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James Hunter




I've just read this issue for the secondd time, and I have slightly mixed feelings on it, I love the two Wildcats (Tommy has potential, I think, although I still question the wisdom of giving Ted a son) and I liked the scenes between Power Girl and Starman. It was nice to see Jesse defending Damage, who had simply made a mistake to (don't ask me WHY I liked that, but I did for some reason).

Seeing the (now disgraced) F.B.I agent Graves take up the identity of mr. America was also a nice touch (arguably, not a suprise, but a nice touch none the less) and it exemplified ted's speech to Tommy personally. As a fan of the DnA Legion, and anti Waid's Legion, I was also pleased to see Dream Girl. I don't know what's happening with this (and Dream Girl's relationship with Star Boy acknowledged) but I *am* looking forward to the JSA/JLA cross-over (although I won't be picking up the JLA issues, if I can avoid it).

The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibnor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)

Cheers.

James.

"Part Of The Darkness? I AM THE Darkness.
- (evil) Obsidian (JSA #50)


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Ohotmu the all-knowing




> The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material.

...the JSA has always been "home" for her while she's been going thru all her various identity crises. Is she the last surviving Kryptonian? Is the granddaughter of Arion? Are her powers physiological or mystical in nature?

Thru all of these personal crises, the JSA has always been something that she could lose herself in. Because the team has been that rock for her, I could totally see her humbled by the responsibility and absolutely single-minded about doing right and being worthy.

She built her own software company (unless that's been retconned out), so she must have some patience for management as well as vision for building organizations.

Just my $0.02.

Ohotmu


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Atlas8141




> > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material.
>
> ...the JSA has always been "home" for her while she's been going thru all her various identity crises. Is she the last surviving Kryptonian? Is the granddaughter of Arion? Are her powers physiological or mystical in nature?
>
> Thru all of these personal crises, the JSA has always been something that she could lose herself in. Because the team has been that rock for her, I could totally see her humbled by the responsibility and absolutely single-minded about doing right and being worthy.
>
> She built her own software company (unless that's been retconned out), so she must have some patience for management as well as vision for building organizations.
>
> Just my $0.02.
>
> Ohotmu

I had forgotten that Powergirl had her own company,I`m liking your idea that her business sense will factor into her new role as chairwoman of the JSA.I`m curious to see how Karen will shake up the team and how the others members will react to her methods.


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Chronic Ionic




> Thru all of these personal crises, the JSA has always been something that she could lose herself in. Because the team has been that rock for her, I could totally see her humbled by the responsibility and absolutely single-minded about doing right and being worthy.
>

Yes, she's come full circle, really a neat coronation of the character that bridged the team from the 40's to the 70's and is the only remaining link to those 70's All-Star stories. Hooray.

> She built her own software company (unless that's been retconned out), so she must have some patience for management as well as vision for building organizations.
>
Exactly, I thought her as Chairman was a logical choice too. Both she and Michael allegedly have a vast amount of experience running successful business organizations, so JSA keeping with it's "corporate" CEO track makes perfect sense if you know Karen's background.


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Nucleon




> The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibnor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)
>

Althought I have no problems with Power Girl as a in-field "sarge", I do have a hard time considering her as the chairman of a group with such veterans as Garrick, Scott, Hall, Ted, Canary or Hawkins, and brains like Cross and Holt... heck, about everybody else would seem at least as good at the task.

Maybe it has to do that she a confused kind of heroine, barely in control of her powers and with a serious 'tude to boot.

To make her chairman, as a writer I would make her pass throught an ordeal where at least one of her problem would be fixed; Either the confusing (and tiring) origin lame-o, or the arrogance thing, which would permit her to assess the action instead of just rushing in. But frankly I like the scrapper attitude better than the origin ad nauseam gimmick.

Power Girl as chairman? Frankly, is there a tragedy I didn't knew of that claimed about 16 Justiciers at some point?


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punishment




> I've just read this issue for the secondd time, and I have slightly mixed feelings on it, I love the two Wildcats (Tommy has potential, I think, although I still question the wisdom of giving Ted a son) and I liked the scenes between Power Girl and Starman. It was nice to see Jesse defending Damage, who had simply made a mistake to (don't ask me WHY I liked that, but I did for some reason).

I didn't like that Tom became the new Wildcat, I was hoping for a more impressive ending then the typical "oh, hero's son joins team in first arc after being discovered".... it just felt a bit like a cliche to me.

