‘Legends of Tomorrow’: Who Are the Members of the Justice Society of America?

     February 3, 2016


The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow has hit the ground running at a frantic and entertaining pace. The show itself is a wealth of super-heroic and villainous characters who populate the DC Universe, some of them having already made their first appearances on Arrow and The Flash. The team has been set, and even though they’ve already lost one of their own along the way, the time traveling continues and there could be some more additions to this gang of misfits before long. Last month, the old West stalwart in the DCU, Jonah Hex, was teased and subsequently cast to appear later this season, with actor Johnathon Schaech bringing him to life; sorry DC heads, Josh Brolin will not be revisiting the role.

After dropping the bombshell that the Legends will be traveling to the Wild West, the Instagram account for DC Comics hinted at three more big DC mainstays that may be joining the cast this season. Ma Hunkel as the original Red Tornado, Hourman, and Sandman were all teased in individual name-drops by the account. While Ma Hunkel is obviously a given as to which Red Tornado it will be, the identities of which Hourman and which Sandman will be appearing are still up in the air, though some confirmation comes courtesy of the pictures themselves. With these teases released, we thought we’d take this chance to walk you through the backgrounds of each of these characters within the wide tapestry of the DC Universe and what their appearances could mean for The CW universe as a whole.