Hello and welcome to another session of the JSA Book Club. Join here. This week we turn to the Silver Age and the first appearance of the JSA after so many years in limbo. But first the Roll Call:
And now to bring this meeting to order
All Star Comics , which had been the home of the Justice Society of America, ceased publication under that name with issue #57 (March 1951) being the last to feature the JSA. (With issue #58 it became All Star Western and featured western stories) It would be many years before All Star Comics would return with its old numbering restored and would go back to telling stories featuring the JSA. (This would not happen until 1976) Enter the Silver Age, a new Flash called Barry Allen and a story called “The Flash of Two Worlds”. Published in September of 1961 this story, featuring Jay Garrick, lead to an interest in reviving Golden Age characters like the JSA. This was followed by other stories in The Flash that featured Jay and this eventually lead to the summer crossovers between the JLA and the JSA that a lot of fans fondly remember.
What to read: (9 issues)
Questions to consider:
What did you think of Barry and Jay’s interaction in these issues of The Flash ?
Who was your favorite villain they faced together and why? Did you like seeing them face each other’s villains?
What did you all think of the first encounter between the JLA and the JSA?
What was your favorite JLA/JSA story from this batch?
And that’s all for this week folks. Join us next time as we return to the story of Infinity, Inc.