Following the publication of Superman in 1938 and the age of the 'superhero', DC assembled some of their greatest heroes and created the first-ever superhero team in history.
The Justice Society of America was formed in 1940's All-Star Comics #3 as a way for DC to team-up their most popular heroes. In the midst of World War II, they were the perfect creation to fight the Nazis and battle homegrown threats devastating the US.
Devised by editor Sheldon Mayer and writer Gardner Fox, this innovative comic book would throw together eight costumed 'Mystery Men' and create a trend that would continue throughout comic history.
Throughout its various iterations, including the superhero army 'All-Star Squadron', the later team-up 'Infinity Inc.' and the Modern Age JSA, this team has remained true to its roots.
With help from the original team from 1940, their children and other heroes to take up the mantles throughout history, the JSA acts more like a family than a superhero team.
With the world's first superhero team turning eighty, recently being explored in CW/DC Universe's Stargirl, and set to appear in the upcoming Black Adam film, now's the perfect time to create a list of 10 Key Members of the Justice Society of America...
Eden Luke McIntyre is a Scottish writer, editor and script consultant, with a Master's Degree in TV Fiction Writing.
He writes content for TV, radio, stage, and online, and was appointed as a BBC Writers Room Scottish Voice in early 2020.
Eden can usually be found in Glasgow, rambling about Doctor Who, The Beatles, and obscure things that no one cares about.