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Subj: Re: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 07:43:11 pm EDT (Viewed 577 times)
Reply Subj: Re: JSA Annual #1 brief summary and comments
Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 at 06:55:53 pm EDT

> Very true.
> It wasn't what it was hyped up to be, and I feel it was just to lure back some of the readers who abandoned ship at the end of the original crisis. I knew what was coming, it was that predictable. I still liked it ... most of it.
Johns is on a slippery slope of late, wallowing in old continuity in all the wrong ways and touching old storylines that really should be left in peace.
There are so many problems with bringing in an Earth 2 like this. How it intersects with the Original E-2, where does their Kal-L fit in? What formed this earth so precicely? are we now saying every one of the 52 has their own Spectre?
It's unnerving that while Johns knew all the minutae for this story continuitywise he so badly failed to understand the characters and do them justice. He's usually very relaiable that way, as it is there's something a little sinister about this E-2 JSA.

> I didn't like the Huntress. This was not the sleek and sure-footed daughter of Batman. I didn't like the Helena/Dick thing either. How many references did Huntress make in the past that Dick was like a brother to her. This was kinda sick.
It IS sick. As I was reading it I was wondering what the revelation was going to be, it took me a couple or so rereads to make sure I hadn't missed something! What went thru Johns head here? Dick is... what, in his late sixties at least? They were raised together as Brother & sister... it makes Helena an unsavory individual all in all and I don't care for it tarnishing the original. I'm lucky enough to have the majority of her old appearances along with my JSA back catalogue, this sort of treatment feels very wrong.

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