The Justice Society or Justice Society of America is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics Universe. First appearing in the Golden year of 1940, the team was originally named the Justice Society of America before being reintroduced in the year of 1960 under its current and most-known name, Justice League of America.[1][2] Sometime in the early 1960s, a separate team took on the name and mantle of Justice Society of America, and began working closely with the Justice League throughout various team member changes, universes, and relaunches to the present day. (For that particular reason, both titles as well as others are included here.)[3][4][5]

Since the reintroduction, a large number of team affiliations, team name changes, and spin-offs have taken place over the decades. The result is the team being prominently featured in many ongoing series, annuals, miniseries, maxiseries, one-shots, graphic novels, trade paperbacks and intercompany crossovers published by DC Comics. All titles and stories are published exclusively by DC Comics under their standard imprint, unless otherwise noted.

Golden Ages (1940–1956)

Silver and Bronze Ages (1956–1985)

Modern Age (1986–2011)

The New 52 (2011–2016)

See also


  1. ^ The Catalog of Copyright Entries 1940 Periodicals Jan–Dec New Series Vol 35 Pt 2. Washington, D.C.: United States Copyright Office. 1940. p. 373.
  2. ^ "All-Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940–1941)". Grand Comics Database.
  3. ^ Wallace, Daniel; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1940s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. London, United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. p. 33. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9. DC took the 'greatest hits' premise of the comic to its logical conclusion in All Star Comics #3 by teaming the Flash, the Atom, Doctor Fate, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hourman, Sandman, and the Spectre under the banner of the Justice Society of America for an ongoing series. ((cite book)): |first2= has generic name (help)CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Levitz, Paul (2010). "The Golden Age 1938–1956". 75 Years of DC Comics The Art of Modern Mythmaking. Cologne, Germany: Taschen. p. 56. ISBN 9783836519816. Mayer and Fox cooked up one of the biggest ideas in superhero history: What if the varied stars of All-Star Comics actually met and worked together?
  5. ^ Daniels, Les (1995). DC Comics: Sixty Years of the World's Favorite Comic Book Heroes. New York, New York: Bulfinch Press. p. 54. ISBN 0821220764.