> Seeing the (now disgraced) F.B.I agent Graves take up the identity of mr. America was also a nice touch (arguably, not a suprise, but a nice touch none the less) and it exemplified ted's speech to Tommy personally. As a fan of the DnA Legion, and anti Waid's Legion, I was also pleased to see Dream Girl. I don't know what's happening with this (and Dream Girl's relationship with Star Boy acknowledged) but I *am* looking forward to the JSA/JLA cross-over (although I won't be picking up the JLA issues, if I can avoid it).

I love when Geoff writes scenes like that, the intercutting and the various panels always make me realize how a comic can sometimes trump movies and TV when it comes to storytelling.

> The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibnor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)

I have to admit, the injury to Jesse seemed pretty serious but I ignored that since several panels later she was up and helping Damage take out the Nazi. I agree that Courtney has matured but I'm not sure is she is ready to lead like that. Power Girl as the chairperson seems odd but DC had been setting her up to be an equal to Superman in terms of leadership (just my opinion, but you can't deny that DC has incread Karen's profile in recent years). I'm curious if Michael Holt will return as well as seeing the JLA/JSA crossover. I can't wait for that. Geoff and Dale have really done a great job so far with this new volume.

> Cheers.
>
> James.
>
> "Part Of The Darkness? I AM THE Darkness.
> - (evil) Obsidian (JSA #50)


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zvelf




> The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibnor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)

Power Girl does seem to be a little hot-headed to be leader, but I think the idea is that the other veterans (Scott, Jay, and Ted) are stepping back and Power Girl has seniority after them. Now that she's seemingly back to full Kryptonian levels, she may well be the most powerful person on the team. Narratively, it will be interesting to have her struggle in the leadership position as she learns the ropes.

Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.



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Hawkeye7




> Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.

At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.


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Beowulf




> > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
>
> At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.


Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.

I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.


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James Hunter




> > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)
>
> Power Girl does seem to be a little hot-headed to be leader, but I think the idea is that the other veterans (Scott, Jay, and Ted) are stepping back and Power Girl has seniority after them. Now that she's seemingly back to full Kryptonian levels, she may well be the most powerful person on the team. Narratively, it will be interesting to have her struggle in the leadership position as she learns the ropes.

I can understand why Jay, Alan and Ted don't want to act as chairman again, what I don't get is why it wasn't offered to Sand(man) again, he did an excellent job last time, and if not him why not Hawkman or Hourman, or even Jesse Chambers 9Liberty Bell) they all have experience over Kara (as leaders, and as heroes).

> Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.

I don't see the logic there at all, the reason Alan gave for Kara to take over as the chairwoman is that she is the first of the new generation of heroes, but I disagree with that, I would argue that Courtey was and, whilst she *is* a teenager, she has the maturity to act as chairwoman, even now (she's certainly experienced enough, IMHO)

Cheers.

James.

"Part Of The Evil? I Am THE Evil."
- (evil) Obsidian (JS #50)



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James Hunter




> > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material.
>
> ...the JSA has always been "home" for her while she's been going thru all her various identity crises. Is she the last surviving Kryptonian? Is the granddaughter of Arion? Are her powers physiological or mystical in nature?

I take your point, but surely the same can be said of Sand/Sandman (who also has experience as a chairman, and didn't do a bad job of it either, iMHO) or even, to a lesser extent, Hourman though.

> Thru all of these personal crises, the JSA has always been something that she could lose herself in. Because the team has been that rock for her, I could totally see her humbled by the responsibility and absolutely single-minded about doing right and being worthy.

Maybe, but I see more as a scrapper fighting for her surrogatree family then as the head of her surrogate family 9if you follow?), she is certainly an asset to the JSA I just doon't feel chairwoman is the best place for her.

> She built her own software company (unless that's been retconned out), so she must have some patience for management as well as vision for building organizations.

Wasn't that pre-Crisis on Inifinite Earths though, back when she had her earth-2 history, and it was commonly know (I may be mis-remembering but that's what my memory says), and if that's all you need to lead the JSA what makes Kara more worthy hen Jesse Chambers (Liberty Belle) who has always had an association with the JSA?

I just don't see what makes Kara more "worthy" (for want of a better term) then anyone else.

Cheers.

James.

"Part Of The Evil? I Am THE Evil."
- (evil) Obsidian (JSA #50

> Just my $0.02.
>
> Ohotmu


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Hawkeye7




> > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> >
> > At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.
>
>
> Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.
>
> I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
> She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.

Fair enough. My concern was mainly with the slight to Kitty. I don't think that I would actually nominate Stargirl. If your codename ends in 'girl' and doesn't start with 'Saturn' you probably aren't ready to lead yet.


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Dave Mallonee




> > > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> > >
> > > At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.
> >
> >
> > Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.
> >
> > I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
> > She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.
>
> Fair enough. My concern was mainly with the slight to Kitty. I don't think that I would actually nominate Stargirl. If your codename ends in 'girl' and doesn't start with 'Saturn' you probably aren't ready to lead yet.

