Wednesday, February 3, 2016

TVCU Legends of the Golden Age

This post was too big and so I had to break it up.


Over in our Facebook forum, there has been a lot of discussion about the Arrowverse, and it's newest spinoff, Legends of Tomorrow.

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The Arrowverse does not fit within the main Television Crossover Universe.  The characters that exist in the Arrowverse already have older counterparts in the man TVCU timeline.  However, I have theorized that from the Television Crossover Multiverse perspective, the Arrowverse may be TVCU-4, based on crossovers with Breaking Bad, Law & Order, and Robin Hood.

And, the Arrowverse is still a group of television crossovers within a shared reality, so it's still relevant to this website.  So below, check out the TVCU Legends timeline, followed by an Alternate Universe section for the Arrowverse and the DC Multiverse.

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Atom I (Al Pratt)--Al Pratt was a short kid in college who was trained by a former boxer and used his new skills to become the crime fighting Atom. The Atom operated from 1940 until the end of World War II, and then would come out of retirement as needed.



Black Canary I (Dinah Drake)--Dinah was the daughter of a cop who wanted to follow in his footsteps, but in the 1940s, that was frowned upon. So she sought out Ted Grant to train her, and became the Black Canary. Dinah was a bit younger than her fellow heroes, and so continued to operate when others retired. In 1952, Dinah had a daughter, who was cursed by the evil Wizard with sonic cry, which for a baby could be deadly. Johnny Thunder’s genie took the child into a pocket reality where time operated differently, until she was able to control her curse. She was brought back to Earth just a year later, but she had aged eleven years. Young Dinah Lance also found that upon adulthood, she aged slower due to her time in this other realm. The elder Dinah retired in the 1960s and passed away from cancer in the 1980s.


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The Flash I (Jay Garrick)--When Jay Garrick accidentally inhaled chemicals from a science experiment, he gained super speed powers, which he used to become the Flash in 1938. He retired at the end of World War II, but has since returned to duty numerous times since.


Hawkgirl (Sheira Hall)--This is the golden age character. See the next entries.


Hawkman I (Carter Hall)--Though not of Thanagar, Hall’s origins tie into that far off world. A Thanagarian crashed in Ancient Egypt, where he encountered Prince Khufu. Khufu was later killed by the immortal Cain, and would be reincarnated over and over. Carter Hall was one such reincarnation. Carter himself would encounter a Thanagarian posing as an Earthman, and both his buried memories from his time as Khufu and his relationship with the present day Thanagarian would be the inspirations for Carter to use Thanagarian technology and model a costume based on the Hawkmen, police officers of Thanagar, to fight crime on Earth as Hawkman. Hawkman operated from 1939 until the end of World War II, and then would come out of retirement when needed. His son would be the Silver Scarab of Infinity, Inc. Carter himself has remained younger than he should be due to his encounter with Ian Karkull in 1941 and the later Crisis. This is the same Hawkman from the Justice Society of America. He and his wife were temporary liaisons between the JSA and JLA, as seen in post-Crisis retroactive flashbacks to the silver age.


Wildcat I (Ted Grant)--Boxer Ted Grant had been trained by the same man who trained the Atom. He used his boxing skills to fight crime. He retired at the end of World War II, but found himself addicted to the action, and having developed nine lives. Grant has also been responsible for training many other future crime fighters.


CHRONOLOGY (MAIN TVCU TIMELINE):

70,000,000 BC--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive here to stop Doctor Wells from escaping into the past. As seen in Elevator To Nowhere.

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10,000 BC--TIME MASTERS--Shortly after the events of Year One, Rip Hunter, a time traveler from the 20th century, arrives and kills Adam, mistaking him for his son Cain. He had come to kill Cain to stop him from some day founding the Illuminati, but realizes that after his mistake that he can't prevent the events from happening. Hunter is trapped until later rescued by another time traveler called Chronos.

