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Ed Love

Subj: JSA and SSOV
Posted: Sun Sep 30, 2007 at 07:54:01 am EDT
Reply Subj: Re: Earth 2 Speedy
Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 at 12:45:27 pm 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.
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.

Since you brought it up, that's another thing that bothered me about the 70s and 80s incarnations of the JSA, how come they never invited the revived SSOV to join the ranks of the JSA? These guys were timelost for 20+ years (at the time of JLA #100-102) and could have used the help and comfort of the JSA. I know we are supposed to assume that most all of them went into retirement but it still would have been a decent thing to do.


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