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Who Are The 13 New DC Continuity Characters From Flashpoint Beyond?

The solicitation for the DC New Golden Age one-shot, out next month, by Geoff Johns, Steve Lieber, Jerry Ordway, and Diego Olortegui is solicited thus; "from the Justice Society of America to the Legion of Super-Heroes, The New Golden Age will unlock DC's epic and secret-ridden history of heroism, launching a new group of titles set firmly in the DC Universe. From the 1940s to the 3040s, heroes take on the great evils of their time. But in the aftermath of Flashpoint Beyond, those heroes and villains will have their lives turned upside down. DC's future…and its past…will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is…Nostalgia? Don't miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe." Yesterday we mentioned the new Thirteen from the 1940s, and Flashpoint Beyond #6. Thirteen was the classic membership number of the Legion Of Doom. But who are these thirteen? Spoilers of course.

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It looks like these are characters who did not exist in the DC Universe, because they were removed from it, and now are being returned under the Time Masters watch, with DC continuity retconning around them.

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Golden Age Mister Miracle, Betsy Ross, Molly Pitcher, Golden Age Legionnaire, Ladybug, Quiz Kid, Salem The Witch Girl, Golden Age Aquaman, Cherry Bomb, The Harlequin's Son, John Henry Jr, Judy Garrick and The Golden Age Red Lantern. A series of familiar but also unfamiliar names.

1.  Judy Garrick

There was no Judy Garrick, either, but that recently changed, with three mentions of the daughter of the Golden Age Flash, Jay Garrick, in Flash, Stargirl Spring Break Special and Flashpoint Beyond.


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2. Molly Pitcher

A nickname given to a woman said to have fought in the American Revolutionary War, but is considered to be a figment of folklore. Could she have been removed by the Time Masters?


3. Ladybug

A parallel universe version of Spider-Woman and a member of the Retaliators of Earth-8.

4. Salem The Witch Girl

Could she be an Earth 11 version of Klarion The Witch Boy?


5. Beth Ross

Could Beth Ross be, or related to Betsy Ross, the US President from the recent Prez revamp?

6. The Harlequin's Son

There are a number of DC Comics Harlequin – but could this be Clark, the son of Harlequin-themed Mime and Marionette from Doomsday Clock.


7. Quiz Kid

Could this be Chester from Superboy #60?

8. John Henry Jr.

Is he related to John Henry Irons – Steel? Or the major general in the United States Air Force who fought in World War II? Or John Wilson, also known as John Henry, a DC Comics veteran of the Korean War who fought the Klan as the vigilante John Henry in New Frontier?


9. Cherry Bomb

A rejected applicant on Legion Tryouts Day from Legionnaires #44.

10-13. Golden Age Aquaman, Golden Age Red Lantern, Golden Age Legionnaire or Golden Age Mister Miracle.

They did not exist. Until now, anyway.

Flashpoint Beyond #6 by Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams, Tim Sheridan and Xermanico is published by DC Comics tomorrow.

(W) Geoff Johns, Jeremy Adams, Tim Sheridan (A) Xermanico (CA) Mitch Gerads
The fate of the Flashpoint Earth hangs in the balance as Thomas must make the ultimate choice! What will happen to this fractured reality and what does it mean for the DC Universe at large?
Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 10/18/2022

Bleeding Cool has been talking about the planned return of the JSA – the Justice Society Of America – at the hands of Geoff Johns at DC Comics, for quite some time. Ever since it was teased in DC Rebirth #1 in 2016 by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank. And to be fair, at the time, that's exactly what was going to happen.  They even included them in an hourglass on the back cover to underline it. The JSA had been deleted by the New 52, with a version appearing in the Earth-2 comic instead. But under Geoff Johns they were back and it was all set up with Alan Scott becoming the first Green Lantern. First that was planned to happen spinning out of Doomsday Clock, also by Johns and Frank, their disappearance being pinned on the actions of Dr Manhattan. But when that was delayed, Scott Snyder grabbed them for time-travel stories alongside the Justice League instead, but there was no big JSA spinoff drawn by Bryan Hitch as originally planned, as Geoff Johns was on the outs at DC Comics. In Stargirl Spring Break Special, we got an epilogue scene by Johns and Hitch with old Green Arrow villain Clock King up against Per Degaton, one of the six original members of the Injustice Society, set in 1940, but with time travel on the agenda. And then a double-page splash that will have set Justice Society fans cheering.