1567 B.C.--Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), Secret Origins #11 (Feb. 1987)--In Egypt, Prince Khufu Maat Kha-Tar and his beloved Chay-Ara are murdered by the mad priest Hath-Set. The lovers are fated to be born again forever; 3,500 years later, they are reincarnated as Carter Hall and Shiera Sanders. NOTE: The date of these events, not stated in the original version of the story, was said to be 1567 B.C. (Secret Origins #11).

6th century A.D.--BRAVE AND THE BOLD # 1--The man who was once Prince Khufu is reincarnated as Brian Kent, who serves King Arthur as the Silent Knight. Prince Khufu will later be the Western hero called Nighthawk and later still as Hawkman.

1667--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive via time travel to this year and find themselves face to face with Blackbeard. This was established in the episode Elevator To Nowhere.

1776--Wonder Woman and the Atom arrive via time travel to this year and find themselves in the middle of the Revolutionary War and meet George Washington.

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1779: Tomahawk, Dan Hunter and Miss Liberty are taken to the 20th Century by the cosmic Crisis. All-Star Squadron #54 (Feb. 1986), Firestorm #42

JLA: THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU (DC COMICS)
Release Date: 2002 (Setting is late 19th century)
Series: JLA
Horror Crosses: Island of Doctor Moreau
Non-Horror Crosses: Justice League of America; Green Lantern; Black Lightning; Wonder Woman; The Flash; John Jones, Manhunter from Mars; Aquaman; Hawkman; Green Arrow (See Notes)
The Story: In London, Doctor Moreau tries to introduce his Ani-Men to society to offer proof to support Darwin’s theories. The Ani-Men are brought into society and assist Scotland Yard in apprehending Jack the Ripper, another of Moreau’s experiments.
Notes: This story could take place around the time of League of Extraordinary Gentlemen II, where Moreau is in England working for the government. The Ani-Men are modeled after the Justice League but are different enough to not contradict with any appearances of the real Justice League in the Horror Universe. Likewise, since this Moreau tale is different than the original Moreau tale, it can fit in the same timeline.

unknown and questionable setting--TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN VOLUME 3: DANSE MACABRE “THE FAMOUS APE” (SHORT STORY BY CHRIS ROBERSON)--Crosses: Island of Doctor Moreau; Nyoka the Jungle Girl; Babar; Curious George; The Flash; Zembla; A Report to an Academy; Kaspa the Lion Man; Ka-Zar; Jann of the Jungle; Tarzan; Bedtime for Bonzo; His Monkey Wife; Speed Racer; Magilla Gorilla; Grape Ape; Tintin. Dr. Moreau continues his experiments in African jungles. This story explains several anthropomorphic cartoon characters and seemingly more than usually intelligent animals as being the experiments of Moreau. This story also unintentionally provides a lead-in to the Tarzan animated episode where Taran meets a descendant of Moreau in the jungle. Several jungle heroes appear along with famous animals. In regards to bringing in Hanna-Barbera characters, it may be true that the events of the original Magilla Gorilla and Grape Ape cartoons actually happened as seen on TV in the Television Crossover Universe, but this doesn’t bring in all the rest of the Hanna-Barbera stock of cartoon characters.

July 7, 1917--Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940)--In the Bronx, New York, Johnny Thunder is born at 7 a.m. of the seventh day of the seventh month. Unbeknownst to his parents, Simon and Mildred Thunder, Johnny's birth fulfills an ancient Bahdnisian prophecy.

1938--Adventure Comics #40 (July 1939), Sandman Mystery Theater #1-4 (Aug.–Nov. 1993)--SANDMAN MYSTERY THEATRE--Plagued by dreams, Wesley Dodds becomes the Sandman. In his first major case, he solves a series of murders committed by an unknown killer called the Tarantula. At the same time, he meets Dian Belmont. NOTES: Before the Sandman Mystery Theatre series, Secret Origins #7 (1986) established the date of the Sandman's debut as June 10, 1939. Since the Crisis on Infinite Earths, the debuts of several heroes (including the Sandman, the Flash and Hourman) have been moved earlier to fill the void left by the elimination of the Golden Age Superman and Batman. The Sandman's first published appearance was in New York World's Fair Comics #1, released April 30, 1939, although the story in Adventure Comics #40, which was published in early June 1939, preceded it chronologically (and was probably written first). Dian Belmont's first appearance was in Adventure Comics #47 (February 1940). The Tarantula in Sandman Mystery Theatre story bears little resemblance to the villain of Adventure Comics #40, which was reprinted in Justice League of America #94 (1972).

