The DC Universe is setting up a climactic battle this year—one where a seriously messed up Lex Luthor (or rather, some version of him) will lead a villainous charge against a Justice League on the back foot.

The League are attempting to manage both the potential end of the universe as they know it and the mother of all public opinion crises.

They’re pretty screwed at the moment...but help is on the way.

Newsarama has revealed that, after years of teasing their return to mainstream DC continuity since the days of Rebirth 1—and Doctor Manhattan’s canon-messing in the pages of Doomsday Clock—the Justice Society of America, DC’s original superteam, are making their way back into the fold.

The Justice Society hasn’t been part of DC canon since the creation of the New 52 in 2011, but it was recently revealed in Doomsday Clock that the “real” reason for this was that Doctor Manhattan had altered the course of history, tweaking the past so that Alan Scott simply died in the train accident where he originally became the first Green Lantern—after which he went on to become a crucial, founding member of the JSA.

The JSA will be wrenched back into reality during the events of Justice League 31, from Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Jorge Jiminez.

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