Newsarama has reported from Fan Expo that the previously rumoured James Robinson and Nicola Scott JSA series is a go:
“Should we tease?” asked O.M.A.C.writer and DC co-publisher DiDio. The rest agreed, and James Robinson confirmed that he is working on a new Justice Society project with artist Nicola Scott, and that the parallel world Earth 2 will make a return. The crowd erupted into thunderous applause.
Robinson’s JLA run drew heavily from the Justice Society for characters like Jesse Quick, Jade, and the entire Starheart mythos. He also wrote a mini-series/graphic novel called the Golden Age which is what really got him noticed, pre-Starman, as a proponent of DC’s Golden Age characters. So this could be a really big deal – a JSA series where James gets to build his JSA from the ground up with no outside interference.
Personally I’m really excited about this, but I’m also buzzing with all those obvious questions that come up – is this a 1940s JSA? A present day JSA? How much of the Geoff Johns JSA remains intact (JJ Thunder, Stargirl, etc)? What about Infinity Inc? Does this regenerate all Roy Thomas’ work? And more importantly – has the JSA been expunged from the New DCU? If they have how does that mean that Opal City and the Starman stories now only exist on Earth-2, does the new Shade series also only exist on Earth-2 (the Shade was original a Golden Age Flash villain). So many, many details – so many fun ways of answering them.
I wonder how may people remember this page from Brad Meltzer’s Justice League of America (vol. 2) #0 (September 2006):
It’s a flash-foward to a hypothetical future event, namely the JLA discovering a parallel Earth and it references the JSA. It was also drawn by new JL artist Jim Lee. I don’t for a moment think they planned this, but it could be a brilliantly lucky guess.