November 9, 1938--Adventure Comics #48 (Mar. 1940), Secret Origins #16 (July 1987)--Rex "Tick Tock" Tyler develops Miraclo, a wonder drug that gives him superpowers for an hour at a time. He takes out an ad offering his services to those in need as "The Man of the Hour." He will later call himself Hourman. NOTES: Hourman's debut was retold in Secret Origins #16, which asserted that Rex discovered Miraclo in December 1939—after the debuts of Hawkman and the Spectre. This changed with the publication of Sandman Mystery Theatre #29-32 (see below). In his initial appearances, his name was hyphenated: Hour-Man. Adventure Comics #48 was reprinted in Justice League of America #96 (1971).

Early 1939--Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), Secret Origins #9 (Dec. 1986)--While attending Midwestern University, Jay Garrick gains super speed from exposure to "heavy water" fumes.NOTES: The date of Jay's accident is established by Secret Origins #9 (Dec. 1986), the accident took place in early 1939, a few months before his heroic debut in the fall of that year.

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1939--BATMAN: THE ORDER OF BEASTS (DC COMICS)--Crosses: Hellblazer; Sherlock Holmes. Batman is in London investigating a murder. This story was part of DC Comics’ Elseworlds series, created to tell tales that don’t have to take place in the official DC Comics canon. This story fits neatly into DC Comics’ golden age canon, which has been incorporated into the Television Crossover Universe. Within the story, a newspaper compares Batman to Sherlock Holmes. Batman also works with Scotland Yard Inspector Frank Constantine, implied to be of the same family as John Constantine.

October 6, 1939--Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), Secret Origins #11 (Feb. 1987)--Carter Hall, the reincarnation of Prince Khufu, encounters Shiera Sanders, the reincarnation of Khufu's lover Chay-Ara. Wearing artificial wings and a belt of ninth metal, he becomes Hawkman I, battling and apparently slaying Doctor Anton Hastor, the reincarnation of Hath-Set. NOTES:Hawkman was the only character to appear in every Golden Age issue of All-Star and Flash Comics. His origin was retold in Secret Origins #11, which also established the date of his debut.

1940--All-American Comics #19 (Oct. 1940), Secret Origins #25 (Apr. 1988)--Calvin University student Al Pratt meets former boxing champion Joe Morgan, who begins training Pratt in boxing and weightlifting. He is unaware that Morgan, suffering from multiple-personality disorder, also trained Jim Harper (the Guardian) and Ted Grant (Wildcat) under different names. NOTE: Al Pratt did not actually become the Atom until All-American Comics #20, which took place months later. The Atom's origin was retold in Secret Origins #25, which established that Al met Joe Morgan early in 1940. Joe Morgan's strange secret was revealed in All-Star Squadron Annual #1 (1982).

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July 10-August 25, 1940--Flash Comics #1 (Jan. 1940), Secret Origins #13 (Apr. 1987)--Shortly after his 23rd birthday, Johnny Thunder gains the power to make his wishes come true (courtesy of a magical Bahdnisian Thunderbolt) for an hour after saying the magic word "Cei-U" ("Say You"), and begins a bumbling crime fighting career. NOTES: Johnny's origin was retold in Secret Origins#13. Johnny initially was unaware that his power derived from the Thunderbolt or that "Say You" was the magic word.

