"JSA/JSA, Chapter 1: Making History": Stargirl returns home from adventuring to rest and reflect on her time in the JSA.

JSA #68 is an issue of the series JSA (Volume 1) with a cover date of February, 2005. It was published on December 8, 2004.

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Synopsis for "JSA/JSA, Chapter 1: Making History"

Stargirl returns home from adventuring to rest and reflect on her time in the JSA.

In 1951, members of the Justice Society face Congressional hearings from lawmakers looking to make them reveal their identities. The team briefly debates what to do and chairman Hawkman decides to disband. Unbeknown to the team, Per Degaton has engineered these events and watches them unfold just outside of the timestream.

In the present day, Stargirl awakens and finds her family eating breakfast. Their meal is interrupted by Degaton's agents brutally murdering everyone other than Stargirl. She fights back and is saved by Rip Hunter beckoning her into his Time Sphere. He claims she is needed to undo Degaton's damage to the timeline, which will bring her family back to life. Degaton is not only trying to undo the legacy of the Justice Society but has succesfully been murdering members of the Linear Men and Time Masters before they can begin their careers regulating the time stream. And due to the android Hourman's actions at the Timepoint and death in the Vanishing Point,[1] Degaton has been able to reenter the timestream at any point he wishes without that time-traveling hero able to stop him.

Hunter has gathered Stargirl along with Atom-Smasher, Hourman, Mister Terrific, Sand, and Jakeem Thunder to defend the Justice Society of 1951 and keep them from prematurely disbanding. They are tasked with gathering other contemporary members of the Justice Society to all work together to stop Degaton.

Meanwhile, a time-displaced Patricia Dugan from the future watches as her half-sister works to save the Timestream.



Notes

  • This issue was reprinted in JSA Omnibus Vol. 2
  • This issue features a painted cover by Alex Ross, who contributes several through the rest of the run of JSA (Volume 1) and ends up co-writing several issues of Justice Society of America (Volume 3), particularly the "Thy Kingdom Come" storyline that includes elements of Ross' earlier Kingdom Come (Volume 1).
  • The Jay Garrick from 1951 mentions that "Wes (Wesley Dodds) took off the gas mask after what happened to Sandy". Obviously, it refers to Sandy being transformed into a silicon monster. But at that point, Jay wouldn't know that, as Wes kept it a secret until a team-up adventure with JLA several years later.

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