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Omar Karindu

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Jon Walker

Subj: I always thought of them as a sort of E-2 version of the Teen Titans....
Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 at 11:38:09 am EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: We had Infinity Inc. before we had Crisis (lt)
Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 at 08:19:32 am EST

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> The conversation below made me think that the only thing that Crisis on the Infinite Earths gave us was the notion of legacies. Before Crisis, most of the heroes were their own men. Barry Allen read comics, but he didn't really take on the GA Flash's legacy...he took a name from what he thought was a fictional character. It would be like Batman taking on the name Sherlock Holmes because he admired the character.
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Granted, the first members of II weren't actual legacies in name, but they were the next generation of the original heroes - carrying on the legacy of superheroes. Of course, that was because most of those original heroes were still active on Earth 2 so there was no need to have a legacy for the character have the same name.

Unlike their Earth 1 counterparts, the Earth 2 heroes were allowed to age, marry, have children, and at least semi-retire. Because of that, there would be the opportunity for and the eventual need for legacy heroes. Without that factor, I doubt if there would be near the number of legacy heroes that there are today.

Jon

Since the first year of the title took such pains to show that the JSA were at least still semi-active.

- Omar Karindu

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