100-Page FAKES! makes its long-overdue return to DC's 1976 revival of All-Star Comics. Everyone's favorite Earth-Two supergroup The Justice Society of America is still billed inside as The All-Star Super Squad, but we know who it is. I loved this series, and I'm pleased that it's recently received a hardcover reprint. But, as much as I dig our JSA, I've gotta tip the hat to a house ad as this issue's true highlight:
For reprints, we're gonna go with The Black Canary's first appearance with the original JSA, a Johnny Quick adventure, and a team-up of The Batman and Wildcat from the pages of The Brave And The Bold. Most continuity buffs relegate Wildcat's appearances in B & B to a unique Earth-B (for B & B editor Murray Boltinoff), but I insist there was an Earth-One Wildcat in regular continuity; we just never saw him much outside of The Brave And The Bold. I think his only other appearance was a meeting with The Creeper in an issue of Super-Team Family, but that was considered in continuity at the time, so, y'know, case closed.
(I may yet re-visit this as a future blog topic, examining what heroes existed on Earth-One in pre-Crisis continuity prior to the arrival of Superman. I'm thinking at least Wildcat, Air Wave, The Vigilante, Sargon the Sorcerer, Blackhawk, and Plastic Man, plus maybe J'onn J'onzz. Any others?)
The All-Star Super Squad in "When Brainwave Blows Up!," All-Star Comics # 59 (March-April 1976)
The Justice Society Of America in "History's Crime Wave!," All-Star Comics # 38 (December-January 1947-1948)
Johnny Quick in "Prof. Watts' Problem Pupils!," Adventure Comics # 195 (December 1953)
The Batman and Wildcat in "The Smile Of Choclotan!," The Brave And The Bold # 97 (August-September 1971)
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