A long sought-after volume is finally back on the schedule for 2021…
Over the last few days, we’ve been posting about a number of DC collections that have been added to the 2021 schedule — and it looks like one of the most sought-after omnibi will finally be joining them: The Justice League of America Bronze Age Omnibus Vol. 3.
The edition was cancelled in 2019 and legions of longtime fans have since been hoping for its eventual arrival in the market. At this point, the wait won’t be terribly long, according an Amazon listing.
Check out the official description, along with the book’s original cover by Karl Kerschl:
The 1970s adventures of the World’s Greatest Heroes continue as the Justice League of America meets fellow heroes including the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a team of heroes from the long-gone past.
The Justice League moves into the second half of the 1970s with adventures guest-starring the Justice Society of America, the Legion of Super-Heroes, and a group of heroes from the long-gone past, including Jonah Hex, Viking Prince, Enemy Ace, and more. Plus, the League’s mascot, Snapper Carr, turns against the team, the Phantom Stranger helps the team battle a returning pantheon of ancient gods, the Martian Manhunter faces Despero for the lives of the League, and the Secret Society of Super-Villains swap bodies with the World’s Greatest Super-Heroes. Plus, Black Lightning is invited to join the JLA–but he turns down the invitation for mysterious reasons.
Collects Justice League of America #147-181.
A few thoughts:
— This is some prime Satellite Era JLA right here. The main creators are writer Gerry Conway, penciller Dick Dillin and inker Frank McLaughlin, but Steve Englehart, Paul Levitz and Marty Pasko are also among the contributors.
— The 880-page hardcover is due July 6. It lists for $125.
— My guess it that the cover art could change. DC’s been leaning more on period art for their omnibus covers lately.
— On a totally personal note, my all-time fave JLA-JSA crossover (Issues #171-172) is included. So, yay.
— 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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