Welcome friends to Back Issue Bloodbath, a comics-centric podcast presented by Geek Hard. Join hosts Andrew Young and Sammy Younan as they get down and dirty in the four-colour world of comic books, focusing on classic stories, new issues, comic creators and hot button topics.
This week on Bloodbath, we take a look back on JSA: The Golden Age. Originally released as a four issue miniseries in 1993 and 1994 under the Elseworlds imprint, The Golden Age stars the Justice Society of America in an alternate comic book history. In the post World War II world, these once popular heroes are now civilians living in “McCarthy Era” America. No longer fighting against costumed villains, the former mystery men (and women) must deal with very real problems like divorce, addiction, dependency, disillusionment, censorship and mental illness. There’s also a nefarious plot behind the scenes to put the greatest villain of ALL TIME in command of the United States. You know, some lighthearted comic book fare.
Take a listen as Andrew and Sammy look back on this masterpiece by James Robinson and Paul Smith, in print once again. Find out what they think of classic heroes like the original Green Lantern (Alan Scott), Hourman, Manhunter and more! It’s all coming your way in an ALL NEW Episode of Back Issue Bloodbath.
A special thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for providing a copy of the new Paperback Edition of JSA: The Golden Age
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