September 27, 1940--All-American Comics #20 (Nov. 1940), Secret Origins #25 (Apr. 1988)--Former 98-pound weakling Al Pratt dons a costume and dubs himself the Atom to save his girlfriend, Mary James, from kidnappers. Shopkeeper Ma Hunkel dons red long-johns and a helmet made from a soup pot to become the crime-busting Red Tornado. NOTES: Al Pratt first appeared in All-American Comics #19, but did not become the Atom until #20. His origin was retold in Secret Origins #25. Ma Hunkel was a character in the "Scribbly" strip beginning in All-American Comics #1. She did not become the Red Tornado until issue #20. She was DC's first costumed heroine. The Red Tornado appeared briefly at the Justice Society's first meeting in All-Star #3, but never was an official member of the JSA.

November 9, 1940--DC Special #29 (Sep. 1977)--At the behest of British Intelligence, President Roosevelt sends Batman, the Flash, and Green Lantern on a mission to Scotland to investigate rumors of a planned Nazi invasion of Great Britain. The three heroes are captured by Major Helmut Streicher (first chron. appearance ) and taken to Berlin, where Hitler nearly executes them with the Spear of Destiny before they are rescued by the arrival of Doctor Fate and Hourman. Hitler uses the power of the Spear to summon Valkyries to destroy the heroes and orders attacks on England and Washington, D.C. With the help of the Spectre, who single-handedly destroys the German invasion fleet in the English Channel, and Superman, who intercepts the German bomber bound for Washington, the heroes thwart the Nazi assault and prevent Hitler's Valkyries from slaying FDR. At FDR's suggestion, they form a team, using a name suggested by Superman: the Justice Society of America (first chron. appearance). NOTES: Some time after this story, Hitler uses the Spear to erect the "Sphere of Influence," which brings any metahuman under Hitler's mental control if they enter Axis territory. Helmut Streicher's first appearance in print, as the Red Panzer, was in Wonder Woman #228 (1976). first appearance (unnamed) of the Valkyrie, Gudra. Reprinted in Best of DC Digest #21 (1983).

November 22, 1940--All-Star Comics #3 (Winter 1940)--ALL-STAR COMICS--The Justice Society of America (first appearance in print) holds its first official meeting in Gotham City. Members present are the Atom, Doctor Fate, the Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hourman, the Sandman, and the Spectre. Johnny Thunder and the Red Tornado make brief appearances, although the Tornado flees after accidentally tearing out the seat of her pants. Superman and Batman are mentioned as honorary members. NOTES: Until the end of the war the unofficial real-world rule for JSA membership was that any character with his or her own title left the team to become an honorary member. Superman and Batman were honorary members from the outset because they already had their own books and because most of the characters in All-Star were published by All-American Comics, a separate company owned by DC. Although All-American books carried the DC logo, they were produced through separate editorial offices until the two companies fully merged in 1945. This story was reprinted in Famous First Editions F-7 (1975) and in a DC Millennium Edition (1999).

April 6, 1941--All-Star Comics #5 (June/July 1941)--The members of the JSA are attacked by the mysterious Mister X. The Spectre discovers that one of Mister X's henchmen is armed with the Ring of Life. Hawkman builds a second Nth metal belt and wings for Shiera Sanders, who becomes Hawkgirl. NOTES: Shiera is not actually called Hawkgirl in this story. Her first appearance as Hawkgirl in the Hawkman strip was in Flash #24 (1941). The magic ring worn by the Spectre's foe is not specifically identified as the Ring of Life in this story; it was so described in the recap of this story in All-Star Squadron # 28 (1983).

Late Spring, 1941--All-Star Comics #6 (Aug./Sept. 1941)--"The Justice Society Initiates Johnny Thunder"--Johnny Thunder joins the JSA, replacing the Flash. The Flash becomes an honorary member. NOTE: The change in the Flash's membership coincided with the debut of the All-Flash series.

