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Blue Beetle

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Fanboy Supreme

Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 05:33:04 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Thu Nov 15, 2007 at 08:54:40 am EST (Viewed 1 times)

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> > 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.
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> Which makes no sense at all in the case of Ted, who has no powers.
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> Although... couldn't Alan slow people's aging with his ring?
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> 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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Well, there's Ian Karkull, for one:

"The JSA confronted Karkull, blasting him with their combined powers. The forces exceeded Karkull's ability to contain the ancient shadows, when exploded out of him, seemingly tearing him apart. The radiation of the shadows' departure bathed the assembled heroes, apparently extendeding their lives and affecting them in other, unknown ways." (All-Star Squadron Annual #3)

Wildcat is also young because of his "nine lives." Jay has supposedly been affected by the Speed Force (and at one point, some sort of suspended animation thing which I think has been retconned out). Alan may be young just because of the ring and the Starheart power.

> > 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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> Well, there's Ian Karkull, for one:
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> "The JSA confronted Karkull, blasting him with their combined powers. The forces exceeded Karkull's ability to contain the ancient shadows, when exploded out of him, seemingly tearing him apart. The radiation of the shadows' departure bathed the assembled heroes, apparently extendeding their lives and affecting them in other, unknown ways." (All-Star Squadron Annual #3)


All-Star Squadron was pre-Crisis, wasn't it? Is it still in continuity?


> Wildcat is also young because of his "nine lives." Jay has supposedly been affected by the Speed Force (and at one point, some sort of suspended animation thing which I think has been retconned out). Alan may be young just because of the ring and the Starheart power.


Wow - Wildcat has nine lives? I didn't know that! How many are left?




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