JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA Returns to DCU & Continuity This Fall

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Credit: Francis Manapul (DC)
Credit: Francis Manapul (DC)

After three years and three weeks of teasing, the Justice Society of America is now confirmed to be returning to the DCU this fall. The classic WWII era superteam will return in Scott Snyder's Justice League later this year, and are on the cover for September's Justice League #31.

"I can’t tell you how honored and thrilled I am to be able to reintroduce them to mainline continuity," Snyder tells Newsarama. "I’ve been waiting to do it for months and months and months and months and months - really, since we did Metal. I have really big plans for them. I mean, they play a really crucial role in this story."

[Check out our full interview with Snyder about his plans for the Justice Society]

The JSA have appeared briefly in flashbacks in the current Doomsday Clock event series, which was set-up in 2016's DC Universe: Rebirth #1. Per Doomsday Clock, the official explanation of their absence from the Rebirth-era DCU continuity was Dr. Manhattan altering the timeline so that Alan Scott never becomes Green Lantern, a key plotpoint of the series. 

However, according to Snyder his and DC's "big plans" for the classic team aren't just limited to Doomsday Clock and his Justice League storyline.

"But I also have big plans for them in general. They’re characters that I’ve been dying to use for a very long time," said the writer. "I’m a big fan of what Geoff Johns did with them, and what James Robinson did with them."

Check back Wednesday afternoon for a longer conversation with Snyder about his plans for the JSA in Justice League, the "Justice: Doom War" arc and beyond, how they relate to Doomsday Clock, and more.

Credit: Francis Manapul (DC)

Here are the solicitations for September's two Justice League issues. Look for DC's full September 2019 solicitations later this month on Newsarama.

JUSTICE LEAGUE #31
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by JORGE JIMENEZ
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
variant cover by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO
“The Justice Doom War” part two! The culmination of Lex Luthor’s plan hinges on his beating the Justice League to the prize, ratcheting up the peril as the Year of the Villain continues! The Totality has shattered and its pieces have been tossed across space and time. Thus, the Justice League must also split apart, forming three search teams to comb the past, present, and future to re-combine the Totality before the Legion of Doom can get its villainous hands on the cosmic weapon. What allies will our heroes find in these other timelines? In the future, it’s the Last Boy on Earth, Kamandi! But in the past, there are the familiar faces of the Justice Society of America!
ON SALE 09.04.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
FC | RATED T+

JUSTICE LEAGUE #32
written by SCOTT SNYDER and JAMES TYNION IV
art by HOWARD PORTER
cover by FRANCIS MANAPUL
card stock variant cover by OLIVIER COIPEL
“The Justice Doom War” part three! Things are getting dangerous across the time stream. On one side of time, the Justice League team finds heroic purpose; on the other, it’s a future full of chaos and trial. It’s the Totality in action. If they can’t stop Lex’s Legion across all fronts, there may be only one other option: embrace Doom!
ON SALE 09.18.19
$3.99 US | 32 PAGES
CARD STOCK VARIANT COVER $4.99
FC | RATED T+

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