There are a lot of different expectations for the Black Adam movie, which comes out in the United States on October 21, 2022. One of the things that has comic book geeks like me excited is that it’s the first time the Justice Society of America will be in live action in theatrical release. With this exposing the JSA to a much larger audience than they’ve potentially ever had, it seems like a good time to go over the history of the team.
Like any character that’s been around awhile, Black Adam has a complicated history. He’s been around longer than most, and that applies both within the DC Universe and in the real world.
This year’s Flash Annual focuses on Linda Park-West’s novel, which we’ve been hearing about, and Wally finally making time to read it.
The Wild Cards series is one of my favorites. It’s an interesting take on superhumans, and, as long as it’s been running now, there’s been a lot of world building.
Before George RR Martin made it big with the success of the possibly never-to-be-finished Song of Ice and Fire novels, he was part of a unique project called Wild Cards. Wild Cards was, initially, a series of “mosaic novels,” which were linked short stories that painted a picture of a very different version of our world.
With the future of the Arrowverse in doubt, fans of the shows and shared universe need to potentially explore other ways to enjoy the characters. The Earth Prime series is a possible way to go, comic book adaptations of the shows that are, themselves, based on comic books.
Stark made Iron Man initially to save his own life, and then became a crusading hero. Hardware was created to run a guerilla campaign against Edwin Alva, Curtis’ evil and untrustworthy boss. Eventually, he too became a hero, but it took some time, and their different experiences and lives gave the characters very different outlooks.
DC Comics is releasing comics based on the various shows in a miniseries called Earth Prime. We’ve seen Superman and Lois, Stargirl, Batwoman, and the Legends of Tomorrow. Now, it’s time to visit Central City and see some of Team Flash.
As he learned more about Earth culture, he took the name Augustus Freeman, and, due to his extended lifespan, is now known as August Freeman IV. Marooned on Earth, he became a lawyer (closest to his profession before landing here) and waited for rescue.
McDuffie and a few partners created Milestone Media, a company focusing on minority characters, the first four of which were Hardware, Icon, Blood Syndicate, and Static.