Little is known about the origins of the Justice Society of America. They cleaned up the streets, while trying their best to stay out of the public eye.
The members grew extremely close. Their Brownstone was considered a second home for the members. They'd even bring their spouses and kids to the Brownstone, to celebrate Thanksgiving.
Despite their attempts to keep themselves secret, a government organization named Checkmate found out about their activities. Checkmate wanted the JSA to work for them, but the JSA refused. In retaliation, Checkmate uncovered the identities of the JSA members and framed them for crimes. As a result, the members of the JSA were arrested and institutionalized.
Forcing them out of the skies and out from the streets. Some members were even ripped away from their families, to protect their loved ones.
Eventually, the arrested JSA members were released, as the faked charges didn't hold up. However, many of them had already had their lives ruined. As a result, the JSA disbanded and the members retired from crime fighting.
In 2010, Hawkman decided to reform the JSA. He felt that the coming generation of heroes could stand to learn from those that came before. However, he never completed this task, prior to his death, less than a year later.
Equipment: None known.
Transportation: None known.
Weapons: None known.
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- The JSA never reformed during the show's run. However, the Smallville: Lantern miniseries implies that the JSA have begun to get back together.
- It's unclear exactly when the JSA was active. Some of the footage of the JSA members arrests, features people dressed in clothes and hairstyles from the 1970's. However, Cameron Mahkent (the son of the Joar Mahkent, a criminal who was placed in a coma, prior to the JSA being disbanded) is portrayed as a teenager, who Amanda Waller got out of juvie.