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Ed Love

In Reply To
TJ Burns

Subj: Re: And for the record....
Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 at 09:10:28 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: And for the record....
Posted: Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 08:29:33 pm EDT

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> > > > > I can handle the aging thing on Alan, Ted, and Jay's part, but what bugs me is that their wives are still alive...
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> > > > Roy Thomas' solution still works for the heroes and the wives.
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> > > Yeah, I understand their slowed againg as well, I just think it would be somewhat more interesting if the wives had health issues related with their age. I'm not syaing kill them off necessarily, but make the age an issue. They're seniors, let them deal with issues relating to this,
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> > ... there are FOUR surviving Golden Age members. Hawkman counts. \:\) Not to mention Ma Hunkle still running around.
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> What gets me is that about 25 years ago or so they all started having kids (with one big exception of Black Canary who may have had BC II 30 years ago). I could kind of understand them having kids when they were in their 40's or 50's but soon the floating timeline will have them becoming parents in their 90's (or else the original Infinity Inc will have to be made older than Superman, Batman, etc).

The sliding timescale really destroys Infinity Inc., doesn't it? Damage's case is worse, since it has Al Pratt managing it after the JLA was formed!


TJB


> > > > > Roy Thomas' solution still works for the heroes and the wives.

> > What gets me is that about 25 years ago or so they all started having kids (with one big exception of Black Canary who may have had BC II 30 years ago). I could kind of understand them having kids when they were in their 40's or 50's but soon the floating timeline will have them becoming parents in their 90's (or else the original Infinity Inc will have to be made older than Superman, Batman, etc).
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> The sliding timescale really destroys Infinity Inc., doesn't it? Damage's case is worse, since it has Al Pratt managing it after the JLA was formed!

Yeah, as much as I like the heroes of Infiniti Inc, the sliding timescale doesn't work with them, I'm of the mind that the JSA shouldn't have had kids. They did, so it's one of the issues I think is just better to turn a blind eye to, that for some reason the team members chose not to start families until much later and let it go at that. I don't have any problems with them being ABLE to have kids as the same spells and such that artificially kept them young and prime, would make that still viable too. I wish we still had the whole team around, all looking about forty something with graying hair but still in good active shape, still able to buckle those swashes with the best of them.

At least Stargirl and her step-brother work because Stripesy and the rest of the 7 Soldiers skipped an ambiguous amount of time. I think eventually we're going to learn that's the real reason why the JSA disappeared for years: shortly after their disbandment, they went on one last secret mission, the whole team (maybe an undercover one that involved the spouses, one or two secretly pregnant, as part of their "cover") and ended up getting shunted forward in time for an unspecified bit of time. They re-emerged a decade before the founding of the JLA and were not active as public heroes while they concentrated on restoring their lives and raising new families.

Golden-age hero and villain encyclopedia: www.geocities.com/cash_gorman

http://hero-goggles.blogspot.com/


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