June 28, 1941--All-Star Squadron Annual #3 (1984)--Ian Karkull, now a living shadow, returns from the Dark Dimension and gathers a group of super-villains (Doctor Doog, Catwoman, Sieur Satan, Alexander the Great, Wotan, Zor, Lightning Master & the Tarantula) to help him assassinate eight future U.S. presidents. The JSA, joined by their honorary members and Starman, thwarts all but the last murder. Doctor Fate & Nabu destroy Karkull, releasing a burst of "temporal energy" that enhances the longevity of everyone present (Atom, Batman, Doctor Fate, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Hourman, Johnny Thunder, Sandman, Spectre, Starman and non-members Hawkgirl, Joan Williams, Lois Lane and Robin). Doctor Fate realizes that Nabu is taking control of him whenever he dons the Helm of Nabu. Hourman leaves the JSA to refine his Miraclo pill, replaced by Starman. Green Lantern, shaken by his failure against Wotan, opts for honorary membership, naming Hawkman the new chairman. NOTES:This story explains the departure of Green Lantern and Hourman and the arrival of Doctor Mid-Nite and Starman, as mentioned in the final page of All-Star #7. George PĂ©rez drew the Hourman chapter. first APPS: Doctor Doog, Adventure Comics #61; Catwoman, Batman #1; Sieur Satan, Flash #1; Alexander the Great, Flash #?; Wotan, More Fun Comics #55; Zor,More Fun Comics #55; Lightning Master, ??; & the Tarantula,Adventure Comics #40.

Late June 1941--All-Star Comics #8 (Dec. 1940/Jan. 1941)--Doctor Mid-Nite joins the JSA, which battles Professor Elba. During the course of the adventure, Shiera Sanders once again aids Hawkman as Hawkgirl. NOTES: Doctor Mid-Nite went on to appear in every subsequent Golden Age issue of All-Star. This was Doctor Fate's first JSA case with his new helmet. The JSA, including honorary members Superman, Batman, Flash and Green Lantern, also appear in the one-page Hop Harrigan text story in this issue.

October 31, 1941--More Fun Comics #73 (Nov. 1941)--Wealthy archaeologist Oliver Queen and a young orphan named Roy Harper become Green Arrow and Speedy. The son of a famous oceanographer, who used ancient Atlantean secrets to give his son the ability to live under water, becomes Aquaman. Doctor Fate battles Mister Who. NOTES: Although this is the first appearance of Green Arrow and Speedy, their origin was not revealed until More Fun Comics #89 (1943). Aquaman was nominally a member of the All-Star Squadron. He appeared briefly in issues #59-60, his only modern “golden age” appearances. The golden age Green Arrow and Speedy were members of the Seven Soldiers of Victory.

December 6-7, 1941--All-Star Squadron #1 (Sept. 1981)--More than a thousand American soldiers die at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when the Japanese attack. When Hawkman arrives at JSA headquarters, he discovers Plastic Man waiting there for him. As an FBI operative, he delivers an invitation from President Franklin D. Roosevelt himself to the Capitol. On the radio, they hear about the other JSA members being kidnapped. En route, they're attacked by the King Bee and his men, who disappear. Per Degaton captures the Shining Knight and Danette Reilly. Ed Simmons of the FBI recruits Doctor Mid-Nite, Atom and Robotman. Liberty Belle and Johnny Quick join them when they notice them approaching the White House. They all learn about the Japanese attack and FDR asks them to mobilize all costumed heroes—including the JSA—to form an All-Star Squadron. Degaton also launches an attack on San Francisco.

February 1942--All-Star Squadron #21 (May 1983), All-Star Comics #12 (Aug./Sept. 1942)--THE ULTRA-HUMANITE / INFINITY, INC. SAGA--The All-Stars adopt the Perisphere (leftover from the 1939 World's Fair) as their permanent headquarters. Hawkman reveals that the JSA has been called to reform as the Justice Battalion. Cyclotron steals the Hammer of Thor and Superman's mountain retreat is invaded by the Ultra-Humanite and Deathbolt (Jake Simmons), who are after the Powerstone. Wonder Woman joins as the JSA's secretary.NOTES: The Hammer of Thor is revealed to be the same one that Hawkman used in All-Star Comics #3 (1940). The Powerstone first appeared in Superman #14 (1942). Superman's mountain retreat first appeared in Superman #17 (1942).

