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    Default What's the JSA's Best Origin Story?


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    Quote Originally Posted by SecretWarrior View Post
    How many "origin stories" are you talking about?

    Or are you considering the start of the different JSA teams to each be different "origin stories"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MajorHoy View Post
    How many "origin stories" are you talking about?

    Or are you considering the start of the different JSA teams to each be different "origin stories"?
    I’m mostly looking for stories on the original founding of the first ever roster, and I’m guessing there are multiple versions of that.

    If there are good team reformation stories or stories about the foundation of a new iteration or subteam, I’m open to those recommendations too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SecretWarrior View Post
    I’m mostly looking for stories on the original founding of the first ever roster, and I’m guessing there are multiple versions of that.

    If there are good team reformation stories or stories about the foundation of a new iteration or subteam, I’m open to those recommendations too.
    Oddly enough, there's currently only one origin story for the JSA* (modified for pre and post Crisis). It's ably recounted here, and has been published here and here.

    As near as I can tell, it hasn't been re-written... yet.

    * "Origin" meaning their first team-up. In All-Star Comics #3 they met in their headquarters for the first time, seemingly for no particular reason.

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    Yeah, there's only really been one origin story, that was written decades after their first apperance, in the 70's. It was retconned after COIE to account for Superman and Batman being erased from JSA history, but remained largely unchanged IIRC.

    If we're going beyond the original/classic team, I actually love James Robinson's Earth 2 - the first arc is a great take on the origins of the New Earth 2 JSA, and kinda inspired the JL movie as well.

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    last year's DCAU "reboot" began with an animated re-telling of the origin story, tying it together with the "Flash of Two Worlds" story...

    Barry universe-hops, meets the JSA (condensed line-up of Wonder Woman - as the leader, Hawkman, Black Canary, Flash, Dr Fate and, later, a reluctant Golden-Age Superman), gets inspired by them, goes back home, meets his Superman and suggests forming a "League"

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    DC Special #29. (1977)

    A wonderful Levitz penned story illustrated by Staton & Layton all wrapped in a beautiful Neal Adams cover.
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    Quote Originally Posted by married guy View Post
    DC Special #29. (1977)

    A wonderful Levitz penned story illustrated by Staton & Layton all wrapped in a beautiful Neal Adams cover.

    Yup! The original origin is still the best.
    Currently/Soon Reading: Action Comics, AquamEn, Black Adam, Dark Crisis, DC vs. Vampires, Flashpoint Beyond, Human Target, Justice League/Justice League Dark, One Star Squadron, Trial of the Amazons, & Wonder Woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Poison View Post
    Yup! The original origin is still the best.
    Thirded. Even the Roy Thomas/Michael Blair post-Crisis retelling pales when compared to it.

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