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Appearing in "The Next Age (Part I of IV)"Edit

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Synopsis for "The Next Age (Part I of IV)"Edit

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  • This issue is reprinted in the Justice Society of America: The Next Age, Volume 1 hardcover and trade paperback collections.
  • The events from this issue take place on Wednesday, December 6th, 2006.
  • This issue includes flashback scenes of the JLA and JSA during the Earth-shattering event known as World War III. The World War III saga took place in four separate one-shot specials published in May of 2007, and built on events that took place during 52. It should not be confused with the Grant Morrison storyline that ran through issues #36-41 of JLA.
  • Trey Thompson is the second individual to call himself Mister America. The original Mister America was Tex Thompson, who first appeared in Action Comics #1. As per this issue, it has yet to be revealed whether Trey Thompson is a direct descendent of Tex Thompson or not.
  • The true identity of the Starman featured in this issue is not revealed at the time of publication. There are several indicators however, suggesting a connection with the 31st century Legion of Super-Heroes member, Star Boy. His costume consists of a black starfield pattern, similar to that worn by the Pre-Crisis Star Boy. On page 34, he is seen saying, "All four colors. Color kids and polar boys. Although it appears as if he is merely rambling, he could in fact be referencing Color Kid and Polar Boy - two members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes, a team that Star Boy was briefly affiliated with. Also, on page 46, a woman who appears to be Dawnstar says, "I have to go. I have to track down Starman". Dawnstar's cameo appearance is part of a preview page for events scheduled to take place throughout the year. It is revealed during the "Lightning Saga" that Starman is actually Thom Kallor who had been previously shunted to the "Kingdom Come" reality of Earth-22 before arriving on New Earth. The experience caused him major brain damage, hence his erratic behavior as depicted in this issue.
  • Page 11 features snapshots of the Justice Society over the years. The first panel is a rendering of the team's first official meeting from All-Star Comics #3. The second panel shows the team during the Justice Battalion era when All-Star Comics was revived in 1976. Oddly, the team picture includes the Earth-Two Robin, a character whose existence was erased following the events of Crisis on Infinite Earths. The third panel shows the most recent Justice Society line-up in a re-imagining of the cover to JSA #1.
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall) is featured on the cover to this issue, but only appears in flashback in this story. As per the time of this issue's publication, Carter Hall is still considerd MIA from the Rann-Thanagar War.
  • This issue reveals that Ted Grant (New Earth)Wildcat (Ted Grant) has an illegitimate son named Tom. Tom is not to be confused with Ted's first son, Jake, a boy who was brutally murdered by an old foe named the Yellow Wasp.


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See Also

  1. 1.0 1.1 First and only known appearance to date besides flashbacks