February 10, 1942: The All-Stars and Infinitors take on Ultra and the Secret Society of Super-Villains. The Atom is irradiated by Cyclotron, who turns on Ultra, apparently destroying them both. The Secret Society and Infinitors return to their own era and Firebrand takes custody of Terry Curtis's infant daughter, Terri. NOTES: Cyclotron does not die immediately; he was thrust forward to the time of the Crisis (see All-Star Squadron#54) and returned to the instant he left. The radiation to which the Atom is exposed later gives him super-strength. This issue contains Jerry Ordway reproduction of the cover of All-Star Comics #3 and a reprint of the page from All-Star Comics #11 in which the JSA members join the armed forces. All-Star Squadron Annual #2 (1983)


April 1, 1942: Doctor Fate casts a spell to remove the traces of Miraclo from Hourman's body, leaving him powerless. Johnny Quick marries Liberty Belle. Eight members of the Justice Battalion ( Atom, Doctor Mid-Nite, Hawkman, Johnny Thunder, Sandman, Spectre, Starman and Wonder Woman) are launched into space by German agents. Harbinger arrives to recruit Firebrand to join the Monitor's army (Crisis #1). The temporal energies of her passage displace the Justice Battalion into an alternate dimension where the other planets of the solar system are habitable, and send Green Lantern, Johnny Quick and Liberty Belle to the Captain Marvel Universe. Uncle Sam recruits the Blackhawks and a new group of Freedom Fighters (Black Condor, Doll Man, Firebrand I, the Human Bomb, the Jester, Manhunter I, Midnight, Phantom Lady, Plastic Man, Quicksilver, the Ray and the Spider) to fight the Axis powers in the Naziverse. NOTE: The JSA portion of this story is adapted from All-Star #13, "Shanghaied into Space." All-Star Squadron #50 (Oct. 1985), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942), Crisis #1 (Apr. 1985)

The All-Stars return to 1942 from the era of the Crisis.The Atom, Starman and Wonder Woman face adventures on Hyperspace-Mars, Jupiter and Venus. All-Star Squadron #57 (May 1986), All-Star Comics #13 (Oct./Nov. 1942)

The Spectre, Johnny Thunder and Johnny's Thunderbolt free the JSA from Hyperspace, but all the items they brought with them from Hyperspace vanish. At Mekanique's urging, Green Lantern and Firebrand save a young girl from being hit by a car, altering history; unbeknownst to the heroes, their actions will permit the evil Rotwang, Mekanique's creator, to dominate Mekanique's native era, the 23rd century. Hawkman is elected cochairman of the Squadron. A photo of virtually the entire Squadron is taken for FDR. NOTES: This story illustrated the changes wrought by the Crisis. The photo depicts Superman, Batman, Robin, Aquaman and Wonder Woman, but then later in the story, the photo changes, and these heroes are replaced by Uncle Sam and Doll Man, the Ray, Plastic Man, Black Condor and Phantom Lady, and adding the Human Bomb and Jester. After this, All-Star Squadron changes to a "secret origins" style title, treading water until the launch of the post-Crisis Young All-Stars.


May 1942--THE YOUNG ALL-STARS # 12 “‘M’ IS FOR ‘MONSTERS’” (DC COMICS)--Crosses: Creature Commandos; King Kong; All-Star Squadron; TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite; Aarn Munro; Hawkman (Golden Age); Robotman (Golden Age); Miss America; Justice Society of America; Superman (Golden Age); The War that Time Forgot; Wildcat; Metropolis; G.I. Robot; R.U.R. Deathbolt attacks Project M to steal a T-Rex and place the Ultra-Humanite’s brain in it. King Kong’s remains are seen at Project M. Project M is from the Creature Commandos series, which has been brought in via a New Adventures of Frankenstein tale by Donald F. Glut. This story does not bring in the entire Young All-Stars series or DC Comics line.

