Len Strazewski’s 8-parter is planned for its own trade…
The Justice Society of America is having something of a moment right now, what with the Golden Age characters’ return to the DC Universe and the popularity of the TV show Stargirl.
That’s something that warms the cockles of any longtime fan’s heart.
Well, DC is capitalizing on that with plans to release a hardcover collection of Len Strazewski’s 8-part miniseries from 1991, according to a listing on Amazon.
Dig the official description, along with placeholder art, based on the late Tom Lyle’s Issue #8 cover:
Justice Society of America: The Demise of Justice
This 1990s epic tells a story set in the 1950s starring the world’s first super-hero team, the Justice Society of America.
In this 1990s tale set in the 1950s at the end of the Golden Age of Comics, the world’s first super-hero team, the Justice Society of America, must join forces one last time to stop the powerful Solomon Grundy and the immortal world-conqueror known as Vandal Savage.
Collects Justice Society of America #1-8, Adventure Comics #466, and All-Star Comics #57
A few thoughts:
— This 1991 series is not to be confused with its follow-up published the next year. Though I imagine if this is successful, that series will also get collected.
— The 256-pager is due Jan. 19, 2021. It lists for $39.99.
— Lotta fan-fave artists involved: Besides Lyle, others included Rick Burchett, Mike Parobeck, Grant Miehm and Frank McLaughlin.
— By the by, Adventure Comics #466 is from 1979 and details why the JSA disbanded in the ’50s, by Paul Levitz and Joe Staton. And All-Star Comics #57? That was the JSA’s last Golden Age appearance — from 1951.
— Standard caveat: This has not been solicited by DC yet, so nothing is official until it’s official. Even then, things can change. Just keep coming to 13th Dimension for updates.
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