First look at Justice Society: World War II 

by James Byrd
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DC have given fans their first look at Justice Society: World War II

The Greatest Generation Gets Its Due

IGN recently revealed the first trailer for Justice Society: World War II. It’s the first animated feature for the Golden Age super team, and they’re celebrating with some good ol’ fashioned Nazi smashing!

Here’s the official synopsis:

Justice Society: World War II finds modern-day Flash, Barry Allen – prior to the formation of the Justice League – discovering he can run even faster than he imagined, and that milestone results in his first encounter with the Speed Force. The Flash is promptly launched into the midst of a raging battle – primarily between Nazis and a team of Golden Age DC Super Heroes known as The Justice Society of America. Led by Wonder Woman, the group includes Hourman, Black Canary, Hawkman, Steve Trevor and the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick. The Flash quickly volunteers to assist his fellow heroes in tipping the scales of war in their favor, while the team tries to figure out how to send him home. But it won’t be easy as complications and emotions run deep in this time-skipping World War II thriller

Have You Tried Not Messing with the Time Stream, Barry?

Heavens forbid we have a story set in a different historical period without the Flash skipping through time to butt in. Although it will provide a chance to see him race Jay Garrick, the Golden Age Fastest Man Alive! This first look at Justice Society: World War II also shows Hawkman engaged in some sweet dogfighting action against Nazi fighters, and Golden Age Black Canary blasting out her Canary Cry.

I did find it a tad disappointing to see the typically large JSA roster reduced to only five members, leaving some of the more popular characters like Wildcat and Alan Scott on the sidelines. Personally, I would have subbed out Hourman for the angry-manlet version of the Atom (so short… so furious!).

Your War’s Bad! You Should Feel Bad!

The trailer doesn’t seem to provide evidence of any villains, beyond a gaggle of German infantry soldiers, and a vaguely Lovecraftian manta-ray monster. Observers might note one Charles Halstead in the cast of characters, however. Halstead was the secret identity of the Golden Age villain Psycho Pirate, know for his emotion manipulation abilities. Hopefully fans won’t be left feeling disappointed after viewing this Golden Age adventure!

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