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DC's Justice Society gets animated

by Mike Moody, posted Dec 29th 2009 5:02PM
JSA Batman Brave BoldSmallville's Clark Kent isn't the only one getting a visit from DC Comics' Justice Society in 2010. A month before the classic crime fighters show up for Smallville's "Absolute Justice" event, airing Feb. 5, they'll drop by the Batcave for an episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold.

An animated version of the 1940s superhero team will make its debut January 15 on Cartoon Network's great and goofy Batman show. We'll get to see how The Flash (the original one with the silly hat), Hourman, Hawkman, Dr. Mid-Nite and Wildcat influenced Batman's bad guy-beating skills. We'll also see them in action against a villain named Per Degaton. The ep, titled "The Golden Age of Justice," will also feature Bats teaming up with Green Arrow's main squeeze, Black Canary.

Hopefully this means DC is testing the waters for a new JSA animated show. I'd love to see a throwback cartoon that features these colorful proto-heroes busting heads in the '40s. Sadly, we'll probably get that Hawkman movie before DC and Warner move ahead with another awesome animated superhero show.

[via: TV Guide Magazine]

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"...but it is also a World War I soldier's helmet with wings added."

Or, it could also be a pie-pan with wings added! Or a hubcap with wings added! MDR hit the nail on the head: the GA Flash's helmet is clearly an homage to the Greek/ Roman messenger-god who was often depicted with a winged helmet and wings on his ankles/ shoes. Thus, the GA Flash has a winged helmet and...wings on his shoes. Marvel's GA speedster the Whizzer also has wings on his helmet, but no wings on his ankles, while the Sub-Mariner does have wings on his ankles. Figure that one out.

January 06 2010 at 9:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Brent McKee

The Flash's "hat" is, as has been said, based on the one worn by Mercury but it is also a World War I soldier's helmet with wings added.

The JSA is my favourite superhero group. The characters are more down to earth in their origin stories than the modern heroes, but at the same time more interesting. Dr Midnite was a physician blinded in an explosion who discovers that he can see but only in the dark. Hourman is a scientist who invents a pill that gives him super-strength, but only for an hour, and so on.

December 30 2009 at 4:14 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

That "silly hat" is a winged helmet similar in style to the winged cap worn by Hermes. The same for the winged shoes. Looking forward to the JSA appearances on both shows.

December 29 2009 at 5:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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