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Lars

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Sean Walsh

Subj: Re: Well........ [JSA #2 SPOILERS!!!]
Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 at 08:34:15 pm EST (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Well........ [JSA #2 SPOILERS!!!]
Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2007 at 04:26:27 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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> Okay. Bear with me.
> Johns and Ross said in an interview that Starman would be vital to defining the role of the JSA in the new series. And, since it seems like this Starman is from Kingdom Come, I'm willing to bet that he tells the JSA all about how the next generation of heroes come up without any role models and basically run amok and cause the events of KC. The JSA therefore resolve to make sure this doesn't happen and become the..well..for lack of a better word..stewards of the next generation of heroes. It fits in with what the older three members said in the first issue but also gives the series more an urgency.
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> Just a thought.

Well, you're right about the KC bit. They all but confirm Starman is from the Kingdom Come timeline.

A bit off, though, regarding the next generation of heroes. Because someone out there, using B-list villains (and now B-list Nazis!), clearly wants to completely destroy any future generations of heroes - or rather, legacy heroes. But still, killin' innocent folks and relatives to ensure hero names stay dead and buried certainly ain't that nice either...

Sean

PS: As the next ish blurb says, "Nazis?! We hate those guys!" \:\-p

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> A bit off, though, regarding the next generation of heroes. Because someone out there, using B-list villains (and now B-list Nazis!), clearly wants to completely destroy any future generations of heroes - or rather, legacy heroes. But still, killin' innocent folks and relatives to ensure hero names stay dead and buried certainly ain't that nice either...
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Those theories don't necessarily conflict. The goal for JSA as a book might be to focus the group on nurturing the continuing generations of heroes, with Starman as the messenger inspiring that focus.

However, that means you've still got to get the JSA in contact with the next generation of heroes in an interesting and believable way. Only so many of them can be expected to walk through the front door.

What better way than having a villian threaten that next generation, for whatever wacky reason, and thus bring the JSA in contact with all its heirs with one all-encompassing storyline? The alternative is having the JSA hopscotch all over the globe, slowly meeting these descendents in a very long and contrived series of stories, many of which may not work out that well creatively.


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