For those of you still following Smallville, you’ll be interested to know that the upcoming episode this week in the US features the Justice Society of America.  The members set to walk onto your small screen are Dr Fate, Hawkman and Stargirl.

Over the last few seasons, Smallville writers have started introducing characters from the larger DC Universe.  It started with future JLA members such as Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg and J’onn J’onzz (Martian Manhunter).  Super writer Geoff Johns is the guest writer for this episode and promises to load it full of JSA references for the fans while still making it accessible to those whose only DCU exposure is Smallville.  This isn’t Geoff’s first visit to Smallville either, last season (8) he penned an episode which introduced the Legion of Superheroes.  Check out more details on this week’s episode here at CBR. 

While were’re at it, if you want to find out more about a particular DC character, check out this great resource at DC’s website which lets you read previously published ‘origin’ stories to get you up to date on who’s who and why.  Enjoy.