Going back to the early ‘90s, we’ll examine a title that’s still cited as a fondly remembered “gone too soon” DC book - the short-lived Justice Society of America ongoing from 1992. Released at the height of shoulder pad and gnashing-of-teeth mania, Justice Society of America is most famous for showcasing the early work of Mike Parobeck, and an abrupt cancellation at the hands of DC editorial, who seemed to feel the book was somewhat embarrassing. (Per Wikipedia: Writer Len Strazewski, in an interview explaining the cancellation of this surprise hit series, said, "It was a capricious decision made personally by Mike Carlin because he didn't like Mike's artwork or my writing and believed that senior citizen super-heroes was not what DC should be publishing. He made his opinion clear to me several times after the cancellation.")
Outside of a few trades of the most recent series, I’m only vaguely familiar with the JSA as a concept. I know the basics -- the original team of superheroes retrofitted into the current DC continuity, whatever it happens to be this week -- but I’m utterly ignorant of most of the specifics. I don’t think it’s absolutely necessary that I’m aware of information like this: In the final issues of the four-issue Armageddon: Inferno limited series, the JSA returned to the modern-day DC Universe when Waverider transported the "daemen" of the interdimensional Abraxis to Asgard as a substitute for the JSA in the Ragnarok cycle, allowing the team to return to Earth. Hopefully, I can just enjoy the series on its own merits. So, join in me a few days to hear such incisive comments as “Most comics didn’t look like this in 1992.” and “Mike Parobeck sure could draw.” You can’t get this stuff anywhere else, people.