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Blue Beetle

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Fanboy Supreme

Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 09:27:17 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 at 01:45:39 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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> > I hate to see these old-school Golden Age characters go, but sheesh, Ma appeared to be no spring chicken even in her first appearances, and that was 65 years ago. Even accepting the notion that she was pretty young in those earlier appearances (and was just a sturdy Rosie-the-Riveter type), she’s surely at least 90, isn’t she? > > I’d like to see a quick reference about her getting exposed to the old chronal energy hoo-hah sometime in the 1940s, and that’s how she appears to be 60-something today. Logically (to me at least) she's 100-plus, as even in the early 40s I can't imagine any neighborhood lady being called "Ma" before a certain age (at least 40). This is one of the problems of non-Karkull JSAers and related characters still being around.

DC has thinned the herd tremendously the past few years. One can always assume that the retcon punch affected who was exposed to the Karkull energy, but the fact remains that Jay and Alan and Ted are at least in their mid to late 80s.

> DC has thinned the herd tremendously the past few years. One can always assume that the retcon punch affected who was exposed to the Karkull energy, but the fact remains that Jay and Alan and Ted are at least in their mid to late 80s.


Which makes no sense at all in the case of Ted, who has no powers.

Although... couldn't Alan slow people's aging with his ring?

Frankly, I don't much care what the explanation is. I would just like to be given one. Ted with no powers beating up crooks while in his 80's is untenable. Something must have happened to keep him physically vital. DC should pick an idea they like and reveal it on the comic book page.



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