Don’t know how I could top that Michigan J. Frog thing, so I won’t even try. So, on to something completely different.
Reference the Justice Society of old, I know the membership was kept interesting, due to behind the scenes decisions being made. Made by the powers that be, or that were, back then. The greatest shakeups, were back in '44 & '45. Dr. Fate and the Sandman would last appear in All Star Comics #21. Two issues later, young readers would see the last of the Spectre and Starman, in issue #23. The very next issue, #24, seemed to make up for that, by returning the Flash and Green Lantern to active duty. Along for the ride were Wildcat and Mr. Terrific, appearing for the first time. All American Comics and National Periodical Publications (responsible for the changes) would soon go on to become the foundational version of DC that we all know today.
My original query was going to be about the Spectre. Then I realized, it had to be a bigger question. Because he wasn’t the only one affected by those changes. No reason was ever given to readers, for why four active members just up and disappeared from their roster, that I know of. Sure, things were going on sales wise, with their individual features, resulting in replacements or changes to all humor. But JSA readers needed to know what happened to their heroes. Not having an HCQ to go to, they were just left scratching their heads.
So Q, has Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, or anybody else ever addressed those questions before? I do hope so, as I’d love to hear that answer. Thanks!
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