I really think we were all way too harsh early on with Titans. If you’re not watching it, I definitely recommend it as it’s very different from the Arrowverse over on the CW. Next year is going to be even more exciting for DC Universe subscribers with the arrival of Stargirl. After Young Justice Season 3, this is one I’m the most pumped up for since it’s going to include the Justice Society of America.
During Geoff Johns’ run on Justice Society, he had Stargirl as a pivotal and important character. She was a legacy character taking up the mantle of the Star Spangled Kid. Earlier, we learned, Stargirl’s inspiration will be played by Joel McHale.
That’s an interesting choice as Sylvester Pemberton was largely depicted as smaller…and younger than the rest of his JSA teammates. Interestingly, McHale’s character will be a cross of Star Spangled Kid and Starman.
A courageous and confident Super Hero, Starman is a member of the Justice Society of America – DC’s original Super Hero team, which first appeared in ALL-STAR COMICS #3 in 1940. Starman wields a mysterious anti-gravity weapon called the Cosmic Staff. His longtime partner is his sidekick, Stripesy, better known as Courtney Whitmore’s stepfather, Pat Dugan.
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Now we’ve got some new arrivals to the team courtesy of DC Universe.
Brian Stapf (The Walking Dead) is former heavyweight champion Ted Grant, a.k.a. Wildcat.
A founding member of the Justice Society of America, Wildcat may get knocked down, but he always stands back up. A champ through and through, Wildcat’s as good a trainer as he is a fighter.
Wildcat is a gruff and fun character. He’s also one of the four founding fathers that helps the new generation JSA learn to become heroes. Hawkman might not be as budget friendly, but there’s no reason we can’t get Alan Scott Green Lantern or Jay Garrick The Flash.
Lou Ferrigno Jr. will also be joining the cast as Hourman. Rex Tyler is one of the founding members of the JSA. Here’s his description:
A thrill-seeking Super Hero with the ability to manifest super-strength one hour a day, Hourman is a founding member of the Justice Society of America. He struggles with balancing his life as a hero and father.
The interesting thing about Rex is his son, Rick, picks up his father’s mantle to become Hourman II. He was one of my favorite characters during the Johns’ JSA run. I imagine we’ll see Rick at some point since he was a teammate in the JSA with Stargirl.