DC Teases Justice Society Of America by Geoff Johns and Bryan Hitch

The history of the Justice Society Of America is laid out as a prologue –  for what is to come. It was written by Geoff Johns and drawn by Bryan Hitch – as if that was their next big project together. Instead, the two working on another older character, Redcoat, for the Gieger 80-Page Special, out a couple of months ago.  But after the DC bloodbath and the ejection of some of those who had a big problem with Johns, he has now returned incrementally. A Stargirl story and JSA story in Infinite Frontier promised much, but even Bryan Hitch said that an intended JSA spinoff wasn't happening anymore.

Then in April of this year, Bleeding Cool reported that the Justice Society Of America will be appearing in future issues of Flashpoint Beyond written by Geoff Johns. And that Stargirl will be getting a six-issue limited series which will include the JSA. And the new JSA team will include Huntress, even though she exists in another current form in the DC Universe. We presumed Geoff Johns will be writing, and stated that it was happening, either at the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023.

And it turns out it's November 2022. The New Golden Age, a one-shot from Geoff Johns, Steve Lieber, Jerry Ordway, and Diego Olortegui that will spin off two titles, Justice Society of America by Geoff Johns and Mikel Janin, and Stargirl: The Lost Children by Geoff Johns and Todd Nauck.

DC's future…and its past…will never be the same again. But how are Mime and Marionette connected to this? Why are Rip Hunter and the Time Masters the most unlikable heroes in the DC Universe? And who or what is…Nostalgia? Don't miss the start of the strangest mystery to have ever plagued the DC Universe.
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
1:25 variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:50 foil variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
1:100 foil variant cover by DAVID TALASKI
$4.99 US | 48 pages | One-shot | Variant $5.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/8/22
1:25 variant cover by DAN HIPP
1:50 foil variant cover by MICHAEL ALLRED
Open to Order Variant by TODD NAUCK

After making their long awaited return in the pages of Dark Crisis on Infinite Earths #3, the Justice Society of America (JSA) are back in "Justice Society of America: The New Golden Age Part One." Or are they? A long-lost hero from the JSA crashes into our era with a grave warning…but it's too late. A mysterious and malevolent enemy has invaded the entire history of the JSA, and an all-new team must come together to defeat it. But what deadly secret does this messenger from beyond keep? Where are they from? And why is all of this happening now? Only the Time Masters know…
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by MIKEL JANÍN
Variant cover by YANICK PAQUETTE
'90s Cover Month variant cover by JOE QUINONES
1:25 variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY
1:50 variant cover by STEVE LIEBER
$3.99 US | 32 pages | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)
ON SALE 11/22/22
'90s Cover Month variant cover by JOE QUINONES
1:25 variant cover by JERRY ORDWAY

Johns is teaming up with Iconic Young Justice illustrator Todd Nauck for an epic teenage DC hero event, Stargirl: The Lost Children! When Stargirl of the Justice Society and Green Arrow's ally Red Arrow discover a tragic teenage hero from the past has gone missing, they set out to find him…only to discover he's not the first teenage hero of the Golden Age to have vanished without a trace. But where have they gone? Who are they? And what does the Childminder want with them?
Written by GEOFF JOHNS
Art and cover by TODD NAUCK
Variant cover by CRYSTAL KUNG
1:25 variant cover by MAYO "SEN" NAITO
$3.99 US | 32 pages | 1 of 6 | Variant $4.99 US (card stock)

ON SALE 11/15/22

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Rich JohnstonAbout Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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