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Red Forman

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Hawkeye7

Subj: Re: Is the Justice League better off without Superman being a member?
Posted: Wed Jul 16, 2008 at 11:44:11 am EDT (Viewed 240 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Is the Justice League better off without Superman being a member?
Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 at 02:09:00 pm EDT

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> > What does Superman bring to the team that the other members can't compensate without?I mean Superman can form his own team of one.HE'S SUPERMAN!Unless Superman craves companionship and being part of a group.If Superman wasn't carrying the weight for the team then the other members could step up and show what they can do.Superman could even be downgraded to a reserve member who is needed as a last resort if we earthlings were in real cosmic danger from an Alien invasion of epic proportions.I mean Superman is getting on in years now,he ages like earthmen do.He'll soon be needed caring for his Super infants any day now.Lois won't be the one staying at home.Only he can teach his son or daughter how to use their developing powers.
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> DC had that same attitude in the later 80s and left us without a Superman in the JLA for quite some time and it sucked.

No, no it didn't. That version of the League wasn't everyone's cup of tea, granted. But some of us truly enjoyed the Giffen League, and even for those who didn't like it the critique was never presence or lack of Supes.

Now, if you are ripping the JLDetroit, that might be something different........

My JLA has always been Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, Hawkman, Atom and Aquaman.
I am an old school reader from the late 60s.

Any lineup that failed to produce the big guns really wasn't the Justice League to me. Just another team of heroes using the JLA name.
Sure it sold books but I like my coffee a certain way.

Red


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