Justice Society World War II: Going Old School

During World War II, FDR recognizes that the Allies need help, so the Justice Society of America is assembled: Black Canary, Hawkman, Hourman, Flash, and Wonder Woman, along with the military’s Colonel Steve Trevor. Voiced by the likes of Stana Katic and Matt Bomer, the film has a complex, developed script of a man between two worlds.

Flash from the present day, out for a date with his would-be wife Iris West, finds himself channeling the Speed Force when Brainiac fires a Kryptonite bullet at Superman. Led by Dr. Fate, Flash ends up back in World War II, dealing with time paradoxes as he and the old Flash occupy the same time. The JSA needs the future/present Flash to help them, and in the process, he sees the beauty of teamwork which he’ll end up bringing back to the present.

Together, the older heroes and the new Flash have some pretty grand adventures, and experience a few twists that I’ll leave unrevealed here. While the basis exists in the characters created by Gardner Fox (1941), the script from Meghan Fitzmartin and Jeremy Adams proves to have the panache of a full-length theatrical film.

The 4K HD combo pack includes “Adventures in Storytelling: Justice Society: World War II,” a couple of cartoons from the DC Vault, a look at the next feature (“Batman: The Long Halloween Part I”), and an animated short based on Jack Kirby’s Kamandi, “The Last Boy on Earth.”

The film is available now digitally, and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Blu-ray on May 11, 2021.

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