Hello fellow JSA fans and welcome to the first meeting of the JSA Book Club, where we will be reading about DC’s First Superhero Team. Before the JLA there was the JSA and the characters that made up the team are some of DC’s finest heroes to grace a comic book page.
And now for the Roll Call:
Let’s bring this meeting to order.
The Justice Society of America was DC’s first attempt at a team of heroes and this week we will be beginning at the start of the team with All Star Comics #3 and also we will cover the origins of one of its early members: Wonder Woman.
What to read: (8 issues)
Discussion Questions to consider:
What did you think of the stories each JSAer told in their first issue and which was your favorite?
What do you think of the JSA taking down regular criminal types as they do in these early issues vs them taking down villains with superpowers as they do later?
These stories were all published during WWII at a time when the entire world was at war. What do you feel about the messages in them these days? Are they still relevant in today’s society or are they a bunch of boondoggle?
The Wonder Woman and Sensation Comics issues presented here are continuations of Wonder Woman’s origin that was brought up in All Star Comics # 8. What did you think of these two stories and the overall origin of Wonder Woman at this time in her existence as a character?
And that’s all for this week fellow JSA fans. Next week @Aurora will take the lead and we will be going forward in time to Infinity, Inc and their first storyline.
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This meeting is adjourned!
Club Content Disclaimer:
As we will be reading the JSA stories in chronological order starting from the teams inception we, as the JSA Book Club leaders, feel the need to stress that some material from earlier times may contain attitudes, art or language that may not be in line with modern ideals of equality and acceptance. Please feel free to not read anything that makes you personally uncomfortable but also remember that some of the works read here are also products of the time period in which they were created. We say this not to excuse such attitudes and ideals but as a way of putting these works into their proper historical context.