With the Justice Society of America officially part of the DCU’s main continuity again following the events of Doomsday Clock, the only question was when we would start to see them again. March’s The Flash #750 looks to answer that question, as writer Joshua Williamson has shared an image from the issue of Jay Garrick, the JSA’s Flash.

From THE FLASH #750

The art, a double-page spread by artists Dave Marquez and Alejandro Sánchez, features a slightly redesigned Jay speeding down the street, newspapers with headlines about Germany’s 1939 invasion of Poland swirling around him. Jay’s new suit features sleeves with thumb-hole cuffs, a buttoned collar, buckle-less belt, and non-cuffed boots with straps across the feet and wings coming off the ankles. It’s a modern redesign that stays true to what makes Jay’s classic look iconic.

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen this suit for Jay, as he’s popped up a few times prior to the JSA’s official return at the end of Doomsday Clock. At the end of “The Button” crossover between Batman and The Flash, Jay briefly popped out of the Speed Force to help save Bruce and Barry from being lost in the timestream. In that appearance he wore the same suit seen above.

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The Flash #22

More recently Jay appeared, along with the rest of the Justice Society, during the “Justice/Doom War” storyline in Justice League. That version of the JSA was from a different hypertimeline, and more closely resembled the classic version of the team. The JSA who appears at the end of Doomsday Clock also features a Jay wearing his traditional costume.

From DOOMSDAY CLOCK #12

Given Jay’s apparent 1939 setting in the Flash #750 tease Williamson posted, it seems likely that appearance will be the next step in DC’s establishment of their new timeline. Earlier this month Dan Didio revealed that Wonder Woman #750 and The Flash #750 would feature the first steps towards that timeline. Two weeks ago Wonder Woman #750 featured a story by Scott Snyder and Bryan Hitch establishing a new origin for Wonder Woman as the first hero of the DC Universe after stopping an assassination attempt on Franklin Roosevelt at 1939’s New York World’s Fair. That story concluded with a tease for Alan Scott’s Green Lantern. It stands to reason the Jay story will fit into that timeline as well.

As for the costume differences between Doomsday Clock and The Flash, is that just continuity shenanigans between the different series? Or are there multiple versions of Jay Garrick running around out there? Did the Jay of DC’s new timeline actually make its first appearance back during “The Button”?

The Flash #750 is on final order cutoff next Monday, February 3rd, with an on-sale date digitally and in stores of Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.

 

3 COMMENTS

  1. It’s so sad that DC is bringing back these characters with Dan Didio’s misbegotten, Dead-On-Arrival, 5G timeline that brings new meaning to the term “not worth explaining.”

  2. “As for the costume differences between Doomsday Clock and The Flash, is that just continuity shenanigans between the different series? Or are there multiple versions of Jay Garrick running around out there? Did the Jay of DC’s new timeline actually make its first appearance back during “The Button”?”

    Or, Jay could just have had more than one costume over the years.

  3. Can someone at DC please just sell us on why we need to read their ongoing stories? I don’t know from week to week anymore what is the real story up follow! Doomsday Clock began in continuity and ended with a generic “it all happened.” But then we’re still getting months of stuff that continues old stories. It also said the New 52 was a different planet. Then Justice League 39 had the heroes get “rebooted” (?) and jump through a portal. But it doesn’t say anything more than that, and Hell Arisen continues the same story??? If the old timeline is dead, kill it. Don’t give us overpriced anniversary issues with stories from 2 timelines. Just cut the garbage and tell stories that make sense and are in the same universe. Just tell us why to continue with any of it. And just stick with something for more than 1 year. We were all lied to with Rebirth then Doomsday Clock then Metal then Year of the Villain. It all keeps monkeying with the foundations of every other story being told.

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