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Monday, July 09, 2007

Justice League or Justice Society?

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Gosh darn it, I must admit that the Justice League looks so very very impressive. That's a lot of heavy hitters, not to mention the inclusion of the Big Three. Pretty hard to compete with a team that fabulous-looking. They have a cool new headquarters too.

On the other hand, you have the Justice Society, which consists of a lot of old farts and teenagers, which is a rather odd combination when you think about it.

And yet...and yet...

I'm a sucker for the Society. It's chockful of legacies and family, which I find rather endearing. You have Alan Scott working with his son, Obsidian. Wildcat has his boy, Wildcat Jr. Liberty Belle and Hourman are newlyweds. Hourman is the son of the previous Hourman. Alan and Jay Garrick are happily married. The closest thing to family in the League, is the relationship between Dinah, Hal and Roy. It's nice, but the others don't seem to have that personal connection.

Both teams have smart and powerful members of course. Mr. Terrific is certainly the intellectual equal of Batman any day, while Power Girl is as strong as Superman. Now that Wall is back, you have a speedster who can compare with Jay. They each seem to have a Hawk Person. They each have a Green Lantern.

They both have headquarters that were designed by John Stewart. I must admit that I personally prefer the Society's headquarters to that of the League, it is a bit more on the elegant side. And presumably doesn't have tours of bored Sixth-Graders wandering through it.

Each team has its share of oddballs. However, I must say that I find Thom's earnest schizophrenia to be far more endearing that GeoForce's pomposity.

And seriously, which would you rather have...Ma Hunkel baking cookies and making lemonade for the group after a battle...or Snapper Carr. Doing whatever it is that Snapper Carr does.

I think that the Justice Society just has a bit more panache. After all, they have THIS!

Alan Scott

Alan Scott has panache. In spades.

6 Comments:

At 9:54 AM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

Alan is also the only Green Lantern that Batman respects. Granted, none of the Green Lanterns (with the possible exception of Kyle) has trouble standing up to Batman, but Alan's probably the only one that Batman would ever willingly defer to.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Michael Bailey said...

The recent one-shot story done in JSA CLASSIFIED proves why Alan is one of the best heroes DC has.

But I find myself in the same boat as you. I love the League. Love the history and what they represent to the DCU (or I guess it should be DCMV since it is a multiverse again, but DCMV doesn't have the same punch that DCU had and it looks like a Roman numeral) but at the same time the Society is just...better. They have evolved into such an important part of the heroic community and I really dig the characters.

 
At 7:05 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

I think that EVERYone respects Alan.

I do like the League, I just wish that they would actually break down and DO something. Anything. Maybe when Mr. McDuffie arrives.

The Society on the other hand just fascinates me. They have an entire room just full of fabric and costumes and stuff! That's just too cool for words.

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Sea_of_Green said...

And Ma Kent thinks Alan is sexy. ;-)

 
At 4:47 PM, Blogger Michael Bailey said...

As well she should!

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger SallyP said...

Ma Kent has good taste.

 

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