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Ed Love

In Reply To
Omar Karindu

Subj: Re: Ugh. News On JSA Members (Extreme Spoilers)
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 at 08:13:36 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Ugh. News On JSA Members (Extreme Spoilers)
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 at 11:51:40 am EDT (Viewed 2 times)

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> > > And Johns is definitely one of the people who could do it right...
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> > Right.... What happened with Jay and Joan's child? And where is Hourman I? We've barely seen him in the last couple of years since his resurrection (oops, I mean since he was snatched seconds from his death even though we had stories of him as a ghost...). And how about Hawkgirl's daughter? Johns had to move PG's "supposed origin story" to JSA Classified, and we still didn't get much more than a poor lead in to Infinite Crapfest. Johns is all flash and little to no follow through.
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> I can agree to a point. It was frustrating sometimes with the JSA waiting for characters to get some serious airtime and attention - Joan Garrick was revealed to have cancer, what happened?!

It went into remission per Flash v.2 #189.

> Johnny Thunder, is he still the Thunderbolt?

Nope -- he's been shown as a seperate entitty from it, living in the Thunderbolt dimension with the T-Bolt and its family(!).

> Too many loose ends are lieing around and characters like Dr Midnite & Alan Scott not getting much in the way of attention.
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> "LOL ...LMAO...*wink*... Guffaw... *sigh*..." (etc etc...)
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> ...Oh, Did i say lol BTW? *rhe*


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> > > > And Johns is definitely one of the people who could do it right...
> > > >
> > > Right.... What happened with Jay and Joan's child? And where is Hourman I? We've barely seen him in the last couple of years since his resurrection (oops, I mean since he was snatched seconds from his death even though we had stories of him as a ghost...). And how about Hawkgirl's daughter? Johns had to move PG's "supposed origin story" to JSA Classified, and we still didn't get much more than a poor lead in to Infinite Crapfest. Johns is all flash and little to no follow through.
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> > I can agree to a point. It was frustrating sometimes with the JSA waiting for characters to get some serious airtime and attention - Joan Garrick was revealed to have cancer, what happened?!
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> It went into remission per Flash v.2 #189.

Sadly, that's kinda the point. Johns just doesn't juggle large casts well. I've been making that complaint for awhile now and it's only gotten worse. His non-origin for Powergirl got shuffled off to another title which didn't really resolve anything but lead in to another mini-series he had a hand in. So, now you have a sub-plot introduced in the JSA and was resolved in another book. The one-year jump allowed for some subplots to resolve themselves off camera such as Hourman II & Liberty Belle II to have a relationship and get married when they hadn't even been revealed as having started dating beforehand.

> > Johnny Thunder, is he still the Thunderbolt?
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> Nope -- he's been shown as a seperate entitty from it, living in the Thunderbolt dimension with the T-Bolt and its family(!).
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When was that? Pretty sure that the issues of them in the T-bolt dimension showed that Johnny was still the T-bolt and he now had a family of T-bolts (one of whom was named after his adoptive daughter if I recall correctly). Just that as time passed, Johnny has been losing more and more of his human appearance and looking more like the T-bolt.
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