DC Comics Relaunch: Grant Morrison Makes SUPERMAN World’s FIRST Super Hero – JUSTICE SOCIETY R.I.P.?

Is this the news about Action Comics #1 what I was afraid of? Or not?

UPDATE: DC Comics co-publisher Dan DiDio has confirmed the fate of the JSA here.

The Action Comics #1 announcement:

A new era of DC Comics begins as the longest-running monthly comic of all time releases its first issue #1 since 1938.

This September, New York Times bestselling writer Grant Morrison (ALL-STAR SUPERMAN) joins with sensational artist Rags Morales to bring you tales of The Man of Tomorrow unlike any you’ve ever read before in ACTION COMICS #1.

This momentous first issue will set in motion the history of the DC Universe as Superman defends a world that doesn’t trust their first Super Hero.

The first Action Comics #1 is now the most sought-after comic book of all time. This September, one of comics’ most imaginative storytellers will make history again in Grant Morrison and Rags Morales’ ACTION COMICS #1.


Does this mean the Justice Society of America (JSA) is toast?

Or does this mean that Action Comics takes place in the past and we’ll have a Superman be part of an eventual “period piece” JSA title like he did the first time around? And, in the 1980s the All Star Squadron was quite a successful title spawning a few mini-series and even a few ongoing titles in Infinity Inc. and Young All-Stars. Perhaps James Robinson, Jerry Ordway and/or Roy Thomas may be involved?

(And, yes, I know that in the 1980s those books pre-Crisis focused on Earth 2 which basically is where the Golden Age DC went as Superman was an early member of the JSA. We’re talking “main” DCU here with my thoughts today.)

With period pieces being the rage at DC right now with All Star Western and Demon Knights, will a “period” JSA book work?

Batman is human so he can’t be long-lived. But, an alien – a Kryptonian – can.



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