"The Golden Age": After his run-in with the Atom, Paul straightened his life out and became a paperboy for the Globe-Leader, just as the Justice Society started to come into its own. He has another fateful encounter with
- 1 Synopsis for "The Golden Age"
- 2 Appearing in "The Golden Age"
- 3 Synopsis for "Snapshot: Reaction!"
- 4 Appearing in "Snapshot: Reaction!"
- 5 Synopsis for "Jonah Hex: No Way Back sneak preview"
- 6 Appearing in "Jonah Hex: No Way Back sneak preview"
- 7 Trivia
- 8 See Also
- 9 Recommended Reading
- 10 Links and References
Synopsis for "The Golden Age"
After his run-in with the Atom, Paul straightened his life out and became a paperboy for the Globe-Leader, just as the Justice Society started to come into its own. He has another fateful encounter with a hero in the form of the Guardian and the Newsboy Legion, who save him from a group of punks trying to collect protection money. In high school, Paul begins dating Peggy and runs into Jimmy, who's now a member of a local mob, the Injustice Gang of the World, run by Vandal Savage, only to end up on the run after the JSA takes the Injustice Gang down. Paul then works his way through college, graduating at the top of his class. Afterward, Paul and Peggy witness the television news that JSA have been discussed by the House Un-American Activities Committee and are told to reveal their identity, which the JSA refused and disappeared in a flash of light, thus signalling the end of the "Golden Age of Superheroes".
Appearing in "The Golden Age"
- Jimmy Mahoney
- Peggy Mahoney
- Guardian (James Harper)
- Newsboy Legion
- Justice Society of America
- Injustice Gang of the World
- Un-American Activities Committee
- An Eliminations Inc. agent
- All-Star Squadron (Cameo)
- Firebrand (Cameo)
- Seven Soldiers of Victory (Cameo)
- Freedom Fighters (Cameo)
- Plastic Man (Cameo)
- Ra's al Ghul (Mentioned only)
- Nebula Man (Mentioned only)
Synopsis for "Snapshot: Reaction!"
The Seven Soldiers of Victory respond to an advertisement in the newspaper challenging them to stop several robberies that all occur at the same time. Eventually, it is revealed the robberies are merely distractions orchestrated by the perpetrator of the crimes, the Dummy, in order to steal valuable Markovian artifacts. Fortunately, the Seven Soldiers foil the robbery and capture the Dummy.
Appearing in "Snapshot: Reaction!"
- Seven Soldiers of Victory
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Appearing in "Jonah Hex: No Way Back sneak preview"
- The Golden Age:
- The scene involving the Justice Society fighting Brain Wave is reminiscent of All-Star Comics #15.
- A scene involving the Justice Society being captured by the Injustice Gang of America is reminiscent of All-Star Comics #37 with some minor differences:
- In the All-Star Comics original, Wonder Woman is also present; she was retconned out of timeline in Crisis on Infinite Earths.
- The "Injustice Society of America" are referred to as the "Injustice Gang of America" instead.
- The Seven Soldiers are mentioned to have vanished while battling Nebula Man. It happened in Justice League of America Vol 1 100.
- The disbandment of the JSA is based on Adventure Comics #466.
- Snapshot: Reaction!:
- The Seven Soldiers story establishes the membership of TNT and Dyna-Mite in Post-Infinite Crisis continuity.
- Shining Knight claims that his sword is the Excalibur, exactly as his Golden Age original stories.
- Notably, the Earth-Two versions of Green Arrow and Speedy were retconned out of Seven Soldiers since the Crisis on Infinite Earths.