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Subj: Re: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 05:17:14 pm EDT (Viewed 521 times)
Reply Subj: Re: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 at 06:08:14 pm EDT

> While I enjoyed the book, it was a good read, a little nostalgic, it was also disappointing. I wouldn't let myself get excited while waiting on it because I knew the REAL Earth 2 is gone forever. I honestly felt it was just a tease. Almost cruel. Anyway, it's come and gone. Still good, but I prefer the original.
> Thanks anyway Geoff.

I agree. Pointless Nostalgia really but neither was it terrible!

The thing that struck me is how far the coloring & printing processes have come along since the 80s Infinity Inc etc, this annual really shone in that regard and Ordways art was excellent, as usual.
As a story it was a little confused and slight, I think this kind of story only works by exploiting just how familiar but alien a parrallel world is and this story didn't pull it off so well.
I would have liked a better take on The Huntress in this regard, the Daughter of Batman?! That's extraordinarily compelling as a hook and what the original success of the character was about yet it seemed almost an afterthought here. This darker Huntress didn't work for me either, when she was created she was self confident and learning the trade. She's not meant to be as dark as her father was.
Neither was I pleased with the idea she's... in love with Dick Grayson?!! Bizarre. Totally Bizarre and hard to rationalize.

It was nice Nostalgia but I wish they'd left Earth 2 alone. It ceased to be and was absorbed into Earth 1 and ressurecting it like this makes no sense whatsoever beyond pointless nostalgia.

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