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mantech2003




No, this is not some pitch. I was just wondering, the success of JLA (by Morrison) realy brought about a lot of things. And it was done done in the premise that the JLA consist of the the big 7 again. I was wondering, before the JLA big 7 was launched, it was at least a decade if not more when the name Justice League was usually associated with second stringers. So to suddenly see the Big 7 together (in name at least) was something amazing back then in the late 90s.

And since Hal and barry were gone, DC had to use Kyle and Wally. They just needed a GL and a Flash. And it worked, very well. I was just wondering, what would have been if they chose Alan and Jay instead? There was no JSA back then and thesse two were definately more established, loved and trusted by the other seniors of the JLA.

Would we have seen the return of the JSA? Would Alan and Jay's popularity eclipse Kyle's and Wally's till they get replaced in their own books by the originals? Hey, would Hal even have returned?

I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?


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Blue Beetle




> I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?


I think if Alan and Jay had been placed on the League, and had been given solo books, their popularity would probably have been greater than it is now. But it's pretty good now! And my personal belief is that Alan and Jay will streadily grow in popularity as the comic book fan base continues to age. Heck, when I'm 65, Alan and Jay will be the heroes I relate best to!

The Geriatric Age of Comics inexorably approaches. \:\)




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> No, this is not some pitch. I was just wondering, the success of JLA (by Morrison) realy brought about a lot of things. And it was done done in the premise that the JLA consist of the the big 7 again. I was wondering, before the JLA big 7 was launched, it was at least a decade if not more when the name Justice League was usually associated with second stringers. So to suddenly see the Big 7 together (in name at least) was something amazing back then in the late 90s.
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> And since Hal and barry were gone, DC had to use Kyle and Wally. They just needed a GL and a Flash. And it worked, very well. I was just wondering, what would have been if they chose Alan and Jay instead? There was no JSA back then and thesse two were definately more established, loved and trusted by the other seniors of the JLA.
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> Would we have seen the return of the JSA? Would Alan and Jay's popularity eclipse Kyle's and Wally's till they get replaced in their own books by the originals? Hey, would Hal even have returned?
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> I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?


After the Crisis on Infinite Earths the Justice Society volunteered to go into Limbo to fight Ragnarok. This was around 1986. Later, in 1987, after the Legends saga, a new League was formed, including Dr Fate in their ranks, since he was the only JSAer (aside from Spectre) who didn't stay at Limbo. Fate stint as a leaguer was short, anyway.
In 1992, the rest of the JSA was rescued from Limbo during Armageddon: Inferno, joined forces with the Justice League International very shortly during a saga against Sonar and the Rocket Reds, and had a short series titled Justice Society of America that lasted for only 10 issues before Zero Hour, which was published in 1994.
The new Big 7 Justice League by Grant Morrison and Howard Porter, was launched in 1997, shortly after Final Night (October of 1996).
Around issues #28 to #31 of JLA, the Justice Society is brought back together from retirement, including Hippolyta, Jay, Alan, Wildcat, and Jakeem Thunder. Spectre was also there, but didn't stay. In fact, around the time they published the fifth week event titled The Justice Society Returns! (1999), they also published the Judgement Day saga in which Jim Corrigan passed on to the afterlife, leaving the Spectre role for someone else to take... which turned out being Hal Jordan.
Around the last few months of 1999, they launched the JSA title. Just two years and a half after the JLA one was launched.




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Talezite




> > I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?
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> I think if Alan and Jay had been placed on the League, and had been given solo books, their popularity would probably have been greater than it is now. But it's pretty good now! And my personal belief is that Alan and Jay will streadily grow in popularity as the comic book fan base continues to age. Heck, when I'm 65, Alan and Jay will be the heroes I relate best to!
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> The Geriatric Age of Comics inexorably approaches. \:\)


Heh! The Geriatric Age of Comics. That made me laugh out loud. Have a nice New Years all and be well.
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