Actually... Kitty Pride did lead the X-Men, almost twenty years ago. It was shortly after the 1ooth anniversary of the Wolvie-Nightcrawler-Colossus-Storm X-Men, when Nightcrawler was the official team leader during the simultaneous absences of Cyclops and Storm... the X-Men had to rescue Power Pack from the Morlocks and Wolverine informed Kitty that she was in charge of the team due to Kurt's absence (it happened whil he was gone for his limited series) so it was only for one issue, but it was cool. And it was when she was still portrayed as being 15/16, like Stargirl is now, as opposed to her currently when she's supposed to be 19/20 or something.


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galmanjr1968




I think Kara is long overdue for taking the reins as the JSA Chairwoman. As mentioned earlier, after the originals, she's the most senior JSA-er. She's got the sheer experience since the Super Squad days. It's time she got to shine after all her hardships.(Apologies to all Wildcat fans. I love Ted and he trained the best of the best i.e. Batman but I seriously doubt he wants the job.).

> > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibnor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)
>
> Power Girl does seem to be a little hot-headed to be leader, but I think the idea is that the other veterans (Scott, Jay, and Ted) are stepping back and Power Girl has seniority after them. Now that she's seemingly back to full Kryptonian levels, she may well be the most powerful person on the team. Narratively, it will be interesting to have her struggle in the leadership position as she learns the ropes.
>
> Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
>


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Shade




> > > > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> > > >
> > > > At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.
> > >
> > >
> > > Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.
> > >
> > > I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
> > > She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.
> >
> > Fair enough. My concern was mainly with the slight to Kitty. I don't think that I would actually nominate Stargirl. If your codename ends in 'girl' and doesn't start with 'Saturn' you probably aren't ready to lead yet.
>
> Actually... Kitty Pride did lead the X-Men, almost twenty years ago. It was shortly after the 1ooth anniversary of the Wolvie-Nightcrawler-Colossus-Storm X-Men, when Nightcrawler was the official team leader during the simultaneous absences of Cyclops and Storm... the X-Men had to rescue Power Pack from the Morlocks and Wolverine informed Kitty that she was in charge of the team due to Kurt's absence (it happened whil he was gone for his limited series) so it was only for one issue, but it was cool. And it was when she was still portrayed as being 15/16, like Stargirl is now, as opposed to her currently when she's supposed to be 19/20 or something.


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zvelf




> > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> >
> > At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.
>
> Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.
>
> I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
> She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.

Heck, I have a problem with most teenagers fighting crime at all. If any of you are adults who deal with teenagers on a regular basis, you'd realize 99% simply lack the experience, maturity, and wisdom to be placed in life and death situations day in and day out, much less lead a team and be responsible for all its members. I don't care how smart or mature Kitty or Stargirl are, it would be totally irresponsible for Alan, Jay, and Ted to put a 17-year old in charge. Would you put a 17-year old in charge of the U.S. Marines? The entire membership of the JSA could probably take out the U.S. Marines! No teenager should be given the reins to that kind of power.



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Beowulf




Interesting enough, the grown-up heroes at Marvel(with the exception of the X-Men) pretty much frown on teengroups.

The Young Avengers were forbidden to put on their costumes. The Runaways are exactly that, on the run. True to form, the New Warriors were(partly) responsible for the Stanford destruction, though there are plenty of grown-up heroes who would have screwed up with Nitro as well.
While at DC, no one bats an eye toward Robin.




> > > > > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> > > > >
> > > > > At this stage of the game I could easily buy Kitty Pryde leading a squad of the X-Men. For me, it makes INFINITELY more sense than Rogue leading a team in every way except movie exposure. Kitty is intelligent, has been around for a long time, has been trained in the ways of a Samurai, has showed a natural mind for logistics and even tactics...I would buy her as a team leader just about any day of the week.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > Yeah, but Kitty Pryde is a freaking genius. That said, it also took years for her to mature.
> > > >
> > > > I am pretty sure that Stargirl, is pretty normal in the mental department. She is just a teenager, who got her hand on some cosmic weaponary and tried to piss off her stepdad. I think her friend and somewhat helper in her comicbook was actually the smart one.
> > > > She might have grown up a bit, but she still is a 17 year old kid.
> > >
> > > Fair enough. My concern was mainly with the slight to Kitty. I don't think that I would actually nominate Stargirl. If your codename ends in 'girl' and doesn't start with 'Saturn' you probably aren't ready to lead yet.
> >
> > Actually... Kitty Pride did lead the X-Men, almost twenty years ago. It was shortly after the 1ooth anniversary of the Wolvie-Nightcrawler-Colossus-Storm X-Men, when Nightcrawler was the official team leader during the simultaneous absences of Cyclops and Storm... the X-Men had to rescue Power Pack from the Morlocks and Wolverine informed Kitty that she was in charge of the team due to Kurt's absence (it happened whil he was gone for his limited series) so it was only for one issue, but it was cool. And it was when she was still portrayed as being 15/16, like Stargirl is now, as opposed to her currently when she's supposed to be 19/20 or something.


