? I dunno, but I’m kind of interested. One of my favorite things DC does is spread the love out by sprinkling characters all over the States (as well as the globe), it adds just a little something different. Like knowing that if something is happening with the Flash in Central City that Batman isn’t going to swoop in and save the day….well, then again, he’s Batman, so he probably could.
Anyway, Guggenheim on JSA? I’m signed up.
Tags: Commentary, JSA, Justice Society of America, Marc Guggenheim, Scott Kolins