For fans of the old pulp novels, the title Justice Inc is very familiar… Its the company run by The Avenger. No, not the Marvel Comics super team and it has nothing to do with John Steed and Emma Peel. The character was kind of a cross between Doc Savage and The Shadow. He is even credited as being created by Kenneth Robeson as is Doc Savage. But Robeson was a "house name" used by the publisher of the pulps Street & Smith that many different writers used to create the illusion of consistency.
Now the character is joining with Doc Savage and The Shadow in a new series called Justice Inc for Dynamite. Starting in August, the new series will be written by Michael Uslan and art by Giovanni Timpano.
"Doc Savage inspired the creation of Superman. The Shadow directly inspired the creation of Batman. The Avenger sparked the creation of a multitude of… Well… Avengers! What an honor to write a story starring them all! It's always been beyond my comprehension how Street & Smith pulp magazines and comics never ever in 75 years teamed the three of them up! Can you imagine if up till now DC had never crossed/over Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman? Could you grasp Marvel never teaming up Captain America, Sub-Mariner and The Human Torch? I love history! And THIS, fellow fan-boys, IS history! I am so excited that this task has fallen to me. I love these characters and knew Walter Gibson, creative force behind The Shadow. I feel a personal obligation to him to do the very best job I can, and I'm grateful to Nick Barrucci and the Dynamite team for making this happen at last!" – Michal Uslan, writer of Justice, Inc.
In Justice, Inc. #1, an airliner vanishes without a trace! It's the crisis that brings together, in a historic team-up for the first time ever, Street & Smith's super-star trinity: The Shadow! Doc Savage! The Avenger! 75 years in the making, JUSTICE, INC. begins here, spawned by a horrific tragedy of death and destruction secretly orchestrated by some of the most powerful and unexpected villains in the history of the pulps! Chapter 1 (of 6): "The Time Machine!"
Justice, Inc. #1 will hit shelves in August.