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OK, with two JSA teams in two different books and even an 80 page one shot that just came out and a recent special, why is Jakeem Thunder nowere to be seen? I find him to be a much more interesting character than half of the new ones and he seems to be completely ignored. This has been going on for way too long and it gets more irritating every time they expand the team.

On another note, in the newest issue of JSA, #44, we get Green Lantern at death's door yet again, a supposedlt retiring Flash, and Mr. Terrific losing his intelligence! Do the writers at DC not realize that you can have decent stories without having to constantly put characters in mortal danger or some other contrived circumstance that will apparently take them out of the group but never ultimately does? I would LOVE to see this comic concentrate on solid one to two issue stories that concentrate on having the team battle super villians or solve crimes that don't always have to threaten to "change things forever". Stop crying wolf DC and give us some good stories.

The recent alternate Nazi future storyine was a good one but, of course, it was obvious from the begining it would be resolved without impacting the present. My one major complaint for this story, aside from the typically slow but not as bad as usual pacing, is that once again we end up with an unrepentant villian, in this case Kid Karnevil, who almost kills a couple of JSA members and nearly dooms the world, carted off to prison at the end. I would have stood up and cheered if Mr. Terrific had shot him in the head and dumped his body in the river at the end of the story. It really makes the superheroes look stupid to leave loose cannons like this running around where they can escape and kill more people in the end and it's hard to believe if he stood trial that he wouldn't get the death penalty anyway.

I am starting to understand why there isn't more conversation on this board any more.

- Sweep


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    OK, with two JSA teams in two different books and even an 80 page one shot that just came out and a recent special, why is Jakeem Thunder nowere to be seen? I find him to be a much more interesting character than half of the new ones and he seems to be completely ignored. This has been going on for way too long and it gets more irritating every time they expand the team.


He's hard to write because Thunderbolt is so powerful. Theoretically, JJ and Thunderbolt should beat 99% of the villains out there in 2 seconds so when he doesn't, the writer has to come up with some inane contrivance.


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    On another note, in the newest issue of JSA, #44, we get Green Lantern at death's door yet again, a supposedlt retiring Flash, and Mr. Terrific losing his intelligence! Do the writers at DC not realize that you can have decent stories without having to constantly put characters in mortal danger or some other contrived circumstance that will apparently take them out of the group but never ultimately does? I would LOVE to see this comic concentrate on solid one to two issue stories that concentrate on having the team battle super villians or solve crimes that don't always have to threaten to "change things forever". Stop crying wolf DC and give us some good stories.


Agree with this.


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    The recent alternate Nazi future storyine was a good one but, of course, it was obvious from the begining it would be resolved without impacting the present. My one major complaint for this story, aside from the typically slow but not as bad as usual pacing, is that once again we end up with an unrepentant villian, in this case Kid Karnevil, who almost kills a couple of JSA members and nearly dooms the world, carted off to prison at the end. I would have stood up and cheered if Mr. Terrific had shot him in the head and dumped his body in the river at the end of the story. It really makes the superheroes look stupid to leave loose cannons like this running around where they can escape and kill more people in the end and it's hard to believe if he stood trial that he wouldn't get the death penalty anyway.


Totally disagree with this. One of the things that make these people heroes is that they don't take the law into their own hands and play judge, jury, and executioner. I mean, of course in real life if there were superheroes and supervillains, then there would be deaths galore on both sides, but it's a comic book and comic books have conventions. One of them is that villains never get the death penalty and they escape repeatedly. Otherwise, the Joker would have died a long, long time ago.




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Sweep Secondhand





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    He's hard to write because Thunderbolt is so powerful. Theoretically, JJ and Thunderbolt should beat 99% of the villains out there in 2 seconds so when he doesn't, the writer has to come up with some inane contrivance.


The that tell me this title needs better writers. Johnny Thunder was a member of the JSA for many issues and had solo stories on his own. They got around the power of the Thunderbolt by making Johnny a bumbler but it worked. In the 60's the Spectre's powers were limited when he was bound to the Jim Corrigan of Earth one to make his stories more believable. I say get a good writer to come up with a good reason to limit the Thunderbolt and bring JJ back.



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    Totally disagree with this. One of the things that make these people heroes is that they don't take the law into their own hands and play judge, jury, and executioner. I mean, of course in real life if there were superheroes and supervillains, then there would be deaths galore on both sides, but it's a comic book and comic books have conventions. One of them is that villains never get the death penalty and they escape repeatedly. Otherwise, the Joker would have died a long, long time ago.


Sure there has always been that convention but there was also always the convention that villians very seldom killed or mortally wounded superheroes or their immediate loved ones and in the rare instances that they did they were usually delt with severely by the end of the story. That convention has gone out the window. If DC is willing to do things like slaughter half the Freedom Fighters just to kick off a Crisis then it's time to level the playing field and start wiping out some of the of the irredeemable villians who just keep coming back and killing more innocent people. Sooner or later the heroes have to realize that those deaths are there heads for not putting an end to the problem when they had the chance.




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