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Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 at 12:13:02 am EST (Viewed 1 times)
Reply Subj: Re: So how old is Ma Hunkle these days?
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 at 05:53:27 pm EST (Viewed 1 times)

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

Quite a bit is still in continuity, just not the multiple earths thing. They replaced the Earth 2 heroes like Superman, Batman, WW, GA, Aquaman, etc with new heroes like Iron Munro, Fury I, Flying Fox, etc. The Karkull story is still in effect.
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> > 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.
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> Wow - Wildcat has nine lives? I didn't know that! How many are left?
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It was "revealed" (i.e. retconned) in GJ's first JSA run when the new Crimson Avenger showed up. Ted had to sacrifice his remaining lives in an arc of JSA Classified and became a "normal" human again.

> > > > 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)
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> > All-Star Squadron was pre-Crisis, wasn't it? Is it still in continuity?
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> Quite a bit is still in continuity, just not the multiple earths thing. They replaced the Earth 2 heroes like Superman, Batman, WW, GA, Aquaman, etc with new heroes like Iron Munro, Fury I, Flying Fox, etc. The Karkull story is still in effect.
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> > > 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.
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> > Wow - Wildcat has nine lives? I didn't know that! How many are left?
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> It was "revealed" (i.e. retconned) in GJ's first JSA run when the new Crimson Avenger showed up. Ted had to sacrifice his remaining lives in an arc of JSA Classified and became a "normal" human again.

The nine lives thing wasn't a Johns creation. Morrison came up with that in the JLA "Crisis Times Five" story when Wildcat died fighting that rogue genie. Johns just gave a backstory to where it actually came from, since Morrison never did.


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