YOUNG ALL-STARS # 16 - 19 “THE DZYAN INHERITANCE” (DC COMICS)
Release Date: September - Winter 1988 (Setting is May 31 - June 4, 1942)
Series: Young All-Stars
Horror Crosses: Spawn of Frankenstein (DC)
Non-Horror Crosses: TNT and Dan the Dyna-Mite; All-Star Squadron; Wildcat; Aarn Munro; Hawkman (Golden Age); The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket; Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea; The Coming Race
The Story: Neptune Perkins learns his origins.
Notes: Bringing in this one storyline does not bring in the entire series nor the entire DC comics line. The DC version of Frankenstein has been brought in by Donald F. Glut in his Adventures of Frankenstein series of books.



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Summer 1942--ALL-FLASH QUARTERLY # 5--"The Case of the 'Patsy Colt'"--The Three Stooges move to Keystone City where they encounter the Flash for the first time. They would come back to Keystone City often to encounter the Flash many times in the coming years as well as to have their own misadventures there. [DC refers to them as the Three Dimwits but its quite clear its meant to be the Stooges.]

January 1943--BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD--SEASON 1 EPISODE 4 “DAY OF THE DARK KNIGHT!”--Crosses: The Demon. Batman and Green Arrow are thrown back in time to the time of King Arthur where they must aid Merlin against Morgaine le Fey who has stolen Excalibur and controls the demon Etrigan. The Brave and the Bold takes place in a divergent reality where super-heroes didn’t debut for another 70 years later, and are more public, while horror elements are lesser. However, because the nature of divergent realities is that there are multiple timelines that originate from a singular timeline, I believe the Batman and Green Arrow of the B&B timeline traveled back to a point before the split, thus they arrived in the 6th century of the Television Crossover Universe.

January 27, 1945--All-Star Comics #24 (Spring 1945)--Mister Terrific and Wildcat become JSA members, replacing the Spectre and Starman. Joined by the Flash and Green Lantern, the JSA helps Dick Amber to realize he has a stake in the war; he goes on to earn the Congressional Medal of Honor. NOTES:This was Mister Terrific's only Golden Age appearance with the JSA. According to All-Star Comics v2 #1, Mister Terrific and Wildcat accepted reserve membership status after this adventure. Wonder Woman does not appear in this story. For various business reasons, this issue and All-Star #25 and #26 (and other books under the All-America imprint) did not carry the DC logo.

March 1947--Flash Comics #86 (Aug. 1947)--Dinah Drake becomes Black Canary I, crime fighting partner of Johnny Thunder.

1948--All-Star Comics #41 (June/July 1948)--"The Case of the Patriotic Crimes"--The JSA are mentally enslaved by a new Injustice Society: the Fiddler, Harlequin, Huntress, the Icicle, Sportsmaster, and the Wizard. The Harlequin betrays her criminal comrades to help Black Canary free the JSA. Black Canary becomes a full member of the JSA. This adventure is the first time the Atom demonstrates super-strength. NOTE: Reprinted in Justice League of America #113 (1974) and the JLA 100-Page Super Spectacular (1999).

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October 13, 1951--Adventure Comics #466 (Nov./Dec. 1979)--"The Man Who Defeated the Justice Society"--After nearly being killed by Eliminations, Inc., the JSA is called to appear before the House Committee on Un-American Activities on charges of consorting with a foreign agent. Rather than unmask themselves, Green Lantern dramatically whisks them away from the hearing. All these events were orchestrated by Per Degaton. NOTES: In the 1950s, only Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman, and Robin, along with Aquaman, Green Arrow and Speedy, Johnny Quick, Robotman and the Vigilante continued to be published. It is unclear how many 1950s stories were part of TVCU continuity; most 1950s adventures of Aquaman, Green Arrow, and the Vigilante were attributable to the Earth-One characters.


Years Ago--Justice League of America #220 (11.83), Secret Origins #50 (Aug. 1990), Justice League: Year One #1 (1.98)--Dinah Laurel Lance is born to Dinah Drake and Larry Lance. Dinah's "canary cry" does not appear until she is an adolescent. NOTES: After a curse by the Wizard, Dinah is given her canary cry. She is sent to the 5th dimensional limbo to protect her. There she aged faster than she would in our world, and returned to Earth, in control of her power, during her adolescence, around 1955.

To be continued in TVCU Legends of the Silver Age...

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