The Comics Archives is an academic effort to provide historical and contextual information about the comic book super-hero team the Justice Society of America and its associated settings and supporting casts on Earth-Two.
Like many such efforts, it stands on the shoulders of giants. The Archives are particular inspired by Dr. Jerry Bails, an American popular culturalist widely credited with restoring interest in the Earth-Two continuity and founding fandom as we now know it. In addition to being an inspirational example, Dr. Bails generously donated copies of many of his published works to this effort in its earliest days for which I am profoundly grateful.
Other forefathers of this effort include Craig Delich, long-time collaborator Bails and author of the All Star Comics Revue and Roy Thomas, writer of the revival series The All-Star Squadron and editor of Alter-Ego and other related collections such as the All-Star Companion series. We are likewise inspired by the efforts of Michael L. Fleisher, well known for his 1970’s re-imagination of the Spectre but also the author of extensive encyclopedias on Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman.
Founded in 1996, The Comics Archives is the sole property of David W. Stepp. Copyrights of text are the solely to the owner and copyrights of commissioned art are to the owner and to the artists commissioned. No permission to reproduce any part of this site is granted. Other art is taken from commercially printed sources as used under Fair Use academic practice and altered only to fit the format of this page. No rights by this site or subsequent users for such material are extended.
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