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Ed Love

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Scott

Subj: Re: Earth 2 Speedy
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 12:45:27 pm EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Earth 2 Speedy
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 10:27:42 am EDT

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> When dealing with the E-2 Speedy don't forget that he skipped most of the time between WW2 and present day by being time lost. He'd still be one of the younger heroes.

Which is why I always wondered why he wasn't used in ALL-STAR COMICS in the 70s. He would have been a decent addition to the "Super Squad" of Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid or Infinity Inc.

Scott
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> > When dealing with the E-2 Speedy don't forget that he skipped most of the time between WW2 and present day by being time lost. He'd still be one of the younger heroes.
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> Which is why I always wondered why he wasn't used in ALL-STAR COMICS in the 70s. He would have been a decent addition to the "Super Squad" of Robin, Power Girl and Star-Spangled Kid or Infinity Inc.
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Probably because he's a direct copy. Power Girl is substantially different from Supergirl, Robin was allowed to be an adult (and he didn't stay too long). Star-Spangled Kid was his own character. At that point, Speedy would be almost identical to his Earth-1 counterpart who was appearing periodically in the 70's Teen Titans. Plus that would have put two 7 Soldiers on the team. And, it would probably be harder to justify the side-kick Speedy and not have Green Arrow himself who would still be a young man, younger than most of the rest of the JSA, Robin included! Star-Spangled Kid worked because he was seen as the dominant hero and Stripesy the side-kick. Personally, I would have used the Crimson Avenger.