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Beowulf




> > > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)
> >
> > Power Girl does seem to be a little hot-headed to be leader, but I think the idea is that the other veterans (Scott, Jay, and Ted) are stepping back and Power Girl has seniority after them. Now that she's seemingly back to full Kryptonian levels, she may well be the most powerful person on the team. Narratively, it will be interesting to have her struggle in the leadership position as she learns the ropes.
>
> I can understand why Jay, Alan and Ted don't want to act as chairman again, what I don't get is why it wasn't offered to Sand(man) again, he did an excellent job last time, and if not him why not Hawkman or Hourman, or even Jesse Chambers 9Liberty Bell) they all have experience over Kara (as leaders, and as heroes).
>
> > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
>
> I don't see the logic there at all, the reason Alan gave for Kara to take over as the chairwoman is that she is the first of the new generation of heroes, but I disagree with that, I would argue that Courtey was and, whilst she *is* a teenager, she has the maturity to act as chairwoman, even now (she's certainly experienced enough, IMHO)
>
> Cheers.
>
> James.

Not really, she still IS a teenager. PeGEE has far more life-experience as hero and woman than Courtney, no matter if she is the best choice for the job, or not. Leading involves far more than just yelling: CHARGE!

As it is at the moment, Courtney is just slightly ahead of Maxine Hunkel and Wildcat jr. And even the latter is probably more mature than her.


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Talezite




> > > > The only thing I'm not sure about is Power Girl as Chairwoman, I just don't think it will work for her character (of course, it doesn''t help that I'm not fond of the character anyway), I would be MUCH more interested in seeing Stargirl as the chairwoman, given how much she has matured whilst she has been with the JSA. Power Girl as chairwoman doesn't work for me, simply because I consider her a scrapper, and a powerhouse but NOT chairwoman material. I'm also not sure about Jesse's power level, and I would like Geoff take some time to define that as well as establish exactly how long they have been married. (It's a mibor detail, but it would add to the characters for me.)
> > >
> > > Power Girl does seem to be a little hot-headed to be leader, but I think the idea is that the other veterans (Scott, Jay, and Ted) are stepping back and Power Girl has seniority after them. Now that she's seemingly back to full Kryptonian levels, she may well be the most powerful person on the team. Narratively, it will be interesting to have her struggle in the leadership position as she learns the ropes.
> >
> > I can understand why Jay, Alan and Ted don't want to act as chairman again, what I don't get is why it wasn't offered to Sand(man) again, he did an excellent job last time, and if not him why not Hawkman or Hourman, or even Jesse Chambers 9Liberty Bell) they all have experience over Kara (as leaders, and as heroes).
> >
> > > Stargirl would be a far odder choice as chair. That would be like Kitty Pryde leading the X-Men.
> >
> > I don't see the logic there at all, the reason Alan gave for Kara to take over as the chairwoman is that she is the first of the new generation of heroes, but I disagree with that, I would argue that Courtey was and, whilst she *is* a teenager, she has the maturity to act as chairwoman, even now (she's certainly experienced enough, IMHO)
> >
> > Cheers.
> >
> > James.
>
> Not really, she still IS a teenager. PeGEE has far more life-experience as hero and woman than Courtney, no matter if she is the best choice for the job, or not. Leading involves far more than just yelling: CHARGE!
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> As it is at the moment, Courtney is just slightly ahead of Maxine Hunkel and Wildcat jr. And even the latter is probably more mature than her.

I think that Power girl is an interesting choice based on that I want to see where they are going to take this. Maybe in older stories she demonstrated leadership abilities but in the newer stories I have read she seems very headstrong, but sometimes that is not a bad thing. If the team has to go against someone like a Black Adam I would not think they would not want to hold back, my point is that being a leader requires some level of balance and I would like to see how the responsibilities of leadership affects PG and her characterization. I think that now she seems to have full level Kyptonian abilities that will make he a capable leader phyically, but I honestly have a hard time understanding her power levels. Maybe thats just the various writers takes on her over the years or an evolution of her powers. I am uncertain.

good reading to all


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