No, this is not some pitch. I was just wondering, the success of JLA (by Morrison) realy brought about a lot of things. And it was done done in the premise that the JLA consist of the the big 7 again. I was wondering, before the JLA big 7 was launched, it was at least a decade if not more when the name Justice League was usually associated with second stringers. So to suddenly see the Big 7 together (in name at least) was something amazing back then in the late 90s.
And since Hal and barry were gone, DC had to use Kyle and Wally. They just needed a GL and a Flash. And it worked, very well. I was just wondering, what would have been if they chose Alan and Jay instead? There was no JSA back then and thesse two were definately more established, loved and trusted by the other seniors of the JLA.
Would we have seen the return of the JSA? Would Alan and Jay's popularity eclipse Kyle's and Wally's till they get replaced in their own books by the originals? Hey, would Hal even have returned?
I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?
> I am glad things turned out the way they did. But I just wonder sometimes, if Alan and Jay could have become even more popular than they are now?
I think if Alan and Jay had been placed on the League, and had been given solo books, their popularity would probably have been greater than it is now. But it's pretty good now! And my personal belief is that Alan and Jay will streadily grow in popularity as the comic book fan base continues to age. Heck, when I'm 65, Alan and Jay will be the heroes I relate best to!
The Geriatric Age of Comics inexorably approaches.